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Spotswood - South Kingsville

Language spoken at home

In Spotswood - South Kingsville, 25% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2011.

Spotswood - South Kingsville'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.

Spotswood - South Kingsville'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
Spotswood - South Kingsville - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language (excludes English)Number%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idItalian1373.33.31433.63.7-6
map this data in atlas.idArabic1192.83.61203.03.7-1
Greek
1002.43.01112.83.2-11
Serbian
591.40.8731.80.9-14
Croatian
531.30.9411.01.0+12
map this data in atlas.idVietnamese461.12.0531.32.2-7
Macedonian
401.01.4391.01.6+1
Mandarin
390.91.0210.50.6+18
Cantonese
380.91.1230.61.1+15
Filipino/Tagalog
310.71.0370.91.1-6
Hindi
290.70.7140.40.3+15
Sinhalese
260.60.130.10.1+23
Spanish
260.60.6290.70.6-3
Polish
200.50.5300.80.6-10
German
200.50.5150.40.4+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
Spotswood - South Kingsville - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language summaryNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only2,94170.465.72,70168.366.6+240
Non-English total1,03624.829.497524.628.1+61
Not stated2034.94.82807.15.4-77

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 Italian, Hobsons Bay City: 3.3% Arabic, Hobsons Bay City: 3.6% Greek, Hobsons Bay City: 3.0% Serbian, Hobsons Bay City: 0.8% Croatian, Hobsons Bay City: 0.9% Vietnamese, Hobsons Bay City: 2.0% Macedonian, Hobsons Bay City: 1.4% Mandarin, Hobsons Bay City: 1.0% Cantonese, Hobsons Bay City: 1.1% Filipino/Tagalog, Hobsons Bay City: 1.0% Italian, Spotswood - South Kingsville: 3.3% Arabic, Spotswood - South Kingsville: 2.8% Greek, Spotswood - South Kingsville: 2.4% Serbian, Spotswood - South Kingsville: 1.4% Croatian, Spotswood - South Kingsville: 1.3% Vietnamese, Spotswood - South Kingsville: 1.1% Macedonian, Spotswood - South Kingsville: 1.0% Mandarin, Spotswood - South Kingsville: 0.9% Cantonese, Spotswood - South Kingsville: 0.9% Filipino/Tagalog, Spotswood - South Kingsville: 0.7%
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 Italian, Spotswood - South Kingsville: -6 Arabic, Spotswood - South Kingsville: -1 Greek, Spotswood - South Kingsville: -11 Serbian, Spotswood - South Kingsville: -14 Croatian, Spotswood - South Kingsville: +12 Vietnamese, Spotswood - South Kingsville: -7 Macedonian, Spotswood - South Kingsville: +1 Mandarin, Spotswood - South Kingsville: +18 Cantonese, Spotswood - South Kingsville: +15 Filipino/Tagalog, Spotswood - South Kingsville: -6
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
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Dominant groups

Analysis of the language spoken at home by the population of Spotswood - South Kingsville 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, 70.4% of the population spoke English only, and 24.8% 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 Spotswood - South Kingsville was Italian, with 3.3% of the population, or 137 people speaking this language at home.

There were no major differences between Spotswood - South Kingsville and Hobsons Bay City in 2011.

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 61 or 6.3%, and the number of people who spoke English only increased by 240 or 8.9%.

There were no major differences in Spotswood - South Kingsville between 2006 and 2011.

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