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Central Coast Council area

Language spoken at home

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This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for all areas. What's this?

In the Central Coast Council area, 2% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2016.

The Central Coast Council area'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.

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.

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
Central Coast Council area - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Language (excludes English)Number%Regional TAS %Number%Regional TAS %2011 to 2016
Dutch570.30.21050.50.2-48
Filipino/Tagalog330.20.2260.10.1+7
German300.10.3340.20.3-4

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
Central Coast Council area - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Language summaryNumber%Regional TAS %Number%Regional TAS %2011 to 2016
Speaks English only19,74392.489.820,18794.593.4-444
Non-English total3691.73.63361.63.0+33
Not stated1,2475.86.78353.93.6+412

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 Dutch, Regional TAS: 0.2% Filipino/Tagalog, Regional TAS: 0.2% German, Regional TAS: 0.3% Dutch, Central Coast Council area: 0.3% Filipino/Tagalog, Central Coast Council area: 0.2% German, Central Coast Council area: 0.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
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Change in language spoken at home, 2011 to 2016
Change in language spoken at home, 2011 to 2016 Dutch, Central Coast Council area: -48 Filipino/Tagalog, Central Coast Council area: +7 German, Central Coast Council area: -4
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 the Central Coast Council area in 2016 compared to Regional TAS 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, 92.4% of the population spoke English only, and 1.7% spoke a non-English language, compared with 89.8% and 3.6% respectively for Regional TAS.

The dominant language spoken at home, other than English, in the Central Coast Council area was Dutch, with 0.3% of the population, or 57 people speaking this language at home.

There were no major differences between Central Coast Council area and Regional TAS in 2016.

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 33 or 9.8%, and the number of people who spoke English only decreased by 444 or 2.2%.

There were no major differences in the Central Coast Council area between 2011 and 2016.

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