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Bankstown Balance

Language spoken at home

In Bankstown Balance, 75% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2011.

Bankstown Balance'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.

Bankstown Balance'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
Bankstown Balance - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language (excludes English)Number%Bankstown City %Number%Bankstown City %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idArabic3,06524.921.22,75524.219.3+311
map this data in atlas.idVietnamese2,63721.49.12,25419.88.3+383
Greek
5974.93.66215.43.8-24
Cantonese
4093.33.23423.03.2+68
Macedonian
4053.31.84183.71.8-13
Mandarin
4043.32.32882.51.9+116
Italian
2151.81.72662.31.9-51
Samoan
1511.20.51070.90.5+44
Filipino/Tagalog
1130.90.7720.60.5+41
Hindi
1040.80.7800.70.6+25
Indonesian
860.70.6610.50.4+25
Korean
860.70.71070.90.8-21
Urdu
790.60.8320.30.5+47
Croatian
640.50.4470.40.4+17
Bengali
610.50.4210.20.1+40
Polish
600.50.4730.60.5-13
Spanish
470.40.8580.50.7-10
Turkish
440.40.4450.40.3-1
Serbian
400.30.2490.40.2-10
Persian/Dari
390.30.3280.20.1+11
Tongan
340.30.3290.30.2+6
Maltese
290.20.2110.10.2+18
Chinese, nfd
240.20.180.10.1+16
Fijian
230.20.1120.10.1+11
Malayalam
230.20.130.00.1+20
French
230.20.3350.30.2-13
Non-verbal so described
210.20.2180.20.2+3
Shona
200.20.0240.20.0-3
German
200.20.2240.20.2-5
Portuguese
200.20.3260.20.2-6
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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
Bankstown Balance - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language summaryNumber%Bankstown City %Number%Bankstown City %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only2,35019.139.72,50322.043.5-153
Non-English total9,22275.054.78,16971.650.5+1,053
Not stated7336.05.67316.46.0+2

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, Bankstown City: 21.2% Vietnamese, Bankstown City: 9.1% Greek, Bankstown City: 3.6% Cantonese, Bankstown City: 3.2% Macedonian, Bankstown City: 1.8% Mandarin, Bankstown City: 2.3% Italian, Bankstown City: 1.7% Samoan, Bankstown City: 0.5% Filipino/Tagalog, Bankstown City: 0.7% Hindi, Bankstown City: 0.7% Arabic, Bankstown Balance: 24.9% Vietnamese, Bankstown Balance: 21.4% Greek, Bankstown Balance: 4.9% Cantonese, Bankstown Balance: 3.3% Macedonian, Bankstown Balance: 3.3% Mandarin, Bankstown Balance: 3.3% Italian, Bankstown Balance: 1.8% Samoan, Bankstown Balance: 1.2% Filipino/Tagalog, Bankstown Balance: 0.9% Hindi, Bankstown Balance: 0.8%
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 Arabic, Bankstown Balance: +311 Vietnamese, Bankstown Balance: +383 Greek, Bankstown Balance: -24 Cantonese, Bankstown Balance: +68 Macedonian, Bankstown Balance: -13 Mandarin, Bankstown Balance: +116 Italian, Bankstown Balance: -51 Samoan, Bankstown Balance: +44 Filipino/Tagalog, Bankstown Balance: +41 Hindi, Bankstown Balance: +25
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 Bankstown Balance in 2011 compared to Bankstown 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, 19.1% of the population spoke English only, and 75.0% spoke a non-English language, compared with 39.7% and 54.7% respectively for Bankstown City.

The dominant language spoken at home, other than English, in Bankstown Balance was Arabic, with 24.9% of the population, or 3,065 people speaking this language at home.

The major differences between the languages spoken at home for the population of Bankstown Balance and Bankstown City in 2011 were:

  • A larger percentage speaking Vietnamese at home (21.4% compared to 9.1%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Arabic at home (24.9% compared to 21.2%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Macedonian at home (3.3% compared to 1.8%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Greek at home (4.9% compared to 3.6%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 1,053 or 12.9%, and the number of people who spoke English only decreased by 153 or 6.1%.

The largest changes in the spoken languages of the population in Bankstown Balance between 2006 and 2011 were for those speaking:

  • Vietnamese (+383 persons)
  • Arabic (+311 persons)
  • Mandarin (+116 persons)
  • Cantonese (+68 persons)

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