Hobsons Bay City Council - Cultural diversity in Hobsons Bay

Cultural diversity in Hobsons Bay

Cultural diversity in Hobsons Bay

Cultural and Linguistic diversity in Hobsons Bay

 

Hobsons Bay is proud to be home to people from more than 144 countries of origin, speaking over 100 languages and celebrating over 90 faiths.

 

According to the Census 2016:

  • 30 per cent of our community in Hobsons Bay were born overseas.
  • 23 per cent of our community in Hobsons Bay come from non-English speaking countries.
  • 29 per cent of our community in Hobsons Bay speak a language other than English at home.
  • 4 per cent of our community in Hobsons Bay have low or no English proficiency.

For more detailed demographics see Council’s History and Demographics page.

Below are some snapshot statistics sourced from the 2016 Census.

Top 10 countries of birth in Hobsons Bay

Country of Birth

Number

%

United Kingdom

3,758

4.2

India

2,566

2.9

New Zealand

1,957

2.2

Italy

1,485

1.7

Vietnam

1,419

1.6

Malta

1,162

1.3

Greece

1,068

1.2

China

1,063

1.2

Philippines

1,024

1.2

Lebanon

999

1.1

 

Top 5 Languages spoken at home other than English

Language

Number

Arabic

3037

Italian

2363

Greek

2346

Vietnamese

1793

Mandarin

1278

 

Top 10 Countries of birth spoken by community who have low or no English proficiency

Language

Number

Vietnamese

566

Greece

357

China

352

Italy

334

Lebanon

241

The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

184

Myanmar

163

India

122

Malta

117

Thailand

112

 

Religions and Faiths our Hobsons Bay community identified with during 2016

Religions / Faiths

%

Catholic

27

Anglican

7

Islam

5

Greek Orthodox

4

Buddhism

2

Christian

2

Hinduism

2

Uniting Church

2

Presbyterian and reformed

2

Other beliefs

7

No religion / faith

31

Not stated

8

Total

100

 

 

 

 

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