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Essendon North

Language spoken at home

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In Essendon North, 28% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2016.

Essendon North'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 North'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 North - 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.idItalian1886.46.81617.08.1+27
Hindi
1033.50.8341.50.6+69
map this data in atlas.idGreek602.03.1622.73.5-2
Mandarin
491.71.8231.01.3+26
Vietnamese
270.92.380.32.1+19
Spanish
260.91.0130.60.9+13
Telugu
230.80.3130.60.2+10
Gujarati
230.80.2110.50.3+12
Persian/Dari
210.70.400.00.1+21
Serbian
210.70.2130.60.2+8
Urdu
200.70.280.30.1+12
Filipino/Tagalog
200.70.430.10.4+17
map this data in atlas.idArabic200.71.5170.71.5+3
Cantonese
190.61.6140.61.7+5
Tamil
170.60.2120.50.2+5
Punjabi
150.50.390.40.4+6
Malayalam
140.50.2120.50.1+2
Korean
140.50.270.30.1+7
Maltese
140.50.6100.40.7+4
Polish
140.50.340.20.4+10
Nepali
110.40.360.30.2+5
Sinhalese
100.30.360.30.3+4
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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 North - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Moonee Valley %Number%City of Moonee Valley %2011 to 2016
Speaks English only
1,86963.764.51,58869.365.7+281
map this data in atlas.idNon-English total82728.229.753023.129.6+297
Not stated
2368.05.81747.64.7+62

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% Hindi, City of Moonee Valley: 0.8% Greek, City of Moonee Valley: 3.1% Mandarin, City of Moonee Valley: 1.8% Vietnamese, City of Moonee Valley: 2.3% Spanish, City of Moonee Valley: 1.0% Telugu, City of Moonee Valley: 0.3% Gujarati, City of Moonee Valley: 0.2% Serbian, City of Moonee Valley: 0.2% Persian/Dari, City of Moonee Valley: 0.4% Italian, Essendon North: 6.4% Hindi, Essendon North: 3.5% Greek, Essendon North: 2.0% Mandarin, Essendon North: 1.7% Vietnamese, Essendon North: 0.9% Spanish, Essendon North: 0.9% Telugu, Essendon North: 0.8% Gujarati, Essendon North: 0.8% Serbian, Essendon North: 0.7% Persian/Dari, Essendon North: 0.7%
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 North: +27 Hindi, Essendon North: +69 Greek, Essendon North: -2 Mandarin, Essendon North: +26 Vietnamese, Essendon North: +19 Spanish, Essendon North: +13 Telugu, Essendon North: +10 Gujarati, Essendon North: +12 Serbian, Essendon North: +8 Persian/Dari, Essendon North: +21
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 North in 2016 compared to the City of Moonee Valley shows that there was a smaller proportion of people who spoke English only, as well as a smaller proportion of those speaking a non-English language (either exclusively, or in addition to English).

Overall, 63.7% of the population spoke English only, and 28.2% 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 North was Italian, with 6.4% of the population, or 188 people speaking this language at home.

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

  • A larger percentage speaking Hindi at home (3.5% compared to 0.8%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Vietnamese at home (0.9% compared to 2.3%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Greek at home (2.0% compared to 3.1%)

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 297 or 56.0%, and the number of people who spoke English only increased by 281 or 17.7%.

The largest change in the spoken languages of the population in Essendon North between 2011 and 2016 was for those speaking:

  • Hindi (+69 persons)

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