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Language - German

Language at a glance: German

  • In 2011 there were 23,429 people in New South Wales who spoke German.
  • There was a 6.0% increase in the number of people who spoke German since 2006 (from 22,102).
  • 13.6% of the population who spoke German arrived between 2006 and August 2011.
  • There were fewer men who spoke German (10,763) than women (12,665).
  • 14.6% of the population who spoke German were children (under 19 years of age), 28.7% were young adults (aged 20 to 44 years), and 56.8% were older adults (aged 45 years and over).

About language: German

Language - Top 10 NSW LGAs ranked by size
Language - German20112006Change
AreaNumberGerman %NumberGerman %2006 to 2011
Cooma-Monaro Shire1241.31151.2+9
Snowy River Shire901.2841.2+6
Byron Shire3271.13121.1+15
Pittwater Council5831.04570.8+126
Waverley Council6391.05560.9+83
Manly Council4001.02780.7+122
Mosman Council2751.02350.9+40
Warringah Council1,0980.88290.6+269
Bellingen Shire900.7840.7+6
Leichhardt Council3690.73230.7+46
Greater Sydney16,0370.414,5070.4+1,530
Regional NSW7,3350.37,4830.3-148
New South Wales23,4290.322,1020.3+1,327

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