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Language spoken at home

In Campbelltown City, 25% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2011.

Campbelltown 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.

Campbelltown 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
Campbelltown City - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language (excludes English)Number%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idArabic4,0042.74.13,8672.73.9+137
Filipino/Tagalog
3,0842.11.22,7061.91.1+378
Hindi
3,0422.11.22,3391.60.9+703
map this data in atlas.idSamoan3,0422.10.32,4331.70.3+609
Bengali
2,5611.80.51,4001.00.3+1,161
Spanish
2,5521.71.12,4831.71.1+69
Cantonese
9820.73.09650.73.0+17
Lao
9160.60.19980.70.1-82
Mandarin
9140.63.07230.52.3+191
Vietnamese
8980.61.98590.61.8+39
Italian
8350.61.68830.61.7-48
Greek
8270.61.88800.61.9-53
Urdu
7260.50.45310.40.2+195
Punjabi
6800.50.43400.20.2+340
Tongan
6790.50.25310.40.2+148
Croatian
5730.40.56930.50.5-120
Polish
5690.40.36620.50.3-93
Marathi
5480.40.13380.20.1+210
Indonesian
5020.30.53640.30.4+138
Khmer
4970.30.24010.30.2+96
French
4870.30.45190.40.3-32
Tamil
4260.30.52950.20.4+131
Persian/Dari
3840.30.52930.20.4+91
Serbian
3770.30.43240.20.4+53
Malayalam
3650.30.11240.10.1+241
Thai
3510.20.32750.20.2+76
Macedonian
3370.20.43390.20.5-2
German
3260.20.43110.20.4+15
Russian
3070.20.43330.20.3-26
Sinhalese
2980.20.21790.10.2+119
Afrikaans
2500.20.11920.10.1+58
Fijian
2470.20.12010.10.1+46
Portuguese
1970.10.32010.10.3-4
Non-verbal so described
1920.10.12120.10.2-20
Nepali
1860.10.4620.00.1+124
Maltese
1820.10.32070.10.3-25
Hungarian
1650.10.11850.10.2-20
Māori (Cook Island)
1580.10.01780.10.0-20
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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
Campbelltown City - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language summaryNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only101,86569.862.2103,28672.264.0-1,421
Non-English total36,77825.232.431,53922.029.2+5,239
Not stated7,3265.05.38,2445.86.8-918

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, Greater Sydney: 4.1% Filipino/Tagalog, Greater Sydney: 1.2% Samoan, Greater Sydney: 0.3% Hindi, Greater Sydney: 1.2% Bengali, Greater Sydney: 0.5% Spanish, Greater Sydney: 1.1% Cantonese, Greater Sydney: 3.0% Lao, Greater Sydney: 0.1% Mandarin, Greater Sydney: 3.0% Vietnamese, Greater Sydney: 1.9% Arabic, Campbelltown City: 2.7% Filipino/Tagalog, Campbelltown City: 2.1% Samoan, Campbelltown City: 2.1% Hindi, Campbelltown City: 2.1% Bengali, Campbelltown City: 1.8% Spanish, Campbelltown City: 1.7% Cantonese, Campbelltown City: 0.7% Lao, Campbelltown City: 0.6% Mandarin, Campbelltown City: 0.6% Vietnamese, Campbelltown City: 0.6%
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, Campbelltown City: +137 Filipino/Tagalog, Campbelltown City: +378 Samoan, Campbelltown City: +609 Hindi, Campbelltown City: +703 Bengali, Campbelltown City: +1,161 Spanish, Campbelltown City: +69 Cantonese, Campbelltown City: +17 Lao, Campbelltown City: -82 Mandarin, Campbelltown City: +191 Vietnamese, Campbelltown City: +39
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 Campbelltown City in 2011 compared to Greater Sydney 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, 69.8% of the population spoke English only, and 25.2% spoke a non-English language, compared with 62.2% and 32.4% respectively for Greater Sydney.

The dominant language spoken at home, other than English, in Campbelltown City was Arabic, with 2.7% of the population, or 4,004 people speaking this language at home.

The major differences between the languages spoken at home for the population of Campbelltown City and Greater Sydney in 2011 were:

  • A larger percentage speaking Samoan at home (2.1% compared to 0.3%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Mandarin at home (0.6% compared to 3.0%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Cantonese at home (0.7% compared to 3.0%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Arabic at home (2.7% compared to 4.1%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 5,239 or 16.6%, and the number of people who spoke English only decreased by 1,421 or 1.4%.

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

  • Bengali (+1,161 persons)
  • Hindi (+703 persons)
  • Samoan (+609 persons)
  • Filipino/Tagalog (+378 persons)

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