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Findon Ward

Language spoken at home

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In Findon Ward, 32% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2016.

Findon Ward'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.

Findon Ward'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
Findon Ward - 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.idItalian1,57911.35.01,80413.36.0-225
map this data in atlas.idGreek8245.94.18676.44.5-43
Mandarin
1601.11.41291.00.9+31
Punjabi
1471.00.9800.60.6+67
Serbian
1330.91.21381.01.3-5
Arabic
1250.90.81060.80.7+19
Cantonese
1120.80.71110.80.8+1
Filipino/Tagalog
930.70.6530.40.5+40
Polish
830.60.6880.70.8-5
Hindi
820.60.5540.40.3+28
Malayalam
810.60.5550.40.4+26
Vietnamese
810.62.7870.62.4-6
Persian/Dari
800.60.4370.30.3+43
Croatian
760.50.6800.60.6-4
Spanish
670.50.4430.30.3+24
Bosnian
500.40.3500.40.30
Portuguese
410.30.3300.20.2+11
Macedonian
400.30.2520.40.2-12
Russian
390.30.4550.40.4-16
Maltese
270.20.1380.30.1-11
Khmer
270.20.2320.20.2-5
Bengali
260.20.1130.10.1+13
Urdu
260.20.3180.10.1+8
Bulgarian
220.20.1230.20.1-1
German
210.20.4550.40.5-34
Turkish
200.10.050.00.0+15
Albanian
200.10.1240.20.1-4
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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
Findon Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Charles Sturt %Number%City of Charles Sturt %2011 to 2016
Speaks English only
9,06564.768.08,39362.169.3+672
map this data in atlas.idNon-English total4,43031.627.34,57633.826.9-146
Not stated
5063.64.85524.13.8-46

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 Italian, City of Charles Sturt: 5.0% Greek, City of Charles Sturt: 4.1% Mandarin, City of Charles Sturt: 1.4% Punjabi, City of Charles Sturt: 0.9% Serbian, City of Charles Sturt: 1.2% Arabic, City of Charles Sturt: 0.8% Cantonese, City of Charles Sturt: 0.7% Filipino/Tagalog, City of Charles Sturt: 0.6% Polish, City of Charles Sturt: 0.6% Hindi, City of Charles Sturt: 0.5% Italian, Findon Ward: 11.3% Greek, Findon Ward: 5.9% Mandarin, Findon Ward: 1.1% Punjabi, Findon Ward: 1.0% Serbian, Findon Ward: 0.9% Arabic, Findon Ward: 0.9% Cantonese, Findon Ward: 0.8% Filipino/Tagalog, Findon Ward: 0.7% Polish, Findon Ward: 0.6% Hindi, Findon Ward: 0.6%
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 Italian, Findon Ward: -225 Greek, Findon Ward: -43 Mandarin, Findon Ward: +31 Punjabi, Findon Ward: +67 Serbian, Findon Ward: -5 Arabic, Findon Ward: +19 Cantonese, Findon Ward: +1 Filipino/Tagalog, Findon Ward: +40 Polish, Findon Ward: -5 Hindi, Findon Ward: +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 Findon Ward 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, 64.7% of the population spoke English only, and 31.6% 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 Findon Ward was Italian, with 11.3% of the population, or 1,579 people speaking this language at home.

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

  • A larger percentage speaking Italian at home (11.3% compared to 5.0%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Greek at home (5.9% compared to 4.1%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Vietnamese at home (0.6% compared to 2.7%)

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home decreased by 146 or 3.2%, and the number of people who spoke English only increased by 672 or 8.0%.

The largest changes in the spoken languages of the population in Findon Ward between 2011 and 2016 were for those speaking:

  • Italian (-225 persons)
  • Punjabi (+67 persons)

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