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West Woodville Ward

Language spoken at home

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In West Woodville Ward, 25% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2016.

West Woodville 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.

West Woodville 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
West Woodville 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.idItalian7495.35.08276.16.0-78
map this data in atlas.idGreek4443.14.14483.34.5-4
Serbian
3722.61.24663.41.3-94
Vietnamese
1461.02.71150.92.4+31
Malayalam
1361.00.5850.60.4+51
Polish
1351.00.62011.50.8-66
Mandarin
1240.91.4890.70.9+35
Croatian
1210.90.61461.10.6-25
Punjabi
1160.80.9700.50.6+46
Russian
1030.70.41050.80.4-2
Ukrainian
1010.70.31471.10.3-46
Arabic
850.60.8790.60.7+6
Hindi
810.60.5490.40.3+32
Filipino/Tagalog
700.50.6740.50.5-4
Urdu
590.40.370.10.1+52
Spanish
530.40.4340.30.3+19
German
520.40.4740.50.5-22
Persian/Dari
490.30.4610.50.3-12
Cantonese
480.30.7720.50.8-24
Portuguese
420.30.3350.30.2+7
Tamil
310.20.280.10.2+23
Bosnian
310.20.3180.10.3+13
Telugu
250.20.1110.10.1+14
Somali
240.20.260.00.1+18
Gujarati
240.20.1150.10.1+9
Serbo-Croatian Yugoslavian, so described
230.20.1290.20.1-6
Dinka
220.20.1140.10.1+8
Nepali
180.10.1130.10.1+5
Albanian
180.10.170.10.1+11
Sinhalese
170.10.1140.10.1+3
French
160.10.2190.10.2-3
Shona
130.10.060.00.0+7
Afrikaans
130.10.1140.10.1-1
Min Nan (incl.Hokkien)
130.10.1140.10.1-1
Korean
120.10.1110.10.1+1
Thai
120.10.1140.10.1-2
Hungarian
120.10.1170.10.1-5
Dutch
120.10.1390.30.2-27
Non-verbal so described
110.10.2150.10.1-4
Romanian
100.10.1100.10.10
Khmer
100.10.2100.10.20
Macedonian
100.10.2270.20.2-17
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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 Woodville Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Charles Sturt %Number%City of Charles Sturt %2011 to 2016
Speaks English only
9,78669.168.09,35769.269.3+429
map this data in atlas.idNon-English total3,60425.427.33,73327.626.9-129
Not stated
7775.54.84273.23.8+350

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% Serbian, City of Charles Sturt: 1.2% Vietnamese, City of Charles Sturt: 2.7% Malayalam, City of Charles Sturt: 0.5% Polish, City of Charles Sturt: 0.6% Mandarin, City of Charles Sturt: 1.4% Croatian, City of Charles Sturt: 0.6% Punjabi, City of Charles Sturt: 0.9% Russian, City of Charles Sturt: 0.4% Italian, West Woodville Ward: 5.3% Greek, West Woodville Ward: 3.1% Serbian, West Woodville Ward: 2.6% Vietnamese, West Woodville Ward: 1.0% Malayalam, West Woodville Ward: 1.0% Polish, West Woodville Ward: 1.0% Mandarin, West Woodville Ward: 0.9% Croatian, West Woodville Ward: 0.9% Punjabi, West Woodville Ward: 0.8% Russian, West Woodville Ward: 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 Italian, West Woodville Ward: -78 Greek, West Woodville Ward: -4 Serbian, West Woodville Ward: -94 Vietnamese, West Woodville Ward: +31 Malayalam, West Woodville Ward: +51 Polish, West Woodville Ward: -66 Mandarin, West Woodville Ward: +35 Croatian, West Woodville Ward: -25 Punjabi, West Woodville Ward: +46 Russian, West Woodville Ward: -2
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 Woodville Ward in 2016 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, 69.1% of the population spoke English only, and 25.4% 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 Woodville Ward was Italian, with 5.3% of the population, or 749 people speaking this language at home.

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

  • A larger percentage speaking Serbian at home (2.6% compared to 1.2%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Vietnamese at home (1.0% 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 129 or 3.5%, and the number of people who spoke English only increased by 429 or 4.6%.

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

  • Serbian (-94 persons)
  • Italian (-78 persons)
  • Polish (-66 persons)
  • Urdu (+52 persons)

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