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Mount Lewis
Language spoken at home

In Mount Lewis, 72% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2011.

Mount Lewis'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.

Mount Lewis'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
Mount Lewis - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language (excludes English)Number%Bankstown City %Number%Bankstown City %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idArabic45943.221.247245.219.3-13
Greek
868.13.61039.93.8-18
map this data in atlas.idVietnamese625.99.1545.28.3+8

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
Mount Lewis - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language summaryNumber%Bankstown City %Number%Bankstown City %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only26324.839.726625.543.5-3
Non-English total76171.754.774771.550.5+14
Not stated373.55.6323.16.0+5

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% Arabic, Mount Lewis: 43.2% Greek, Mount Lewis: 8.1% Vietnamese, Mount Lewis: 5.9%
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 Arabic, Mount Lewis: -13 Greek, Mount Lewis: -18 Vietnamese, Mount Lewis: +8
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
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Dominant groups

Analysis of the language spoken at home by the population of Mount Lewis 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, 24.8% of the population spoke English only, and 71.7% 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 Mount Lewis was Arabic, with 43.2% of the population, or 459 people speaking this language at home.

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

  • A larger percentage speaking Arabic at home (43.2% compared to 21.2%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Greek at home (8.1% compared to 3.6%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Vietnamese at home (5.9% compared to 9.1%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 14 or 1.9%, and the number of people who spoke English only decreased by 3 or 1.1%.

There were no major differences in Mount Lewis between 2006 and 2011.

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