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Horseshoe Bend Ward

Language spoken at home

In Horseshoe Bend Ward, 57% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2011.

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.

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 - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language (excludes English)Number%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idVietnamese5,81318.514.24,75815.412.6+1,055
map this data in atlas.idItalian1,2544.03.21,3484.43.8-94
map this data in atlas.idMaltese1,0893.53.31,3714.44.0-282
Croatian
1,0073.22.21,1493.72.7-142
Punjabi
8862.82.31250.40.6+761
Greek
8792.83.21,0343.33.7-154
Cantonese
8492.72.48712.82.4-22
Arabic
6402.02.37002.32.2-60
Filipino/Tagalog
5701.82.75481.82.3+22
Macedonian
5261.72.96892.23.5-162
Spanish
4401.41.64951.61.9-55
Serbian
3441.11.03441.11.20
Polish
2370.80.93481.11.2-111
Hindi
2370.81.01110.40.6+126
Dinka
2360.80.62530.80.5-17
Mandarin
2330.71.12140.70.7+20
Turkish
2190.71.53301.11.8-111
Bosnian
1980.60.73241.00.8-126
German
1850.60.32510.80.4-66
Albanian
1650.50.51930.60.6-28
Samoan
1590.50.5980.30.3+61
Urdu
1120.40.5350.10.2+77
Tamil
800.30.3330.10.2+47
Sinhalese
780.20.5650.20.4+13
Assyrian/Aramaic
660.20.1280.10.1+38
Hungarian
590.20.1580.20.2+1
Slovene
580.20.1620.20.1-4
Malayalam
520.20.2370.10.1+15
Bengali
500.20.3180.10.1+32
Serbo-Croatian Yugoslavian, so described
480.20.1810.30.2-33
Russian
470.10.1400.10.1+7
Romanian
450.10.2960.30.2-51
Non-verbal so described
450.10.2550.20.2-10
Portuguese
420.10.2370.10.2+5
Dutch
420.10.0320.10.1+10
French
400.10.1300.10.1+10
Persian/Dari
400.10.1590.20.1-19
Hakka
390.10.6530.20.6-14
Ukrainian
380.10.2940.30.3-56
Nepali
360.10.280.00.0+28
Somali
340.10.1190.10.1+15
Slovak
330.10.1400.10.1-7
Amharic
330.10.3260.10.2+7
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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)20112006Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only11,42536.437.912,15339.340.7-728
Non-English total17,86556.956.217,06855.253.7+796
Not stated2,0936.75.91,7115.55.5+382

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% Italian, City of Brimbank: 3.2% Maltese, City of Brimbank: 3.3% Croatian, City of Brimbank: 2.2% Punjabi, City of Brimbank: 2.3% Greek, City of Brimbank: 3.2% Cantonese, City of Brimbank: 2.4% Arabic, City of Brimbank: 2.3% Filipino/Tagalog, City of Brimbank: 2.7% Macedonian, City of Brimbank: 2.9% Vietnamese, Horseshoe Bend Ward: 18.5% Italian, Horseshoe Bend Ward: 4.0% Maltese, Horseshoe Bend Ward: 3.5% Croatian, Horseshoe Bend Ward: 3.2% Punjabi, Horseshoe Bend Ward: 2.8% Greek, Horseshoe Bend Ward: 2.8% Cantonese, Horseshoe Bend Ward: 2.7% Arabic, Horseshoe Bend Ward: 2.0% Filipino/Tagalog, Horseshoe Bend Ward: 1.8% Macedonian, Horseshoe Bend Ward: 1.7%
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, Horseshoe Bend Ward: +1,055 Italian, Horseshoe Bend Ward: -94 Maltese, Horseshoe Bend Ward: -282 Croatian, Horseshoe Bend Ward: -142 Punjabi, Horseshoe Bend Ward: +761 Greek, Horseshoe Bend Ward: -154 Cantonese, Horseshoe Bend Ward: -22 Arabic, Horseshoe Bend Ward: -60 Filipino/Tagalog, Horseshoe Bend Ward: +22 Macedonian, Horseshoe Bend Ward: -162
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 Horseshoe Bend Ward 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, 36.4% of the population spoke English only, and 56.9% 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 Horseshoe Bend Ward was Vietnamese, with 18.5% of the population, or 5,813 people speaking this language at home.

The major differences between the languages spoken at home for the population of Horseshoe Bend Ward and City of Brimbank in 2011 were:

  • A larger percentage speaking Vietnamese at home (18.5% compared to 14.2%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Croatian at home (3.2% compared to 2.2%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Macedonian at home (1.7% compared to 2.9%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 797 or 4.7%, and the number of people who spoke English only decreased by 728 or 6.0%.

The largest changes in the spoken languages of the population in Horseshoe Bend Ward between 2006 and 2011 were for those speaking:

  • Vietnamese (+1,055 persons)
  • Punjabi (+761 persons)
  • Maltese (-282 persons)
  • Macedonian (-162 persons)

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