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Language spoken at home

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In Tamworth Regional Council, 4% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2016.

Tamworth Regional Council'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.

Tamworth Regional Council'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
Tamworth Regional Council - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Language (excludes English)Number%Regional NSW %Number%Regional NSW %2011 to 2016
Filipino/Tagalog
3420.60.31120.20.2+230
map this data in atlas.idMandarin2680.40.4680.10.2+200
Korean
1530.30.1400.10.1+113
map this data in atlas.idCantonese950.20.2770.10.2+18
Punjabi
890.10.2130.00.1+76
Hindi
840.10.1360.10.1+48
Afrikaans
780.10.1410.10.1+37
German
700.10.3540.10.3+16
Vietnamese
650.10.1110.00.1+54
Italian
540.10.5540.10.60
Malayalam
510.10.170.00.0+44
Arabic
500.10.3370.10.2+13
French
480.10.1240.00.1+24
Bengali
470.10.170.00.0+40
Thai
420.10.1240.00.1+18
Urdu
380.10.1130.00.0+25
Dutch
380.10.1350.10.1+3
Nepali
380.10.1140.00.0+24
Spanish
370.10.2370.10.20
Non-verbal so described
320.10.1400.10.1-8
Tamil
310.10.0120.00.0+19
Australian Indigenous Languages
300.10.1190.00.0+11
Greek
280.00.2340.10.2-6
Karen
270.00.000.00.0+27
Russian
260.00.0150.00.0+11
Sinhalese
220.00.080.00.0+14
Telugu
210.00.090.00.0+12
Auslan
170.00.0230.00.0-6
Dinka
170.00.000.00.0+17
Lao
160.00.0190.00.0-3
Gujarati
160.00.0110.00.0+5
Persian/Dari
150.00.190.00.0+6
Japanese
150.00.170.00.1+8
Fijian
130.00.030.00.0+10
Polish
120.00.180.00.1+4
Shona
120.00.0110.00.0+1
Hungarian
100.00.080.00.0+2
Maltese
100.00.0120.00.0-2
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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
Tamworth Regional Council - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Language summaryNumber%Regional NSW %Number%Regional NSW %2011 to 2016
Speaks English only
52,93588.787.152,60793.490.4+328
map this data in atlas.idNon-English total2,2453.85.81,1092.05.1+1,136
Not stated
4,4917.57.12,5794.64.5+1,912

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 Filipino/Tagalog, Regional NSW: 0.3% Mandarin, Regional NSW: 0.4% Korean, Regional NSW: 0.1% Cantonese, Regional NSW: 0.2% Punjabi, Regional NSW: 0.2% Hindi, Regional NSW: 0.1% Afrikaans, Regional NSW: 0.1% German, Regional NSW: 0.3% Vietnamese, Regional NSW: 0.1% Italian, Regional NSW: 0.5% Filipino/Tagalog, Tamworth Regional Council: 0.6% Mandarin, Tamworth Regional Council: 0.4% Korean, Tamworth Regional Council: 0.3% Cantonese, Tamworth Regional Council: 0.2% Punjabi, Tamworth Regional Council: 0.1% Hindi, Tamworth Regional Council: 0.1% Afrikaans, Tamworth Regional Council: 0.1% German, Tamworth Regional Council: 0.1% Vietnamese, Tamworth Regional Council: 0.1% Italian, Tamworth Regional Council: 0.1%
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 Filipino/Tagalog, Tamworth Regional Council: +230 Mandarin, Tamworth Regional Council: +200 Korean, Tamworth Regional Council: +113 Cantonese, Tamworth Regional Council: +18 Punjabi, Tamworth Regional Council: +76 Hindi, Tamworth Regional Council: +48 Afrikaans, Tamworth Regional Council: +37 German, Tamworth Regional Council: +16 Vietnamese, Tamworth Regional Council: +54 Italian, Tamworth Regional Council: 0
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 Tamworth Regional Council in 2016 compared to Regional NSW shows that there was a larger proportion of people who spoke English only, and a smaller proportion of those speaking a non-English language (either exclusively, or in addition to English).

Overall, 88.7% of the population spoke English only, and 3.8% 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 Tamworth Regional Council was Filipino/Tagalog, with 0.6% of the population, or 342 people speaking this language at home.

There were no major differences between Tamworth Regional Council 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 1,136 or 102.4%, and the number of people who spoke English only increased by 328 or 0.6%.

The largest changes in the spoken languages of the population in Tamworth Regional Council between 2011 and 2016 were for those speaking:

  • Filipino/Tagalog (+230 persons)
  • Mandarin (+200 persons)
  • Korean (+113 persons)
  • Punjabi (+76 persons)

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