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Avondale Heights

Language spoken at home

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In Avondale Heights, 50% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2016.

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.

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
Avondale Heights - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Language (excludes English)Number%City of Moonee Valley %Number%City of Moonee Valley %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idItalian1,63514.26.81,83016.78.1-195
Vietnamese
7746.72.36746.12.1+100
map this data in atlas.idGreek6485.63.16235.73.5+25
Cantonese
3763.31.64163.81.7-40
Croatian
3302.90.83263.00.9+4
map this data in atlas.idArabic2432.11.52402.21.5+3
Macedonian
2041.80.42091.90.4-5
Spanish
1841.61.01681.50.9+16
Mandarin
1691.51.81321.21.3+37
Maltese
1481.30.61771.60.7-29
Persian/Dari
1361.20.4390.40.1+97
Filipino/Tagalog
1211.10.41271.20.4-6
Polish
760.70.3800.70.4-4
Serbian
630.50.2700.60.2-7
Turkish
540.50.5660.60.5-12
Punjabi
490.40.3950.90.4-46
Hindi
480.40.8330.30.6+15
Assyrian/Aramaic
340.30.1430.40.1-9
Telugu
320.30.330.00.2+29
Urdu
320.30.2220.20.1+10
Tamil
320.30.2150.10.2+17
Indonesian
290.30.2150.10.2+14
Ukrainian
260.20.2260.20.30
Albanian
220.20.1190.20.1+3
German
220.20.3520.50.3-30
Slovene
210.20.1260.20.1-5
French
200.20.3190.20.3+1
Portuguese
200.20.2290.30.1-9
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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)20162011Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Moonee Valley %Number%City of Moonee Valley %2011 to 2016
Speaks English only
5,14744.764.54,76043.465.7+387
map this data in atlas.idNon-English total5,79650.329.75,86653.429.6-70
Not stated
5745.05.83503.24.7+224

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 Italian, City of Moonee Valley: 6.8% Vietnamese, City of Moonee Valley: 2.3% Greek, City of Moonee Valley: 3.1% Cantonese, City of Moonee Valley: 1.6% Croatian, City of Moonee Valley: 0.8% Arabic, City of Moonee Valley: 1.5% Macedonian, City of Moonee Valley: 0.4% Spanish, City of Moonee Valley: 1.0% Mandarin, City of Moonee Valley: 1.8% Maltese, City of Moonee Valley: 0.6% Italian, Avondale Heights: 14.2% Vietnamese, Avondale Heights: 6.7% Greek, Avondale Heights: 5.6% Cantonese, Avondale Heights: 3.3% Croatian, Avondale Heights: 2.9% Arabic, Avondale Heights: 2.1% Macedonian, Avondale Heights: 1.8% Spanish, Avondale Heights: 1.6% Mandarin, Avondale Heights: 1.5% Maltese, Avondale Heights: 1.3%
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 Italian, Avondale Heights: -195 Vietnamese, Avondale Heights: +100 Greek, Avondale Heights: +25 Cantonese, Avondale Heights: -40 Croatian, Avondale Heights: +4 Arabic, Avondale Heights: +3 Macedonian, Avondale Heights: -5 Spanish, Avondale Heights: +16 Mandarin, Avondale Heights: +37 Maltese, Avondale Heights: -29
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 Avondale Heights in 2016 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, 44.7% of the population spoke English only, and 50.3% spoke a non-English language, compared with 64.5% and 29.7% respectively for the City of Moonee Valley.

The dominant language spoken at home, other than English, in Avondale Heights was Italian, with 14.2% of the population, or 1,635 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 2016 were:

  • A larger percentage speaking Italian at home (14.2% compared to 6.8%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Vietnamese at home (6.7% compared to 2.3%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Greek at home (5.6% compared to 3.1%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Croatian at home (2.9% compared to 0.8%)

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home decreased by 70 or 1.2%, and the number of people who spoke English only increased by 387 or 8.1%.

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

  • Italian (-195 persons)
  • Vietnamese (+100 persons)
  • Persian/Dari (+97 persons)

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