Australian Bureau of Statistics: Indigenous Languages

After taking particular interest into the topic of declining Australian Indigenous languages i decided to do a search on the Australian Bureau of Statistics website to see what I could find in terms of stats based around these areas. The results were not surprising but I liked the way they had been charted and categorised – I found this easy to study.

Below is the link to the evaluation of social trends in Australian Indigenous Languages (1999).!OpenDocument

The next link takes you to a summary of the 2011 census detailing key findings regarding this area. I found the comparisons interesting – hopefully you will too!

I will leave you with this for now, however, I hope to look further into the resources from the ABS and provide a more in depth analysis on the findings.


Megan Kersten, LING366

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