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St Albans

Language spoken at home

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

St Albans'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'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 - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language (excludes English)Number%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idVietnamese7,83422.414.26,27718.712.6+1,557
map this data in atlas.idMaltese1,5624.53.31,9215.74.0-359
Punjabi
1,4364.12.31820.50.6+1,254
Croatian
1,1183.22.21,4084.22.7-290
Cantonese
1,0793.12.41,1533.42.4-74
Greek
1,0102.93.21,1563.53.7-146
Filipino/Tagalog
8642.52.77712.32.3+93
Macedonian
8412.42.91,0223.13.5-181
Arabic
7702.22.37862.32.2-16
Serbian
6852.01.07972.41.2-112
map this data in atlas.idItalian5881.73.27422.23.8-154
Spanish
5441.61.65841.71.9-40
Hindi
3801.11.01460.40.6+234
Mandarin
3661.01.12460.70.7+120
Dinka
3461.00.64041.20.5-58
Bosnian
3371.00.75341.60.8-197
Turkish
3130.91.54171.21.8-104
Polish
3000.90.94671.41.2-167
Albanian
2340.70.52530.80.6-19
Samoan
2100.60.51750.50.3+35
German
2090.60.32750.80.4-66
Urdu
1970.60.5840.30.2+113
Sinhalese
1240.40.5950.30.4+29
Tamil
1100.30.3400.10.2+70
Slovene
1050.30.1990.30.1+6
Malayalam
900.30.2440.10.1+46
Hakka
780.20.61040.30.6-26
Amharic
780.20.3470.10.2+31
Serbo-Croatian Yugoslavian, so described
780.20.11260.40.2-48
Bengali
760.20.3180.10.1+58
Hungarian
750.20.1980.30.2-23
Non-verbal so described
740.20.2670.20.2+7
Nepali
710.20.280.00.0+63
Lao
710.20.2650.20.2+6
Slovak
680.20.1850.30.1-17
Telugu
660.20.2320.10.1+34
Romanian
650.20.2990.30.2-34
Ukrainian
570.20.21190.40.3-62
Russian
570.20.1610.20.1-4
Somali
560.20.1310.10.1+25
Persian/Dari
530.20.1590.20.1-6
Portuguese
490.10.2540.20.2-5
Thai
470.10.1440.10.1+3
Min Nan (incl.Hokkien)
450.10.1390.10.1+6
Oromo
400.10.1340.10.0+6
Tigrinya
380.10.1--------
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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 - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only8,58624.537.99,35027.940.7-764
Non-English total23,67667.556.221,84865.253.7+1,828
Not stated2,7888.05.92,2996.95.5+489

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% Macedonian, City of Brimbank: 2.9% Arabic, City of Brimbank: 2.3% Serbian, City of Brimbank: 1.0% Vietnamese, St Albans: 22.4% Maltese, St Albans: 4.5% Punjabi, St Albans: 4.1% Croatian, St Albans: 3.2% Cantonese, St Albans: 3.1% Greek, St Albans: 2.9% Filipino/Tagalog, St Albans: 2.5% Macedonian, St Albans: 2.4% Arabic, St Albans: 2.2% Serbian, St Albans: 2.0%
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: +1,557 Maltese, St Albans: -359 Punjabi, St Albans: +1,254 Croatian, St Albans: -290 Cantonese, St Albans: -74 Greek, St Albans: -146 Filipino/Tagalog, St Albans: +93 Macedonian, St Albans: -181 Arabic, St Albans: -16 Serbian, St Albans: -112
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 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, 24.5% of the population spoke English only, and 67.5% 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 was Vietnamese, with 22.4% of the population, or 7,834 people speaking this language at home.

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

  • A larger percentage speaking Vietnamese at home (22.4% compared to 14.2%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Punjabi at home (4.1% compared to 2.3%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Maltese at home (4.5% compared to 3.3%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Italian at home (1.7% 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 1,828 or 8.4%, and the number of people who spoke English only decreased by 764 or 8.2%.

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

  • Vietnamese (+1,557 persons)
  • Punjabi (+1,254 persons)
  • Maltese (-359 persons)
  • Croatian (-290 persons)

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