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St Albans (East)

Language spoken at home

In St Albans (East), 68% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2011.

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.

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) - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language (excludes English)Number%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idVietnamese5,42225.314.24,46821.512.6+954
map this data in atlas.idMaltese9964.63.31,2646.14.0-268
Punjabi
8524.02.31130.50.6+739
Croatian
8263.92.29844.72.7-158
Cantonese
7213.42.47463.62.4-25
Greek
5532.63.26743.23.7-121
Filipino/Tagalog
4942.32.74912.42.3+3
Arabic
4582.12.35182.52.2-60
map this data in atlas.idItalian3971.93.24792.33.8-82
Macedonian
3861.82.95222.53.5-136
Spanish
3321.51.63801.81.9-48
Serbian
2571.21.02881.41.2-31
Dinka
2231.00.62501.20.5-27
Hindi
2091.01.0940.50.6+115
Polish
1810.80.92821.41.2-101
Turkish
1800.81.52751.31.8-95
Bosnian
1760.80.73121.50.8-136
Mandarin
1720.81.11770.90.7-5
German
1400.70.32001.00.4-60
Samoan
1400.70.5950.50.3+45
Albanian
1320.60.51620.80.6-30
Urdu
1010.50.5300.10.2+71
Tamil
640.30.3230.10.2+41
Sinhalese
630.30.5520.30.4+11
Slovene
520.20.1570.30.1-5
Hungarian
480.20.1480.20.20
Bengali
460.20.3180.10.1+28
Malayalam
440.20.2340.20.1+10
Russian
400.20.1330.20.1+7
Persian/Dari
370.20.1520.30.1-15
Serbo-Croatian Yugoslavian, so described
370.20.1750.40.2-38
Romanian
360.20.2550.30.2-19
Nepali
360.20.280.00.0+28
Hakka
350.20.6430.20.6-8
Amharic
330.20.3260.10.2+7
Slovak
330.20.1400.20.1-7
Ukrainian
320.10.2760.40.3-44
Somali
310.10.1130.10.1+18
Non-verbal so described
300.10.2450.20.2-15
Portuguese
300.10.2310.10.2-1
Dutch
290.10.0170.10.1+12
French
270.10.1180.10.1+9
Oromo
270.10.1240.10.0+3
Telugu
250.10.2190.10.1+6
Min Nan (incl.Hokkien)
240.10.1270.10.1-3
Thai
220.10.1290.10.1-7
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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)20112006Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only5,09723.837.95,67427.340.7-577
Non-English total14,64068.356.213,99967.453.7+641
Not stated1,7027.95.91,0885.25.5+614

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 Brimbank: 14.2% Maltese, City of Brimbank: 3.3% Punjabi, City of Brimbank: 2.3% Croatian, City of Brimbank: 2.2% Cantonese, City of Brimbank: 2.4% Greek, City of Brimbank: 3.2% Filipino/Tagalog, City of Brimbank: 2.7% Arabic, City of Brimbank: 2.3% Italian, City of Brimbank: 3.2% Macedonian, City of Brimbank: 2.9% Vietnamese, St Albans (East): 25.3% Maltese, St Albans (East): 4.6% Punjabi, St Albans (East): 4.0% Croatian, St Albans (East): 3.9% Cantonese, St Albans (East): 3.4% Greek, St Albans (East): 2.6% Filipino/Tagalog, St Albans (East): 2.3% Arabic, St Albans (East): 2.1% Italian, St Albans (East): 1.9% Macedonian, St Albans (East): 1.8%
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, St Albans (East): +954 Maltese, St Albans (East): -268 Punjabi, St Albans (East): +739 Croatian, St Albans (East): -158 Cantonese, St Albans (East): -25 Greek, St Albans (East): -121 Filipino/Tagalog, St Albans (East): +3 Arabic, St Albans (East): -60 Italian, St Albans (East): -82 Macedonian, St Albans (East): -136
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 St Albans (East) in 2011 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, 23.8% of the population spoke English only, and 68.3% spoke a non-English language, compared with 37.9% and 56.2% respectively for City of Brimbank.

The dominant language spoken at home, other than English, in St Albans (East) was Vietnamese, with 25.3% of the population, or 5,422 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 2011 were:

  • A larger percentage speaking Vietnamese at home (25.3% compared to 14.2%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Punjabi at home (4.0% compared to 2.3%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Croatian at home (3.9% compared to 2.2%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Maltese at home (4.6% compared to 3.3%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 641 or 4.6%, and the number of people who spoke English only decreased by 577 or 10.2%.

The largest changes in the spoken languages of the population in St Albans (East) between 2006 and 2011 were for those speaking:

  • Vietnamese (+954 persons)
  • Punjabi (+739 persons)
  • Maltese (-268 persons)
  • Croatian (-158 persons)

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