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Wyong Shire

Language spoken at home

In Wyong Shire, 4% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2011.

Wyong Shire'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.

Wyong Shire'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.

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
Wyong Shire - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language (excludes English)Number%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idItalian6030.41.65260.41.7+77
map this data in atlas.idSpanish4540.31.13810.31.1+73
Filipino/Tagalog
3850.31.22410.21.1+144
Greek
3290.21.82880.21.9+41
German
2980.20.42770.20.4+21
Cantonese
2900.23.02840.23.0+6
Maltese
2550.20.32600.20.3-5
Dutch
2370.20.12010.10.1+36
Arabic
2160.14.11950.13.9+21
Mandarin
2160.13.01690.12.3+47

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
Wyong Shire - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language summaryNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only137,51491.862.3128,56992.064.0+8,945
Non-English total5,9864.032.44,9253.529.2+1,061
Not stated6,2454.25.36,3064.56.8-61

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 Italian, Greater Sydney: 1.6% Spanish, Greater Sydney: 1.1% Filipino/Tagalog, Greater Sydney: 1.2% Greek, Greater Sydney: 1.8% German, Greater Sydney: 0.4% Cantonese, Greater Sydney: 3.0% Maltese, Greater Sydney: 0.3% Dutch, Greater Sydney: 0.1% Mandarin, Greater Sydney: 3.0% Arabic, Greater Sydney: 4.1% Italian, Wyong Shire: 0.4% Spanish, Wyong Shire: 0.3% Filipino/Tagalog, Wyong Shire: 0.3% Greek, Wyong Shire: 0.2% German, Wyong Shire: 0.2% Cantonese, Wyong Shire: 0.2% Maltese, Wyong Shire: 0.2% Dutch, Wyong Shire: 0.2% Mandarin, Wyong Shire: 0.1% Arabic, Wyong Shire: 0.1%
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 Italian, Wyong Shire: +77 Spanish, Wyong Shire: +73 Filipino/Tagalog, Wyong Shire: +144 Greek, Wyong Shire: +41 German, Wyong Shire: +21 Cantonese, Wyong Shire: +6 Maltese, Wyong Shire: -5 Dutch, Wyong Shire: +36 Mandarin, Wyong Shire: +47 Arabic, Wyong Shire: +21
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 the population of Wyong Shire in 2011 compared to Greater Sydney 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, 91.8% of the population spoke English only, and 4.0% spoke a non-English language, compared with 62.3% and 32.4% respectively for Greater Sydney.

The dominant language spoken at home, other than English, in Wyong Shire was Italian, with 0.4% of the population, or 603 people speaking this language at home.

The major differences between the languages spoken at home for the population of Wyong Shire and Greater Sydney in 2011 were:

  • A smaller percentage speaking Arabic at home (0.1% compared to 4.1%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Mandarin at home (0.1% compared to 3.0%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Cantonese at home (0.2% compared to 3.0%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Greek at home (0.2% compared to 1.8%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 1,061 or 21.5%, and the number of people who spoke English only increased by 8,945 or 7.0%.

The largest changes in the spoken languages of the population in Wyong Shire between 2006 and 2011 were for those speaking:

  • Filipino/Tagalog (+144 persons)
  • Italian (+77 persons)
  • Spanish (+73 persons)

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