sharing information


A Variety of Languages

Although we are a multi-cultural country, English is the national and official language of Australia. At least 17% of people living in Australia come from a non-English speaking culture and speak a non-English language at home. Over 200 different languages are spoken in Australia including 45 indigenous languages.

See also Australian Slang

 Languages 1996*     Languages   1996*
 Italian 367,300     Tagalog (Filipino) 67,300   
 Greek 259,000     Croatian 66,700   
 Cantonese 190,100     Polish 61,000   
 Arabic/Lebanese 162,000     Maltese 44,700   
 Vietnamese 134,000     Indigenous languages & Creoles 44,200   
 German 96,700     Turkish 42,200   
 Mandarin 87,300     Netherlandic (Dutch/Flemish) 40,200   
 Spanish 86,900     All other 656,900   
 Macedonian 68,100     Total 2,474,600   

* Excluding kids under 5 years

More Information

  1. Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP)
  2. Translating and Interpreting Service
  3. DIMIA translated web pages

Updated August 2011. You may notice that we show information from a variety of dates. We are unable to find the same type of information for more recent dates than what we show here. Note: This information is for entertainment purposes. We assume no liability resulting from any errors or omissions. Translation . . . we've done our best to bring you accurate information. For official facts and figures, please visit any of the many Australian government websites available such as the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

We're SafeSurf Rated

Australian Facts & Information Time & Dates, School, Sports, Converters, Facts & more
Australian Website Links Entertainment, Sports, Education, Medical, Government & more

Know Australia     Voice of Australians     Uniquely Australian     Tall Poppy     Australian Cards     Flashback     Games     Home

Contact Us    Website designed & managed by Lady Luck Enterprises