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Wheelers Hill

Language spoken at home

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This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for all areas. What's this?

In Wheelers Hill, 43% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2016.

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.

Please note: Due to changes in ABS rules around perturbation and additivity of data to protect the confidentiality of individuals in 2016, counts of individual language groups and totals derived from them may differ slightly from those published by the ABS. For more information see notes on data confidentiality.

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 - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Language (excludes English)Number%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idMandarin2,35712.114.71,2266.49.3+1,131
Cantonese
9805.04.81,0015.24.9-21
map this data in atlas.idGreek9494.95.71,1876.26.5-238
Italian
5803.02.17493.92.6-169
Sinhalese
2801.42.52611.42.2+19
Tamil
2801.41.52631.41.3+17
Armenian
2331.20.32431.30.4-10
Vietnamese
2121.11.62171.11.5-5
Arabic
2001.00.72291.20.7-29
Hindi
1921.01.71620.81.2+30
Punjabi
1450.70.8590.30.8+86
Korean
1440.71.31230.61.3+21
Croatian
1120.60.31090.60.3+3
Turkish
940.50.21130.60.2-19
Persian/Dari
850.40.5850.40.40
Polish
830.40.41050.50.5-22
Min Nan (incl.Hokkien)
810.40.4670.40.4+14
Malayalam
790.40.5400.20.3+39
German
700.40.4890.50.4-19
French
690.40.4780.40.5-9
Spanish
680.30.5740.40.5-6
Indonesian
670.31.0780.40.9-11
Japanese
620.30.5560.30.4+6
Telugu
610.30.5440.20.3+17
Bengali
590.30.5520.30.4+7
Filipino/Tagalog
550.30.5470.20.5+8
Marathi
520.30.3170.10.2+35
Gujarati
520.30.5460.20.4+6
Chinese, nfd
460.20.5550.30.5-9
Russian
440.20.5830.40.6-39
Macedonian
410.20.1420.20.1-1
Khmer
410.20.2490.30.2-8
Serbian
370.20.2550.30.3-18
Afrikaans
280.10.1230.10.1+5
Malay
270.10.2240.10.2+3
Hungarian
260.10.2550.30.2-29
Pashto
240.10.0360.20.1-12
Urdu
240.10.4210.10.3+3
Romanian
230.10.1260.10.1-3
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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)20162011Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2011 to 2016
Speaks English only
10,51053.845.411,07157.952.1-561
map this data in atlas.idNon-English total8,35642.850.17,60739.844.4+749
Not stated
6623.44.44332.33.5+229

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Language spoken at home, 2016
Language spoken at home, 2016 Mandarin, City of Monash: 14.7% Cantonese, City of Monash: 4.8% Greek, City of Monash: 5.7% Italian, City of Monash: 2.1% Tamil, City of Monash: 1.5% Sinhalese, City of Monash: 2.5% Armenian, City of Monash: 0.3% Vietnamese, City of Monash: 1.6% Arabic, City of Monash: 0.7% Hindi, City of Monash: 1.7% Mandarin, Wheelers Hill: 12.1% Cantonese, Wheelers Hill: 5.0% Greek, Wheelers Hill: 4.9% Italian, Wheelers Hill: 3.0% Tamil, Wheelers Hill: 1.4% Sinhalese, Wheelers Hill: 1.4% Armenian, Wheelers Hill: 1.2% Vietnamese, Wheelers Hill: 1.1% Arabic, Wheelers Hill: 1.0% Hindi, Wheelers Hill: 1.0%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in language spoken at home, 2011 to 2016
Change in language spoken at home, 2011 to 2016 Mandarin, Wheelers Hill: +1,131 Cantonese, Wheelers Hill: -21 Greek, Wheelers Hill: -238 Italian, Wheelers Hill: -169 Tamil, Wheelers Hill: +17 Sinhalese, Wheelers Hill: +19 Armenian, Wheelers Hill: -10 Vietnamese, Wheelers Hill: -5 Arabic, Wheelers Hill: -29 Hindi, Wheelers Hill: +30
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (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 2016 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, 53.8% of the population spoke English only, and 42.8% spoke a non-English language, compared with 45.4% and 50.1% respectively for City of Monash.

The dominant language spoken at home, other than English, in Wheelers Hill was Mandarin, with 12.1% of the population, or 2,357 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 2016 were:

  • A smaller percentage speaking Mandarin at home (12.1% compared to 14.7%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Sinhalese at home (1.4% compared to 2.5%)

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 749 or 9.8%, and the number of people who spoke English only decreased by 561 or 5.1%.

The largest changes in the spoken languages of the population in Wheelers Hill between 2011 and 2016 were for those speaking:

  • Mandarin (+1,131 persons)
  • Greek (-238 persons)
  • Italian (-169 persons)
  • Punjabi (+86 persons)

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