Its official – Punjabi is the fastest growing language in Australia.
The 2016 Census has revealed that Punjabi is the fastest growing language in Australia, showing an increase from 71229 people in 2011 to 132 496 people in 2016.
Earlier, Punjabi was also the fastest growing language, showing a 207.5 per cent increase from 23,164 people in 2006 to 71,229 people in 2011.
In Australia, there were over 300 separately identified languages spoken at home in 2016. While English remained the main language spoken, Census data showed that more than one-fifth (21%) of Australians spoke a language other than English at home.