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Language - Finnish

Language at a glance: Finnish

  • In 2011 there were 1,580 people in New South Wales who spoke Finnish.
  • There was a 3.4% increase in the number of people who spoke Finnish since 2006 (from 1,528).
  • 11.5% of the population who spoke Finnish arrived between 2006 and August 2011.
  • There were fewer men who spoke Finnish (710) than women (869).
  • 13.4% of the population who spoke Finnish were children (under 19 years of age), 26.8% were young adults (aged 20 to 44 years), and 59.7% were older adults (aged 45 years and over).

About language: Finnish

Language - Top 10 NSW LGAs ranked by size
Language - Finnish20112006Change
AreaNumberFinnish %NumberFinnish %2006 to 2011
Tumut Shire490.4250.2+24
Cowra Shire230.2160.1+7
Queanbeyan City330.1370.1-4
Eurobodalla Shire230.1400.1-17
Wollongong City1090.11090.10
North Sydney Council350.1270.0+8
Leichhardt Council290.1220.0+7
Wollondilly Shire220.1390.1-17
Willoughby City340.1270.0+7
Sydney City760.0600.0+16
Greater Sydney1,0370.01,0790.0-42
Regional NSW5410.05020.0+39
New South Wales1,5800.01,5280.0+52

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