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Language - Australian Indigenous Languages
Introduction

Language at a glance: Australian Indigenous Languages

  • In 2011 there were 1,296 people in New South Wales who spoke Australian Indigenous Languages.
  • There was a -33.3% decrease in the number of people who spoke Australian Indigenous Languages since 2006 (from 1,944).
  • 0.0% of the population who spoke Australian Indigenous Languages arrived between 2006 and August 2011.
  • There were fewer men who spoke Australian Indigenous Languages (615) than women (643).
  • 35.8% of the population who spoke Australian Indigenous Languages were children (under 19 years of age), 35.4% were young adults (aged 20 to 44 years), and 25.8% were older adults (aged 45 years and over).

About language: Australian Indigenous Languages

Language - Top 10 NSW LGAs ranked by size
Language - Australian Indigenous Languages20112006Change
AreaNumberAustralian Indigenous Languages %NumberAustralian Indigenous Languages %2006 to 2011
Central Darling Shire241.200.0+24
Tenterfield Shire210.370.1+14
Nambucca Shire560.3340.2+22
Moree Plains Shire300.2150.1+15
Richmond Valley Council480.2330.2+15
Broken Hill City300.2170.1+13
Kempsey Shire350.1150.1+20
Clarence Valley Council610.1560.1+5
Lismore City460.1410.1+5
Eurobodalla Shire350.1260.1+9
Greater Sydney4010.01,0290.0-628
Regional NSW8770.07520.0+125
New South Wales1,2960.01,9440.0-648

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