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Language spoken at home

In Broken Hill City, 2% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2011.

Broken Hill City'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.

Broken Hill City'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
Broken Hill City - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language (excludes English)Number%Regional NSW %Number%Regional NSW %2006 to 2011
Italian730.40.6870.40.6-14
Greek360.20.2300.20.3+6
Filipino/Tagalog260.10.2230.10.1+3
Australian Indigenous Languages220.10.0130.10.0+9

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
Broken Hill City - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language summaryNumber%Regional NSW %Number%Regional NSW %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only16,91791.490.417,73391.691.0-816
Non-English total4142.25.13711.94.5+43
Not stated1,1866.44.51,2626.54.5-76

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 Italian, Regional NSW: 0.6% Greek, Regional NSW: 0.2% Filipino/Tagalog, Regional NSW: 0.2% Australian Indigenous Languages, Regional NSW: 0.0% Italian, Broken Hill City: 0.4% Greek, Broken Hill City: 0.2% Filipino/Tagalog, Broken Hill City: 0.1% Australian Indigenous Languages, Broken Hill City: 0.1%
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 Italian, Broken Hill City: -14 Greek, Broken Hill City: +6 Filipino/Tagalog, Broken Hill City: +3 Australian Indigenous Languages, Broken Hill City: +9
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 Broken Hill City in 2011 compared to Regional NSW 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, 91.4% of the population spoke English only, and 2.2% spoke a non-English language, compared with 90.4% and 5.1% respectively for Regional NSW.

The dominant language spoken at home, other than English, in Broken Hill City was Italian, with 0.4% of the population, or 73 people speaking this language at home.

There were no major differences between Broken Hill City and Regional NSW in 2011.

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 43 or 11.6%, and the number of people who spoke English only decreased by 816 or 4.6%.

There were no major differences in Broken Hill City between 2006 and 2011.

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