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St Albans District

Language spoken at home

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In St Albans District, 67% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2016.

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.

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 District - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Language (excludes English)Number%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idVietnamese11,65224.316.29,76821.014.2+1,884
Punjabi
2,2374.72.91,5703.42.3+667
map this data in atlas.idMaltese1,5693.32.61,9294.13.3-360
Macedonian
1,3372.82.41,5023.22.9-165
Filipino/Tagalog
1,2282.62.71,2432.72.7-15
Cantonese
1,1892.52.11,3923.02.4-203
Greek
1,1362.42.71,2592.73.2-123
Arabic
1,0302.12.21,1252.42.3-95
Croatian
1,0272.11.81,3402.92.2-313
Samoan
6661.40.83040.70.5+362
Spanish
6461.31.57801.71.6-134
Serbian
6331.30.88581.81.0-225
Mandarin
6231.31.54591.01.1+164
map this data in atlas.idItalian6111.32.57901.73.2-179
Hindi
5161.11.24140.91.0+102
Turkish
4420.91.25401.21.5-98
Urdu
4400.90.72200.50.5+220
Bosnian
4030.80.54611.00.7-58
Dinka
3420.70.44811.00.6-139
Polish
2970.60.73940.80.9-97
Pashto
2370.50.3430.10.1+194
Tamil
2210.50.71470.30.3+74
Albanian
2030.40.52950.60.5-92
Persian/Dari
1950.40.5530.10.1+142
Nepali
1730.40.3710.20.2+102
German
1690.40.22330.50.3-64
Amharic
1640.30.41130.20.3+51
Hakka
1570.30.52140.50.6-57
Sinhalese
1380.30.51530.30.5-15
Tongan
1360.30.3460.10.2+90
Chin Haka
1280.30.360.00.0+122
Malayalam
990.20.2980.20.2+1
Lao
970.20.21270.30.2-30
Assyrian/Aramaic
870.20.2430.10.1+44
Thai
840.20.2630.10.1+21
Tigrinya
830.20.2380.10.1+45
Burmese
830.20.3330.10.1+50
Somali
810.20.2620.10.1+19
Slovene
790.20.11080.20.1-29
Non-verbal so described
730.20.2990.20.2-26
Bengali
680.10.3920.20.3-24
Telugu
650.10.3690.10.2-4
Portuguese
620.10.2770.20.2-15
Romanian
570.10.1940.20.2-37
Min Nan (incl.Hokkien)
570.10.1540.10.1+3
Serbo-Croatian Yugoslavian, so described
500.10.1960.20.1-46
Ukrainian
490.10.2680.10.2-19
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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)20162011Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2011 to 2016
Speaks English only
12,31425.635.712,49226.937.9-178
map this data in atlas.idNon-English total32,28967.258.430,55765.756.2+1,732
Not stated
3,4277.15.93,4637.45.9-36

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% Macedonian, City of Brimbank: 2.4% Filipino/Tagalog, City of Brimbank: 2.7% Cantonese, City of Brimbank: 2.1% Greek, City of Brimbank: 2.7% Arabic, City of Brimbank: 2.2% Croatian, City of Brimbank: 1.8% Samoan, City of Brimbank: 0.8% Vietnamese, St Albans District: 24.3% Punjabi, St Albans District: 4.7% Maltese, St Albans District: 3.3% Macedonian, St Albans District: 2.8% Filipino/Tagalog, St Albans District: 2.6% Cantonese, St Albans District: 2.5% Greek, St Albans District: 2.4% Arabic, St Albans District: 2.1% Croatian, St Albans District: 2.1% Samoan, St Albans District: 1.4%
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 District: +1,884 Punjabi, St Albans District: +667 Maltese, St Albans District: -360 Macedonian, St Albans District: -165 Filipino/Tagalog, St Albans District: -15 Cantonese, St Albans District: -203 Greek, St Albans District: -123 Arabic, St Albans District: -95 Croatian, St Albans District: -313 Samoan, St Albans District: +362
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 District 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, 25.6% of the population spoke English only, and 67.2% 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 District was Vietnamese, with 24.3% of the population, or 11,652 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 2016 were:

  • A larger percentage speaking Vietnamese at home (24.3% compared to 16.2%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Punjabi at home (4.7% compared to 2.9%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Italian at home (1.3% 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 1,732 or 5.7%, and the number of people who spoke English only decreased by 178 or 1.4%.

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

  • Vietnamese (+1,884 persons)
  • Punjabi (+667 persons)
  • Samoan (+362 persons)
  • Maltese (-360 persons)

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