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Language - Tongan

Language at a glance: Tongan

  • In 2011 there were 9,720 people in New South Wales who spoke Tongan.
  • There was a 14.4% increase in the number of people who spoke Tongan since 2006 (from 8,498).
  • 9.5% of the population who spoke Tongan arrived between 2006 and August 2011.
  • There were fewer men who spoke Tongan (4,689) than women (5,030).
  • 32.9% of the population who spoke Tongan were children (under 19 years of age), 39.6% were young adults (aged 20 to 44 years), and 27.5% were older adults (aged 45 years and over).

About language: Tongan

Language - Top 10 NSW LGAs ranked by size
Language - Tongan20112006Change
AreaNumberTongan %NumberTongan %2006 to 2011
Griffith City2050.81490.6+56
Auburn City5930.86221.0-29
Botany Bay City2790.72860.8-7
Blacktown City1,6950.61,5340.6+161
Campbelltown City6840.55390.4+145
Canterbury City5710.46990.5-128
Fairfield City7730.45400.3+233
Parramatta City6250.45900.4+35
Burwood Council1110.3950.3+16
Holroyd City3340.32720.3+62
Greater Sydney8,8690.27,9750.2+894
Regional NSW8420.06440.0+198
New South Wales9,7200.18,4980.1+1,222

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