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Padstow
Language spoken at home

In Padstow, 40% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2011.

Padstow'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.

Padstow'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
Padstow - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language (excludes English)Number%Bankstown City %Number%Bankstown City %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idArabic8366.821.27606.419.3+76
Cantonese
7736.33.26165.23.2+157
Greek
5824.73.64653.93.8+117
map this data in atlas.idVietnamese5584.59.14824.18.3+75
Mandarin
5204.22.33392.91.9+181
Macedonian
2532.11.82161.81.8+37
Hindi
1261.00.7880.70.6+38
Italian
1221.01.71501.31.9-29
Filipino/Tagalog
1160.90.7770.60.5+40
Spanish
1130.90.81151.00.7-2
Punjabi
850.70.2360.30.2+49
Indonesian
810.70.6360.30.4+45
Croatian
610.50.4490.40.4+12
Korean
550.40.7560.50.8-1
Thai
350.30.2320.30.1+3
Urdu
340.30.8320.30.5+2
Portuguese
340.30.3230.20.2+11
Russian
300.20.1200.20.1+9
Samoan
260.20.5220.20.5+3
Japanese
260.20.1130.10.1+13
Chinese, nfd
260.20.190.10.1+17
Nepali
250.20.100.00.0+25
Turkish
210.20.4190.20.3+3
Tongan
200.20.3190.20.2+1
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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
Padstow - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language summaryNumber%Bankstown City %Number%Bankstown City %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only6,85855.639.77,12360.143.5-264
Non-English total4,96140.254.74,11934.750.5+842
Not stated5214.25.66135.26.0-91

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% Cantonese, Bankstown City: 3.2% Greek, Bankstown City: 3.6% Vietnamese, Bankstown City: 9.1% Mandarin, Bankstown City: 2.3% Macedonian, Bankstown City: 1.8% Hindi, Bankstown City: 0.7% Italian, Bankstown City: 1.7% Filipino/Tagalog, Bankstown City: 0.7% Spanish, Bankstown City: 0.8% Arabic, Padstow: 6.8% Cantonese, Padstow: 6.3% Greek, Padstow: 4.7% Vietnamese, Padstow: 4.5% Mandarin, Padstow: 4.2% Macedonian, Padstow: 2.1% Hindi, Padstow: 1.0% Italian, Padstow: 1.0% Filipino/Tagalog, Padstow: 0.9% Spanish, Padstow: 0.9%
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, Padstow: +76 Cantonese, Padstow: +157 Greek, Padstow: +117 Vietnamese, Padstow: +75 Mandarin, Padstow: +181 Macedonian, Padstow: +37 Hindi, Padstow: +38 Italian, Padstow: -29 Filipino/Tagalog, Padstow: +40 Spanish, Padstow: -2
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 Padstow 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, 55.6% of the population spoke English only, and 40.2% 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 Padstow was Arabic, with 6.8% of the population, or 836 people speaking this language at home.

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

  • A larger percentage speaking Cantonese at home (6.3% compared to 3.2%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Mandarin at home (4.2% compared to 2.3%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Arabic at home (6.8% compared to 21.2%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Vietnamese at home (4.5% 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 842 or 20.4%, and the number of people who spoke English only decreased by 265 or 3.7%.

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

  • Mandarin (+181 persons)
  • Cantonese (+157 persons)
  • Greek (+117 persons)
  • Arabic (+76 persons)

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