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St Albans (East)

Language spoken at home

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In St Albans (East), 69% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2016.

St Albans (East)'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.

St Albans (East)'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
St Albans (East) - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Language (excludes English)Number%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idVietnamese6,44329.216.25,42225.314.2+1,021
Punjabi
1,1125.02.98524.02.3+260
map this data in atlas.idMaltese7893.62.69964.63.3-207
Cantonese
5922.72.17213.42.4-129
Croatian
5922.71.88263.92.2-234
Filipino/Tagalog
5222.42.74942.32.7+28
Greek
4702.12.75532.63.2-83
Arabic
3991.82.24582.12.3-59
Macedonian
3661.72.43861.82.9-20
Samoan
3271.50.81400.70.5+187
map this data in atlas.idItalian2791.32.53971.93.2-118
Hindi
2351.11.22091.01.0+26
Mandarin
2331.11.51720.81.1+61
Spanish
2311.01.53321.51.6-101
Urdu
2121.00.71010.50.5+111
Dinka
1660.80.42231.00.6-57
Serbian
1550.70.82571.21.0-102
Turkish
1500.71.21800.81.5-30
Bosnian
1430.60.51760.80.7-33
Polish
1230.60.71810.80.9-58
German
1050.50.21400.70.3-35
Albanian
970.40.51320.60.5-35
Tamil
940.40.7640.30.3+30
Persian/Dari
860.40.5370.20.1+49
Amharic
820.40.4330.20.3+49
Pashto
760.30.3170.10.1+59
Somali
630.30.2310.10.1+32
Tongan
580.30.360.00.2+52
Thai
540.20.2220.10.1+32
Malayalam
440.20.2440.20.20
Nepali
410.20.3360.20.2+5
Slovene
410.20.1520.20.1-11
Tigrinya
400.20.2200.10.1+20
Assyrian/Aramaic
390.20.2150.10.1+24
Sinhalese
390.20.5630.30.5-24
Non-verbal so described
330.10.2300.10.2+3
Swahili
290.10.160.00.1+23
Russian
290.10.1400.20.1-11
Bengali
280.10.3460.20.3-18
Min Nan (incl.Hokkien)
280.10.1240.10.1+4
Slovak
260.10.1330.20.1-7
Ukrainian
260.10.2320.10.2-6
Hakka
250.10.5350.20.6-10
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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
St Albans (East) - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2011 to 2016
Speaks English only5,07323.035.75,09723.837.9-24
Non-English total15,30569.458.414,64068.356.2+665
Not stated1,6757.65.91,7027.95.9-27

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 Brimbank: 16.2% Punjabi, City of Brimbank: 2.9% Maltese, City of Brimbank: 2.6% Croatian, City of Brimbank: 1.8% Cantonese, City of Brimbank: 2.1% Filipino/Tagalog, City of Brimbank: 2.7% Greek, City of Brimbank: 2.7% Arabic, City of Brimbank: 2.2% Macedonian, City of Brimbank: 2.4% Samoan, City of Brimbank: 0.8% Vietnamese, St Albans (East): 29.2% Punjabi, St Albans (East): 5.0% Maltese, St Albans (East): 3.6% Croatian, St Albans (East): 2.7% Cantonese, St Albans (East): 2.7% Filipino/Tagalog, St Albans (East): 2.4% Greek, St Albans (East): 2.1% Arabic, St Albans (East): 1.8% Macedonian, St Albans (East): 1.7% Samoan, St Albans (East): 1.5%
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, St Albans (East): +1,021 Punjabi, St Albans (East): +260 Maltese, St Albans (East): -207 Croatian, St Albans (East): -234 Cantonese, St Albans (East): -129 Filipino/Tagalog, St Albans (East): +28 Greek, St Albans (East): -83 Arabic, St Albans (East): -59 Macedonian, St Albans (East): -20 Samoan, St Albans (East): +187
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 St Albans (East) in 2016 compared to City of Brimbank 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, 23.0% of the population spoke English only, and 69.4% spoke a non-English language, compared with 35.7% and 58.4% respectively for City of Brimbank.

The dominant language spoken at home, other than English, in St Albans (East) was Vietnamese, with 29.2% of the population, or 6,443 people speaking this language at home.

The major differences between the languages spoken at home for the population of St Albans (East) and City of Brimbank in 2016 were:

  • A larger percentage speaking Vietnamese at home (29.2% compared to 16.2%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Punjabi at home (5.0% compared to 2.9%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Italian at home (1.3% compared to 2.5%)

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 665 or 4.5%, and the number of people who spoke English only decreased by 24 or 0.5%.

The largest changes in the spoken languages of the population in St Albans (East) between 2011 and 2016 were for those speaking:

  • Vietnamese (+1,021 persons)
  • Punjabi (+260 persons)
  • Croatian (-234 persons)
  • Maltese (-207 persons)

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