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Flemington

Language spoken at home

In Flemington, 41% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2011.

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.

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 - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language (excludes English)Number%City of Moonee Valley %Number%City of Moonee Valley %2006 to 2011
Vietnamese
4476.02.14346.01.9+13
Somali
3584.80.53835.30.5-25
Cantonese
3464.61.74055.61.8-59
map this data in atlas.idArabic3304.41.52713.81.3+59
Mandarin
2002.71.31552.21.0+45
map this data in atlas.idItalian1361.88.11662.39.3-30
Spanish
1081.40.9821.10.8+26
Turkish
1001.30.5841.20.4+16
Oromo
981.30.2390.50.1+59
Amharic
881.20.2691.00.2+19
Hakka
791.10.11181.60.2-39
map this data in atlas.idGreek771.03.5781.13.6-1
Tigrinya
711.00.2--------
Hindi
500.70.6220.30.3+28
Dinka
430.60.1280.40.1+15
Gujarati
340.50.300.00.0+34
Filipino/Tagalog
270.40.4120.20.3+15
Indonesian
250.30.2250.40.10
Nepali
240.30.200.00.0+24
Non-verbal so described
240.30.1140.20.2+10
Japanese
230.30.270.10.1+16
Maltese
230.30.7260.40.7-3
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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)20112006Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Moonee Valley %Number%City of Moonee Valley %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only3,75150.365.73,42147.565.6+330
Non-English total3,09341.429.62,87039.928.7+223
Not stated6198.34.790712.65.7-288

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 Vietnamese, City of Moonee Valley: 2.1% Somali, City of Moonee Valley: 0.5% Cantonese, City of Moonee Valley: 1.7% Arabic, City of Moonee Valley: 1.5% Mandarin, City of Moonee Valley: 1.3% Italian, City of Moonee Valley: 8.1% Spanish, City of Moonee Valley: 0.9% Turkish, City of Moonee Valley: 0.5% Oromo, City of Moonee Valley: 0.2% Amharic, City of Moonee Valley: 0.2% Vietnamese, Flemington: 6.0% Somali, Flemington: 4.8% Cantonese, Flemington: 4.6% Arabic, Flemington: 4.4% Mandarin, Flemington: 2.7% Italian, Flemington: 1.8% Spanish, Flemington: 1.4% Turkish, Flemington: 1.3% Oromo, Flemington: 1.3% Amharic, Flemington: 1.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in language spoken at home, 2006 to 2011
Change in language spoken at home, 2006 to 2011 Vietnamese, Flemington: +13 Somali, Flemington: -25 Cantonese, Flemington: -59 Arabic, Flemington: +59 Mandarin, Flemington: +45 Italian, Flemington: -30 Spanish, Flemington: +26 Turkish, Flemington: +16 Oromo, Flemington: +59 Amharic, Flemington: +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 Flemington 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, 50.3% of the population spoke English only, and 41.4% 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 Flemington was Vietnamese, with 6.0% of the population, or 447 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 2011 were:

  • A larger percentage speaking Somali at home (4.8% compared to 0.5%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Vietnamese at home (6.0% compared to 2.1%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Cantonese at home (4.6% compared to 1.7%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Italian at home (1.8% compared to 8.1%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 223 or 7.8%, and the number of people who spoke English only increased by 330 or 9.6%.

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

  • Oromo (+59 persons)
  • Cantonese (-59 persons)
  • Arabic (+59 persons)

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