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					Language Spoken at Home
Four in five residents (80%) in the suburb of Fairfield spoke a language other than English.
Residents spoke a wide variety of languages including Other European languages (15.4%)
and Middle Eastern languages (10.3%). The majority of residents born overseas had good
English language skills.


                   Table 5: Languages Spoken at Home - % of all Persons
                                                       Fairfield          LGA    GWS
                     Language
                                                    Persons        %       %      %
                     English only                    2886          19.7   29.0   61.9
                       Chinese                       1142          7.8    10.1   4.2
                     Vietnamese                      1244          8.5    15.4   3.0
                     Other Asian                      955          6.5     5.2   5.0
                       Italian                        545          3.7     4.8   1.9
                    Other European                   2263          15.4   14.7   7.3
                   Middle Eastern                    1507          10.3    5.6   5.2
                   Other Categories                  4107          28.0   14.9   10.5




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                                        Fairfield     LGA    GWS
            Table 6: Proficiency in English
                                 Fairfield          LGA     GWS
Country of Birth
                               Persons       %       %      %
 Born in Australia              4438         30.3   41.4    61.4
  Born Overseas:
Speaks English Only              697         7.6    9.9     28.9
   Good English                 5438         59.3   57.0    52.9
   Poor English                 3012         31.2   31.8    16.8




Proficiency in English of ove rseas born persons

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