City of Charles SturtCommunity profile
Skip to content

Pennington - Woodville North - Athol Park

Language spoken at home

In Pennington - Woodville North - Athol Park, 45% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2011.

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.

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 - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language (excludes English)Number%City of Charles Sturt %Number%City of Charles Sturt %2006 to 2011
Vietnamese
1,32517.42.41,21917.52.4+106
map this data in atlas.idGreek2012.64.52083.04.8-7
map this data in atlas.idItalian1692.26.01912.76.8-22
Cantonese
1572.10.81392.00.7+18
Serbian
1512.01.31201.71.4+31
Filipino/Tagalog
1171.50.5380.50.2+79
Arabic
1151.50.7821.20.6+33
Polish
1141.50.81562.21.0-42
Malayalam
931.20.4200.30.1+73
Mandarin
761.00.9460.70.6+30
Somali
570.70.1320.50.1+25
Bosnian
550.70.3390.60.3+16
Khmer
530.70.2300.40.2+23
Russian
350.50.4360.50.5-1
Spanish
300.40.3310.40.2-1
Croatian
290.40.6330.50.7-4
Tamil
280.40.200.00.1+28
German
230.30.5180.30.5+5
Punjabi
210.30.6100.10.0+11
Amharic
200.30.1130.20.0+7
Australian Indigenous Languages
200.30.190.10.1+11
Ukrainian
200.30.3230.30.4-3
Show me more!

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)20112006Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Charles Sturt %Number%City of Charles Sturt %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only3,75349.269.33,75454.070.4-1
Non-English total3,41644.826.92,78140.025.2+635
Not stated4525.93.84156.04.4+37

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 Vietnamese, City of Charles Sturt: 2.4% Greek, City of Charles Sturt: 4.5% Italian, City of Charles Sturt: 6.0% Cantonese, City of Charles Sturt: 0.8% Serbian, City of Charles Sturt: 1.3% Filipino/Tagalog, City of Charles Sturt: 0.5% Arabic, City of Charles Sturt: 0.7% Polish, City of Charles Sturt: 0.8% Malayalam, City of Charles Sturt: 0.4% Mandarin, City of Charles Sturt: 0.9% Vietnamese, Pennington - Woodville North - Athol Park: 17.4% Greek, Pennington - Woodville North - Athol Park: 2.6% Italian, Pennington - Woodville North - Athol Park: 2.2% Cantonese, Pennington - Woodville North - Athol Park: 2.1% Serbian, Pennington - Woodville North - Athol Park: 2.0% Filipino/Tagalog, Pennington - Woodville North - Athol Park: 1.5% Arabic, Pennington - Woodville North - Athol Park: 1.5% Polish, Pennington - Woodville North - Athol Park: 1.5% Malayalam, Pennington - Woodville North - Athol Park: 1.2% Mandarin, Pennington - Woodville North - Athol Park: 1.0%
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 Vietnamese, Pennington - Woodville North - Athol Park: +106 Greek, Pennington - Woodville North - Athol Park: -7 Italian, Pennington - Woodville North - Athol Park: -22 Cantonese, Pennington - Woodville North - Athol Park: +18 Serbian, Pennington - Woodville North - Athol Park: +31 Filipino/Tagalog, Pennington - Woodville North - Athol Park: +79 Arabic, Pennington - Woodville North - Athol Park: +33 Polish, Pennington - Woodville North - Athol Park: -42 Malayalam, Pennington - Woodville North - Athol Park: +73 Mandarin, Pennington - Woodville North - Athol Park: +30
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 Pennington - Woodville North - Athol Park in 2011 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, 49.2% of the population spoke English only, and 44.8% spoke a non-English language, compared with 69.3% and 26.9% 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 17.4% of the population, or 1,325 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 2011 were:

  • A larger percentage speaking Vietnamese at home (17.4% compared to 2.4%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Cantonese at home (2.1% compared to 0.8%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Italian at home (2.2% compared to 6.0%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Greek at home (2.6% compared to 4.5%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 635 or 22.8%, and the number of people who spoke English only decreased by 1 or 0.0%.

The largest changes in the spoken languages of the population in Pennington - Woodville North - Athol Park between 2006 and 2011 were for those speaking:

  • Vietnamese (+106 persons)
  • Filipino/Tagalog (+79 persons)
  • Malayalam (+73 persons)

To continue building your demographic story go to...