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Horseshoe Bend Ward

Language spoken at home

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In Horseshoe Bend Ward, 57% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2016.

Horseshoe Bend Ward'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.

Horseshoe Bend Ward'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
Horseshoe Bend Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Language (excludes English)Number%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idVietnamese6,90821.416.25,81318.514.2+1,095
Punjabi
1,1553.62.98862.82.3+269
map this data in atlas.idItalian1,0333.22.51,2534.03.2-220
map this data in atlas.idMaltese8812.72.61,0893.53.3-207
Greek
7972.52.78792.83.2-82
Croatian
7552.31.81,0073.22.2-252
Cantonese
7252.32.18482.72.4-124
Arabic
6011.92.26392.02.3-39
Filipino/Tagalog
5841.82.75701.82.7+14
Macedonian
5101.62.45261.72.9-16
Spanish
3701.11.54401.41.6-70
Samoan
3621.10.81590.50.5+203
Mandarin
2740.91.52330.71.1+41
Hindi
2590.81.22370.81.0+22
Serbian
2360.70.83431.11.0-107
Urdu
2210.70.71120.40.5+110
Turkish
2170.71.22180.71.5-1
Polish
1680.50.72360.80.9-69
Dinka
1660.50.42360.80.6-70
Bosnian
1550.50.51980.60.7-43
Albanian
1360.40.51650.50.5-29
German
1360.40.21850.60.3-49
Tamil
1080.30.7800.30.3+28
Assyrian/Aramaic
990.30.2660.20.1+33
Persian/Dari
980.30.5400.10.1+58
Amharic
820.30.4330.10.3+49
Pashto
760.20.3170.10.1+59
Somali
630.20.2340.10.1+29
Thai
620.20.2300.10.1+32
Sinhalese
610.20.5770.20.5-17
Tongan
580.20.360.00.2+52
Malayalam
540.20.2520.20.2+2
Nepali
450.10.3360.10.2+9
Slovene
450.10.1570.20.1-12
Non-verbal so described
400.10.2450.10.2-5
Tigrinya
400.10.2210.10.1+18
Russian
390.10.1470.10.1-8
Romanian
380.10.1450.10.2-7
Ukrainian
330.10.2380.10.2-5
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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
Horseshoe Bend Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2011 to 2016
Speaks English only
11,66436.235.711,42436.437.9+240
map this data in atlas.idNon-English total18,47657.458.417,86456.956.2+612
Not stated
2,0636.45.92,0926.75.9-29

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% Italian, City of Brimbank: 2.5% Maltese, City of Brimbank: 2.6% Greek, City of Brimbank: 2.7% Croatian, City of Brimbank: 1.8% Cantonese, City of Brimbank: 2.1% Arabic, City of Brimbank: 2.2% Filipino/Tagalog, City of Brimbank: 2.7% Macedonian, City of Brimbank: 2.4% Vietnamese, Horseshoe Bend Ward: 21.4% Punjabi, Horseshoe Bend Ward: 3.6% Italian, Horseshoe Bend Ward: 3.2% Maltese, Horseshoe Bend Ward: 2.7% Greek, Horseshoe Bend Ward: 2.5% Croatian, Horseshoe Bend Ward: 2.3% Cantonese, Horseshoe Bend Ward: 2.3% Arabic, Horseshoe Bend Ward: 1.9% Filipino/Tagalog, Horseshoe Bend Ward: 1.8% Macedonian, Horseshoe Bend Ward: 1.6%
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, Horseshoe Bend Ward: +1,095 Punjabi, Horseshoe Bend Ward: +269 Italian, Horseshoe Bend Ward: -220 Maltese, Horseshoe Bend Ward: -207 Greek, Horseshoe Bend Ward: -82 Croatian, Horseshoe Bend Ward: -252 Cantonese, Horseshoe Bend Ward: -124 Arabic, Horseshoe Bend Ward: -39 Filipino/Tagalog, Horseshoe Bend Ward: +14 Macedonian, Horseshoe Bend Ward: -16
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 Horseshoe Bend Ward in 2016 compared to City of Brimbank shows that there was a larger proportion of people who spoke English only, and a smaller proportion of those speaking a non-English language (either exclusively, or in addition to English).

Overall, 36.2% of the population spoke English only, and 57.4% 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 Horseshoe Bend Ward was Vietnamese, with 21.4% of the population, or 6,908 people speaking this language at home.

The major difference between the languages spoken at home for the population of Horseshoe Bend Ward and City of Brimbank in 2016 was:

  • A larger percentage speaking Vietnamese at home (21.4% compared to 16.2%)

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 612 or 3.4%, and the number of people who spoke English only increased by 240 or 2.1%.

The largest changes in the spoken languages of the population in Horseshoe Bend Ward between 2011 and 2016 were for those speaking:

  • Vietnamese (+1,095 persons)
  • Punjabi (+269 persons)
  • Croatian (-252 persons)
  • Italian (-220 persons)

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