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Moonee Ponds

Language spoken at home

In Moonee Ponds, 25% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2011.

Moonee Ponds'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.

Moonee Ponds'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
Moonee Ponds - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language (excludes English)Number%City of Moonee Valley %Number%City of Moonee Valley %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idItalian1,1848.78.11,29110.19.3-107
map this data in atlas.idGreek4773.53.55264.13.6-49
Cantonese
1471.11.71200.91.8+27
Mandarin
1260.91.31190.91.0+7
Spanish
1220.90.9980.80.8+24
Hindi
1000.70.6540.40.3+46
Croatian
970.70.9780.60.8+19
Vietnamese
890.72.1640.51.9+25
Punjabi
770.60.490.10.1+68
map this data in atlas.idArabic740.51.5500.41.3+24
French
500.40.3210.20.2+29
Gujarati
490.40.3160.10.0+33
Maltese
480.40.7460.40.7+2
Nepali
460.30.230.00.0+43
Macedonian
390.30.4260.20.4+13
Filipino/Tagalog
380.30.4160.10.3+22
Telugu
360.30.280.10.1+28
Tamil
340.30.2370.30.1-3
Japanese
320.20.2200.20.1+12
Polish
290.20.4370.30.4-8
German
280.20.3360.30.3-8
Urdu
270.20.1180.10.1+9
Turkish
260.20.5420.30.4-16
Ukrainian
230.20.3290.20.3-6
Russian
210.20.1220.20.1-1
Hungarian
210.20.1130.10.1+8
Indonesian
210.20.2120.10.1+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
Moonee Ponds - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Moonee Valley %Number%City of Moonee Valley %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only9,59870.865.78,87869.665.6+720
Non-English total3,34424.729.63,10624.428.7+238
Not stated6154.54.77636.05.7-148

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 Italian, City of Moonee Valley: 8.1% Greek, City of Moonee Valley: 3.5% Cantonese, City of Moonee Valley: 1.7% Mandarin, City of Moonee Valley: 1.3% Spanish, City of Moonee Valley: 0.9% Hindi, City of Moonee Valley: 0.6% Croatian, City of Moonee Valley: 0.9% Vietnamese, City of Moonee Valley: 2.1% Punjabi, City of Moonee Valley: 0.4% Arabic, City of Moonee Valley: 1.5% Italian, Moonee Ponds: 8.7% Greek, Moonee Ponds: 3.5% Cantonese, Moonee Ponds: 1.1% Mandarin, Moonee Ponds: 0.9% Spanish, Moonee Ponds: 0.9% Hindi, Moonee Ponds: 0.7% Croatian, Moonee Ponds: 0.7% Vietnamese, Moonee Ponds: 0.7% Punjabi, Moonee Ponds: 0.6% Arabic, Moonee Ponds: 0.5%
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 Italian, Moonee Ponds: -107 Greek, Moonee Ponds: -49 Cantonese, Moonee Ponds: +27 Mandarin, Moonee Ponds: +7 Spanish, Moonee Ponds: +24 Hindi, Moonee Ponds: +46 Croatian, Moonee Ponds: +19 Vietnamese, Moonee Ponds: +25 Punjabi, Moonee Ponds: +68 Arabic, Moonee Ponds: +24
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 Moonee Ponds in 2011 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, 70.8% of the population spoke English only, and 24.7% 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 Moonee Ponds was Italian, with 8.7% of the population, or 1,184 people speaking this language at home.

The major difference between the languages spoken at home for the population of Moonee Ponds and the City of Moonee Valley in 2011 was:

  • A smaller percentage speaking Vietnamese at home (0.7% compared to 2.1%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 238 or 7.7%, and the number of people who spoke English only increased by 720 or 8.1%.

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

  • Italian (-107 persons)
  • Punjabi (+68 persons)
  • Greek (-49 persons)

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