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Language spoken at home

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In Campbelltown City, 30% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2016.

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.

Please note: Due to changes in ABS rules around perturbation and additivity of data to protect the confidentiality of individuals in 2016, counts of individual language groups and totals derived from them may differ slightly from those published by the ABS. For more information see notes on data confidentiality.

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)20162011Change
Language (excludes English)Number%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idArabic5,3443.44.04,0042.74.1+1,340
Bengali
4,6373.00.62,5611.80.5+2,076
Hindi
3,7402.41.33,0422.11.2+698
Filipino/Tagalog
3,4442.21.33,0842.11.2+360
map this data in atlas.idSamoan3,3862.20.33,0422.10.3+344
Spanish
2,6571.71.22,5521.71.1+105
Mandarin
1,6501.14.79140.63.0+736
Urdu
1,3580.90.67260.50.4+632
Nepali
1,2750.80.71860.10.4+1,089
Vietnamese
1,1540.72.18980.61.9+256
Punjabi
1,1240.70.66800.50.4+444
Cantonese
1,0510.72.99820.73.0+69
Lao
9420.60.19160.60.1+26
Greek
8770.61.68270.61.8+50
Malayalam
8600.50.23650.30.1+495
Tongan
7540.50.26790.50.2+75
Marathi
7510.50.15480.40.1+203
Italian
7120.51.38350.61.6-123
Indonesian
6340.40.65020.30.5+132
Tamil
5830.40.64260.30.5+157
Khmer
5760.40.24970.30.2+79
Croatian
5620.40.45730.40.5-11
Polish
5380.30.35690.40.3-31
Thai
5080.30.43510.20.3+157
Persian/Dari
4900.30.73840.30.5+106
French
4610.30.44870.30.4-26
Sinhalese
4040.30.22980.20.2+106
Serbian
3860.20.43770.30.4+9
Russian
3670.20.43070.20.4+60
Non-verbal so described
3650.20.21920.10.1+173
Macedonian
3050.20.43370.20.4-32
German
2910.20.33260.20.4-35
Portuguese
2780.20.41970.10.3+81
Fijian
2780.20.12470.20.1+31
Gujarati
2770.20.41410.10.3+136
Turkish
2060.10.41410.10.5+65
Korean
1900.11.21070.11.1+83
Māori (Cook Island)
1890.10.01580.10.0+31
Telugu
1850.10.2840.10.2+101
Kannada
1790.10.11300.10.0+49
Bosnian
1770.10.11310.10.1+46
Afrikaans
1710.10.12500.20.1-79
Maltese
1710.10.21820.10.3-11
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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)20162011Change
Language summaryNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2011 to 2016
Speaks English only
100,16463.858.4101,86569.862.3-1,701
map this data in atlas.idNon-English total47,70530.435.836,77825.232.4+10,927
Not stated
9,1285.85.87,3265.05.3+1,802

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Language spoken at home, 2016
Language spoken at home, 2016 Arabic, Greater Sydney: 4.0% Bengali, Greater Sydney: 0.6% Hindi, Greater Sydney: 1.3% Filipino/Tagalog, Greater Sydney: 1.3% Samoan, Greater Sydney: 0.3% Spanish, Greater Sydney: 1.2% Mandarin, Greater Sydney: 4.7% Urdu, Greater Sydney: 0.6% Nepali, Greater Sydney: 0.7% Vietnamese, Greater Sydney: 2.1% Arabic, Campbelltown City: 3.4% Bengali, Campbelltown City: 3.0% Hindi, Campbelltown City: 2.4% Filipino/Tagalog, Campbelltown City: 2.2% Samoan, Campbelltown City: 2.2% Spanish, Campbelltown City: 1.7% Mandarin, Campbelltown City: 1.1% Urdu, Campbelltown City: 0.9% Nepali, Campbelltown City: 0.8% Vietnamese, Campbelltown City: 0.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in language spoken at home, 2011 to 2016
Change in language spoken at home, 2011 to 2016 Arabic, Campbelltown City: +1,340 Bengali, Campbelltown City: +2,076 Hindi, Campbelltown City: +698 Filipino/Tagalog, Campbelltown City: +360 Samoan, Campbelltown City: +344 Spanish, Campbelltown City: +105 Mandarin, Campbelltown City: +736 Urdu, Campbelltown City: +632 Nepali, Campbelltown City: +1,089 Vietnamese, Campbelltown City: +256
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (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 2016 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, 63.8% of the population spoke English only, and 30.4% spoke a non-English language, compared with 58.4% and 35.8% respectively for Greater Sydney.

The dominant language spoken at home, other than English, in Campbelltown City was Arabic, with 3.4% of the population, or 5,344 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 2016 were:

  • A larger percentage speaking Bengali at home (3.0% compared to 0.6%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Samoan at home (2.2% compared to 0.3%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Mandarin at home (1.1% compared to 4.7%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Cantonese at home (0.7% compared to 2.9%)

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 10,927 or 29.7%, and the number of people who spoke English only decreased by 1,701 or 1.7%.

The largest changes in the spoken languages of the population in Campbelltown City between 2011 and 2016 were for those speaking:

  • Bengali (+2,076 persons)
  • Arabic (+1,340 persons)
  • Nepali (+1,089 persons)
  • Mandarin (+736 persons)

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