Australian Bureau of Statistics
4713.0 - Population Characteristics, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, 2006
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Of those Indigenous people who speak an Indigenous language at home, almost three-quarters (74%) live in Very Remote Australia, with 14% living in Remote Australia. Only 4% of Indigenous people who speak an Indigenous language live in Major Cities. Over half (56%) of all Indigenous language speakers live in the Northern Territory where 59% of the Indigenous population speak an Australian Indigenous language.
The pattern of Indigenous language speakers by age in the 2006 Census was consistent with that for the 2001 Census, with older people marginally more likely to indicate they speak an Indigenous language at home than younger people. In the 2006 Census, of Indigenous people aged 45 years and over, 13% reported speaking an Indigenous language compared with 10% of 0-14 year olds. In the 2001 Census, 16% of Indigenous people aged 45 years and over reported speaking an Indigenous language compared with 10% of 0-14 year olds.
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