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Language - Min Nan (incl. Hokkien)

Language at a glance: Min Nan (incl. Hokkien)

  • In 2011 there were 6,714 people in New South Wales who spoke Min Nan (incl. Hokkien).
  • There was a 15.4% increase in the number of people who spoke Min Nan (incl. Hokkien) since 2006 (from 5,820).
  • 4.8% of the population who spoke Min Nan (incl. Hokkien) arrived between 2006 and August 2011.
  • There were fewer men who spoke Min Nan (incl. Hokkien) (3,076) than women (3,637).
  • 20.4% of the population who spoke Min Nan (incl. Hokkien) were children (under 19 years of age), 37.1% were young adults (aged 20 to 44 years), and 42.4% were older adults (aged 45 years and over).

About language: Min Nan (incl. Hokkien)

Language - Top 10 NSW LGAs ranked by size
Language - Min Nan (incl. Hokkien)20112006Change
AreaNumberMin Nan (incl. Hokkien) %NumberMin Nan (incl. Hokkien) %2006 to 2011
Fairfield City2,3611.32,2361.2+125
Auburn City3840.52950.5+89
Burwood Council1240.41110.4+13
Strathfield Council1140.3780.2+36
Ryde City2250.21700.2+55
Ashfield Council 800.2570.1+23
Willoughby City1230.21040.2+19
Lane Cove Council570.2410.1+16
Sydney City2970.22170.1+80
Parramatta City2780.22290.2+49
Greater Sydney6,5230.15,7400.1+783
Regional NSW1850.0850.0+100
New South Wales6,7140.15,8200.1+894

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