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Language - Russian

Language at a glance: Russian

  • In 2011 there were 16,475 people in New South Wales who spoke Russian.
  • There was a 17.3% increase in the number of people who spoke Russian since 2006 (from 14,050).
  • 15.5% of the population who spoke Russian arrived between 2006 and August 2011.
  • There were fewer men who spoke Russian (7,059) than women (9,414).
  • 17.1% of the population who spoke Russian were children (under 19 years of age), 37.3% were young adults (aged 20 to 44 years), and 45.6% were older adults (aged 45 years and over).

About language: Russian

Language - Top 10 NSW LGAs ranked by size
Language - Russian20112006Change
AreaNumberRussian %NumberRussian %2006 to 2011
Waverley Council1,6312.61,5812.6+50
Randwick City1,7921.41,5661.3+226
Botany Bay City5111.34111.1+100
Sydney City1,8641.11,6921.1+172
Woollahra Municipal Council3840.73290.7+55
Strathfield Council2100.62390.7-29
Rockdale City5660.63910.4+175
Kogarah City3210.62460.5+75
Burwood Council1850.62190.7-34
Lane Cove Council1530.51190.4+34
Greater Sydney15,4280.413,3770.3+2,051
Regional NSW1,0100.07710.0+239
New South Wales16,4750.214,0500.2+2,425

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