City of Hobsons BayCommunity profile
Skip to content

Williamstown

Language spoken at home

In Williamstown, 14% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2011.

Williamstown'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.

Williamstown'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
Williamstown - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language (excludes English)Number%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2006 to 2011
Greek
2662.53.02462.43.2+20
map this data in atlas.idItalian2472.33.32232.23.7+24
map this data in atlas.idArabic840.83.6950.93.7-12
Croatian
760.70.91021.01.0-26
Macedonian
570.51.4410.41.6+15
Spanish
570.50.6210.20.6+36
map this data in atlas.idVietnamese540.52.0440.42.2+10
Maltese
520.51.6410.41.9+11
German
470.40.5460.50.4+1
Mandarin
420.41.0220.20.6+20
French
410.40.2190.20.2+22
Serbian
390.40.8280.30.9+11
Albanian
260.20.360.10.3+20
Polish
250.20.5320.30.6-8
Filipino/Tagalog
250.21.0210.21.1+4
Cantonese
220.21.1300.31.1-8
Show me more!

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
Williamstown - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language summaryNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only8,70782.265.78,37882.466.6+329
Non-English total1,48714.029.41,30212.828.1+184
Not stated4003.84.84874.85.4-87

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 Greek, Hobsons Bay City: 3.0% Italian, Hobsons Bay City: 3.3% Arabic, Hobsons Bay City: 3.6% Croatian, Hobsons Bay City: 0.9% Spanish, Hobsons Bay City: 0.6% Macedonian, Hobsons Bay City: 1.4% Vietnamese, Hobsons Bay City: 2.0% Maltese, Hobsons Bay City: 1.6% German, Hobsons Bay City: 0.5% Mandarin, Hobsons Bay City: 1.0% Greek, Williamstown: 2.5% Italian, Williamstown: 2.3% Arabic, Williamstown: 0.8% Croatian, Williamstown: 0.7% Spanish, Williamstown: 0.5% Macedonian, Williamstown: 0.5% Vietnamese, Williamstown: 0.5% Maltese, Williamstown: 0.5% German, Williamstown: 0.4% Mandarin, Williamstown: 0.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in language spoken at home, 2006 to 2011
Change in language spoken at home, 2006 to 2011 Greek, Williamstown: +20 Italian, Williamstown: +24 Arabic, Williamstown: -12 Croatian, Williamstown: -26 Spanish, Williamstown: +36 Macedonian, Williamstown: +15 Vietnamese, Williamstown: +10 Maltese, Williamstown: +11 German, Williamstown: +1 Mandarin, Williamstown: +20
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 Williamstown 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, 82.2% of the population spoke English only, and 14.0% 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 Williamstown was Greek, with 2.5% of the population, or 266 people speaking this language at home.

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

  • A smaller percentage speaking Arabic at home (0.8% compared to 3.6%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Vietnamese at home (0.5% compared to 2.0%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Maltese at home (0.5% compared to 1.6%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 185 or 14.2%, and the number of people who spoke English only increased by 329 or 3.9%.

There were no major differences in Williamstown between 2006 and 2011.

To continue building your demographic story go to...