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Newport West

Language spoken at home

In Newport West, 21% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2011.

Newport West'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.

Newport West'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
Newport West - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language (excludes English)Number%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idArabic3284.33.63915.73.7-63
Greek
2563.43.02473.63.2+10
map this data in atlas.idItalian1672.23.31902.83.7-24
Macedonian
700.91.4841.21.6-14
map this data in atlas.idVietnamese490.62.0350.52.2+14
Serbian
480.60.8600.90.9-12
Mandarin
430.61.0250.40.6+18
Polish
420.60.5440.60.6-1
Croatian
380.50.9550.81.0-16
Cantonese
370.51.1310.51.1+5
German
370.50.5350.50.4+2
Punjabi
350.51.1140.20.2+21
Hindi
350.50.7250.40.3+10
Maltese
280.41.6320.51.9-4
Indonesian
210.30.3100.10.2+11
Filipino/Tagalog
210.31.0340.51.1-13
Nepali
200.30.100.00.0+20
Spanish
200.30.6150.20.6+5
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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
Newport West - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language summaryNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only5,64274.365.75,03672.866.6+606
Non-English total1,60221.129.41,55722.528.1+45
Not stated3534.74.83234.75.4+31

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% Greek, Hobsons Bay City: 3.0% Italian, Hobsons Bay City: 3.3% Macedonian, Hobsons Bay City: 1.4% Vietnamese, Hobsons Bay City: 2.0% Serbian, Hobsons Bay City: 0.8% Mandarin, Hobsons Bay City: 1.0% Polish, Hobsons Bay City: 0.5% Croatian, Hobsons Bay City: 0.9% Cantonese, Hobsons Bay City: 1.1% Arabic, Newport West: 4.3% Greek, Newport West: 3.4% Italian, Newport West: 2.2% Macedonian, Newport West: 0.9% Vietnamese, Newport West: 0.6% Serbian, Newport West: 0.6% Mandarin, Newport West: 0.6% Polish, Newport West: 0.6% Croatian, Newport West: 0.5% Cantonese, Newport West: 0.5%
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 Arabic, Newport West: -63 Greek, Newport West: +10 Italian, Newport West: -24 Macedonian, Newport West: -14 Vietnamese, Newport West: +14 Serbian, Newport West: -12 Mandarin, Newport West: +18 Polish, Newport West: -1 Croatian, Newport West: -16 Cantonese, Newport West: +5
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 Newport West in 2011 compared to Hobsons Bay City shows that there was a larger proportion of people who spoke English only, and a smaller proportion of those speaking a non-English language (either exclusively, or in addition to English).

Overall, 74.3% of the population spoke English only, and 21.1% 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 Newport West was Arabic, with 4.3% of the population, or 328 people speaking this language at home.

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

  • A smaller percentage speaking Vietnamese at home (0.6% compared to 2.0%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Maltese at home (0.4% compared to 1.6%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Italian at home (2.2% compared to 3.3%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 45 or 2.9%, and the number of people who spoke English only increased by 606 or 12.0%.

The largest change in the spoken languages of the population in Newport West between 2006 and 2011 was for those speaking:

  • Arabic (-63 persons)

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