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In Brooklyn, 44% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2011.

Brooklyn'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.

Brooklyn'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
Brooklyn - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language (excludes English)Number%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idItalian1086.63.31429.03.7-34
map this data in atlas.idVietnamese1046.32.01157.32.2-11
Cantonese
583.51.1533.41.1+5
Greek
462.83.0301.93.2+16
map this data in atlas.idArabic372.33.6261.63.7+11
Polish
372.30.5483.00.6-11
Mandarin
362.21.070.40.6+29
Filipino/Tagalog
281.71.0422.71.1-14
Maltese
281.71.6211.31.9+7

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
Brooklyn - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language summaryNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only81849.965.781952.066.6-1
Non-English total72043.929.466642.328.1+54
Not stated1016.24.8915.85.4+10

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% Vietnamese, Hobsons Bay City: 2.0% Cantonese, Hobsons Bay City: 1.1% Greek, Hobsons Bay City: 3.0% Polish, Hobsons Bay City: 0.5% Arabic, Hobsons Bay City: 3.6% Mandarin, Hobsons Bay City: 1.0% Maltese, Hobsons Bay City: 1.6% Filipino/Tagalog, Hobsons Bay City: 1.0% Italian, Brooklyn: 6.6% Vietnamese, Brooklyn: 6.3% Cantonese, Brooklyn: 3.5% Greek, Brooklyn: 2.8% Polish, Brooklyn: 2.3% Arabic, Brooklyn: 2.3% Mandarin, Brooklyn: 2.2% Maltese, Brooklyn: 1.7% Filipino/Tagalog, Brooklyn: 1.7%
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 Italian, Brooklyn: -34 Vietnamese, Brooklyn: -11 Cantonese, Brooklyn: +5 Greek, Brooklyn: +16 Polish, Brooklyn: -11 Arabic, Brooklyn: +11 Mandarin, Brooklyn: +29 Maltese, Brooklyn: +7 Filipino/Tagalog, Brooklyn: -14
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 Brooklyn 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, 49.9% of the population spoke English only, and 43.9% 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 Brooklyn was Italian, with 6.6% of the population, or 108 people speaking this language at home.

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

  • A larger percentage speaking Vietnamese at home (6.3% compared to 2.0%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Italian at home (6.6% compared to 3.3%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Cantonese at home (3.5% compared to 1.1%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Polish at home (2.3% compared to 0.5%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 54 or 8.1%, and the number of people who spoke English only decreased by 1 or 0.1%.

There were no major differences in Brooklyn between 2006 and 2011.

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