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Language - Lao

Language at a glance: Lao

  • In 2011 there were 5,200 people in New South Wales who spoke Lao.
  • There was a -0.6% decrease in the number of people who spoke Lao since 2006 (from 5,229).
  • 3.1% of the population who spoke Lao arrived between 2006 and August 2011.
  • There were fewer men who spoke Lao (2,470) than women (2,730).
  • 18.5% of the population who spoke Lao were children (under 19 years of age), 40.1% were young adults (aged 20 to 44 years), and 41.4% were older adults (aged 45 years and over).

About language: Lao

Language - Top 10 NSW LGAs ranked by size
Language - Lao20112006Change
AreaNumberLao %NumberLao %2006 to 2011
Fairfield City1,9621.01,9261.1+36
Liverpool City1,3700.81,3820.8-12
Campbelltown City9230.61,0070.7-84
Albury City1070.21190.3-12
Camden Council910.2820.2+9
Auburn City430.1420.1+1
Bankstown City850.0660.0+19
Ryde City440.0360.0+8
Leichhardt Council220.040.0+18
Shellharbour City240.0240.00
Greater Sydney4,9480.14,9480.10
Regional NSW2510.02360.0+15
New South Wales5,2000.15,2290.1-29

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