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Language - Tamil

Language at a glance: Tamil

  • In 2011 there were 21,527 people in New South Wales who spoke Tamil.
  • There was a 36.7% increase in the number of people who spoke Tamil since 2006 (from 15,744).
  • 25.2% of the population who spoke Tamil arrived between 2006 and August 2011.
  • There were more men who spoke Tamil (10,892) than women (10,635).
  • 23.2% of the population who spoke Tamil were children (under 19 years of age), 43.2% were young adults (aged 20 to 44 years), and 33.6% were older adults (aged 45 years and over).

About language: Tamil

Language - Top 10 NSW LGAs ranked by size
Language - Tamil20112006Change
AreaNumberTamil %NumberTamil %2006 to 2011
Strathfield Council1,8835.41,8715.9+12
Holroyd City3,4123.42,1742.4+1,238
Auburn City1,6142.21,3732.1+241
Parramatta City2,4811.51,5901.1+891
Blacktown City3,1921.11,9430.7+1,249
Burwood Council2920.93551.1-63
The Hills Shire1,5280.91,1300.7+398
Hornsby Shire1,1330.78910.6+242
Ryde City7290.76130.6+116
Liverpool City8510.55330.3+318
Greater Sydney20,6570.515,1540.4+5,503
Regional NSW8570.05470.0+310
New South Wales21,5270.315,7440.2+5,783

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