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Chester Hill

Language spoken at home

In Chester Hill, 57% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2011.

Chester 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.

Chester 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
Chester Hill - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language (excludes English)Number%Bankstown City %Number%Bankstown City %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idArabic2,12319.221.21,69815.719.3+425
map this data in atlas.idVietnamese1,28911.79.19979.28.3+291
Cantonese
6275.73.26065.63.2+21
Mandarin
3002.72.32001.91.9+99
Greek
1621.53.61531.43.8+9
Italian
1511.41.71541.41.9-4
Spanish
1251.10.81161.10.7+9
Croatian
980.90.4880.80.4+10
Tongan
930.80.3690.60.2+24
Korean
890.80.7890.80.80
Filipino/Tagalog
860.80.7590.50.5+27
Turkish
810.70.4720.70.3+9
Persian/Dari
720.70.3220.20.1+50
Polish
640.60.4780.70.5-14
Min Nan (incl.Hokkien)
610.60.1680.60.1-7
Karen
590.50.100.00.0+59
Urdu
520.50.8270.20.5+25
German
460.40.2510.50.2-5
Burmese
420.40.1370.30.1+5
Hindi
410.40.7380.40.6+3
Serbian
380.30.2490.50.2-11
Samoan
370.30.5380.30.5-1
French
340.30.3300.30.2+4
Fijian
310.30.1190.20.1+13
Dutch
300.30.1330.30.1-3
Khmer
270.20.1500.50.1-23
Macedonian
260.21.8410.41.8-15
Hungarian
250.20.1200.20.1+5
Ukrainian
250.20.1300.30.1-5
Portuguese
240.20.3270.20.2-3
Non-verbal so described
230.20.2160.10.2+7
Tamil
220.20.1390.40.1-17
Russian
220.20.1190.20.1+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
Chester Hill - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language summaryNumber%Bankstown City %Number%Bankstown City %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only4,34239.439.74,53041.943.5-187
Non-English total6,31057.254.75,28448.950.5+1,026
Not stated3763.45.69889.16.0-611

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% Cantonese, Bankstown City: 3.2% Mandarin, Bankstown City: 2.3% Greek, Bankstown City: 3.6% Italian, Bankstown City: 1.7% Spanish, Bankstown City: 0.8% Croatian, Bankstown City: 0.4% Tongan, Bankstown City: 0.3% Korean, Bankstown City: 0.7% Arabic, Chester Hill: 19.2% Vietnamese, Chester Hill: 11.7% Cantonese, Chester Hill: 5.7% Mandarin, Chester Hill: 2.7% Greek, Chester Hill: 1.5% Italian, Chester Hill: 1.4% Spanish, Chester Hill: 1.1% Croatian, Chester Hill: 0.9% Tongan, Chester Hill: 0.8% Korean, Chester Hill: 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, Chester Hill: +425 Vietnamese, Chester Hill: +291 Cantonese, Chester Hill: +21 Mandarin, Chester Hill: +99 Greek, Chester Hill: +9 Italian, Chester Hill: -4 Spanish, Chester Hill: +9 Croatian, Chester Hill: +10 Tongan, Chester Hill: +24 Korean, Chester Hill: 0
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 Chester Hill in 2011 compared to Bankstown City shows that there was a similar 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, 39.4% of the population spoke English only, and 57.2% 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 Chester Hill was Arabic, with 19.2% of the population, or 2,123 people speaking this language at home.

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

  • A larger percentage speaking Vietnamese at home (11.7% compared to 9.1%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Cantonese at home (5.7% compared to 3.2%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Greek at home (1.5% compared to 3.6%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Arabic at home (19.2% 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 1,026 or 19.4%, and the number of people who spoke English only decreased by 188 or 4.2%.

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

  • Arabic (+425 persons)
  • Vietnamese (+291 persons)
  • Mandarin (+99 persons)
  • Karen (+59 persons)

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