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Altona Meadows

Language spoken at home

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In Altona Meadows, 34% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2016.

Altona Meadows'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 Meadows'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
Altona Meadows - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Language (excludes English)Number%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idArabic5552.93.45803.13.6-25
map this data in atlas.idVietnamese5462.92.05492.92.0-3
Maltese
5142.71.45392.91.6-25
Greek
5042.72.75362.93.0-32
map this data in atlas.idItalian4592.42.75673.03.3-108
Macedonian
3752.01.24322.31.4-57
Filipino/Tagalog
3271.70.93952.11.0-68
Cantonese
3181.71.03311.81.1-13
Mandarin
3001.61.42491.31.0+51
Punjabi
2991.61.02621.41.1+37
Hindi
2551.40.91720.90.7+83
Serbian
2361.20.72291.20.8+7
Croatian
1841.00.92021.10.9-18
Spanish
1710.90.71660.90.6+5
Urdu
860.50.3270.10.1+59
Telugu
850.50.3380.20.2+47
Polish
770.40.41250.70.5-48
Khmer
720.40.1610.30.2+11
Indonesian
570.30.3490.30.3+8
Albanian
530.30.3380.20.3+15
Persian/Dari
510.30.2250.10.1+26
Slovak
500.30.2730.40.2-23
Tongan
460.20.1470.30.1-1
Tamil
450.20.2370.20.1+8
Amharic
440.20.1340.20.2+10
Hungarian
360.20.1260.10.1+10
Romanian
350.20.1560.30.1-21
Gujarati
350.20.2400.20.2-5
German
340.20.4540.30.5-20
French
310.20.3680.40.2-37
Sinhalese
310.20.1440.20.1-13
Thai
300.20.2240.10.2+6
Malayalam
300.20.1240.10.1+6
Portuguese
290.20.2190.10.2+10
Russian
280.10.1410.20.1-13
Bengali
260.10.2190.10.1+7
Māori (New Zealand)
250.10.1240.10.1+1
Samoan
230.10.1130.10.1+10
Nepali
230.10.200.00.1+23
Non-verbal so described
220.10.2470.30.1-25
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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 Meadows - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Language summaryNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2011 to 2016
Speaks English only11,42460.565.611,08559.265.7+339
Non-English total6,50634.429.06,80636.329.4-300
Not stated9565.15.48484.54.8+108

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 Arabic, Hobsons Bay City: 3.4% Vietnamese, Hobsons Bay City: 2.0% Maltese, Hobsons Bay City: 1.4% Greek, Hobsons Bay City: 2.7% Italian, Hobsons Bay City: 2.7% Macedonian, Hobsons Bay City: 1.2% Filipino/Tagalog, Hobsons Bay City: 0.9% Cantonese, Hobsons Bay City: 1.0% Mandarin, Hobsons Bay City: 1.4% Punjabi, Hobsons Bay City: 1.0% Arabic, Altona Meadows: 2.9% Vietnamese, Altona Meadows: 2.9% Maltese, Altona Meadows: 2.7% Greek, Altona Meadows: 2.7% Italian, Altona Meadows: 2.4% Macedonian, Altona Meadows: 2.0% Filipino/Tagalog, Altona Meadows: 1.7% Cantonese, Altona Meadows: 1.7% Mandarin, Altona Meadows: 1.6% Punjabi, Altona Meadows: 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 Arabic, Altona Meadows: -25 Vietnamese, Altona Meadows: -3 Maltese, Altona Meadows: -25 Greek, Altona Meadows: -32 Italian, Altona Meadows: -108 Macedonian, Altona Meadows: -57 Filipino/Tagalog, Altona Meadows: -68 Cantonese, Altona Meadows: -13 Mandarin, Altona Meadows: +51 Punjabi, Altona Meadows: +37
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 Altona Meadows in 2016 compared to Hobsons Bay City 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, 60.5% of the population spoke English only, and 34.4% spoke a non-English language, compared with 65.6% and 29.0% respectively for Hobsons Bay City.

The dominant language spoken at home, other than English, in Altona Meadows was Arabic, with 2.9% of the population, or 555 people speaking this language at home.

The major difference between the languages spoken at home for the population of Altona Meadows and Hobsons Bay City in 2016 was:

  • A larger percentage speaking Maltese at home (2.7% compared to 1.4%)

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home decreased by 300 or 4.4%, and the number of people who spoke English only increased by 339 or 3.1%.

The largest changes in the spoken languages of the population in Altona Meadows between 2011 and 2016 were for those speaking:

  • Italian (-108 persons)
  • Hindi (+83 persons)
  • Filipino/Tagalog (-68 persons)
  • Urdu (+59 persons)

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