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Language - Swahili

Language at a glance: Swahili

  • In 2011 there were 1,215 people in New South Wales who spoke Swahili.
  • There was a 97.9% increase in the number of people who spoke Swahili since 2006 (from 614).
  • 51.2% of the population who spoke Swahili arrived between 2006 and August 2011.
  • There were more men who spoke Swahili (618) than women (595).
  • 32.5% of the population who spoke Swahili were children (under 19 years of age), 53.4% were young adults (aged 20 to 44 years), and 13.9% were older adults (aged 45 years and over).

About language: Swahili

Language - Top 10 NSW LGAs ranked by size
Language - Swahili20112006Change
AreaNumberSwahili %NumberSwahili %2006 to 2011
Newcastle City1600.1490.0+111
Lismore City320.100.0+32
Coffs Harbour City450.190.0+36
Holroyd City570.1170.0+40
Fairfield City940.1520.0+42
Auburn City340.0260.0+8
Parramatta City710.0330.0+38
Marrickville Council300.0240.0+6
Wagga Wagga City230.070.0+16
Wollongong City720.0180.0+54
Greater Sydney8160.05150.0+301
Regional NSW3930.01260.0+267
New South Wales1,2150.06140.0+601

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