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Bankstown CBD
Language spoken at home

In Bankstown CBD, 73% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2011.

Bankstown CBD'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 CBD'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 CBD - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language (excludes English)Number%Bankstown City %Number%Bankstown City %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idArabic4,10922.721.23,39122.219.3+718
map this data in atlas.idVietnamese2,51113.89.12,06113.58.3+450
Mandarin
1,0405.72.37985.21.9+242
Cantonese
6733.73.26254.13.2+48
Urdu
5603.10.82861.90.5+273
Macedonian
4782.61.84693.11.8+9
Greek
4552.53.64182.73.8+36
Bengali
2831.60.4480.30.1+235
Filipino/Tagalog
2251.20.71701.10.5+55
Indonesian
2241.20.6970.60.4+127
Hindi
2041.10.71851.20.6+19
Korean
2001.10.71931.30.8+7
Spanish
1530.80.81310.90.7+22
Italian
1330.71.71771.21.9-44
Samoan
1190.70.51461.00.5-26
Persian/Dari
1020.60.3910.60.1+11
Turkish
910.50.41090.70.3-18
Punjabi
750.40.2370.20.2+38
Polish
740.40.41030.70.5-28
Non-verbal so described
740.40.2820.50.2-8
Tongan
710.40.3350.20.2+36
Bosnian
700.40.1830.50.1-13
Malayalam
660.40.1550.40.1+11
French
650.40.3280.20.2+37
Portuguese
610.30.3260.20.2+35
Chinese, nfd
540.30.1420.30.1+12
Nepali
470.30.1200.10.0+27
Thai
450.20.2210.10.1+24
Serbian
420.20.2260.20.2+16
Marathi
410.20.1740.50.1-33
Telugu
350.20.000.00.0+35
Kurdish
320.20.1390.30.1-7
Russian
320.20.1290.20.1+3
Sinhalese
280.20.1180.10.0+10
Shona
280.20.0400.30.0-12
Fijian
250.10.1420.30.1-17
Amharic
230.10.070.00.0+16
Japanese
230.10.1200.10.1+3
Min Nan (incl.Hokkien)
220.10.170.00.1+15
Māori (Cook Island)
200.10.0180.10.1+2
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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 CBD - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language summaryNumber%Bankstown City %Number%Bankstown City %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only2,82515.639.72,50916.443.5+315
Non-English total13,30373.454.710,78470.550.5+2,519
Not stated2,00811.15.62,00613.16.0+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% Mandarin, Bankstown City: 2.3% Cantonese, Bankstown City: 3.2% Urdu, Bankstown City: 0.8% Macedonian, Bankstown City: 1.8% Greek, Bankstown City: 3.6% Bengali, Bankstown City: 0.4% Filipino/Tagalog, Bankstown City: 0.7% Indonesian, Bankstown City: 0.6% Arabic, Bankstown CBD: 22.7% Vietnamese, Bankstown CBD: 13.8% Mandarin, Bankstown CBD: 5.7% Cantonese, Bankstown CBD: 3.7% Urdu, Bankstown CBD: 3.1% Macedonian, Bankstown CBD: 2.6% Greek, Bankstown CBD: 2.5% Bengali, Bankstown CBD: 1.6% Filipino/Tagalog, Bankstown CBD: 1.2% Indonesian, Bankstown CBD: 1.2%
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 CBD: +718 Vietnamese, Bankstown CBD: +450 Mandarin, Bankstown CBD: +242 Cantonese, Bankstown CBD: +48 Urdu, Bankstown CBD: +273 Macedonian, Bankstown CBD: +9 Greek, Bankstown CBD: +36 Bengali, Bankstown CBD: +235 Filipino/Tagalog, Bankstown CBD: +55 Indonesian, Bankstown CBD: +127
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 CBD 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, 15.6% of the population spoke English only, and 73.4% 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 CBD was Arabic, with 22.7% of the population, or 4,109 people speaking this language at home.

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

  • A larger percentage speaking Vietnamese at home (13.8% compared to 9.1%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Mandarin at home (5.7% compared to 2.3%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Urdu at home (3.1% compared to 0.8%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Arabic at home (22.7% compared to 21.2%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 2,519 or 23.4%, and the number of people who spoke English only increased by 316 or 12.6%.

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

  • Arabic (+718 persons)
  • Vietnamese (+450 persons)
  • Urdu (+273 persons)
  • Mandarin (+242 persons)

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