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Language - Japanese

Language at a glance: Japanese

  • In 2011 there were 14,368 people in New South Wales who spoke Japanese.
  • There was a 14.7% increase in the number of people who spoke Japanese since 2006 (from 12,527).
  • 20.9% of the population who spoke Japanese arrived between 2006 and August 2011.
  • There were fewer men who spoke Japanese (5,815) than women (8,552).
  • 28.4% of the population who spoke Japanese were children (under 19 years of age), 47.9% were young adults (aged 20 to 44 years), and 23.7% were older adults (aged 45 years and over).

About language: Japanese

Language - Top 10 NSW LGAs ranked by size
Language - Japanese20112006Change
AreaNumberJapanese %NumberJapanese %2006 to 2011
Willoughby City1,5482.31,4972.4+51
North Sydney Council1,1771.91,1992.1-22
Lane Cove Council3021.03011.0+1
Sydney City1,4380.81,2070.8+231
Mosman Council2260.82310.9-5
Ku-ring-gai Council7750.77350.7+40
Warringah Council8440.67350.5+109
Ryde City6090.64590.5+150
Marrickville Council3400.42680.4+72
Manly Council1730.42060.6-33
Greater Sydney12,8220.311,2470.3+1,575
Regional NSW1,5140.11,2770.1+237
New South Wales14,3680.212,5270.2+1,841

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