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Language - Portuguese

Language at a glance: Portuguese

  • In 2011 there were 16,301 people in New South Wales who spoke Portuguese.
  • There was a 20.3% increase in the number of people who spoke Portuguese since 2006 (from 13,546).
  • 19.7% of the population who spoke Portuguese arrived between 2006 and August 2011.
  • There were fewer men who spoke Portuguese (7,960) than women (8,340).
  • 12.9% of the population who spoke Portuguese were children (under 19 years of age), 48.3% were young adults (aged 20 to 44 years), and 38.9% were older adults (aged 45 years and over).

About language: Portuguese

Language - Top 10 NSW LGAs ranked by size
Language - Portuguese20112006Change
AreaNumberPortuguese %NumberPortuguese %2006 to 2011
Marrickville Council1,5192.01,7562.4-237
Canterbury City2,0221.52,0291.6-8
Waverley Council6511.03780.6+273
Botany Bay City3060.82670.7+39
Warringah Council1,0880.84190.3+669
Manly Council3050.82470.7+58
Rockdale City7290.77240.8+5
Randwick City9140.76250.5+289
Ashfield Council 2330.62360.6-3
Wollongong City1,0560.51,1040.6-48
Greater Sydney14,1600.311,7610.3+2,399
Regional NSW2,1140.11,8420.1+272
New South Wales16,3010.213,5460.2+2,755

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