Australian Bureau of Statistics
1304.5 - Stats Talk WA, Mar 2010
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 30/03/2010
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The main language spoken at home by the Indonesian born population was, unsurprisingly, Bahasa Indonesia, at 69%. Next was Bahasa Inggris at 18%, then Bahasa Cina 7% and Bahasa Belanda at 2%.
The vast majority of Indonesian born Western Australians spoke English that was ahli (43% very well, 46% well). Only 1% did not speak English at all.
A little over half (57%) of the Indonesian born population are in the labour force, lower than that of all Western Australians (65%). The most popular industries in which they work are Kafe dan restoran (250), Masakan di bawah pulang (188), and Akomodasi (121)
Indonesia officially recognizes six religions; Islam, Protestantism, Catholicism, Hinduism, Buddhism and Confucianism. In Western Australia those religions are represented in the Indonesian born population as follows; Agama Katolik 30%, Agama Protestan 23%, Agama Islam 18%, Agama Buda 9% and Agama Konfusianisme 0.1%.
Most Indonesian born Western Australians are recent arrivals with 43% coming to the land of the kanguru and kakatua since the year 2000. As WA’s nearest foreign tettanga, Indonesians moving to Australia is likely to continue.
ahli - proficient
Agama Buda – Buddhist
Agama Islam – Islam
Agama Katolik –Catholic
Agama Konfusianisme – Confucianism
Agama Protestan – Protestant
Akomodasi – accommodation
Badan Pusat Statistik –Statistics Indonesia
Bagus, ya? – That’s great, isn’t it?
Bahasa Indonesia – Indonesian (language)
Bahasa Inggris – English (language)
Bahasa Cina – Chinese (language)
Bahasa Belanda – Dutch (language)
di lahirkan – born
Kafe dan restoran – cafes and restaurants
kakatua – cockatoo
kanguru – kangaroo
laki-laki – men
Masakan di bawah pulang – takeaway food
orang Indonesia - Indonesian (person)
orang - person
orang pemuda – young people
opa – grandpa
wanita – women
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This page last updated 29 June 2010