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Wheelers Hill

Language spoken at home

In Wheelers Hill, 40% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2011.

Wheelers Hill's language statistics show the proportion of the population who speak a language at home other than English. They indicate how culturally diverse a population is and the degree to which different ethnic groups and nationalities are retaining their language.

Wheelers Hill's language statistics should be analysed in conjunction with Country of Birth and Proficiency in English to assist in identifying specific cultural and ethnic groups in the area and the services required by the multicultural community.

Derived from the Census question:

'Does the person speak a language other than English at home?'

Total population

Language spoken at home - Ranked by size
Wheelers Hill - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language (excludes English)Number%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idMandarin1,2266.49.39214.66.1+305
map this data in atlas.idGreek1,1876.26.51,2066.16.9-19
Cantonese
1,0015.24.91,0165.14.9-15
Italian
7493.92.67833.93.1-34
Tamil
2631.41.32431.21.2+20
Sinhalese
2611.42.21580.81.5+103
Armenian
2431.30.42671.30.4-24
Arabic
2291.20.72201.10.7+9
Vietnamese
2171.11.51880.91.3+29
Hindi
1620.81.21450.70.9+17
Korean
1230.61.3780.40.7+45
Turkish
1130.60.2990.50.2+14
Croatian
1090.60.3950.50.3+14
Polish
1050.50.51200.60.6-15
German
890.50.4720.40.5+17
Persian/Dari
850.40.41060.50.4-21
Russian
830.40.6640.30.6+19
Indonesian
780.40.9570.30.8+21
French
780.40.5950.50.4-17
Spanish
740.40.5680.30.5+6
Min Nan (incl.Hokkien)
670.40.4730.40.3-6
Punjabi
590.30.8630.30.4-4
Japanese
560.30.4460.20.3+10
Hungarian
550.30.2760.40.3-21
Chinese, nfd
550.30.5320.20.3+23
Serbian
550.30.3370.20.3+18
Bengali
520.30.4440.20.3+8
Khmer
490.30.2390.20.1+10
Filipino/Tagalog
470.20.5320.20.4+15
Gujarati
460.20.4340.20.2+12
Telugu
440.20.3260.10.2+18
Macedonian
420.20.1520.30.1-10
Malayalam
400.20.3250.10.1+15
Pashto
360.20.1270.10.0+9
Portuguese
270.10.1230.10.1+4
Romanian
260.10.1290.10.1-3
Malay
240.10.2230.10.2+1
Afrikaans
230.10.1170.10.1+6
Dutch
210.10.1260.10.1-5
Urdu
210.10.3200.10.1+1
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Excludes languages with fewer than 20 people speaking them at home, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Language spoken at home - Summary
Wheelers Hill - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only11,07157.952.111,95860.256.7-887
Non-English total7,60739.844.47,04635.538.6+561
Not stated4332.33.58484.34.7-415

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Language spoken at home, 2011
Language spoken at home, 2011 Mandarin, City of Monash: 9.3% Greek, City of Monash: 6.5% Cantonese, City of Monash: 4.9% Italian, City of Monash: 2.6% Tamil, City of Monash: 1.3% Sinhalese, City of Monash: 2.2% Armenian, City of Monash: 0.4% Arabic, City of Monash: 0.7% Vietnamese, City of Monash: 1.5% Hindi, City of Monash: 1.2% Mandarin, Wheelers Hill: 6.4% Greek, Wheelers Hill: 6.2% Cantonese, Wheelers Hill: 5.2% Italian, Wheelers Hill: 3.9% Tamil, Wheelers Hill: 1.4% Sinhalese, Wheelers Hill: 1.4% Armenian, Wheelers Hill: 1.3% Arabic, Wheelers Hill: 1.2% Vietnamese, Wheelers Hill: 1.1% Hindi, Wheelers Hill: 0.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in language spoken at home, 2006 to 2011
Change in language spoken at home, 2006 to 2011 Mandarin, Wheelers Hill: +305 Greek, Wheelers Hill: -19 Cantonese, Wheelers Hill: -15 Italian, Wheelers Hill: -34 Tamil, Wheelers Hill: +20 Sinhalese, Wheelers Hill: +103 Armenian, Wheelers Hill: -24 Arabic, Wheelers Hill: +9 Vietnamese, Wheelers Hill: +29 Hindi, Wheelers Hill: +17
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the language spoken at home by the population of Wheelers Hill in 2011 compared to City of Monash shows that there was a larger proportion of people who spoke English only, and a smaller proportion of those speaking a non-English language (either exclusively, or in addition to English).

Overall, 57.9% of the population spoke English only, and 39.8% spoke a non-English language, compared with 52.1% and 44.4% respectively for City of Monash.

The dominant language spoken at home, other than English, in Wheelers Hill was Mandarin, with 6.4% of the population, or 1,226 people speaking this language at home.

The major differences between the languages spoken at home for the population of Wheelers Hill and City of Monash in 2011 were:

  • A larger percentage speaking Italian at home (3.9% compared to 2.6%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Mandarin at home (6.4% compared to 9.3%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 561 or 8.0%, and the number of people who spoke English only decreased by 887 or 7.4%.

The largest changes in the spoken languages of the population in Wheelers Hill between 2006 and 2011 were for those speaking:

  • Mandarin (+305 persons)
  • Sinhalese (+103 persons)

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