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St Albans District

Language spoken at home

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

St Albans District'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 District'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 District - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language (excludes English)Number%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idVietnamese9,76821.014.28,11117.912.6+1,657
map this data in atlas.idMaltese1,9294.13.32,3375.24.0-408
Punjabi
1,5703.42.32250.50.6+1,345
Macedonian
1,5023.22.91,7763.93.5-274
Cantonese
1,3923.02.41,4773.32.4-85
Croatian
1,3402.92.21,6833.72.7-343
Greek
1,2592.73.21,4773.33.7-218
Filipino/Tagalog
1,2432.72.71,0612.32.3+182
Arabic
1,1252.42.31,0542.32.2+71
Serbian
8581.81.09642.11.2-106
map this data in atlas.idItalian7901.73.29832.23.8-193
Spanish
7801.71.69062.01.9-126
Turkish
5401.21.56831.51.8-143
Dinka
4811.00.64771.10.5+4
Bosnian
4611.00.76941.50.8-233
Mandarin
4591.01.13150.70.7+144
Hindi
4140.91.01830.40.6+231
Polish
3940.80.95621.21.2-168
Samoan
3040.70.52220.50.3+82
Albanian
2950.60.53250.70.6-30
German
2330.50.33240.70.4-91
Urdu
2200.50.5970.20.2+123
Hakka
2140.50.62760.60.6-62
Sinhalese
1530.30.51150.30.4+38
Tamil
1470.30.3720.20.2+75
Lao
1270.30.21360.30.2-9
Amharic
1130.20.3670.10.2+46
Slovene
1080.20.11050.20.1+3
Hungarian
1020.20.11260.30.2-24
Non-verbal so described
990.20.2960.20.2+3
Malayalam
980.20.2530.10.1+45
Serbo-Croatian Yugoslavian, so described
960.20.11530.30.2-57
Romanian
940.20.21370.30.2-43
Bengali
920.20.3180.00.1+74
Slovak
810.20.1980.20.1-17
Portuguese
770.20.2830.20.2-6
Nepali
710.20.280.00.0+63
Russian
690.10.1680.20.1+1
Telugu
690.10.2350.10.1+34
Ukrainian
680.10.21280.30.3-60
Thai
630.10.1550.10.1+8
Somali
620.10.1310.10.1+31
French
560.10.1420.10.1+14
Min Nan (incl.Hokkien)
540.10.1550.10.1-1
Persian/Dari
530.10.1620.10.1-9
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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 District - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only12,49226.937.913,47629.840.7-984
Non-English total30,55765.756.228,69963.453.7+1,858
Not stated3,4637.45.93,0726.85.5+391

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% Macedonian, City of Brimbank: 2.9% Cantonese, City of Brimbank: 2.4% Croatian, City of Brimbank: 2.2% Greek, City of Brimbank: 3.2% Filipino/Tagalog, City of Brimbank: 2.7% Arabic, City of Brimbank: 2.3% Serbian, City of Brimbank: 1.0% Vietnamese, St Albans District: 21.0% Maltese, St Albans District: 4.1% Punjabi, St Albans District: 3.4% Macedonian, St Albans District: 3.2% Cantonese, St Albans District: 3.0% Croatian, St Albans District: 2.9% Greek, St Albans District: 2.7% Filipino/Tagalog, St Albans District: 2.7% Arabic, St Albans District: 2.4% Serbian, St Albans District: 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 District: +1,657 Maltese, St Albans District: -408 Punjabi, St Albans District: +1,345 Macedonian, St Albans District: -274 Cantonese, St Albans District: -85 Croatian, St Albans District: -343 Greek, St Albans District: -218 Filipino/Tagalog, St Albans District: +182 Arabic, St Albans District: +71 Serbian, St Albans District: -106
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 District 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, 26.9% of the population spoke English only, and 65.7% 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 District was Vietnamese, with 21.0% of the population, or 9,768 people speaking this language at home.

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

  • A larger percentage speaking Vietnamese at home (21.0% compared to 14.2%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Punjabi at home (3.4% compared to 2.3%)
  • 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 1,858 or 6.5%, and the number of people who spoke English only decreased by 984 or 7.3%.

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

  • Vietnamese (+1,657 persons)
  • Punjabi (+1,345 persons)
  • Maltese (-408 persons)
  • Croatian (-343 persons)

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