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Non-English speakers - Introduction

In 2011, there were 8,616 non-English speakers living in Rockhampton.

The non-English speaking population is the term used for people who speak a language other than English at home. The term does not imply that this population can't speak English, just that English is not their first language or is not the language they use at home conversing with family members.

The non-English speaking population is an extremely important one in Australia, as immigration is integral to our national identity, and has increased markedly since 2006. Information on non-English speakers is vital for planning local government activities such as community services, library collections, translation services, as well as planning for types of dwellings and community infrastructure.

Please note that the term Culturally and Linguistically Diverse is an umbrella term which can refer to Birthplace, Language, Ancestry and Religion. It doesn't specifically define any group and so is not used in the communities of interest profile.

Derived from the Census question:

'Does the person speak a language other than English at home?'

People speaking a language other than English at home

Key statistics
Rockhampton - Non-English speakers20112006Change
Number%Brisbane SDNumber%Brisbane SD2006 to 2011
Population summary--------------
Males2,17250.447.91,27350.947.6+899
Females2,13749.652.11,23049.152.4+907
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years84739.316.745936.817.3+388
15 - 24 years53012.316.333113.316.8+199
15 - 24 years53012.316.333113.316.8+199
25 - 64 years2,71663.058.41,51160.655.6+1,205
25 - 64 years2,71663.058.41,51160.655.6+1,205
65 years or more2155.08.71937.710.3+22
65 years or more2155.08.71937.710.3+22
Total population4,308100.0100.02,494100.0100.0+1,814
Total population4,308100.0100.02,494100.0100.0+1,814
Birthplace Top 3--------------
Australia80218.621.065426.122.6+148
Philippines4009.34.11997.93.4+201
Vietnam3257.54.9763.06.0+249
Year of arrival--------------
2006 and after1,95556.837.0--------
Before 20061,30337.958.9--------
Education institute attending--------------
Pre-school400.91.1210.81.3+19
Pre-school400.91.1210.81.3+19
Primary school3498.16.71606.47.2+189
Primary school3498.16.71606.47.2+189
Secondary school2686.25.81496.06.3+119
Secondary school2686.25.81496.06.3+119
Tertiary (University and TAFE)44410.313.733213.313.0+112
Tertiary (University and TAFE)44410.313.733213.313.0+112
Other531.21.7100.41.3+43
Other531.21.7100.41.3+43
Not attending2,95168.467.71,73769.566.7+1,214
Not attending2,95168.467.71,73769.566.7+1,214
Highest qualification achieved--------------
University1,31938.040.978138.133.3+538
Other post-school42912.411.426312.811.3+166
No qualification1,36839.440.779838.946.3+570
Work--------------
Unemployment rate1485.98.91088.27.4+40
Participation rate2,50272.462.41,31964.458.3+1,183
Household income--------------
$599 or less3889.614.4--------
$600 to $19991,80344.644.0--------
$2000 or more1,40834.830.8--------
Household type--------------
Couple with children2,30357.756.21,01545.456.7+1,288
Couple with children2,30357.756.21,01545.456.7+1,288
Couple without children77019.319.252123.317.4+249
Couple without children77019.319.252123.317.4+249
One parent family2977.410.423310.411.7+64
One parent family2977.410.423310.411.7+64
Group household32316.26.625923.25.5+64
Lone person household2556.45.71818.16.5+74
Lone person household2556.45.71818.16.5+74
Dwelling type--------------
Private dwellings4,10693.398.22,31789.798.3+1,789
Non-private dwellings2976.71.826610.31.7+31
Housing tenure--------------
Fully owned62815.421.156024.627.4+68
Mortgage1,08526.736.765528.836.4+430
Renting2,20354.139.599343.632.8+1,210
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house2,82868.975.61,80677.980.3+1,022
Separate house2,82868.975.61,80677.980.3+1,022
Medium density1,11627.216.540517.513.2+711
Medium density1,11627.216.540517.513.2+711
High density591.47.8220.96.4+37
High density591.47.8220.96.4+37

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

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Data notes

For dwelling related topics (household type, household income, bedrooms etc), only household members who state that they speak a language other than English at home are included in the table. If more than one household member speaks a language other than English, there will be multiple counts for the same household in the table. People who did not answer the language question are excluded.

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