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East Hills
Language spoken at home

In East Hills, 22% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2011.

East Hills'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.

East Hills'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
East Hills - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language (excludes English)Number%Bankstown City %Number%Bankstown City %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idArabic1224.021.21144.119.3+8
Greek
752.53.6622.33.8+13
map this data in atlas.idVietnamese722.49.1501.88.3+21
Cantonese
451.53.2361.33.2+9
Mandarin
381.32.3281.01.9+10
Indonesian
260.90.660.20.4+20
Italian
230.81.7321.11.9-8
Macedonian
220.71.8120.41.8+10

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
East Hills - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language summaryNumber%Bankstown City %Number%Bankstown City %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only2,22373.339.72,17178.643.5+53
Non-English total67922.454.750518.350.5+173
Not stated1304.35.6863.16.0+44

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% Greek, Bankstown City: 3.6% Vietnamese, Bankstown City: 9.1% Cantonese, Bankstown City: 3.2% Mandarin, Bankstown City: 2.3% Indonesian, Bankstown City: 0.6% Italian, Bankstown City: 1.7% Macedonian, Bankstown City: 1.8% Arabic, East Hills: 4.0% Greek, East Hills: 2.5% Vietnamese, East Hills: 2.4% Cantonese, East Hills: 1.5% Mandarin, East Hills: 1.3% Indonesian, East Hills: 0.9% Italian, East Hills: 0.8% Macedonian, East Hills: 0.7%
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, East Hills: +8 Greek, East Hills: +13 Vietnamese, East Hills: +21 Cantonese, East Hills: +9 Mandarin, East Hills: +10 Indonesian, East Hills: +20 Italian, East Hills: -8 Macedonian, East Hills: +10
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 East Hills in 2011 compared to Bankstown City shows that there was a larger proportion of people who spoke English only, and a smaller proportion of those speaking a non-English language (either exclusively, or in addition to English).

Overall, 73.3% of the population spoke English only, and 22.4% 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 East Hills was Arabic, with 4.0% of the population, or 122 people speaking this language at home.

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

  • A smaller percentage speaking Arabic at home (4.0% compared to 21.2%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Vietnamese at home (2.4% compared to 9.1%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Cantonese at home (1.5% compared to 3.2%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Greek at home (2.5% 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 174 or 34.5%, and the number of people who spoke English only increased by 52 or 2.4%.

There were no major differences in East Hills between 2006 and 2011.

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