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Pennington - Woodville North - Athol Park

Language spoken at home

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In Pennington - Woodville North - Athol Park, 48% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2016.

Pennington - Woodville North - Athol Park'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.

Pennington - Woodville North - Athol Park'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
Pennington - Woodville North - Athol Park - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Language (excludes English)Number%City of Charles Sturt %Number%City of Charles Sturt %2011 to 2016
Vietnamese
1,52719.02.71,32517.42.4+202
Filipino/Tagalog
1842.30.61171.50.5+67
map this data in atlas.idGreek1732.14.12012.64.5-28
Malayalam
1592.00.5931.20.4+66
map this data in atlas.idItalian1481.85.01692.26.0-21
Serbian
1451.81.21512.01.3-6
Arabic
1351.70.81151.50.7+20
Mandarin
1341.71.4761.00.9+58
Cantonese
1191.50.71572.10.8-38
Polish
861.10.61141.50.8-28
Punjabi
720.90.9210.30.6+51
Bosnian
590.70.3550.70.3+4
Somali
520.60.2570.70.1-5
Tamil
490.60.2280.40.2+21
Khmer
420.50.2530.70.2-11
Hindi
410.50.5150.20.3+26
Amharic
400.50.1200.30.1+20
Spanish
400.50.4300.40.3+10
Croatian
350.40.6290.40.6+6
Min Nan (incl.Hokkien)
320.40.1120.20.1+20
Nepali
300.40.1100.10.1+20
Russian
300.40.4350.50.4-5
Persian/Dari
250.30.4190.20.3+6
Swahili
230.30.1190.20.1+4
Urdu
220.30.3110.10.1+11
Non-verbal so described
210.30.2140.20.1+7
Bengali
200.20.140.10.1+16
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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
Pennington - Woodville North - Athol Park - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Charles Sturt %Number%City of Charles Sturt %2011 to 2016
Speaks English only3,74846.668.03,75349.269.3-5
Non-English total3,88248.227.33,41644.826.9+466
Not stated4215.24.84525.93.8-31

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 Vietnamese, City of Charles Sturt: 2.7% Filipino/Tagalog, City of Charles Sturt: 0.6% Greek, City of Charles Sturt: 4.1% Malayalam, City of Charles Sturt: 0.5% Italian, City of Charles Sturt: 5.0% Serbian, City of Charles Sturt: 1.2% Arabic, City of Charles Sturt: 0.8% Mandarin, City of Charles Sturt: 1.4% Cantonese, City of Charles Sturt: 0.7% Polish, City of Charles Sturt: 0.6% Vietnamese, Pennington - Woodville North - Athol Park: 19.0% Filipino/Tagalog, Pennington - Woodville North - Athol Park: 2.3% Greek, Pennington - Woodville North - Athol Park: 2.1% Malayalam, Pennington - Woodville North - Athol Park: 2.0% Italian, Pennington - Woodville North - Athol Park: 1.8% Serbian, Pennington - Woodville North - Athol Park: 1.8% Arabic, Pennington - Woodville North - Athol Park: 1.7% Mandarin, Pennington - Woodville North - Athol Park: 1.7% Cantonese, Pennington - Woodville North - Athol Park: 1.5% Polish, Pennington - Woodville North - Athol Park: 1.1%
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 Vietnamese, Pennington - Woodville North - Athol Park: +202 Filipino/Tagalog, Pennington - Woodville North - Athol Park: +67 Greek, Pennington - Woodville North - Athol Park: -28 Malayalam, Pennington - Woodville North - Athol Park: +66 Italian, Pennington - Woodville North - Athol Park: -21 Serbian, Pennington - Woodville North - Athol Park: -6 Arabic, Pennington - Woodville North - Athol Park: +20 Mandarin, Pennington - Woodville North - Athol Park: +58 Cantonese, Pennington - Woodville North - Athol Park: -38 Polish, Pennington - Woodville North - Athol Park: -28
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 Pennington - Woodville North - Athol Park 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, 46.6% of the population spoke English only, and 48.2% 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 Pennington - Woodville North - Athol Park was Vietnamese, with 19.0% of the population, or 1,527 people speaking this language at home.

The major differences between the languages spoken at home for the population of Pennington - Woodville North - Athol Park and the City of Charles Sturt in 2016 were:

  • A larger percentage speaking Vietnamese at home (19.0% compared to 2.7%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Filipino/Tagalog at home (2.3% compared to 0.6%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Italian at home (1.8% compared to 5.0%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Greek at home (2.1% compared to 4.1%)

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 466 or 13.6%, and the number of people who spoke English only decreased by 5 or 0.1%.

The largest changes in the spoken languages of the population in Pennington - Woodville North - Athol Park between 2011 and 2016 were for those speaking:

  • Vietnamese (+202 persons)
  • Filipino/Tagalog (+67 persons)
  • Malayalam (+66 persons)
  • Mandarin (+58 persons)

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