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St Albans (West)

Language spoken at home

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

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.

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 (West) - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Language (excludes English)Number%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idVietnamese2,95620.216.22,41217.714.2+544
Punjabi
1,0066.92.95844.32.3+422
map this data in atlas.idMaltese4723.22.65664.23.3-94
Greek
4042.82.74573.43.2-53
Filipino/Tagalog
3822.62.73702.72.7+12
Macedonian
3502.42.44553.32.9-105
Serbian
3412.30.84283.11.0-87
Cantonese
3332.32.13582.62.4-25
Mandarin
3022.11.51941.41.1+108
Arabic
2982.02.23122.32.3-14
Hindi
2411.61.21711.31.0+70
Croatian
2311.61.82922.12.2-61
Samoan
2111.40.8700.50.5+141
Urdu
1981.40.7960.70.5+102
Spanish
1941.31.52121.61.6-18
map this data in atlas.idItalian1611.12.51911.43.2-30
Bosnian
1571.10.51611.20.7-4
Pashto
1511.00.3150.10.1+136
Nepali
1280.90.3350.30.2+93
Turkish
980.71.21331.01.5-35
Tamil
900.60.7460.30.3+44
Polish
890.60.71190.90.9-30
Dinka
870.60.41230.90.6-36
Persian/Dari
770.50.5160.10.1+61
Chin Haka
740.50.360.00.0+68
Albanian
650.40.51020.70.5-37
Sinhalese
590.40.5610.40.5-2
Burmese
480.30.330.00.1+45
Tongan
460.30.3240.20.2+22
Telugu
410.30.3410.30.20
Lao
400.30.2580.40.2-18
German
390.30.2690.50.3-30
Slovene
380.30.1530.40.1-15
Malayalam
360.20.2460.30.2-10
Serbo-Croatian Yugoslavian, so described
350.20.1410.30.1-6
Tigrinya
340.20.2180.10.1+16
Amharic
320.20.4450.30.3-13
Hakka
270.20.5430.30.6-16
Bengali
260.20.3300.20.3-4
Non-verbal so described
220.20.2440.30.2-22
Thai
210.10.2250.20.1-4
Assyrian/Aramaic
210.10.2140.10.1+7
Portuguese
200.10.2190.10.2+1
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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)20162011Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2011 to 2016
Speaks English only3,35622.935.73,48925.637.9-133
Non-English total10,11369.158.49,03666.456.2+1,077
Not stated1,1678.05.91,0868.05.9+81

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% Greek, City of Brimbank: 2.7% Filipino/Tagalog, City of Brimbank: 2.7% Macedonian, City of Brimbank: 2.4% Serbian, City of Brimbank: 0.8% Cantonese, City of Brimbank: 2.1% Mandarin, City of Brimbank: 1.5% Arabic, City of Brimbank: 2.2% Vietnamese, St Albans (West): 20.2% Punjabi, St Albans (West): 6.9% Maltese, St Albans (West): 3.2% Greek, St Albans (West): 2.8% Filipino/Tagalog, St Albans (West): 2.6% Macedonian, St Albans (West): 2.4% Serbian, St Albans (West): 2.3% Cantonese, St Albans (West): 2.3% Mandarin, St Albans (West): 2.1% Arabic, St Albans (West): 2.0%
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 (West): +544 Punjabi, St Albans (West): +422 Maltese, St Albans (West): -94 Greek, St Albans (West): -53 Filipino/Tagalog, St Albans (West): +12 Macedonian, St Albans (West): -105 Serbian, St Albans (West): -87 Cantonese, St Albans (West): -25 Mandarin, St Albans (West): +108 Arabic, St Albans (West): -14
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 (West) 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, 22.9% of the population spoke English only, and 69.1% 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 (West) was Vietnamese, with 20.2% of the population, or 2,956 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 2016 were:

  • A larger percentage speaking Vietnamese at home (20.2% compared to 16.2%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Punjabi at home (6.9% compared to 2.9%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Serbian at home (2.3% compared to 0.8%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Italian at home (1.1% 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 1,077 or 11.9%, and the number of people who spoke English only decreased by 133 or 3.8%.

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

  • Vietnamese (+544 persons)
  • Punjabi (+422 persons)
  • Samoan (+141 persons)
  • Pashto (+136 persons)

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