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In Seabrook, 32% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2011.

Seabrook'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.

Seabrook'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
Seabrook - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language (excludes English)Number%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idArabic1493.03.61222.43.7+27
map this data in atlas.idItalian1032.13.3971.93.7+6
map this data in atlas.idVietnamese1022.12.01062.12.2-4
Macedonian
941.91.4731.51.6+21
Greek
841.73.0901.83.2-6
Mandarin
831.71.0290.60.6+54
Croatian
751.50.9721.41.0+3
Filipino/Tagalog
731.51.0992.01.1-26
Maltese
631.31.6871.71.9-24
Hindi
631.30.7270.50.3+36
Spanish
541.10.6531.10.6+1
Cantonese
501.01.1531.11.1-3
Punjabi
360.71.1150.30.2+21
Polish
340.70.5210.40.6+13
Serbian
320.60.8581.20.9-26
Indonesian
300.60.3140.30.2+16
Tamil
250.50.1120.20.1+13
Slovak
250.50.2390.80.3-14
Gujarati
220.40.280.20.0+14
Albanian
210.40.3300.60.3-9
Portuguese
210.40.2330.70.1-12
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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
Seabrook - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language summaryNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only3,17463.965.73,30266.066.6-128
Non-English total1,56731.529.41,45629.128.1+111
Not stated2274.64.82434.95.4-16

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% Vietnamese, Hobsons Bay City: 2.0% Macedonian, Hobsons Bay City: 1.4% Greek, Hobsons Bay City: 3.0% Mandarin, Hobsons Bay City: 1.0% Croatian, Hobsons Bay City: 0.9% Filipino/Tagalog, Hobsons Bay City: 1.0% Maltese, Hobsons Bay City: 1.6% Hindi, Hobsons Bay City: 0.7% Arabic, Seabrook: 3.0% Italian, Seabrook: 2.1% Vietnamese, Seabrook: 2.1% Macedonian, Seabrook: 1.9% Greek, Seabrook: 1.7% Mandarin, Seabrook: 1.7% Croatian, Seabrook: 1.5% Filipino/Tagalog, Seabrook: 1.5% Maltese, Seabrook: 1.3% Hindi, Seabrook: 1.3%
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, Seabrook: +27 Italian, Seabrook: +6 Vietnamese, Seabrook: -4 Macedonian, Seabrook: +21 Greek, Seabrook: -6 Mandarin, Seabrook: +54 Croatian, Seabrook: +3 Filipino/Tagalog, Seabrook: -26 Maltese, Seabrook: -24 Hindi, Seabrook: +36
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 Seabrook 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, 63.9% of the population spoke English only, and 31.5% 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 Seabrook was Arabic, with 3.0% of the population, or 149 people speaking this language at home.

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

  • A smaller percentage speaking Greek at home (1.7% compared to 3.0%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Italian at home (2.1% 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 111 or 7.6%, and the number of people who spoke English only decreased by 128 or 3.9%.

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

  • Mandarin (+54 persons)

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