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Language spoken at home

In Liverpool City, 50% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2011.

Liverpool City'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.

Liverpool City'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
Liverpool City - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language (excludes English)Number%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idArabic17,1999.54.112,5927.63.9+4,607
map this data in atlas.idHindi8,0424.51.26,2583.80.9+1,784
Vietnamese
7,8384.41.96,6764.11.8+1,162
Italian
5,1052.81.65,3383.21.7-233
Spanish
5,0662.81.15,0723.11.1-6
Serbian
5,0642.80.44,7832.90.4+281
Filipino/Tagalog
3,2261.81.22,9381.81.1+288
Greek
2,9411.61.82,7981.71.9+143
Assyrian/Aramaic
2,8841.60.52,0541.20.4+830
Cantonese
2,6621.53.02,4971.53.0+165
Macedonian
1,8991.10.41,7831.10.5+116
Samoan
1,7441.00.31,3790.80.3+365
Mandarin
1,7110.93.01,5180.92.3+193
Croatian
1,6380.90.51,6281.00.5+10
Turkish
1,5660.90.51,3170.80.5+249
Khmer
1,5030.80.21,2220.70.2+281
Urdu
1,3980.80.47750.50.2+623
Lao
1,3660.80.11,3780.80.1-12
Polish
1,0610.60.31,1250.70.3-64
Bosnian
8890.50.18380.50.1+51
Tamil
8540.50.55350.30.4+319
Maltese
7010.40.37670.50.3-66
Indonesian
6760.40.53900.20.4+286
Persian/Dari
6360.40.53980.20.4+238
Marathi
6200.30.12230.10.1+397
Punjabi
5620.30.43200.20.2+242
Kurdish
5550.30.04910.30.0+64
Malayalam
5510.30.12520.20.1+299
Portuguese
5470.30.35450.30.3+2
Bengali
5150.30.52740.20.3+241
French
4920.30.44920.30.30
Kannada
4880.30.03810.20.0+107
Thai
3950.20.33110.20.2+84
Tongan
3810.20.22360.10.2+145
Non-verbal so described
3720.20.13320.20.2+40
Hakka
3380.20.03320.20.0+6
German
3230.20.43380.20.4-15
Sinhalese
3190.20.22370.10.2+82
Telugu
2790.20.21800.10.1+99
Gujarati
2730.20.31800.10.1+93
Russian
2230.10.42040.10.3+19
Serbo-Croatian Yugoslavian, so described
2190.10.02730.20.1-54
Min Nan (incl.Hokkien)
2140.10.11920.10.1+22
Shona
2110.10.0520.00.0+159
Fijian
2090.10.11460.10.1+63
Romanian
1940.10.02260.10.0-32
Nepali
1810.10.4300.00.1+151
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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
Liverpool City - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language summaryNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only80,04944.462.277,52247.164.0+2,527
Non-English total89,75649.832.475,48845.929.2+14,268
Not stated10,3355.75.311,5937.06.8-1,258

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 Arabic, Greater Sydney: 4.1% Hindi, Greater Sydney: 1.2% Vietnamese, Greater Sydney: 1.9% Italian, Greater Sydney: 1.6% Spanish, Greater Sydney: 1.1% Serbian, Greater Sydney: 0.4% Filipino/Tagalog, Greater Sydney: 1.2% Greek, Greater Sydney: 1.8% Assyrian/Aramaic, Greater Sydney: 0.5% Cantonese, Greater Sydney: 3.0% Arabic, Liverpool City: 9.5% Hindi, Liverpool City: 4.5% Vietnamese, Liverpool City: 4.4% Italian, Liverpool City: 2.8% Spanish, Liverpool City: 2.8% Serbian, Liverpool City: 2.8% Filipino/Tagalog, Liverpool City: 1.8% Greek, Liverpool City: 1.6% Assyrian/Aramaic, Liverpool City: 1.6% Cantonese, Liverpool City: 1.5%
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 Arabic, Liverpool City: +4,607 Hindi, Liverpool City: +1,784 Vietnamese, Liverpool City: +1,162 Italian, Liverpool City: -233 Spanish, Liverpool City: -6 Serbian, Liverpool City: +281 Filipino/Tagalog, Liverpool City: +288 Greek, Liverpool City: +143 Assyrian/Aramaic, Liverpool City: +830 Cantonese, Liverpool City: +165
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 Liverpool City in 2011 compared to Greater Sydney 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, 44.4% of the population spoke English only, and 49.8% spoke a non-English language, compared with 62.2% and 32.4% respectively for Greater Sydney.

The dominant language spoken at home, other than English, in Liverpool City was Arabic, with 9.5% of the population, or 17,199 people speaking this language at home.

The major differences between the languages spoken at home for the population of Liverpool City and Greater Sydney in 2011 were:

  • A larger percentage speaking Arabic at home (9.5% compared to 4.1%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Hindi at home (4.5% compared to 1.2%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Vietnamese at home (4.4% compared to 1.9%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Serbian at home (2.8% compared to 0.4%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 14,268 or 18.9%, and the number of people who spoke English only increased by 2,527 or 3.3%.

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

  • Arabic (+4,607 persons)
  • Hindi (+1,784 persons)
  • Vietnamese (+1,162 persons)
  • Assyrian/Aramaic (+830 persons)

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