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Language - Auslan

Language at a glance: Auslan

  • In 2011 there were 2,204 people in New South Wales who spoke Auslan.
  • There was a 49.2% increase in the number of people who spoke Auslan since 2006 (from 1,477).
  • 1.4% of the population who spoke Auslan arrived between 2006 and August 2011.
  • There were fewer men who spoke Auslan (957) than women (1,247).
  • 25.3% of the population who spoke Auslan were children (under 19 years of age), 41.4% were young adults (aged 20 to 44 years), and 33.3% were older adults (aged 45 years and over).

About language: Auslan

Language - Top 10 NSW LGAs ranked by size
Language - Auslan20112006Change
AreaNumberAuslan %NumberAuslan %2006 to 2011
Lismore City940.2630.1+31
Shellharbour City460.1330.1+13
Campbelltown City1050.1860.1+19
Gosford City1090.1750.0+34
Camden Council380.1110.0+27
Blue Mountains City490.1220.0+27
Blacktown City1750.11140.0+61
Wyong Shire870.1670.0+20
The Hills Shire980.1630.0+35
Wollondilly Shire240.1280.1-4
Greater Sydney1,4530.01,0560.0+397
Regional NSW7420.04600.0+282
New South Wales2,2040.01,4770.0+727

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