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West Croydon and District

Language spoken at home

In West Croydon and District, 36% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2011.

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.

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 - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language (excludes English)Number%City of Charles Sturt %Number%City of Charles Sturt %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idGreek7627.84.57848.44.8-22
map this data in atlas.idItalian5825.96.06967.56.8-114
Vietnamese
4134.22.43864.22.4+27
Serbian
2062.11.32252.41.4-19
Mandarin
1811.80.9840.90.6+97
Cantonese
1471.50.81031.10.7+44
Polish
1071.10.81171.31.0-10
Arabic
900.90.7720.80.6+18
Punjabi
700.70.600.00.0+70
Persian/Dari
540.60.3600.60.3-6
Croatian
500.50.6640.70.7-14
Chinese, nfd
480.50.180.10.1+40
Spanish
460.50.3140.20.2+32
Filipino/Tagalog
430.40.5300.30.2+13
Bosnian
400.40.3450.50.3-5
Albanian
390.40.1410.40.1-2
Portuguese
360.40.2290.30.2+7
Malayalam
350.40.4100.10.1+25
German
330.30.5290.30.5+4
Hindi
310.30.3200.20.1+11
Sinhalese
290.30.130.00.0+26
Tamil
290.30.2130.10.1+16
Min Nan (incl.Hokkien)
280.30.1320.30.1-4
Indo-Aryan, nfd
240.20.200.00.0+24
Australian Indigenous Languages
240.20.1280.30.1-4
Khmer
220.20.2450.50.2-23
Somali
200.20.170.10.1+13
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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)20112006Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Charles Sturt %Number%City of Charles Sturt %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only5,83759.569.35,49559.270.4+342
Non-English total3,57036.426.93,22134.725.2+349
Not stated4014.13.85716.14.4-170

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 Greek, City of Charles Sturt: 4.5% Italian, City of Charles Sturt: 6.0% Vietnamese, City of Charles Sturt: 2.4% Serbian, City of Charles Sturt: 1.3% Mandarin, City of Charles Sturt: 0.9% Cantonese, City of Charles Sturt: 0.8% Polish, City of Charles Sturt: 0.8% Arabic, City of Charles Sturt: 0.7% Punjabi, City of Charles Sturt: 0.6% Persian/Dari, City of Charles Sturt: 0.3% Greek, West Croydon and District: 7.8% Italian, West Croydon and District: 5.9% Vietnamese, West Croydon and District: 4.2% Serbian, West Croydon and District: 2.1% Mandarin, West Croydon and District: 1.8% Cantonese, West Croydon and District: 1.5% Polish, West Croydon and District: 1.1% Arabic, West Croydon and District: 0.9% Punjabi, West Croydon and District: 0.7% Persian/Dari, West Croydon and District: 0.6%
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 Greek, West Croydon and District: -22 Italian, West Croydon and District: -114 Vietnamese, West Croydon and District: +27 Serbian, West Croydon and District: -19 Mandarin, West Croydon and District: +97 Cantonese, West Croydon and District: +44 Polish, West Croydon and District: -10 Arabic, West Croydon and District: +18 Punjabi, West Croydon and District: +70 Persian/Dari, West Croydon and District: -6
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 West Croydon and District 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, 59.5% of the population spoke English only, and 36.4% 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 West Croydon and District was Greek, with 7.8% of the population, or 762 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 2011 were:

  • A larger percentage speaking Greek at home (7.8% compared to 4.5%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Vietnamese at home (4.2% compared to 2.4%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 349 or 10.8%, and the number of people who spoke English only increased by 342 or 6.2%.

The largest changes in the spoken languages of the population in West Croydon and District between 2006 and 2011 were for those speaking:

  • Italian (-114 persons)
  • Mandarin (+97 persons)
  • Punjabi (+70 persons)

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