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Demographic Information

New South Wales

New South Wales is the most diverse state in Australia. 

33.6% of those living in NSW were born outside of Australia in over 260 different countries. Around 22% of the population of NSW was born in countries where English is not the main language spoken.

 There are 290 different languages spoken by people living in NSW and 25% of the NSW population speak a language other than English at home. 

Download TMHC's Demographic Fact Sheet about the people of NSW here.

Top countries of birth in NSW

 

Top languages spoken in NSW

 Country

 Population

 

 Language

 Population

China

234,506  

 Mandarin

239,947 

England

226,561 

Arabic

   200,828

 India

  143,459

 Cantonese

143,338

 New Zealand

 117,138

 Vietnamese

 102,896

 Philippines

 86,752

 Greek

81,685

 Vietnam

  84,129

 Italian

 75,697

 Lebanon

  57,375

 Hindi

 67,037

 Korea, South

  51,817

Spanish

 65,523

Italy

49,474 

 Korean

 59,914

South Africa

  43,059

 Tagalog

 45,133

 Australia

  4,899,091

 English

 5,126,635

 Total
 Population

7,480,230

 Total
 Population

7,480,228 

All statistics presented here are derived from: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Australian Census of Population and Housing 2016 Table Builder. Available at: http://abs.gov.au/websitedbs/D3310114.nsf/Home/2016%20TableBuilder <last viewed 25 July 2017>

 


Last Updated: 02 Aug 2017

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