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Ascot Vale

Language spoken at home

In Ascot Vale, 28% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2011.

Ascot Vale'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.

Ascot Vale'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
Ascot Vale - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language (excludes English)Number%City of Moonee Valley %Number%City of Moonee Valley %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idItalian6544.98.17636.19.3-109
Vietnamese
4283.22.13662.91.9+62
map this data in atlas.idGreek3542.63.53793.03.6-25
Cantonese
2601.91.72472.01.8+13
map this data in atlas.idArabic2191.61.51941.61.3+25
Mandarin
1971.51.31771.41.0+20
Spanish
1761.30.91851.50.8-9
Somali
1541.10.51351.10.5+19
Amharic
1100.80.2780.60.2+32
Tigrinya
830.60.2--------
Hindi
790.60.6510.40.3+28
French
690.50.3240.20.2+45
Turkish
690.50.5180.10.4+51
Oromo
610.50.2290.20.1+32
Maltese
610.50.7810.60.7-20
Croatian
500.40.9410.30.8+10
Filipino/Tagalog
450.30.4430.30.3+2
German
370.30.3310.30.3+6
Dinka
340.30.1440.40.1-10
Indonesian
320.20.2170.10.1+15
Telugu
300.20.270.10.1+23
Urdu
300.20.130.00.1+27
Punjabi
290.20.420.00.1+27
Thai
260.20.1270.20.1-1
Polish
260.20.4210.20.4+5
Japanese
240.20.2280.20.1-4
Serbian
240.20.2240.20.20
Gujarati
230.20.330.00.0+20
Korean
220.20.190.10.1+13
Russian
220.20.1170.10.1+5
Tamil
200.10.280.10.1+12
Non-verbal so described
200.10.1340.30.2-14
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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
Ascot Vale - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Moonee Valley %Number%City of Moonee Valley %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only8,87865.865.77,99164.165.6+887
Non-English total3,72927.729.63,41027.328.7+319
Not stated8766.54.71,0708.65.7-194

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% Vietnamese, City of Moonee Valley: 2.1% Greek, City of Moonee Valley: 3.5% 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% Somali, City of Moonee Valley: 0.5% Amharic, City of Moonee Valley: 0.2% Tigrinya, City of Moonee Valley: 0.2% Italian, Ascot Vale: 4.9% Vietnamese, Ascot Vale: 3.2% Greek, Ascot Vale: 2.6% Cantonese, Ascot Vale: 1.9% Arabic, Ascot Vale: 1.6% Mandarin, Ascot Vale: 1.5% Spanish, Ascot Vale: 1.3% Somali, Ascot Vale: 1.1% Amharic, Ascot Vale: 0.8% Tigrinya, Ascot Vale: 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, Ascot Vale: -109 Vietnamese, Ascot Vale: +62 Greek, Ascot Vale: -25 Cantonese, Ascot Vale: +13 Arabic, Ascot Vale: +25 Mandarin, Ascot Vale: +20 Spanish, Ascot Vale: -9 Somali, Ascot Vale: +19 Amharic, Ascot Vale: +32
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 Ascot Vale in 2011 compared to the City of Moonee Valley shows that there was a similar 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, 65.8% of the population spoke English only, and 27.7% 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 Ascot Vale was Italian, with 4.9% of the population, or 654 people speaking this language at home.

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

  • A larger percentage speaking Vietnamese at home (3.2% compared to 2.1%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Italian at home (4.9% compared to 8.1%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 319 or 9.4%, and the number of people who spoke English only increased by 887 or 11.1%.

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

  • Italian (-109 persons)
  • Vietnamese (+62 persons)
  • Turkish (+51 persons)

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