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Birthplace - Bangladesh
Language spoken at home

In New South Wales, 95.0% of people born in Bangladesh spoke a language other than English at home in 2011.

Language statistics show the proportion of people who speak a language at home other than English. When analysed by where people were born, they indicate how culturally diverse each country of origin population is and the degree to which they are retaining their language.

Language statistics should be analysed in conjunction with Proficiency in English to build a fuller picture of the diversity within the New South Wales community.

Derived from the Census questions:

  • 'Does the person speak a language other than English at home?'
  • 'In which country was the person born?'

  • Total NSW population
  • Population born in Bangladesh
Language spoken at home - Ranked by size
Birthplace - Bangladesh20112006Change
LanguageNumberBangladesh %% of total NSW populationNumberBangladesh %% of total NSW population2006 to 2011
Bengali15,94593.80.39,69291.30.2+6,253
English7334.372.55184.974.0+215
Indo-Aryan, nec510.30.000.00.0+51
Urdu290.20.3380.40.2-9
Hindi210.10.8160.20.6+5

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 - Summary
Birthplace - Bangladesh20112006Change
Language summaryNumberBangladesh %% of total NSW populationNumberBangladesh %% of total NSW population2006 to 2011
Speaks English only7334.372.55184.974.0+215
Non-English total16,15895.022.49,99094.120.0+6,168
Not stated1170.75.11081.06.0+9

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 Bengali, Total New South Wales population: 0.3% English, Total New South Wales population: 72.5% Indo-Aryan, nec, Total New South Wales population: 0.0% Urdu, Total New South Wales population: 0.3% Hindi, Total New South Wales population: 0.8% Bengali, Birthplace - Bangladesh: 93.8% English, Birthplace - Bangladesh: 4.3% Indo-Aryan, nec, Birthplace - Bangladesh: 0.3% Urdu, Birthplace - Bangladesh: 0.2% Hindi, Birthplace - Bangladesh: 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 Bengali, Birthplace - Bangladesh: +6,253 English, Birthplace - Bangladesh: +215 Indo-Aryan, nec, Birthplace - Bangladesh: +51 Urdu, Birthplace - Bangladesh: -9 Hindi, Birthplace - Bangladesh: +5
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the languages spoken at home by New South Wales Bangladesh born population compared to the total population shows that in 2011 there was a smaller proportion of people who spoke English only, and a larger proportion of those speaking a non-English language (either exclusively, or in addition to English).

In NSW, the major differences between the languages spoken of Bangladesh born population compared to the total population were:

  • A larger percentage speaking Bengali at home (93.8% compared to 0.3%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking English at home (4.3% compared to 72.5%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of Bangladesh born people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 6,168 or 61.7%, and the number of people who spoke English only increased by 215 or 41.5%.

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

  • Bengali (+6,253 persons)
  • English (+215 persons)
  • Indo-Aryan, nec (+51 persons)