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West Croydon and District

Language spoken at home

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In West Croydon and District, 35% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2016.

West Croydon and District'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.

West Croydon and District'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
West Croydon and District - 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.idGreek6817.04.17617.84.5-80
Vietnamese
5095.22.74134.22.4+96
map this data in atlas.idItalian5035.15.05815.96.0-78
Mandarin
2422.51.41811.80.9+62
Serbian
2022.11.22062.11.3-4
Punjabi
961.00.9700.70.6+26
Arabic
870.90.8900.90.7-3
Persian/Dari
820.80.4540.60.3+29
Cantonese
810.80.71461.50.8-65
Polish
700.70.61071.10.8-37
Spanish
610.60.4460.50.3+15
Hindi
470.50.5310.30.3+16
Pashto
440.40.100.00.0+44
Urdu
430.40.3120.10.1+31
Filipino/Tagalog
400.40.6430.40.5-3
German
380.40.4330.30.5+5
Bosnian
380.40.3400.40.3-2
Khmer
370.40.2220.20.2+15
Malayalam
350.40.5340.40.4+1
Albanian
340.30.1390.40.1-5
Portuguese
310.30.3360.40.2-5
Croatian
310.30.6500.50.6-19
Tamil
300.30.2290.30.2+1
Ukrainian
270.30.3140.10.3+13
Romanian
200.20.1190.20.1+1
French
200.20.2110.10.2+9
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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
West Croydon and District - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Charles Sturt %Number%City of Charles Sturt %2011 to 2016
Speaks English only5,81559.468.05,83659.569.3-21
Non-English total3,41434.927.33,56936.426.9-155
Not stated5605.74.84014.13.8+160

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 Greek, City of Charles Sturt: 4.1% Vietnamese, City of Charles Sturt: 2.7% Italian, City of Charles Sturt: 5.0% Mandarin, City of Charles Sturt: 1.4% Serbian, City of Charles Sturt: 1.2% Punjabi, City of Charles Sturt: 0.9% Arabic, City of Charles Sturt: 0.8% Persian/Dari, City of Charles Sturt: 0.4% Cantonese, City of Charles Sturt: 0.7% Polish, City of Charles Sturt: 0.6% Greek, West Croydon and District: 7.0% Vietnamese, West Croydon and District: 5.2% Italian, West Croydon and District: 5.1% Mandarin, West Croydon and District: 2.5% Serbian, West Croydon and District: 2.1% Punjabi, West Croydon and District: 1.0% Arabic, West Croydon and District: 0.9% Persian/Dari, West Croydon and District: 0.8% Cantonese, West Croydon and District: 0.8% Polish, West Croydon and District: 0.7%
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 Greek, West Croydon and District: -80 Vietnamese, West Croydon and District: +96 Italian, West Croydon and District: -78 Mandarin, West Croydon and District: +62 Serbian, West Croydon and District: -4 Punjabi, West Croydon and District: +26 Arabic, West Croydon and District: -3 Persian/Dari, West Croydon and District: +29 Cantonese, West Croydon and District: -65 Polish, West Croydon and District: -37
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 West Croydon and District 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, 59.4% of the population spoke English only, and 34.9% 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 West Croydon and District was Greek, with 7.0% of the population, or 681 people speaking this language at home.

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

  • A larger percentage speaking Greek at home (7.0% compared to 4.1%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Vietnamese at home (5.2% compared to 2.7%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Mandarin at home (2.5% compared to 1.4%)

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home decreased by 155 or 4.3%, and the number of people who spoke English only decreased by 21 or 0.4%.

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

  • Vietnamese (+96 persons)
  • Greek (-80 persons)
  • Italian (-78 persons)
  • Cantonese (-65 persons)

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