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Central Coast Council area

Recent arrivals - Language spoken at home

In 2011, 39.8% of recent overseas arrivals in 2011, spoke a language other than English at home.

The Central Coast Council area's language statistics show the proportion of the population who speak a language at home other than English. For recent arrivals, this is a good indicator of translation services which might be required, as recent arrivals may be less likely to have good English skills. They represent the languages which have increased in prevalence in just the last few years in the Central Coast Council area compared to the Greater Sydney.

The Central Coast Council area'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?'

People born overseas and arriving in Australia between 2006 and 9 Aug 2011

Language spoken at home - Ranked by size
Central Coast Council area - Recent arrivals2011
LanguageNumber%Greater Sydney
English2,74360.124.4
Mandarin1944.312.3
Afrikaans1172.60.6
Tagalog1042.32.1
Thai1002.21.5
Korean952.13.7
Filipino881.91.4
Spanish771.71.9
German721.60.9
Cantonese721.63.8
Hindi661.44.2
Russian581.30.8
Dutch471.00.4
Punjabi451.02.7
French441.01.2
Malayalam400.90.9
Urdu380.81.6
Indonesian370.81.8
Arabic370.84.9
Vietnamese340.72.4
Tamil290.61.7
Portuguese270.61.0
Shona260.60.2
Japanese250.50.9
Marathi230.50.5
Igbo220.50.0
Bengali220.52.2
Polish170.40.2
Gujarati150.32.2
Ndebele150.30.0
Persian/Dari150.31.5
Nepali130.33.9
Sinhalese130.30.8
Italian130.30.5
Swedish120.30.2
Tongan120.30.3
Chinese, nfd100.21.1
Romanian100.20.1
Southern Asian Languages, nfd100.20.2
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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.

Excludes languages with fewer than 10 people speaking them at home, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Language spoken at home - Summary
Central Coast Council area - Recent arrivals2011
Language summaryNumber%Greater Sydney
Speaks English only2,74360.124.4
Non-English total1,81639.875.1
Not stated / Inadequately described30.10.5

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.

Language spoken at home, 2011
Language spoken at home, 2011 English, Greater Sydney: 24.4% Mandarin, Greater Sydney: 12.3% Afrikaans, Greater Sydney: 0.6% Tagalog, Greater Sydney: 2.1% Thai, Greater Sydney: 1.5% Korean, Greater Sydney: 3.7% Filipino, Greater Sydney: 1.4% Spanish, Greater Sydney: 1.9% Cantonese, Greater Sydney: 3.8% German, Greater Sydney: 0.9% English, Central Coast Council area: 60.1% Mandarin, Central Coast Council area: 4.3% Afrikaans, Central Coast Council area: 2.6% Tagalog, Central Coast Council area: 2.3% Thai, Central Coast Council area: 2.2% Korean, Central Coast Council area: 2.1% Filipino, Central Coast Council area: 1.9% Spanish, Central Coast Council area: 1.7% Cantonese, Central Coast Council area: 1.6% German, Central Coast Council area: 1.6%
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.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the language spoken at home by recent overseas arrivals in the Central Coast Council area 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, 60.1% of recent overseas arrivals spoke English only, and 39.8% spoke a non-English language, compared with 24.4% and 75.1% respectively for Greater Sydney.

The dominant language spoken at home by recent overseas arrivals, other than English, in the Central Coast Council area was Mandarin, with 4.3% of the population, or 194 people speaking this language at home.

The major differences between the languages spoken at home for the recent overseas arriving population of the Central Coast Council area and Greater Sydney in 2011 were:

  • A smaller percentage speaking Mandarin at home (4.3% compared to 12.3%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Arabic at home (0.8% compared to 4.9%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Nepali at home (0.3% compared to 3.9%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Hindi at home (1.4% compared to 4.2%)

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