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Language spoken at home

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In Orange City, 6% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2016.

Orange 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.

Orange 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
Orange City - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Language (excludes English)Number%Regional NSW %Number%Regional NSW %2011 to 2016
Malayalam
2460.60.1350.10.0+211
Mandarin
1380.30.4750.20.2+63
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Filipino/Tagalog
1200.30.3840.20.2+36
Nepali
1100.30.180.00.0+102
Cantonese
900.20.2670.20.2+23
Arabic
800.20.31190.30.2-39
Russian
790.20.0840.20.0-5
German
760.20.3640.20.3+12
Korean
680.20.1290.10.1+39
Hindi
660.20.1460.10.1+20
Punjabi
650.20.2280.10.1+37
Afrikaans
640.20.1590.20.1+5
Spanish
620.20.2610.20.2+1
Non-verbal so described
590.10.1240.10.1+35
Shona
580.10.0630.20.0-5
Greek
570.10.2820.20.2-25
Vietnamese
520.10.1200.10.1+32
Tamil
510.10.0220.10.0+29
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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
Orange City - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Language summaryNumber%Regional NSW %Number%Regional NSW %2011 to 2016
Speaks English only35,41687.887.134,23089.990.4+1,186
Non-English total2,4096.05.81,8614.95.1+548
Not stated2,5236.37.11,9655.24.5+558

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 Malayalam, Regional NSW: 0.1% Mandarin, Regional NSW: 0.4% Italian, Regional NSW: 0.5% Filipino/Tagalog, Regional NSW: 0.3% Nepali, Regional NSW: 0.1% Cantonese, Regional NSW: 0.2% Arabic, Regional NSW: 0.3% Russian, Regional NSW: 0.0% German, Regional NSW: 0.3% Korean, Regional NSW: 0.1% Malayalam, Orange City: 0.6% Mandarin, Orange City: 0.3% Italian, Orange City: 0.3% Filipino/Tagalog, Orange City: 0.3% Nepali, Orange City: 0.3% Cantonese, Orange City: 0.2% Arabic, Orange City: 0.2% Russian, Orange City: 0.2% German, Orange City: 0.2% Korean, Orange City: 0.2%
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 Malayalam, Orange City: +211 Mandarin, Orange City: +63 Italian, Orange City: -34 Filipino/Tagalog, Orange City: +36 Nepali, Orange City: +102 Cantonese, Orange City: +23 Arabic, Orange City: -39 Russian, Orange City: -5 German, Orange City: +12 Korean, Orange City: +39
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 Orange City in 2016 compared to Regional NSW shows that there was a larger proportion of people who spoke English only, and a similar proportion of those speaking a non-English language (either exclusively, or in addition to English).

Overall, 87.8% of the population spoke English only, and 6.0% spoke a non-English language, compared with 87.1% and 5.8% respectively for Regional NSW.

The dominant language spoken at home, other than English, in Orange City was Malayalam, with 0.6% of the population, or 246 people speaking this language at home.

There were no major differences between Orange City and Regional NSW in 2016.

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 548 or 29.4%, and the number of people who spoke English only increased by 1,186 or 3.5%.

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

  • Malayalam (+211 persons)
  • Nepali (+102 persons)
  • Mandarin (+63 persons)

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