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Language spoken at home

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In Findon, 36% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2016.

Findon'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.

Findon'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
Findon - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Language (excludes English)Number%City of Charles Sturt %Number%City of Charles Sturt %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idItalian60710.05.069912.36.0-92
map this data in atlas.idGreek2193.64.12043.64.5+15
Punjabi
1542.60.91041.80.6+51
Mandarin
1051.71.4380.70.9+66
Serbian
741.21.2751.31.30
Vietnamese
731.22.7821.42.4-9
Malayalam
681.10.5350.60.4+32
Hindi
681.10.5711.30.3-3
Cantonese
581.00.7571.00.8+1
Arabic
520.90.8480.80.7+5
Filipino/Tagalog
430.70.6520.90.5-9
Croatian
420.70.6370.70.6+5
Persian/Dari
410.70.4260.50.3+15
Portuguese
380.60.3330.60.2+5
Urdu
370.60.390.20.1+28
Spanish
340.60.4180.30.3+16
Dinka
250.40.1390.70.1-14
Gujarati
250.40.1150.30.1+10
Polish
230.40.6330.60.8-10
Nepali
220.40.190.20.1+13
Bosnian
220.40.3230.40.3-1
Turkish
200.30.080.10.0+12
Russian
200.30.4190.30.4+1
Thai
200.30.190.20.1+12
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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
Findon - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Charles Sturt %Number%City of Charles Sturt %2011 to 2016
Speaks English only
3,61059.568.03,12254.769.3+489
map this data in atlas.idNon-English total2,18536.027.32,17738.126.9+8
Not stated
2724.54.84107.23.8-139

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 Italian, City of Charles Sturt: 5.0% Greek, City of Charles Sturt: 4.1% Punjabi, City of Charles Sturt: 0.9% Mandarin, City of Charles Sturt: 1.4% Serbian, City of Charles Sturt: 1.2% Vietnamese, City of Charles Sturt: 2.7% Malayalam, City of Charles Sturt: 0.5% Hindi, City of Charles Sturt: 0.5% Cantonese, City of Charles Sturt: 0.7% Arabic, City of Charles Sturt: 0.8% Italian, Findon: 10.0% Greek, Findon: 3.6% Punjabi, Findon: 2.6% Mandarin, Findon: 1.7% Serbian, Findon: 1.2% Vietnamese, Findon: 1.2% Malayalam, Findon: 1.1% Hindi, Findon: 1.1% Cantonese, Findon: 1.0% Arabic, Findon: 0.9%
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 Italian, Findon: -92 Greek, Findon: +15 Punjabi, Findon: +51 Mandarin, Findon: +66 Serbian, Findon: 0 Vietnamese, Findon: -9 Malayalam, Findon: +32 Hindi, Findon: -3 Cantonese, Findon: +1 Arabic, Findon: +5
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 Findon in 2016 compared to the City of Charles Sturt shows that there was a smaller proportion of people who spoke English only, and a larger proportion of those speaking a non-English language (either exclusively, or in addition to English).

Overall, 59.5% of the population spoke English only, and 36.0% spoke a non-English language, compared with 68.0% and 27.3% respectively for the City of Charles Sturt.

The dominant language spoken at home, other than English, in Findon was Italian, with 10.0% of the population, or 607 people speaking this language at home.

The major differences between the languages spoken at home for the population of Findon and the City of Charles Sturt in 2016 were:

  • A larger percentage speaking Italian at home (10.0% compared to 5.0%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Punjabi at home (2.6% compared to 0.9%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Vietnamese at home (1.2% compared to 2.7%)

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 8 or 0.4%, and the number of people who spoke English only increased by 488 or 15.6%.

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

  • Italian (-92 persons)
  • Mandarin (+66 persons)
  • Punjabi (+51 persons)

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