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Woodville West

Language spoken at home

In Woodville West, 26% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2011.

Woodville West'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.

Woodville West'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
Woodville West - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language (excludes English)Number%City of Charles Sturt %Number%City of Charles Sturt %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idItalian1475.26.01304.56.8+17
map this data in atlas.idGreek953.44.5682.34.8+27
Serbian
602.11.3572.01.4+3
Malayalam
491.70.4100.30.1+39
Polish
311.10.8311.11.00
Croatian
271.00.6140.50.7+13
Arabic
240.80.7260.90.6-3
Hindi
220.80.330.10.1+19
Vietnamese
220.82.4361.22.4-14
Cantonese
210.70.8140.50.7+7
Persian/Dari
200.70.3100.30.3+10

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
Woodville West - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Charles Sturt %Number%City of Charles Sturt %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only2,00771.369.32,07671.770.4-70
Non-English total74026.326.962021.425.2+120
Not stated662.33.81996.94.4-134

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 Italian, City of Charles Sturt: 6.0% Greek, City of Charles Sturt: 4.5% Serbian, City of Charles Sturt: 1.3% Malayalam, City of Charles Sturt: 0.4% Polish, City of Charles Sturt: 0.8% Croatian, City of Charles Sturt: 0.6% Arabic, City of Charles Sturt: 0.7% Vietnamese, City of Charles Sturt: 2.4% Hindi, City of Charles Sturt: 0.3% Cantonese, City of Charles Sturt: 0.8% Italian, Woodville West: 5.2% Greek, Woodville West: 3.4% Serbian, Woodville West: 2.1% Malayalam, Woodville West: 1.7% Polish, Woodville West: 1.1% Croatian, Woodville West: 1.0% Arabic, Woodville West: 0.8% Vietnamese, Woodville West: 0.8% Hindi, Woodville West: 0.8% Cantonese, Woodville West: 0.7%
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 Italian, Woodville West: +17 Greek, Woodville West: +27 Serbian, Woodville West: +3 Malayalam, Woodville West: +39 Polish, Woodville West: 0 Croatian, Woodville West: +13 Arabic, Woodville West: -3 Vietnamese, Woodville West: -14 Hindi, Woodville West: +19 Cantonese, Woodville West: +7
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 Woodville West in 2011 compared to the City of Charles Sturt shows that there was a larger proportion of people who spoke English only, and a smaller proportion of those speaking a non-English language (either exclusively, or in addition to English).

Overall, 71.3% of the population spoke English only, and 26.3% 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 Woodville West was Italian, with 5.2% of the population, or 147 people speaking this language at home.

The major differences between the languages spoken at home for the population of Woodville West and the City of Charles Sturt in 2011 were:

  • A larger percentage speaking Malayalam at home (1.7% compared to 0.4%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Vietnamese at home (0.8% compared to 2.4%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Greek at home (3.4% 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 120 or 19.4%, and the number of people who spoke English only decreased by 69 or 3.3%.

There were no major differences in Woodville West between 2006 and 2011.

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