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Top 10 languages spoken in Tasmania

Between the 2016 and 2021 ABS census we have seen a very large increase in multicultural immigration in Australia.  This has led to over 29,000 Australians in TAS speaking a top 10 language other than English. The largest increases have come from Nepali and Indian language speakers increasing by 77% and 81% respectively. The most frequently spoken languages are Chinese languages, Nepali and Indian languages.

Source: ABS Census 2021

Rank Language 2021 % Change from 2016
1 Chinese Languages 9,665 66%
2 Nepali 7,248 77%
3 Indian 3,840 81%
4 Spanish 1,571 46%
5 Urdu 1,492 81%
6 Vietnamese 1,467 70%
7 German 1,446 -14%
8 Greek 1,126 -8%
9 Sinhalese 1,114 80%
10 Arabic 972 5%