Language - African Languages
Language at a glance: African Languages
- In 2011 there were 15,264 people in New South Wales who spoke African Languages.
- There was a 71.2% increase in the number of people who spoke African Languages since 2006 (from 8,917).
- 35.2% of the population who spoke African Languages arrived between 2006 and August 2011.
- There were fewer men who spoke African Languages (7,534) than women (7,762).
- 36.6% of the population who spoke African Languages were children (under 19 years of age), 48.5% were young adults (aged 20 to 44 years), and 15.2% were older adults (aged 45 years and over).
About language: African Languages
Note: 'African Languages' is a language grouping in the Australian Standard Classification of Languages ASCL that includes 'Acholi', 'Akan', 'Mauritian Creole', 'Oromo', 'Shona', 'Somali', 'Swahili', 'Yoruba', 'Zulu', 'Amharic', 'Bemba', 'Dinka', 'Ewe', 'Ga', 'Harari', 'Hausa', 'Igbo', 'Kikuyu', 'Krio', 'Luganda', 'Luo', 'Ndebele', 'Nuer', 'Nyanja (Chichewa)', 'Shilluk', 'Tigré', 'Tigrinya', 'Tswana', 'Xhosa', 'Seychelles Creole', 'Anuak', 'Bari', 'Bassa', 'Dan (Gio-Dan)', 'Fulfulde', 'Kinyarwanda (Rwanda)', 'Kirundi (Rundi)', 'Kpelle', 'Krahn', 'Liberian (Liberian English)', 'Loma (Lorma)', 'Lumun (Kuku Lumun)', 'Madi', 'Mandinka', 'Mann', 'Moro (Nuba Moro)', 'Themne' and 'African Languages, nec'.
|Language - Top 10 NSW LGAs ranked by size|
|Language - African Languages||2011||2006||Change|
|Area||Number||African Languages %||Number||African Languages %||2006 to 2011|
|Coffs Harbour City||429||0.6||148||0.2||+281||6|
|Wagga Wagga City||269||0.5||118||0.2||+151||10|
|New South Wales||15,264||0.2||8,917||0.1||+6,347||40|
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing (opens a new window) 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id (opens a new window), the population experts.