Wentworthville
Language spoken at home

In Wentworthville, 59% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2011.

Wentworthville'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.

Wentworthville'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
Wentworthville20112006Change
Language (excludes English)Number%Holroyd City %Number%Holroyd City %2006 to 2011
Tamil
75210.73.44827.62.4+270
Gujarati
4326.22.1631.00.5+369
Hindi
3585.12.92524.02.0+106
Arabic
3525.012.54356.812.5-83
Cantonese
2443.52.42594.02.5-15
Punjabi
2423.51.3991.50.5+144
Mandarin
2203.12.51862.92.1+35
Telugu
1802.60.9991.60.5+81
Filipino/Tagalog
1572.21.71492.31.5+8
Persian/Dari
1311.92.7951.51.9+36
Greek
741.11.3711.11.5+3
Bengali
701.00.4580.90.3+11
Korean
701.00.6821.30.7-12
Marathi
671.00.360.10.1+61
Sinhalese
610.90.4570.90.3+4
Maltese
560.81.4681.11.8-12
Urdu
510.70.590.10.2+42
Nepali
500.70.350.10.1+45
Spanish
500.71.2701.11.3-20
Italian
500.71.5590.91.9-9
Malayalam
460.70.3230.40.2+23
Turkish
370.51.7460.71.6-9
Non-verbal so described
270.40.3230.40.2+4
Kannada
270.40.1220.30.1+5
Indonesian
230.30.3190.30.3+4
Dinka
220.30.2460.70.3-24
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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
Wentworthville20112006Change
Language summaryNumber%Holroyd City %Number%Holroyd City %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only2,44134.843.12,75043.148.6-310
Non-English total4,14959.251.13,17249.745.3+977
Not stated4145.95.84647.36.1-50

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Language spoken at home, 2011
Language spoken at home, 2011 Tamil, Holroyd City: 3.4% Gujarati, Holroyd City: 2.1% Hindi, Holroyd City: 2.9% Arabic, Holroyd City: 12.5% Cantonese, Holroyd City: 2.4% Punjabi, Holroyd City: 1.3% Mandarin, Holroyd City: 2.5% Telugu, Holroyd City: 0.9% Filipino/Tagalog, Holroyd City: 1.7% Persian/Dari, Holroyd City: 2.7% Tamil, Wentworthville: 10.7% Gujarati, Wentworthville: 6.2% Hindi, Wentworthville: 5.1% Arabic, Wentworthville: 5.0% Cantonese, Wentworthville: 3.5% Punjabi, Wentworthville: 3.5% Mandarin, Wentworthville: 3.1% Telugu, Wentworthville: 2.6% Filipino/Tagalog, Wentworthville: 2.2% Persian/Dari, Wentworthville: 1.9%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated 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 Tamil, Wentworthville: +270 Gujarati, Wentworthville: +369 Hindi, Wentworthville: +106 Arabic, Wentworthville: -83 Cantonese, Wentworthville: -15 Punjabi, Wentworthville: +144 Mandarin, Wentworthville: +35 Telugu, Wentworthville: +81 Filipino/Tagalog, Wentworthville: +8 Persian/Dari, Wentworthville: +36
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Enumerated 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 Wentworthville in 2011 compared to Holroyd City 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, 34.8% of the population spoke English only, and 59.2% spoke a non-English language, compared with 43.1% and 51.1% respectively for Holroyd City.

The dominant language spoken at home, other than English, in Wentworthville was Tamil, with 10.7% of the population, or 752 people speaking this language at home.

The major differences between the languages spoken at home for the population of Wentworthville and Holroyd City in 2011 were:

  • A larger percentage speaking Tamil at home (10.7% compared to 3.4%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Gujarati at home (6.2% compared to 2.1%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Hindi at home (5.1% compared to 2.9%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Arabic at home (5.0% compared to 12.5%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 977 or 30.8%, and the number of people who spoke English only decreased by 309 or 11.2%.

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

  • Gujarati (+369 persons)
  • Tamil (+270 persons)
  • Punjabi (+144 persons)
  • Hindi (+106 persons)

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