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Central Coast Council area

Language spoken at home

In the Central Coast Council area, 2% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2011.

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.

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)20112006Change
Language (excludes English)Number%Regional TAS %Number%Regional TAS %2006 to 2011
Dutch1050.50.2880.40.2+17
German340.20.3370.20.3-3
Filipino/Tagalog260.10.1190.10.1+7

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)20112006Change
Language summaryNumber%Regional TAS %Number%Regional TAS %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only20,18794.593.419,61594.993.4+572
Non-English total3361.63.02851.42.4+51
Not stated8353.93.67603.74.2+75

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 Dutch, Regional TAS: 0.2% German, Regional TAS: 0.3% Filipino/Tagalog, Regional TAS: 0.1% Dutch, Central Coast Council area: 0.5% German, Central Coast Council area: 0.2% Filipino/Tagalog, Central Coast Council area: 0.1%
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 Dutch, Central Coast Council area: +17 German, Central Coast Council area: -3 Filipino/Tagalog, Central Coast Council area: +7
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 the Central Coast Council area in 2011 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, 94.5% of the population spoke English only, and 1.6% spoke a non-English language, compared with 93.4% and 3.0% respectively for Regional TAS.

The dominant language spoken at home, other than English, in the Central Coast Council area was Dutch, with 0.5% of the population, or 105 people speaking this language at home.

There were no major differences between Central Coast Council area and Regional TAS in 2011.

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 51 or 17.9%, and the number of people who spoke English only increased by 572 or 2.9%.

There were no major differences in the Central Coast Council area between 2006 and 2011.

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