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Language spoken at home

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In Flemington, 37% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2016.

Flemington'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.

Flemington'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
Flemington - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Language (excludes English)Number%City of Moonee Valley %Number%City of Moonee Valley %2011 to 2016
Vietnamese
4345.82.34476.02.1-13
Somali
3765.00.53584.80.5+18
map this data in atlas.idArabic2853.81.53304.41.5-45
Cantonese
2753.71.63464.61.7-71
Mandarin
1522.01.82002.71.3-48
Tigrinya
1201.60.2711.00.2+49
Amharic
1141.50.2881.20.2+26
map this data in atlas.idItalian1091.56.81361.88.1-27
Spanish
1031.41.01081.40.9-5
Oromo
851.10.1981.30.2-13
Turkish
811.10.51001.30.5-19
map this data in atlas.idGreek761.03.1771.03.5-1
Hakka
540.70.1791.10.1-25
Dinka
430.60.1430.60.10
Nepali
320.40.3240.30.2+8
French
310.40.3180.20.3+13
Maltese
280.40.6230.30.7+5
Telugu
270.40.380.10.2+19
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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
Flemington - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Moonee Valley %Number%City of Moonee Valley %2011 to 2016
Speaks English only
3,86951.864.53,75150.365.7+118
map this data in atlas.idNon-English total2,79137.429.73,09341.429.6-302
Not stated
81210.95.86198.34.7+193

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 Vietnamese, City of Moonee Valley: 2.3% Somali, City of Moonee Valley: 0.5% Arabic, City of Moonee Valley: 1.5% Cantonese, City of Moonee Valley: 1.6% Mandarin, City of Moonee Valley: 1.8% Tigrinya, City of Moonee Valley: 0.2% Amharic, City of Moonee Valley: 0.2% Italian, City of Moonee Valley: 6.8% Spanish, City of Moonee Valley: 1.0% Oromo, City of Moonee Valley: 0.1% Vietnamese, Flemington: 5.8% Somali, Flemington: 5.0% Arabic, Flemington: 3.8% Cantonese, Flemington: 3.7% Mandarin, Flemington: 2.0% Tigrinya, Flemington: 1.6% Amharic, Flemington: 1.5% Italian, Flemington: 1.5% Spanish, Flemington: 1.4% Oromo, Flemington: 1.1%
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 Vietnamese, Flemington: -13 Somali, Flemington: +18 Arabic, Flemington: -45 Cantonese, Flemington: -71 Mandarin, Flemington: -48 Tigrinya, Flemington: +49 Amharic, Flemington: +26 Italian, Flemington: -27 Spanish, Flemington: -5 Oromo, Flemington: -13
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 Flemington 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, 51.8% of the population spoke English only, and 37.4% 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 Flemington was Vietnamese, with 5.8% of the population, or 434 people speaking this language at home.

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

  • A larger percentage speaking Somali at home (5.0% compared to 0.5%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Vietnamese at home (5.8% compared to 2.3%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Arabic at home (3.8% compared to 1.5%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Italian at home (1.5% compared to 6.8%)

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home decreased by 302 or 9.8%, and the number of people who spoke English only increased by 118 or 3.1%.

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

  • Cantonese (-71 persons)

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