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Wollondilly Shire

Life-stages - Language spoken at home

In 2011, 2.9% of people aged 0 to 4 years in Wollondilly Shire spoke a language other than English at home.

Wollondilly Shire's language statistics show the proportion of the population in the selected age group who speak a language at home other than English, and the main languages spoken. They indicate how culturally diverse a population is and the degree to which different ethnic groups and nationalities are retaining their language at different ages.

Wollondilly Shire's language statistics should be analysed in conjunction with Country of Birth as different cultural groups are better analysed through the different topics. For major language groups, Community of Interest profiles are available for that specific language by a range of characteristics.

Derived from the Census question:

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

Children aged 0 to 4 years

Language spoken at home - Ranked by size
Wollondilly Shire - 0 to 4 years20112006Change
LanguageNumber%New South WalesNumber%New South Wales2006 to 2011
English2,96293.374.52,77991.875.1+183
Non-verbal, so described120.41.5401.32.0-28
Serbian100.30.2130.40.2-3

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

Excludes languages with fewer than 10 people speaking them at home, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Language spoken at home - Summary
Wollondilly Shire - 0 to 4 years20112006Change
Language summaryNumber%New South WalesNumber%New South Wales2006 to 2011
Speaks English only2,96293.374.52,77991.875.1+183
Non-English total922.919.11193.916.7-27
Not stated1203.86.41284.28.2-8

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 English, New South Wales: 74.5% Non-verbal, so described, New South Wales: 1.5% Serbian, New South Wales: 0.2% English, Wollondilly Shire: 93.3% Non-verbal, so described, Wollondilly Shire: 0.4% Serbian, Wollondilly Shire: 0.3%
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 English, Wollondilly Shire: +183 Non-verbal, so described, Wollondilly Shire: -28 Serbian, Wollondilly Shire: -3
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 people aged 0 to 4 years in Wollondilly Shire in 2011 compared to New South Wales 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, 93.3% of people aged 0 to 4 years spoke English only, and 2.9% spoke a non-English language, compared with 74.5% and 19.1% respectively for New South Wales.

Other than English, the dominant language spoken at home by people aged 0 to 4 years in Wollondilly Shire was Non-verbal, so described, with 0.4% of the population, or 12 people speaking this language at home.

The major differences between the languages spoken at home for people aged 0 to 4 years of Wollondilly Shire and New South Wales in 2011 were:

  • A larger percentage speaking English at home (93.3% compared to 74.5%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Non-verbal, so described at home (0.4% compared to 1.5%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people aged 0 to 4 years who spoke a language other than English at home decreased by 27 or 22.7%, and the number of people who spoke English only increased by 183 or 6.6%.

The largest change in the spoken languages of people aged 0 to 4 years in Wollondilly Shire between 2006 and 2011 was for those speaking:

  • English (+183 persons)
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