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In CAD East, 49% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2011.

CAD East's language statistics show the proportion of the population who speak a language at home other than English. They indicate how culturally diverse a population is and the degree to which different ethnic groups and nationalities are retaining their language.

CAD East's language statistics should be analysed in conjunction with Country of Birth and Proficiency in English to assist in identifying specific cultural and ethnic groups in the area and the services required by the multicultural community.

Derived from the Census question:

'Does the person speak a language other than English at home?'

Total population

Language spoken at home - Ranked by size
CAD East - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language (excludes English)Number%City of Adelaide %Number%City of Adelaide %2006 to 2011
Mandarin
45619.610.116211.86.6+294
map this data in atlas.idCantonese1245.33.4775.62.7+47
map this data in atlas.idArabic1044.41.6161.20.4+88
Chinese, nfd
672.91.270.50.5+60
Korean
552.31.4574.21.2-2
Spanish
371.60.860.40.4+31
Italian
301.31.2141.01.3+16
Filipino/Tagalog
251.10.530.20.2+22
Indonesian
220.90.4141.00.4+8

Excludes languages with fewer than 20 people speaking them at home, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Language spoken at home - Summary
CAD East - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Adelaide %Number%City of Adelaide %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only95941.258.067449.262.1+285
Non-English total1,14149.031.653839.323.8+603
Not stated2309.910.415811.514.1+72

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Language spoken at home, 2011
Language spoken at home, 2011 Mandarin, City of Adelaide: 10.1% Cantonese, City of Adelaide: 3.4% Arabic, City of Adelaide: 1.6% Chinese, nfd, City of Adelaide: 1.2% Korean, City of Adelaide: 1.4% Spanish, City of Adelaide: 0.8% Italian, City of Adelaide: 1.2% Filipino/Tagalog, City of Adelaide: 0.5% Indonesian, City of Adelaide: 0.4% Mandarin, CAD East: 19.6% Cantonese, CAD East: 5.3% Arabic, CAD East: 4.4% Chinese, nfd, CAD East: 2.9% Korean, CAD East: 2.3% Spanish, CAD East: 1.6% Italian, CAD East: 1.3% Filipino/Tagalog, CAD East: 1.1% Indonesian, CAD East: 0.9%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in language spoken at home, 2006 to 2011
Change in language spoken at home, 2006 to 2011 Mandarin, CAD East: +294 Cantonese, CAD East: +47 Arabic, CAD East: +88 Chinese, nfd, CAD East: +60 Korean, CAD East: -2 Spanish, CAD East: +31 Italian, CAD East: +16 Filipino/Tagalog, CAD East: +22 Indonesian, CAD East: +8
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the language spoken at home by the population of CAD East in 2011 compared to the City of Adelaide shows that there was a smaller proportion of people who spoke English only, and a larger proportion of those speaking a non-English language (either exclusively, or in addition to English).

Overall, 41.2% of the population spoke English only, and 49.0% spoke a non-English language, compared with 58.0% and 31.6% respectively for the City of Adelaide.

The dominant language spoken at home, other than English, in CAD East was Mandarin, with 19.6% of the population, or 456 people speaking this language at home.

The major differences between the languages spoken at home for the population of CAD East and the City of Adelaide in 2011 were:

  • A larger percentage speaking Mandarin at home (19.6% compared to 10.1%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Arabic at home (4.4% compared to 1.6%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Cantonese at home (5.3% compared to 3.4%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Chinese, nfd at home (2.9% compared to 1.2%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 603 or 112.1%, and the number of people who spoke English only increased by 285 or 42.3%.

The largest changes in the spoken languages of the population in CAD East between 2006 and 2011 were for those speaking:

  • Mandarin (+294 persons)
  • Arabic (+88 persons)
  • Chinese, nfd (+60 persons)

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