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Language - Mandarin

Language at a glance: Mandarin

  • In 2011 there were 139,821 people in New South Wales who spoke Mandarin.
  • There was a 39.0% increase in the number of people who spoke Mandarin since 2006 (from 100,596).
  • 28.6% of the population who spoke Mandarin arrived between 2006 and August 2011.
  • There were fewer men who spoke Mandarin (64,132) than women (75,689).
  • 20.2% of the population who spoke Mandarin were children (under 19 years of age), 50.4% were young adults (aged 20 to 44 years), and 29.4% were older adults (aged 45 years and over).

About language: Mandarin

Language - Top 10 NSW LGAs ranked by size
Language - Mandarin20112006Change
AreaNumberMandarin %NumberMandarin %2006 to 2011
Burwood Council4,12712.73,12510.1+1,002
Hurstville City8,72311.15,8938.0+2,829
Kogarah City5,84710.54,2018.0+1,646
Auburn City6,7899.24,5757.0+2,214
Ashfield Council 3,7409.13,4928.8+248
Ryde City8,8188.65,7675.9+3,051
Strathfield Council2,8218.02,0376.4+784
Willoughby City4,8707.23,4675.5+1,403
Parramatta City9,9025.96,8884.6+3,014
Canterbury City7,6915.66,7585.2+933
Greater Sydney133,8843.096,5432.3+37,341
Regional NSW5,7520.23,7370.2+2,015
New South Wales139,8212.0100,5961.5+39,225

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