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Religion - Antiochian Orthodox
Language spoken at home

In New South Wales, 73.0% of people of Antiochian Orthodox religious affiliation spoke a language other than English at home in 2011.

Language statistics show the proportion of people who speak a language at home other than English. When analysed by religion, they indicate how culturally diverse each religious group is and the degree to which they are retaining their language.

Language statistics should be analysed in conjunction with Proficiency in English to build a fuller picture of the diversity within the New South Wales community.

Derived from the Census questions:

  • 'Does the person speak a language other than English at home?'
  • 'What is your religion?'

  • Total NSW population
  • Population with a religion of Antiochian Orthodox
Language spoken at home - Ranked by size
Religion - Antiochian Orthodox20112006Change
LanguageNumberAntiochian Orthodox %% of total NSW populationNumberAntiochian Orthodox %% of total NSW population2006 to 2011
Arabic4,27771.72.74,30175.52.5-24
English1,56226.272.51,25622.174.0+306
Non-verbal, so described210.40.1230.40.1-2

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

Language spoken at home - Summary
Religion - Antiochian Orthodox20112006Change
Language summaryNumberAntiochian Orthodox %% of total NSW populationNumberAntiochian Orthodox %% of total NSW population2006 to 2011
Speaks English only1,56226.272.51,25622.174.0+306
Non-English total4,35473.022.44,35776.520.0-3
Not stated450.85.1821.46.0-37

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

Language spoken at home, 2011
Language spoken at home, 2011 Arabic, Total New South Wales population: 2.7% English, Total New South Wales population: 72.5% Non-verbal, so described, Total New South Wales population: 0.1% Arabic, Antiochian Orthodox religion: 71.7% English, Antiochian Orthodox religion: 26.2% Non-verbal, so described, Antiochian Orthodox religion: 0.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in language spoken at home, 2006 to 2011
Change in language spoken at home, 2006 to 2011 Arabic, Antiochian Orthodox religion: -24 English, Antiochian Orthodox religion: +306 Non-verbal, so described, Antiochian Orthodox religion: -2
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the language spoken at home by New South Wales Antiochian Orthodox religious affiliated population compared to the total population shows that in 2011 there was a smaller proportion of people who spoke English only, and a larger proportion of those speaking a non-English language (either exclusively, or in addition to English).

In NSW, the major differences between the languages spoken of Antiochian Orthodox religious affiliated population compared to the total population were:

  • A larger percentage speaking Arabic at home (71.7% compared to 2.7%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking English at home (26.2% compared to 72.5%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of Antiochian Orthodox religious affiliated people who spoke a language other than English at home decreased by 3 or 0.1%, and the number of people who spoke English only increased by 306 or 24.4%.

The largest changes in the spoken languages of the Antiochian Orthodox reliogus affiliated population between 2006 and 2011 were for those speaking:

  • English (+306 persons)