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Essendon

Language spoken at home

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In Essendon, 23% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2016.

Essendon'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.

Essendon'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
Essendon - 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.idItalian1,0355.16.81,0715.78.1-36
map this data in atlas.idGreek5372.63.15512.93.5-14
Mandarin
3371.71.82331.21.3+104
Hindi
2701.30.82141.10.6+56
Vietnamese
2221.12.31090.62.1+113
Cantonese
1890.91.61530.81.7+36
Spanish
1860.91.01220.60.9+64
map this data in atlas.idArabic1780.91.51640.91.5+14
Nepali
1670.80.3440.20.2+123
Croatian
1230.60.8990.50.9+24
Telugu
1000.50.3740.40.2+26
Gujarati
990.50.2850.50.3+14
Punjabi
910.40.3990.50.4-8
Korean
770.40.2470.20.1+30
Turkish
700.30.5670.40.5+3
Sinhalese
670.30.3560.30.3+11
Urdu
500.20.2290.20.1+21
Polish
470.20.3430.20.4+4
Filipino/Tagalog
430.20.4570.30.4-14
Persian/Dari
420.20.4210.10.1+21
German
420.20.3540.30.3-12
French
420.20.3310.20.3+11
Tamil
400.20.2480.30.2-8
Malayalam
380.20.2580.30.1-20
Ukrainian
340.20.2490.30.3-15
Russian
340.20.1260.10.1+8
Serbian
340.20.2250.10.2+9
Thai
310.20.2260.10.1+5
Maltese
290.10.6390.20.7-10
Macedonian
280.10.4140.10.4+14
Bengali
270.10.1280.10.1-1
Japanese
270.10.2410.20.2-14
Portuguese
250.10.2180.10.1+7
Assyrian/Aramaic
180.10.140.00.1+14
Non-verbal so described
170.10.1180.10.1-1
Hungarian
160.10.190.00.1+7
Somali
140.10.560.00.5+8
Kannada
140.10.130.00.0+11
Indonesian
120.10.2160.10.2-4
Amharic
100.00.230.00.2+7
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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
Essendon - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Moonee Valley %Number%City of Moonee Valley %2011 to 2016
Speaks English only
14,56371.664.513,87473.665.7+689
map this data in atlas.idNon-English total4,61322.729.74,06521.629.6+548
Not stated
1,1695.75.89104.84.7+259

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% Greek, City of Moonee Valley: 3.1% Mandarin, City of Moonee Valley: 1.8% Hindi, City of Moonee Valley: 0.8% Vietnamese, City of Moonee Valley: 2.3% Cantonese, City of Moonee Valley: 1.6% Spanish, City of Moonee Valley: 1.0% Arabic, City of Moonee Valley: 1.5% Nepali, City of Moonee Valley: 0.3% Croatian, City of Moonee Valley: 0.8% Italian, Essendon: 5.1% Greek, Essendon: 2.6% Mandarin, Essendon: 1.7% Hindi, Essendon: 1.3% Vietnamese, Essendon: 1.1% Cantonese, Essendon: 0.9% Spanish, Essendon: 0.9% Arabic, Essendon: 0.9% Nepali, Essendon: 0.8% Croatian, Essendon: 0.6%
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, Essendon: -36 Greek, Essendon: -14 Mandarin, Essendon: +104 Hindi, Essendon: +56 Vietnamese, Essendon: +113 Cantonese, Essendon: +36 Spanish, Essendon: +64 Arabic, Essendon: +14 Nepali, Essendon: +123 Croatian, Essendon: +24
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 Essendon in 2016 compared to the City of Moonee Valley shows that there was a larger 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, 71.6% of the population spoke English only, and 22.7% 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 Essendon was Italian, with 5.1% of the population, or 1,035 people speaking this language at home.

The major differences between the languages spoken at home for the population of Essendon and the City of Moonee Valley in 2016 were:

  • A smaller percentage speaking Italian at home (5.1% compared to 6.8%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Vietnamese at home (1.1% compared to 2.3%)

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 548 or 13.5%, and the number of people who spoke English only increased by 689 or 5.0%.

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

  • Nepali (+123 persons)
  • Vietnamese (+113 persons)
  • Mandarin (+104 persons)
  • Spanish (+64 persons)

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