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Birrong - Regents Park - Potts Hill
Language spoken at home

In Birrong - Regents Park - Potts Hill, 59% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2011.

Birrong - Regents Park - Potts Hill'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.

Birrong - Regents Park - Potts Hill'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
Birrong - Regents Park - Potts Hill - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language (excludes English)Number%Bankstown City %Number%Bankstown City %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idVietnamese67719.19.157117.38.3+106
map this data in atlas.idArabic43912.421.233110.119.3+107
Cantonese
2657.53.22567.83.2+9
Mandarin
1434.02.3942.81.9+50
Macedonian
461.31.8601.81.8-14
Turkish
461.30.4160.50.3+30
Italian
451.31.7331.01.9+11
Greek
381.13.6461.43.8-8
Tongan
300.80.3290.90.2+1
Spanish
280.80.8411.20.7-13
Hindi
240.70.7240.70.60
Croatian
220.60.4190.60.4+3
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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
Birrong - Regents Park - Potts Hill - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language summaryNumber%Bankstown City %Number%Bankstown City %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only1,19533.739.71,26938.543.5-74
Non-English total2,08658.854.71,80354.750.5+283
Not stated2637.45.62246.86.0+40

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 Vietnamese, Bankstown City: 9.1% Arabic, Bankstown City: 21.2% Cantonese, Bankstown City: 3.2% Mandarin, Bankstown City: 2.3% Turkish, Bankstown City: 0.4% Macedonian, Bankstown City: 1.8% Italian, Bankstown City: 1.7% Greek, Bankstown City: 3.6% Tongan, Bankstown City: 0.3% Spanish, Bankstown City: 0.8% Vietnamese, Birrong - Regents Park - Potts Hill: 19.1% Arabic, Birrong - Regents Park - Potts Hill: 12.4% Cantonese, Birrong - Regents Park - Potts Hill: 7.5% Mandarin, Birrong - Regents Park - Potts Hill: 4.0% Turkish, Birrong - Regents Park - Potts Hill: 1.3% Macedonian, Birrong - Regents Park - Potts Hill: 1.3% Italian, Birrong - Regents Park - Potts Hill: 1.3% Greek, Birrong - Regents Park - Potts Hill: 1.1% Tongan, Birrong - Regents Park - Potts Hill: 0.8% Spanish, Birrong - Regents Park - Potts Hill: 0.8%
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 Vietnamese, Birrong - Regents Park - Potts Hill: +106 Arabic, Birrong - Regents Park - Potts Hill: +107 Cantonese, Birrong - Regents Park - Potts Hill: +9 Mandarin, Birrong - Regents Park - Potts Hill: +50 Turkish, Birrong - Regents Park - Potts Hill: +30 Macedonian, Birrong - Regents Park - Potts Hill: -14 Italian, Birrong - Regents Park - Potts Hill: +11 Greek, Birrong - Regents Park - Potts Hill: -8 Tongan, Birrong - Regents Park - Potts Hill: +1 Spanish, Birrong - Regents Park - Potts Hill: -13
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 Birrong - Regents Park - Potts Hill 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, 33.7% of the population spoke English only, and 58.8% 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 Birrong - Regents Park - Potts Hill was Vietnamese, with 19.1% of the population, or 677 people speaking this language at home.

The major differences between the languages spoken at home for the population of Birrong - Regents Park - Potts Hill and Bankstown City in 2011 were:

  • A larger percentage speaking Vietnamese at home (19.1% compared to 9.1%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Cantonese at home (7.5% compared to 3.2%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Arabic at home (12.4% compared to 21.2%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Greek at home (1.1% 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 283 or 15.7%, and the number of people who spoke English only decreased by 74 or 5.8%.

The largest changes in the spoken languages of the population in Birrong - Regents Park - Potts Hill between 2006 and 2011 were for those speaking:

  • Arabic (+107 persons)
  • Vietnamese (+106 persons)
  • Mandarin (+50 persons)

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