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St Albans (West)

Language spoken at home

In St Albans (West), 66% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2011.

St Albans (West)'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 (West)'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 (West) - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language (excludes English)Number%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idVietnamese2,41217.714.21,80914.212.6+603
Punjabi
5844.32.3690.50.6+515
map this data in atlas.idMaltese5664.23.36575.24.0-91
Greek
4573.43.24823.83.7-25
Macedonian
4553.32.95003.93.5-45
Serbian
4283.11.05094.01.2-81
Filipino/Tagalog
3702.72.72802.22.3+90
Cantonese
3582.62.44073.22.4-49
Arabic
3122.32.32682.12.2+44
Croatian
2922.12.24243.32.7-132
Spanish
2121.61.62041.61.9+8
Mandarin
1941.41.1690.50.7+125
map this data in atlas.idItalian1911.43.22632.13.8-72
Hindi
1711.31.0520.40.6+119
Bosnian
1611.20.72221.70.8-61
Turkish
1331.01.51421.11.8-9
Dinka
1230.90.61541.20.5-31
Polish
1190.90.91851.51.2-66
Albanian
1020.70.5910.70.6+11
Urdu
960.70.5540.40.2+42
Samoan
700.50.5800.60.3-10
German
690.50.3750.60.4-6
Sinhalese
610.40.5430.30.4+18
Lao
580.40.2560.40.2+2
Slovene
530.40.1420.30.1+11
Malayalam
460.30.2100.10.1+36
Tamil
460.30.3170.10.2+29
Amharic
450.30.3210.20.2+24
Non-verbal so described
440.30.2220.20.2+22
Hakka
430.30.6610.50.6-18
Serbo-Croatian Yugoslavian, so described
410.30.1510.40.2-10
Telugu
410.30.2130.10.1+28
Slovak
350.30.1450.40.1-10
Nepali
350.30.200.00.0+35
Bengali
300.20.300.00.1+30
Romanian
290.20.2440.30.2-15
Hungarian
270.20.1500.40.2-23
Somali
250.20.1180.10.1+7
Thai
250.20.1150.10.1+10
Ukrainian
250.20.2430.30.3-18
Tongan
240.20.240.00.2+20
Swahili
220.20.1150.10.0+7
Indonesian
210.20.2170.10.1+4
Min Nan (incl.Hokkien)
210.20.1120.10.1+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
St Albans (West) - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only3,48925.637.93,67628.940.7-187
Non-English total9,03666.456.27,84961.653.7+1,187
Not stated1,0868.05.91,2119.55.5-125

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% Punjabi, City of Brimbank: 2.3% Maltese, City of Brimbank: 3.3% Greek, City of Brimbank: 3.2% Macedonian, City of Brimbank: 2.9% Serbian, City of Brimbank: 1.0% Filipino/Tagalog, City of Brimbank: 2.7% Cantonese, City of Brimbank: 2.4% Arabic, City of Brimbank: 2.3% Croatian, City of Brimbank: 2.2% Vietnamese, St Albans (West): 17.7% Punjabi, St Albans (West): 4.3% Maltese, St Albans (West): 4.2% Greek, St Albans (West): 3.4% Macedonian, St Albans (West): 3.3% Serbian, St Albans (West): 3.1% Filipino/Tagalog, St Albans (West): 2.7% Cantonese, St Albans (West): 2.6% Arabic, St Albans (West): 2.3% Croatian, St Albans (West): 2.1%
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 (West): +603 Punjabi, St Albans (West): +515 Maltese, St Albans (West): -91 Greek, St Albans (West): -25 Macedonian, St Albans (West): -45 Serbian, St Albans (West): -81 Filipino/Tagalog, St Albans (West): +90 Cantonese, St Albans (West): -49 Arabic, St Albans (West): +44 Croatian, St Albans (West): -132
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 (West) 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, 25.6% of the population spoke English only, and 66.4% 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 (West) was Vietnamese, with 17.7% of the population, or 2,412 people speaking this language at home.

The major differences between the languages spoken at home for the population of St Albans (West) and City of Brimbank in 2011 were:

  • A larger percentage speaking Vietnamese at home (17.7% compared to 14.2%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Serbian at home (3.1% compared to 1.0%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Punjabi at home (4.3% compared to 2.3%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Italian at home (1.4% compared to 3.2%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 1,187 or 15.1%, and the number of people who spoke English only decreased by 187 or 5.1%.

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

  • Vietnamese (+603 persons)
  • Punjabi (+515 persons)
  • Croatian (-132 persons)
  • Mandarin (+125 persons)

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