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In Laverton, 43% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2011.

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.

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 - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language (excludes English)Number%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2006 to 2011
Punjabi
3437.71.1160.40.2+327
Karen
2806.30.4260.60.1+254
Hindi
1312.90.7100.20.3+121
Filipino/Tagalog
1262.81.01202.81.1+6
map this data in atlas.idVietnamese781.72.0942.22.2-16
map this data in atlas.idArabic751.73.61082.53.7-33
Mandarin
711.61.0280.70.6+43
Spanish
551.20.6390.90.6+16
Telugu
481.10.200.00.0+48
Gujarati
471.10.230.10.0+44
Cantonese
451.01.1461.11.1-1
map this data in atlas.idItalian320.73.3350.83.7-3
Indonesian
290.60.3240.60.2+5
Malayalam
290.60.100.00.0+29
Greek
280.63.0400.93.2-12
Nepali
270.60.100.00.0+27
Serbian
250.60.8330.80.9-8
Bengali
240.50.160.10.1+18
Macedonian
220.51.4260.61.6-4
Amharic
210.50.2150.40.2+6
Khmer
200.50.2240.60.2-4
Urdu
200.40.100.00.1+20
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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)20112006Change
Language summaryNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only2,30051.665.72,83366.266.6-533
Non-English total1,91042.929.41,01323.728.1+897
Not stated2465.54.843510.25.4-189

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 Punjabi, Hobsons Bay City: 1.1% Karen, Hobsons Bay City: 0.4% Hindi, Hobsons Bay City: 0.7% Filipino/Tagalog, Hobsons Bay City: 1.0% Vietnamese, Hobsons Bay City: 2.0% Arabic, Hobsons Bay City: 3.6% Mandarin, Hobsons Bay City: 1.0% Spanish, Hobsons Bay City: 0.6% Telugu, Hobsons Bay City: 0.2% Gujarati, Hobsons Bay City: 0.2% Punjabi, Laverton: 7.7% Karen, Laverton: 6.3% Hindi, Laverton: 2.9% Filipino/Tagalog, Laverton: 2.8% Vietnamese, Laverton: 1.7% Arabic, Laverton: 1.7% Mandarin, Laverton: 1.6% Spanish, Laverton: 1.2% Telugu, Laverton: 1.1% Gujarati, Laverton: 1.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
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Change in language spoken at home, 2006 to 2011
Change in language spoken at home, 2006 to 2011 Punjabi, Laverton: +327 Karen, Laverton: +254 Hindi, Laverton: +121 Filipino/Tagalog, Laverton: +6 Vietnamese, Laverton: -16 Arabic, Laverton: -33 Mandarin, Laverton: +43 Spanish, Laverton: +16 Telugu, Laverton: +48 Gujarati, Laverton: +44
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 Laverton 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, 51.6% of the population spoke English only, and 42.9% 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 Laverton was Punjabi, with 7.7% of the population, or 343 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 2011 were:

  • A larger percentage speaking Punjabi at home (7.7% compared to 1.1%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Karen at home (6.3% compared to 0.4%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Italian at home (0.7% compared to 3.3%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Greek at home (0.6% compared to 3.0%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 897 or 88.5%, and the number of people who spoke English only decreased by 533 or 18.8%.

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

  • Punjabi (+327 persons)
  • Karen (+254 persons)
  • Hindi (+121 persons)

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