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Hobsons Bay City

Language spoken at home

In Hobsons Bay City, 29% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2011.

Hobsons Bay City'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.

Hobsons Bay City'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
Hobsons Bay City - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language (excludes English)Number%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idArabic3,0263.61.62,9823.71.5+44
map this data in atlas.idItalian2,7343.32.83,0303.73.3-296
Greek
2,5453.02.82,6043.23.1-59
map this data in atlas.idVietnamese1,6372.02.11,7752.21.9-138
Maltese
1,3441.60.41,5371.90.5-193
Macedonian
1,1711.40.71,2731.60.8-102
Cantonese
9091.11.88971.11.8+12
Punjabi
9091.10.71300.20.2+779
Mandarin
8591.02.55020.61.7+357
Filipino/Tagalog
8151.00.79131.10.6-98
Croatian
7700.90.58541.00.5-84
Serbian
6500.80.47060.90.4-56
Hindi
6100.70.82110.30.5+399
Spanish
4990.60.74520.60.6+47
Polish
4050.50.44690.60.4-64
German
3910.50.43500.40.4+41
Karen
3380.40.1750.10.0+263
Albanian
2450.30.22360.30.1+9
Indonesian
2160.30.31380.20.3+78
Slovak
2080.20.02620.30.0-54
French
2050.20.41490.20.3+56
Gujarati
1770.20.2170.00.1+160
Portuguese
1450.20.1960.10.1+49
Thai
1440.20.2900.10.1+54
Khmer
1430.20.31620.20.3-19
Telugu
1420.20.2370.00.1+105
Amharic
1260.20.11240.20.0+2
Romanian
1250.10.11510.20.1-26
Urdu
1210.10.3680.10.1+53
Malayalam
1190.10.2120.00.1+107
Japanese
1150.10.2830.10.2+32
Turkish
1100.10.8940.10.8+16
Non-verbal so described
1090.10.11700.20.2-61
Bengali
1070.10.2620.10.1+45
Russian
1060.10.4870.10.4+19
Nepali
1050.10.190.00.0+96
Sinhalese
1020.10.7670.10.5+35
Tamil
960.10.4640.10.3+32
Dutch
920.10.2940.10.2-2
Hungarian
900.10.2990.10.2-9
Korean
860.10.3200.00.2+66
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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
Hobsons Bay City - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language summaryNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only55,11665.766.354,22966.668.5+887
Non-English total24,67929.429.122,86228.126.0+1,817
Not stated4,0664.84.64,3715.45.6-305

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 Arabic, Greater Melbourne: 1.6% Italian, Greater Melbourne: 2.8% Greek, Greater Melbourne: 2.8% Vietnamese, Greater Melbourne: 2.1% Maltese, Greater Melbourne: 0.4% Macedonian, Greater Melbourne: 0.7% Punjabi, Greater Melbourne: 0.7% Cantonese, Greater Melbourne: 1.8% Mandarin, Greater Melbourne: 2.5% Filipino/Tagalog, Greater Melbourne: 0.7% Arabic, Hobsons Bay City: 3.6% Italian, Hobsons Bay City: 3.3% Greek, Hobsons Bay City: 3.0% Vietnamese, Hobsons Bay City: 2.0% Maltese, Hobsons Bay City: 1.6% Macedonian, Hobsons Bay City: 1.4% Punjabi, Hobsons Bay City: 1.1% Cantonese, Hobsons Bay City: 1.1% Mandarin, Hobsons Bay City: 1.0% Filipino/Tagalog, Hobsons Bay City: 1.0%
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 Arabic, Hobsons Bay City: +44 Italian, Hobsons Bay City: -296 Greek, Hobsons Bay City: -59 Vietnamese, Hobsons Bay City: -138 Maltese, Hobsons Bay City: -193 Macedonian, Hobsons Bay City: -102 Punjabi, Hobsons Bay City: +779 Cantonese, Hobsons Bay City: +12 Mandarin, Hobsons Bay City: +357 Filipino/Tagalog, Hobsons Bay City: -98
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 Hobsons Bay City in 2011 compared to Greater Melbourne shows that there was a smaller proportion of people who spoke English only, and a similar proportion of those speaking a non-English language (either exclusively, or in addition to English).

Overall, 65.7% of the population spoke English only, and 29.4% spoke a non-English language, compared with 66.3% and 29.1% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

The dominant language spoken at home, other than English, in Hobsons Bay City was Arabic, with 3.6% of the population, or 3,026 people speaking this language at home.

The major differences between the languages spoken at home for the population of Hobsons Bay City and Greater Melbourne in 2011 were:

  • A larger percentage speaking Arabic at home (3.6% compared to 1.6%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Maltese at home (1.6% compared to 0.4%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Mandarin at home (1.0% compared to 2.5%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 1,817 or 7.9%, and the number of people who spoke English only increased by 887 or 1.6%.

The largest changes in the spoken languages of the population in Hobsons Bay City between 2006 and 2011 were for those speaking:

  • Punjabi (+779 persons)
  • Hindi (+399 persons)
  • Mandarin (+357 persons)
  • Italian (-296 persons)

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