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Altona - Seaholme

Language spoken at home

In Altona - Seaholme, 20% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2011.

Altona - Seaholme'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.

Altona - Seaholme'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
Altona - Seaholme - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language (excludes English)Number%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idItalian2902.53.33392.93.7-49
Maltese
2792.41.63653.21.9-86
Greek
1901.63.01751.53.2+15
Mandarin
1851.61.01421.20.6+43
map this data in atlas.idVietnamese1151.02.01171.02.2-2
German
970.80.5800.70.4+17
Hindi
960.80.7640.60.3+32
Croatian
890.80.9950.81.0-6
Cantonese
880.71.1900.81.1-2
Punjabi
820.71.1280.20.2+54
Albanian
660.60.3180.20.3+48
Filipino/Tagalog
590.51.0880.81.1-29
map this data in atlas.idArabic540.53.6900.83.7-36
Macedonian
510.41.4270.21.6+24
Serbian
480.40.8500.40.9-2
Spanish
450.40.6480.40.6-3
Polish
380.30.5370.30.6+1
Indonesian
320.30.3190.20.2+13
Thai
320.30.2140.10.1+18
Bengali
240.20.160.10.1+18
Swedish
230.20.190.10.1+14
Portuguese
230.20.290.10.1+14
Japanese
230.20.1250.20.1-2
Dutch
220.20.1230.20.1-1
French
200.20.2120.10.2+8
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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
Altona - Seaholme - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language summaryNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only8,91375.765.78,72275.766.6+191
Non-English total2,40820.529.42,27319.728.1+135
Not stated4483.84.85264.65.4-78

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 Italian, Hobsons Bay City: 3.3% Maltese, Hobsons Bay City: 1.6% Greek, Hobsons Bay City: 3.0% Mandarin, Hobsons Bay City: 1.0% Vietnamese, Hobsons Bay City: 2.0% German, Hobsons Bay City: 0.5% Hindi, Hobsons Bay City: 0.7% Croatian, Hobsons Bay City: 0.9% Cantonese, Hobsons Bay City: 1.1% Punjabi, Hobsons Bay City: 1.1% Italian, Altona - Seaholme: 2.5% Maltese, Altona - Seaholme: 2.4% Greek, Altona - Seaholme: 1.6% Mandarin, Altona - Seaholme: 1.6% Vietnamese, Altona - Seaholme: 1.0% German, Altona - Seaholme: 0.8% Hindi, Altona - Seaholme: 0.8% Croatian, Altona - Seaholme: 0.8% Cantonese, Altona - Seaholme: 0.7% Punjabi, Altona - Seaholme: 0.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
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Change in language spoken at home, 2006 to 2011
Change in language spoken at home, 2006 to 2011 Italian, Altona - Seaholme: -49 Maltese, Altona - Seaholme: -86 Greek, Altona - Seaholme: +15 Mandarin, Altona - Seaholme: +43 Vietnamese, Altona - Seaholme: -2 German, Altona - Seaholme: +17 Hindi, Altona - Seaholme: +32 Croatian, Altona - Seaholme: -6 Cantonese, Altona - Seaholme: -2 Punjabi, Altona - Seaholme: +54
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 Altona - Seaholme in 2011 compared to Hobsons Bay City 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, 75.7% of the population spoke English only, and 20.5% spoke a non-English language, compared with 65.7% and 29.4% respectively for Hobsons Bay City.

The dominant language spoken at home, other than English, in Altona - Seaholme was Italian, with 2.5% of the population, or 290 people speaking this language at home.

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

  • A smaller percentage speaking Arabic at home (0.5% compared to 3.6%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Greek at home (1.6% compared to 3.0%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 135 or 5.9%, and the number of people who spoke English only increased by 191 or 2.2%.

The largest changes in the spoken languages of the population in Altona - Seaholme between 2006 and 2011 were for those speaking:

  • Maltese (-86 persons)
  • Punjabi (+54 persons)

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