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Language - Sinhalese

Language at a glance: Sinhalese

  • In 2011 there were 9,384 people in New South Wales who spoke Sinhalese.
  • There was a 39.5% increase in the number of people who spoke Sinhalese since 2006 (from 6,727).
  • 28.3% of the population who spoke Sinhalese arrived between 2006 and August 2011.
  • There were more men who spoke Sinhalese (4,717) than women (4,667).
  • 21.4% of the population who spoke Sinhalese were children (under 19 years of age), 42.9% were young adults (aged 20 to 44 years), and 35.7% were older adults (aged 45 years and over).

About language: Sinhalese

Language - Top 10 NSW LGAs ranked by size
Language - Sinhalese20112006Change
AreaNumberSinhalese %NumberSinhalese %2006 to 2011
The Hills Shire1,3420.89650.6+377
Hornsby Shire1,2060.88740.6+332
Blacktown City1,6500.51,0410.4+609
Parramatta City8030.56330.4+170
Ryde City4260.43400.4+86
Holroyd City3790.42690.3+110
Botany Bay City1070.3930.3+14
Strathfield Council810.2590.2+22
Ku-ring-gai Council2350.21900.2+45
Campbelltown City3000.21740.1+126
Greater Sydney8,6350.26,2610.2+2,374
Regional NSW7480.04290.0+319
New South Wales9,3840.16,7270.1+2,657

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