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Central Coast Council area

Non-English speakers - Introduction

In 2011, there were 14,602 non-English speakers living in the Central Coast Council area.

The non-English speaking population is the term used for people who speak a language other than English at home. The term does not imply that this population can't speak English, just that English is not their first language or is not the language they use at home conversing with family members.

The non-English speaking population is an extremely important one in Australia, as immigration is integral to our national identity, and has increased markedly since 2006. Information on non-English speakers is vital for planning local government activities such as community services, library collections, translation services, as well as planning for types of dwellings and community infrastructure.

Please note that the term Culturally and Linguistically Diverse is an umbrella term which can refer to Birthplace, Language, Ancestry and Religion. It doesn't specifically define any group and so is not used in the communities of interest profile.

Derived from the Census question:

'Does the person speak a language other than English at home?'

People speaking a language other than English at home

Key statistics
Central Coast Council area - Non-English speakers20112006Change
Number%Greater SydneyNumber%Greater Sydney2006 to 2011
Population summary--------------
Males6,69845.948.35,44747.048.5+1,251
Females7,89654.151.76,14153.051.5+1,755
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years2,09714.416.21,64814.217.1+449
15 - 24 years1,1427.813.59338.014.6+209
25 - 64 years8,36057.359.06,65957.457.3+1,701
65 years or more3,00320.611.32,35620.311.0+647
Total population14,602100.0100.011,596100.0100.0+3,006
Birthplace Top 3--------------
Australia4,07927.927.63,16927.327.2+910
Philippines7955.43.55574.83.4+238
China7675.310.14954.38.7+272
Year of arrival--------------
2006 and after1,81817.822.4--------
Before 20067,99078.173.8--------
Education institute attending--------------
Pre-school2161.51.31611.41.3+55
Primary school8415.86.55985.27.3+243
Secondary school6664.66.15775.06.5+89
Tertiary (University and TAFE)1,0257.010.37036.19.8+322
Other1581.11.5930.81.2+65
Not attending11,14576.471.08,89176.769.5+2,254
Highest qualification achieved--------------
University4,01632.137.62,65626.731.4+1,360
Other post-school2,12117.010.81,62516.311.1+496
No qualification5,09340.744.64,34543.748.4+748
Work--------------
Unemployment rate5528.17.93656.97.9+187
Participation rate6,82154.659.75,25452.858.7+1,567
Household income--------------
$599 or less2,69219.015.1--------
$600 to $19996,71447.443.4--------
$2000 or more3,30523.331.3--------
Household type--------------
Couple with children6,99949.860.15,44749.161.9+1,552
Couple without children3,68726.217.12,97526.815.6+712
One parent family1,52810.911.61,16010.511.6+368
Group household2942.13.72662.43.4+28
Lone person household1,42010.15.71,12510.15.7+295
Dwelling type--------------
Private dwellings14,18297.998.811,18397.698.8+2,999
Non-private dwellings3092.11.22712.41.2+38
Housing tenure--------------
Fully owned4,05428.624.53,69933.027.3+355
Mortgage5,75040.639.44,31038.537.9+1,440
Renting3,87527.333.42,69324.131.4+1,182
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house10,94077.160.19,16181.964.2+1,779
Medium density2,32216.418.71,61014.417.4+712
High density7365.220.73282.917.8+408

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

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Data notes

For dwelling related topics (household type, household income, bedrooms etc), only household members who state that they speak a language other than English at home are included in the table. If more than one household member speaks a language other than English, there will be multiple counts for the same household in the table. People who did not answer the language question are excluded.

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