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Language spoken at home

In the City of Moonee Valley, 30% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2011.

The City of Moonee Valley'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.

The City of Moonee Valley'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
City of Moonee Valley - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language (excludes English)Number%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idItalian8,7208.12.89,4969.33.3-776
map this data in atlas.idGreek3,7283.52.83,7113.63.1+17
Vietnamese
2,2062.12.11,9451.91.9+261
Cantonese
1,7931.71.81,8111.81.8-18
map this data in atlas.idArabic1,5711.51.61,3401.31.5+231
Mandarin
1,3541.32.59931.01.7+361
Spanish
9790.90.78610.80.6+118
Croatian
9630.90.58600.80.5+103
Maltese
7020.70.47200.70.5-18
Hindi
6640.60.83460.30.5+318
Somali
5530.50.15460.50.1+7
Turkish
5200.50.84080.40.8+112
Macedonian
4730.40.74130.40.8+60
Punjabi
4470.40.71330.10.2+314
Filipino/Tagalog
4190.40.73520.30.6+67
Polish
4090.40.44350.40.4-26
Sinhalese
3160.30.73290.30.5-13
German
3140.30.43300.30.4-16
Ukrainian
3080.30.13430.30.1-35
French
2860.30.42030.20.3+83
Gujarati
2760.30.2440.00.1+232
Amharic
2390.20.11620.20.0+77
Serbian
2380.20.42270.20.4+11
Japanese
2300.20.21460.10.2+84
Tamil
2070.20.41510.10.3+56
Telugu
2030.20.2730.10.1+130
Tigrinya
1810.20.0--------
Oromo
1780.20.0810.10.0+97
Nepali
1760.20.1120.00.0+164
Indonesian
1660.20.31090.10.3+57
Urdu
1570.10.3810.10.1+76
Korean
1480.10.3920.10.2+56
Thai
1450.10.21030.10.1+42
Malayalam
1280.10.2320.00.1+96
Portuguese
1250.10.1980.10.1+27
Assyrian/Aramaic
1210.10.21100.10.2+11
Non-verbal so described
1200.10.11880.20.2-68
Persian/Dari
1200.10.4580.10.2+62
Hakka
1130.10.11560.20.1-43
Slovene
1100.10.01260.10.0-16
Russian
1080.10.41190.10.4-11
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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
City of Moonee Valley - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language summaryNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only70,54565.766.367,12065.668.5+3,425
Non-English total31,81029.629.129,31528.726.0+2,495
Not stated5,0884.74.65,8775.75.6-789

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 Italian, Greater Melbourne: 2.8% Greek, Greater Melbourne: 2.8% Vietnamese, Greater Melbourne: 2.1% Cantonese, Greater Melbourne: 1.8% Arabic, Greater Melbourne: 1.6% Mandarin, Greater Melbourne: 2.5% Spanish, Greater Melbourne: 0.7% Croatian, Greater Melbourne: 0.5% Maltese, Greater Melbourne: 0.4% Hindi, Greater Melbourne: 0.8% Italian, City of Moonee Valley: 8.1% Greek, City of Moonee Valley: 3.5% Vietnamese, City of Moonee Valley: 2.1% Cantonese, City of Moonee Valley: 1.7% Arabic, City of Moonee Valley: 1.5% Mandarin, City of Moonee Valley: 1.3% Spanish, City of Moonee Valley: 0.9% Croatian, City of Moonee Valley: 0.9% Maltese, City of Moonee Valley: 0.7% Hindi, City of Moonee Valley: 0.6%
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 Italian, City of Moonee Valley: -776 Greek, City of Moonee Valley: +17 Vietnamese, City of Moonee Valley: +261 Cantonese, City of Moonee Valley: -18 Arabic, City of Moonee Valley: +231 Mandarin, City of Moonee Valley: +361 Spanish, City of Moonee Valley: +118 Croatian, City of Moonee Valley: +103 Maltese, City of Moonee Valley: -18 Hindi, City of Moonee Valley: +318
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 the City of Moonee Valley in 2011 compared to Greater Melbourne shows that there was a smaller proportion of people who spoke English only, and a larger proportion of those speaking a non-English language (either exclusively, or in addition to English).

Overall, 65.7% of the population spoke English only, and 29.6% spoke a non-English language, compared with 66.3% and 29.1% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

The dominant language spoken at home, other than English, in the City of Moonee Valley was Italian, with 8.1% of the population, or 8,720 people speaking this language at home.

The major differences between the languages spoken at home for the population of the City of Moonee Valley and Greater Melbourne in 2011 were:

  • A larger percentage speaking Italian at home (8.1% compared to 2.8%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Mandarin at home (1.3% compared to 2.5%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 2,495 or 8.5%, and the number of people who spoke English only increased by 3,425 or 5.1%.

The largest changes in the spoken languages of the population in the City of Moonee Valley between 2006 and 2011 were for those speaking:

  • Italian (-776 persons)
  • Mandarin (+361 persons)
  • Hindi (+318 persons)
  • Punjabi (+314 persons)

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