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Altona Meadows

Language spoken at home

In Altona Meadows, 36% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2011.

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.

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 - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language (excludes English)Number%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idArabic5803.13.65733.03.7+7
map this data in atlas.idItalian5673.03.36133.33.7-46
map this data in atlas.idVietnamese5492.92.06023.22.2-53
Maltese
5392.91.66013.21.9-62
Greek
5362.93.06163.33.2-80
Macedonian
4322.31.45282.81.6-96
Filipino/Tagalog
3952.11.04062.21.1-11
Cantonese
3311.81.12771.51.1+54
Punjabi
2621.41.1570.30.2+205
Mandarin
2491.31.01550.80.6+94
Serbian
2291.20.82541.30.9-25
Croatian
2021.10.92571.41.0-55
Hindi
1720.90.7650.30.3+107
Spanish
1660.90.61700.90.6-4
Polish
1250.70.51500.80.6-25
Slovak
730.40.21020.50.3-29
French
680.40.2440.20.2+24
Khmer
610.30.2780.40.2-17
Romanian
560.30.1450.20.2+11
German
540.30.5430.20.4+11
Indonesian
490.30.3520.30.2-3
Tongan
470.30.1380.20.1+9
Non-verbal so described
470.30.1520.30.2-5
Sinhalese
440.20.1280.10.1+16
Russian
410.20.1280.10.1+13
Turkish
400.20.1260.10.1+14
Gujarati
400.20.230.00.0+37
Albanian
380.20.3740.40.3-36
Korean
380.20.130.00.0+35
Telugu
380.20.2190.10.0+19
Tamil
370.20.1270.10.1+10
Amharic
340.20.2580.30.2-24
Urdu
270.10.1210.10.1+6
Hungarian
260.10.1280.10.1-2
Dutch
260.10.1300.20.1-4
Persian/Dari
250.10.160.00.0+19
Lao
240.10.1350.20.1-11
Malayalam
240.10.130.00.0+21
Māori (New Zealand)
240.10.1110.10.1+13
Thai
240.10.2230.10.1+1
Bosnian
210.10.1420.20.1-21
Japanese
200.10.130.00.1+17
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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)20112006Change
Language summaryNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only11,08559.265.711,52261.166.6-437
Non-English total6,80636.329.46,59135.028.1+215
Not stated8484.54.87303.95.4+118

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, Hobsons Bay City: 3.6% Italian, Hobsons Bay City: 3.3% Vietnamese, Hobsons Bay City: 2.0% Maltese, Hobsons Bay City: 1.6% Greek, Hobsons Bay City: 3.0% Macedonian, Hobsons Bay City: 1.4% Filipino/Tagalog, Hobsons Bay City: 1.0% Cantonese, Hobsons Bay City: 1.1% Punjabi, Hobsons Bay City: 1.1% Mandarin, Hobsons Bay City: 1.0% Arabic, Altona Meadows: 3.1% Italian, Altona Meadows: 3.0% Vietnamese, Altona Meadows: 2.9% Maltese, Altona Meadows: 2.9% Greek, Altona Meadows: 2.9% Macedonian, Altona Meadows: 2.3% Filipino/Tagalog, Altona Meadows: 2.1% Cantonese, Altona Meadows: 1.8% Punjabi, Altona Meadows: 1.4% Mandarin, Altona Meadows: 1.3%
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, Altona Meadows: +7 Italian, Altona Meadows: -46 Vietnamese, Altona Meadows: -53 Maltese, Altona Meadows: -62 Greek, Altona Meadows: -80 Macedonian, Altona Meadows: -96 Filipino/Tagalog, Altona Meadows: -11 Cantonese, Altona Meadows: +54 Punjabi, Altona Meadows: +205 Mandarin, Altona Meadows: +94
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 Meadows in 2011 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, 59.2% of the population spoke English only, and 36.3% 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 Meadows was Arabic, with 3.1% of the population, or 580 people speaking this language at home.

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

  • A larger percentage speaking Maltese at home (2.9% compared to 1.6%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Filipino/Tagalog at home (2.1% compared to 1.0%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 215 or 3.3%, and the number of people who spoke English only decreased by 437 or 3.8%.

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

  • Punjabi (+205 persons)
  • Hindi (+107 persons)
  • Macedonian (-96 persons)
  • Mandarin (+94 persons)

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