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Language spoken at home

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This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for all areas. What's this?

In Laverton, 49% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2016.

Laverton'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.

Laverton'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
Laverton - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Language (excludes English)Number%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2011 to 2016
Punjabi
3597.31.03437.71.1+16
Karen
3106.30.42806.30.4+30
Hindi
2164.40.91312.90.7+85
Filipino/Tagalog
1523.10.91262.81.0+26
Mandarin
1272.61.4711.61.0+56
map this data in atlas.idArabic1032.13.4751.73.6+28
map this data in atlas.idVietnamese982.02.0771.72.0+20
Telugu
911.90.3481.10.2+43
Urdu
781.60.3190.40.1+58
Spanish
641.30.7541.20.6+9
Indonesian
591.20.3280.60.3+30
Cantonese
460.91.0441.01.1+1
Gujarati
410.80.2471.10.2-6
Bengali
400.80.2230.50.1+16
Nepali
400.80.2260.60.1+13
Greek
400.82.7270.63.0+12
map this data in atlas.idItalian360.72.7310.73.3+4
Tongan
340.70.1150.30.1+19
Samoan
280.60.180.20.1+20
Khmer
270.60.1200.50.2+7
Thai
240.50.250.10.2+19
Macedonian
230.51.2210.51.4+1
Tamil
210.40.2150.30.1+6
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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
Laverton - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Language summaryNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2011 to 2016
Speaks English only
2,14943.865.62,29951.665.7-151
map this data in atlas.idNon-English total2,38348.629.01,91042.929.4+473
Not stated
3747.65.42465.54.8+128

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 Punjabi, Hobsons Bay City: 1.0% Karen, Hobsons Bay City: 0.4% Hindi, Hobsons Bay City: 0.9% Filipino/Tagalog, Hobsons Bay City: 0.9% Mandarin, Hobsons Bay City: 1.4% Arabic, Hobsons Bay City: 3.4% Vietnamese, Hobsons Bay City: 2.0% Telugu, Hobsons Bay City: 0.3% Urdu, Hobsons Bay City: 0.3% Spanish, Hobsons Bay City: 0.7% Punjabi, Laverton: 7.3% Karen, Laverton: 6.3% Hindi, Laverton: 4.4% Filipino/Tagalog, Laverton: 3.1% Mandarin, Laverton: 2.6% Arabic, Laverton: 2.1% Vietnamese, Laverton: 2.0% Telugu, Laverton: 1.9% Urdu, Laverton: 1.6% Spanish, Laverton: 1.3%
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 Punjabi, Laverton: +16 Karen, Laverton: +30 Hindi, Laverton: +85 Filipino/Tagalog, Laverton: +26 Mandarin, Laverton: +56 Arabic, Laverton: +28 Vietnamese, Laverton: +20 Telugu, Laverton: +43 Urdu, Laverton: +58 Spanish, Laverton: +9
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 Laverton 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, 43.8% of the population spoke English only, and 48.6% 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 Laverton was Punjabi, with 7.3% of the population, or 359 people speaking this language at home.

The major differences between the languages spoken at home for the population of Laverton and Hobsons Bay City in 2016 were:

  • A larger percentage speaking Punjabi at home (7.3% compared to 1.0%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Karen at home (6.3% compared to 0.4%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Hindi at home (4.4% compared to 0.9%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Filipino/Tagalog at home (3.1% compared to 0.9%)

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 473 or 24.8%, and the number of people who spoke English only decreased by 150 or 6.5%.

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

  • Hindi (+85 persons)
  • Urdu (+58 persons)
  • Mandarin (+56 persons)

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