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Avondale Heights

Language spoken at home

In Avondale Heights, 53% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2011.

Avondale Heights'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.

Avondale Heights'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
Avondale Heights - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language (excludes English)Number%City of Moonee Valley %Number%City of Moonee Valley %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idItalian1,83016.78.12,01918.29.3-189
Vietnamese
6746.12.16475.81.9+27
map this data in atlas.idGreek6235.73.56435.83.6-20
Cantonese
4163.81.74804.31.8-64
Croatian
3263.00.93242.90.8+2
map this data in atlas.idArabic2402.21.52242.01.3+16
Macedonian
2091.90.42252.00.4-16
Maltese
1771.60.71801.60.7-3
Spanish
1681.50.91821.60.8-14
Mandarin
1321.21.31131.01.0+19
Filipino/Tagalog
1271.20.41241.10.3+3
Punjabi
950.90.4150.10.1+80
Polish
800.70.4740.70.4+6
Serbian
700.60.2700.60.20
Turkish
660.60.5640.60.4+2
German
520.50.3720.60.3-20
Assyrian/Aramaic
430.40.1450.40.1-2
Persian/Dari
390.40.180.10.1+31
Hindi
330.30.6160.10.3+17
Portuguese
290.30.1360.30.1-7
Slovene
260.20.1440.40.1-18
Ukrainian
260.20.3260.20.30
Urdu
220.20.1130.10.1+9
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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
Avondale Heights - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Moonee Valley %Number%City of Moonee Valley %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only4,76043.465.74,67442.265.6+86
Non-English total5,86653.429.65,95053.728.7-84
Not stated3503.24.74624.25.7-112

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% Croatian, City of Moonee Valley: 0.9% Arabic, City of Moonee Valley: 1.5% Macedonian, City of Moonee Valley: 0.4% Maltese, City of Moonee Valley: 0.7% Spanish, City of Moonee Valley: 0.9% Mandarin, City of Moonee Valley: 1.3% Italian, Avondale Heights: 16.7% Vietnamese, Avondale Heights: 6.1% Greek, Avondale Heights: 5.7% Cantonese, Avondale Heights: 3.8% Croatian, Avondale Heights: 3.0% Arabic, Avondale Heights: 2.2% Macedonian, Avondale Heights: 1.9% Maltese, Avondale Heights: 1.6% Spanish, Avondale Heights: 1.5% Mandarin, Avondale Heights: 1.2%
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, Avondale Heights: -189 Vietnamese, Avondale Heights: +27 Greek, Avondale Heights: -20 Cantonese, Avondale Heights: -64 Croatian, Avondale Heights: +2 Arabic, Avondale Heights: +16 Macedonian, Avondale Heights: -16 Maltese, Avondale Heights: -3 Spanish, Avondale Heights: -14 Mandarin, Avondale Heights: +19
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 Avondale Heights 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, 43.4% of the population spoke English only, and 53.4% 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 Avondale Heights was Italian, with 16.7% of the population, or 1,830 people speaking this language at home.

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

  • A larger percentage speaking Italian at home (16.7% compared to 8.1%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Vietnamese at home (6.1% compared to 2.1%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Greek at home (5.7% compared to 3.5%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Cantonese at home (3.8% compared to 1.7%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home decreased by 84 or 1.4%, and the number of people who spoke English only increased by 86 or 1.8%.

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

  • Italian (-189 persons)
  • Punjabi (+80 persons)
  • Cantonese (-64 persons)

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