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Language spoken at home

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In Seabrook, 35% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2016.

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.

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
Seabrook - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Language (excludes English)Number%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2011 to 2016
Mandarin
2685.31.4831.71.0+185
map this data in atlas.idArabic1222.43.41493.03.6-27
map this data in atlas.idVietnamese1112.22.01022.12.0+9
Hindi
992.00.9631.30.7+36
Greek
931.82.7841.73.0+9
Filipino/Tagalog
741.50.9731.51.0+1
Macedonian
671.31.2941.91.4-27
Maltese
651.31.4631.31.6+2
Punjabi
581.21.0360.71.1+22
Croatian
571.10.9751.50.9-18
map this data in atlas.idItalian551.12.71032.13.3-48
Spanish
481.00.7541.10.6-6
Tamil
450.90.2250.50.1+20
Telugu
440.90.3100.20.2+34
Cantonese
360.71.0501.01.1-14
Slovak
350.70.2250.50.2+10
Bengali
280.60.2160.30.1+12
Serbian
270.50.7320.60.8-5
Indonesian
260.50.3300.60.3-4
Portuguese
240.50.2210.40.2+3
Malayalam
240.50.100.00.1+24
Gujarati
230.50.2220.40.2+1
Marathi
210.40.160.10.0+15
Russian
210.40.160.10.1+15
Sinhalese
210.40.160.10.1+15
Polish
210.40.4340.70.5-13
Persian/Dari
210.40.260.10.1+15
Albanian
180.40.3210.40.3-3
Malay
170.30.1190.40.1-2
Khmer
110.20.1130.30.2-2
Non-verbal so described
100.20.260.10.1+4
Thai
100.20.2180.40.2-8
Romanian
100.20.1150.30.1-5
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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
Seabrook - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Language summaryNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2011 to 2016
Speaks English only
2,99259.465.63,17463.965.7-182
map this data in atlas.idNon-English total1,76435.029.01,56731.529.4+197
Not stated
2845.65.42274.64.8+57

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 Mandarin, Hobsons Bay City: 1.4% Arabic, Hobsons Bay City: 3.4% Vietnamese, Hobsons Bay City: 2.0% Hindi, Hobsons Bay City: 0.9% Greek, Hobsons Bay City: 2.7% Filipino/Tagalog, Hobsons Bay City: 0.9% Macedonian, Hobsons Bay City: 1.2% Maltese, Hobsons Bay City: 1.4% Punjabi, Hobsons Bay City: 1.0% Croatian, Hobsons Bay City: 0.9% Mandarin, Seabrook: 5.3% Arabic, Seabrook: 2.4% Vietnamese, Seabrook: 2.2% Hindi, Seabrook: 2.0% Greek, Seabrook: 1.8% Filipino/Tagalog, Seabrook: 1.5% Macedonian, Seabrook: 1.3% Maltese, Seabrook: 1.3% Punjabi, Seabrook: 1.2% Croatian, Seabrook: 1.1%
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 Mandarin, Seabrook: +185 Arabic, Seabrook: -27 Vietnamese, Seabrook: +9 Hindi, Seabrook: +36 Greek, Seabrook: +9 Filipino/Tagalog, Seabrook: +1 Macedonian, Seabrook: -27 Maltese, Seabrook: +2 Punjabi, Seabrook: +22 Croatian, Seabrook: -18
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 Seabrook 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, 59.4% of the population spoke English only, and 35.0% 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 Seabrook was Mandarin, with 5.3% of the population, or 268 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 2016 were:

  • A larger percentage speaking Mandarin at home (5.3% compared to 1.4%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Hindi at home (2.0% compared to 0.9%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Italian at home (1.1% compared to 2.7%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Arabic at home (2.4% compared to 3.4%)

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 197 or 12.6%, and the number of people who spoke English only decreased by 182 or 5.7%.

The largest change in the spoken languages of the population in Seabrook between 2011 and 2016 was for those speaking:

  • Mandarin (+185 persons)

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