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Language spoken at home

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In Liverpool City, 52% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2016.

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.

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
Liverpool City - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Language (excludes English)Number%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idArabic23,24711.44.017,1999.54.1+6,048
Vietnamese
9,9744.92.17,8384.41.9+2,136
map this data in atlas.idHindi8,1424.01.38,0424.51.2+100
Spanish
5,1952.51.25,0662.81.1+129
Serbian
4,9972.40.45,0642.80.4-67
Assyrian/Aramaic
4,9722.40.62,8841.60.5+2,088
Italian
4,5342.21.35,1052.81.6-571
Filipino/Tagalog
3,4731.71.33,2261.81.2+247
Greek
2,9931.51.62,9411.61.8+52
Cantonese
2,6701.32.92,6621.53.0+8
Mandarin
2,6511.34.71,7110.93.0+940
Macedonian
2,1171.00.41,8991.10.4+218
Urdu
1,9861.00.61,3980.80.4+588
Khmer
1,9841.00.21,5030.80.2+481
Samoan
1,9631.00.31,7441.00.3+219
Turkish
1,6320.80.41,5660.90.5+66
Croatian
1,6180.80.41,6380.90.5-20
Lao
1,3870.70.11,3660.80.1+21
Malayalam
9630.50.25510.30.1+412
Punjabi
9580.50.65620.30.4+396
Bengali
9450.50.65150.30.5+430
Tamil
9350.50.68540.50.5+81
Indonesian
8850.40.66760.40.5+209
Polish
8850.40.31,0610.60.3-176
Bosnian
8760.40.18890.50.1-13
Persian/Dari
8610.40.76360.40.5+225
Kurdish
7050.30.15550.30.0+150
Maltese
6610.30.27010.40.3-40
Marathi
6410.30.16200.30.1+21
Portuguese
6170.30.45470.30.3+70
Non-verbal so described
5570.30.23720.20.1+185
Thai
5490.30.43950.20.3+154
Kannada
5400.30.14880.30.0+52
Nepali
5340.30.71810.10.4+353
Tongan
5070.20.23810.20.2+126
French
4640.20.44920.30.4-28
Telugu
3700.20.22790.20.2+91
Hakka
3430.20.03380.20.0+5
Sinhalese
3240.20.23190.20.2+5
Gujarati
3070.20.42730.20.3+34
Shona
3060.10.02110.10.0+95
Fijian Hindustani
2980.10.01280.10.0+170
Min Nan (incl.Hokkien)
2940.10.12140.10.1+80
German
2740.10.33230.20.4-49
Russian
2700.10.42230.10.4+47
Fijian
2560.10.12090.10.1+47
Korean
2150.11.21030.11.1+112
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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)20162011Change
Language summaryNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2011 to 2016
Speaks English only
84,51141.458.480,04944.462.3+4,462
map this data in atlas.idNon-English total106,05351.935.889,75649.832.4+16,297
Not stated
13,7256.75.810,3355.75.3+3,390

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 Arabic, Greater Sydney: 4.0% Vietnamese, Greater Sydney: 2.1% Hindi, Greater Sydney: 1.3% Spanish, Greater Sydney: 1.2% Serbian, Greater Sydney: 0.4% Assyrian/Aramaic, Greater Sydney: 0.6% Italian, Greater Sydney: 1.3% Filipino/Tagalog, Greater Sydney: 1.3% Greek, Greater Sydney: 1.6% Cantonese, Greater Sydney: 2.9% Arabic, Liverpool City: 11.4% Vietnamese, Liverpool City: 4.9% Hindi, Liverpool City: 4.0% Spanish, Liverpool City: 2.5% Serbian, Liverpool City: 2.4% Assyrian/Aramaic, Liverpool City: 2.4% Italian, Liverpool City: 2.2% Filipino/Tagalog, Liverpool City: 1.7% Greek, Liverpool City: 1.5% Cantonese, Liverpool City: 1.3%
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 Arabic, Liverpool City: +6,048 Vietnamese, Liverpool City: +2,136 Hindi, Liverpool City: +100 Spanish, Liverpool City: +129 Serbian, Liverpool City: -67 Assyrian/Aramaic, Liverpool City: +2,088 Italian, Liverpool City: -571 Filipino/Tagalog, Liverpool City: +247 Greek, Liverpool City: +52 Cantonese, Liverpool City: +8
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 Liverpool City in 2016 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, 41.4% of the population spoke English only, and 51.9% spoke a non-English language, compared with 58.4% and 35.8% respectively for Greater Sydney.

The dominant language spoken at home, other than English, in Liverpool City was Arabic, with 11.4% of the population, or 23,247 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 2016 were:

  • A larger percentage speaking Arabic at home (11.4% compared to 4.0%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Vietnamese at home (4.9% compared to 2.1%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Hindi at home (4.0% compared to 1.3%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Mandarin at home (1.3% compared to 4.7%)

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 16,297 or 18.2%, and the number of people who spoke English only increased by 4,462 or 5.6%.

The largest changes in the spoken languages of the population in Liverpool City between 2011 and 2016 were for those speaking:

  • Arabic (+6,048 persons)
  • Vietnamese (+2,136 persons)
  • Assyrian/Aramaic (+2,088 persons)
  • Mandarin (+940 persons)

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