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Villawood
Language spoken at home

In Villawood, 56% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2011.

Villawood'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.

Villawood'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
Villawood - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language (excludes English)Number%Bankstown City %Number%Bankstown City %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idArabic91025.321.270922.619.3+201
map this data in atlas.idVietnamese52014.59.150516.18.3+15
Cantonese
601.73.2662.13.2-6
Spanish
591.60.8461.50.7+13
Hindi
451.30.7361.10.6+9
Greek
431.23.6451.43.8-2
Samoan
391.10.5290.90.5+10
Khmer
310.90.1401.30.1-9
Turkish
240.70.4170.50.3+7
Mandarin
210.62.3250.81.9-4
Karen
200.60.100.00.0+20

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
Villawood - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language summaryNumber%Bankstown City %Number%Bankstown City %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only1,10030.639.71,25740.043.5-157
Non-English total2,00455.854.71,71654.650.5+288
Not stated48813.65.61685.36.0+320

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% Spanish, Bankstown City: 0.8% Hindi, Bankstown City: 0.7% Greek, Bankstown City: 3.6% Samoan, Bankstown City: 0.5% Khmer, Bankstown City: 0.1% Turkish, Bankstown City: 0.4% Mandarin, Bankstown City: 2.3% Arabic, Villawood: 25.3% Vietnamese, Villawood: 14.5% Cantonese, Villawood: 1.7% Spanish, Villawood: 1.6% Hindi, Villawood: 1.3% Greek, Villawood: 1.2% Samoan, Villawood: 1.1% Khmer, Villawood: 0.9% Turkish, Villawood: 0.7% Mandarin, Villawood: 0.6%
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, Villawood: +201 Vietnamese, Villawood: +15 Cantonese, Villawood: -6 Spanish, Villawood: +13 Hindi, Villawood: +9 Greek, Villawood: -2 Samoan, Villawood: +10 Khmer, Villawood: -9 Turkish, Villawood: +7 Mandarin, Villawood: -4
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 Villawood 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, 30.6% of the population spoke English only, and 55.8% 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 Villawood was Arabic, with 25.3% of the population, or 910 people speaking this language at home.

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

  • A larger percentage speaking Vietnamese at home (14.5% compared to 9.1%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Arabic at home (25.3% compared to 21.2%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Greek at home (1.2% compared to 3.6%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Mandarin at home (0.6% compared to 2.3%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 288 or 16.8%, and the number of people who spoke English only decreased by 157 or 12.5%.

The largest change in the spoken languages of the population in Villawood between 2006 and 2011 was for those speaking:

  • Arabic (+201 persons)

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