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Language - African Languages
Introduction

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 Languages20112006Change
AreaNumberAfrican Languages %NumberAfrican Languages %2006 to 2011
Auburn City9311.38561.3+75
Holroyd City1,0221.07610.8+261
Blacktown City2,5920.91,4340.5+1,158
Canterbury City1,0650.87700.6+295
Orange City2430.6470.1+196
Coffs Harbour City4290.61480.2+281
Liverpool City1,0970.64480.3+649
Bankstown City1,0570.65320.3+525
Parramatta City9490.67100.5+239
Wagga Wagga City2690.51180.2+151
Greater Sydney12,4400.37,8020.2+4,638
Regional NSW2,7890.11,2400.1+1,549
New South Wales15,2640.28,9170.1+6,347

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