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Altona North

Language spoken at home

In Altona North, 51% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2011.

Altona North'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 North'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 North - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language (excludes English)Number%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idArabic1,55113.53.61,38512.63.7+166
map this data in atlas.idItalian8767.63.31,0369.43.7-159
Greek
7366.43.07917.23.2-56
map this data in atlas.idVietnamese4944.32.05555.12.2-61
Maltese
2832.51.63192.91.9-36
Cantonese
2292.01.12542.31.1-24
Macedonian
2272.01.42582.41.6-31
Croatian
1741.50.91791.61.0-5
Serbian
1301.10.81351.20.9-5
Polish
1010.90.5830.80.6+17
Punjabi
750.61.1120.10.2+63
Filipino/Tagalog
670.61.0580.51.1+9
Mandarin
630.51.0480.40.6+15
German
560.50.5470.40.4+9
Albanian
540.50.3700.60.3-16
Indonesian
430.40.3150.10.2+28
Spanish
400.30.6620.60.6-22
Hindi
350.30.730.00.3+32
Slovak
340.30.2570.50.3-22
Urdu
330.30.1150.10.1+18
French
320.30.2210.20.2+11
Romanian
260.20.1440.40.2-17
Gujarati
250.20.200.00.0+25
Burmese
220.20.1110.10.1+11
Ukrainian
210.20.1160.10.1+4
Amharic
200.20.240.00.2+16
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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 North - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language summaryNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only4,75141.365.74,29139.166.6+460
Non-English total5,88751.129.45,81353.028.1+74
Not stated8727.64.88597.85.4+12

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% Greek, Hobsons Bay City: 3.0% Vietnamese, Hobsons Bay City: 2.0% Maltese, Hobsons Bay City: 1.6% Cantonese, Hobsons Bay City: 1.1% Macedonian, Hobsons Bay City: 1.4% Croatian, Hobsons Bay City: 0.9% Serbian, Hobsons Bay City: 0.8% Polish, Hobsons Bay City: 0.5% Arabic, Altona North: 13.5% Italian, Altona North: 7.6% Greek, Altona North: 6.4% Vietnamese, Altona North: 4.3% Maltese, Altona North: 2.5% Cantonese, Altona North: 2.0% Macedonian, Altona North: 2.0% Croatian, Altona North: 1.5% Serbian, Altona North: 1.1% Polish, Altona North: 0.9%
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 North: +166 Italian, Altona North: -159 Greek, Altona North: -56 Vietnamese, Altona North: -61 Maltese, Altona North: -36 Cantonese, Altona North: -24 Macedonian, Altona North: -31 Croatian, Altona North: -5 Serbian, Altona North: -5 Polish, Altona North: +17
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 North 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, 41.3% of the population spoke English only, and 51.1% 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 North was Arabic, with 13.5% of the population, or 1,551 people speaking this language at home.

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

  • A larger percentage speaking Arabic at home (13.5% compared to 3.6%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Italian at home (7.6% compared to 3.3%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Greek at home (6.4% compared to 3.0%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Vietnamese at home (4.3% compared to 2.0%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 74 or 1.3%, and the number of people who spoke English only increased by 460 or 10.7%.

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

  • Arabic (+166 persons)
  • Italian (-159 persons)
  • Punjabi (+63 persons)
  • Vietnamese (-61 persons)

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