Language spoken at home
In Wentworthville 59% of people speak a language other than English at home.
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?'
|Language spoken at home - ranked by size|
|Language (excludes English)||Number||%||Holroyd City||Number||%||Holroyd City||2006 to 2011|
|Non-verbal so described||27||0.4||0.3||36082||23||0.4||0.2||+4|
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|Language spoken at home - summary|
|Language summary||Number||%||Holroyd City||Number||%||Holroyd City||2006 to 2011|
|Speaks English only||2,441||34.8||43.1||36500||2,750||43.1||48.6||-310|
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%)
Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 978 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)