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Airport West - Essendon Fields

Language spoken at home

In Airport West - Essendon Fields, 31% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2011.

Airport West - Essendon Fields'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.

Airport West - Essendon Fields'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
Airport West - Essendon Fields - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language (excludes English)Number%City of Moonee Valley %Number%City of Moonee Valley %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idItalian94313.68.11,06816.09.3-125
map this data in atlas.idGreek2563.73.52694.03.6-13
Maltese
1081.60.71161.70.7-8
Mandarin
821.21.3440.71.0+38
Sinhalese
660.90.3630.90.3+3
Cantonese
600.91.7510.81.8+9
Hindi
580.80.6230.30.3+35
Spanish
560.80.9480.70.8+8
Croatian
530.80.9600.90.8-7
map this data in atlas.idArabic520.71.5430.61.3+9
Ukrainian
370.50.3280.40.3+9
Filipino/Tagalog
290.40.4260.40.3+3
Punjabi
270.40.400.00.1+27
Polish
270.40.4330.50.4-6
Turkish
250.40.5160.20.4+9
Vietnamese
230.32.1310.51.9-8
French
200.30.3210.30.2-1
German
200.30.3350.50.3-15
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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
Airport West - Essendon Fields - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Moonee Valley %Number%City of Moonee Valley %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only4,50964.865.74,11361.865.6+396
Non-English total2,16431.129.62,13932.128.7+25
Not stated2834.14.74056.15.7-122

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, City of Moonee Valley: 8.1% Greek, City of Moonee Valley: 3.5% Maltese, City of Moonee Valley: 0.7% Mandarin, City of Moonee Valley: 1.3% Sinhalese, City of Moonee Valley: 0.3% Cantonese, City of Moonee Valley: 1.7% Hindi, City of Moonee Valley: 0.6% Spanish, City of Moonee Valley: 0.9% Croatian, City of Moonee Valley: 0.9% Arabic, City of Moonee Valley: 1.5% Italian, Airport West - Essendon Fields: 13.6% Greek, Airport West - Essendon Fields: 3.7% Maltese, Airport West - Essendon Fields: 1.6% Mandarin, Airport West - Essendon Fields: 1.2% Sinhalese, Airport West - Essendon Fields: 0.9% Cantonese, Airport West - Essendon Fields: 0.9% Hindi, Airport West - Essendon Fields: 0.8% Spanish, Airport West - Essendon Fields: 0.8% Croatian, Airport West - Essendon Fields: 0.8% Arabic, Airport West - Essendon Fields: 0.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
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Change in language spoken at home, 2006 to 2011
Change in language spoken at home, 2006 to 2011 Italian, Airport West - Essendon Fields: -125 Greek, Airport West - Essendon Fields: -13 Maltese, Airport West - Essendon Fields: -8 Mandarin, Airport West - Essendon Fields: +38 Sinhalese, Airport West - Essendon Fields: +3 Cantonese, Airport West - Essendon Fields: +9 Hindi, Airport West - Essendon Fields: +35 Spanish, Airport West - Essendon Fields: +8 Croatian, Airport West - Essendon Fields: -7 Arabic, Airport West - Essendon Fields: +9
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 Airport West - Essendon Fields in 2011 compared to the City of Moonee Valley 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, 64.8% of the population spoke English only, and 31.1% spoke a non-English language, compared with 65.7% and 29.6% respectively for the City of Moonee Valley.

The dominant language spoken at home, other than English, in Airport West - Essendon Fields was Italian, with 13.6% of the population, or 943 people speaking this language at home.

The major differences between the languages spoken at home for the population of Airport West - Essendon Fields and the City of Moonee Valley in 2011 were:

  • A larger percentage speaking Italian at home (13.6% compared to 8.1%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Vietnamese at home (0.3% compared to 2.1%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 25 or 1.2%, and the number of people who spoke English only increased by 396 or 9.6%.

The largest change in the spoken languages of the population in Airport West - Essendon Fields between 2006 and 2011 was for those speaking:

  • Italian (-125 persons)

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