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West Woodville Ward

Language spoken at home

In West Woodville Ward, 28% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2011.

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.

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 - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language (excludes English)Number%City of Charles Sturt %Number%City of Charles Sturt %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idItalian8276.16.07676.06.8+60
Serbian
4663.41.34923.81.4-26
map this data in atlas.idGreek4483.34.53863.04.8+62
Polish
2011.50.82451.91.0-44
Ukrainian
1471.10.31581.20.4-11
Croatian
1461.10.61321.00.7+14
Vietnamese
1150.92.41571.22.4-42
Russian
1050.80.41110.90.5-6
Mandarin
890.70.9460.40.6+43
Malayalam
850.60.4290.20.1+56
Arabic
790.60.7640.50.6+15
Filipino/Tagalog
740.50.5260.20.2+48
German
740.50.5870.70.5-13
Cantonese
720.50.8380.30.7+34
Punjabi
700.50.600.00.0+70
Persian/Dari
610.50.3300.20.3+31
Hindi
490.40.3130.10.1+36
Dutch
390.30.2130.10.1+26
Portuguese
350.30.2460.40.2-11
Spanish
340.30.3230.20.2+11
Serbo-Croatian Yugoslavian, so described
290.20.1170.10.2+12
Macedonian
270.20.2190.10.2+8
Indo-Aryan, nfd
240.20.200.00.0+24
Japanese
200.10.130.00.1+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)20112006Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Charles Sturt %Number%City of Charles Sturt %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only9,35769.269.38,89869.470.4+459
Non-English total3,73327.626.93,33126.025.2+402
Not stated4273.23.85914.64.4-164

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% Serbian, City of Charles Sturt: 1.3% Greek, City of Charles Sturt: 4.5% Polish, City of Charles Sturt: 0.8% Ukrainian, City of Charles Sturt: 0.3% Croatian, City of Charles Sturt: 0.6% Vietnamese, City of Charles Sturt: 2.4% Russian, City of Charles Sturt: 0.4% Mandarin, City of Charles Sturt: 0.9% Malayalam, City of Charles Sturt: 0.4% Italian, West Woodville Ward: 6.1% Serbian, West Woodville Ward: 3.4% Greek, West Woodville Ward: 3.3% Polish, West Woodville Ward: 1.5% Ukrainian, West Woodville Ward: 1.1% Croatian, West Woodville Ward: 1.1% Vietnamese, West Woodville Ward: 0.9% Russian, West Woodville Ward: 0.8% Mandarin, West Woodville Ward: 0.7% Malayalam, West Woodville Ward: 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 Italian, West Woodville Ward: +60 Serbian, West Woodville Ward: -26 Greek, West Woodville Ward: +62 Polish, West Woodville Ward: -44 Ukrainian, West Woodville Ward: -11 Croatian, West Woodville Ward: +14 Vietnamese, West Woodville Ward: -42 Russian, West Woodville Ward: -6 Mandarin, West Woodville Ward: +43 Malayalam, West Woodville Ward: +56
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 Woodville Ward in 2011 compared to the City of Charles Sturt shows that there was a similar 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, 69.2% of the population spoke English only, and 27.6% 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 Woodville Ward was Italian, with 6.1% of the population, or 827 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 2011 were:

  • A larger percentage speaking Serbian at home (3.4% compared to 1.3%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Vietnamese at home (0.9% compared to 2.4%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Greek at home (3.3% 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 402 or 12.1%, and the number of people who spoke English only increased by 459 or 5.2%.

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

  • Punjabi (+70 persons)
  • Greek (+62 persons)
  • Italian (+60 persons)
  • Malayalam (+56 persons)

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