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Given the vast expanses which Australia covers, it is no surprise that there is much diversity in the languages other than English that the population speaks. Languages other than English (LOTE) range from Indigenous Aboriginal languages to a myriad of European and Asian languages, to Middle-Eastern and some African languages, depending where you are.
According to the last Census, while there are some common languages that seem to be spoken in nearly all states, including Italian, Greek, and the increasingly popular Mandarin, some remain exclusive to a tiny amount of the population.
Featured prominently Australia wide, Mandarin, Italian, Arabic, Cantonese, Greek and Vietnamese make up the top six languages spoken by the 18% of Australians who do not speak English at home. The prominence of these languages varies from state to state.
The Northern Territory, unlike the other states and territories, speaks an incredibly high percentage of Indigenous Australian languages, spoken by almost 35,000 people. The following nine most prominent languages spoken combine to amount to only 5.5% of the population, compared to the 16% who speak an Indigenous Australian language. In total, over a quarter of the Northern Territory’s population speaks a language other than English. This makes the Northern Territory the region with the highest proportion of non-English speakers in Australia (26.8%), according to the 2011 census.
Queensland comparably has the second lowest proportion of the non-English speaking population in Australia, with only 9.8% speaking another language at home and 84.8 % speaking English only. Of the top 10 languages that make up the non-English speaking population, all form a very low percentage, with none represented by more than 1% of the Queensland population. However there has been a steady increase in Asian Languages with Mandarin, Cantonese and Vietnamese making up the top three with over 80,000 people combined speaking them. Queensland is second only to Tasmania where only 4.5% speak a language other than English at home.
In New South Wales, almost a quarter of its population (22.5%) speaks a language other than English at home; this puts them above the national average of 18.2%. Australia wide, they also have the largest proportion of Arabic speakers. As of 2011, 2.7% of the state spoke Arabic at home, more than double the nation wide average of 1.3% for Arabic speakers. This figure is only likely to increase with a 43,000 increase between 2006 and 2011. Like Queensland, Western Australia and the Australian Capital Territory, Mandarin, Cantonese and Vietnamese all feature in the top four languages spoken. The recent increase in Mandarin speakers follows similar numbers as that in Victoria, both increasing over 39,000 between 2006 and 2011. Contributing to Mandarin’s present status as the leading language other than English spoken in Australia, with just over 336,000 people speaking this at home.
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