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Language spoken at home

In City South, 32% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2011.

City South'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.

City South'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
City South - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language (excludes English)Number%City of Adelaide %Number%City of Adelaide %2006 to 2011
Mandarin
25910.910.11918.56.6+68
map this data in atlas.idCantonese813.43.4883.92.7-7
Italian
492.11.2371.61.3+12
Korean
431.81.4261.21.2+17
map this data in atlas.idArabic361.51.6110.50.4+25
Chinese, nfd
311.31.260.30.5+25
Greek
241.01.2311.41.5-7
Spanish
200.80.870.30.4+13
French
200.80.5100.40.4+10

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
City South - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Adelaide %Number%City of Adelaide %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only1,41659.458.01,37561.162.1+41
Non-English total75931.831.656825.223.8+191
Not stated2098.810.430713.614.1-98

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% Italian, City of Adelaide: 1.2% Korean, City of Adelaide: 1.4% Arabic, City of Adelaide: 1.6% Chinese, nfd, City of Adelaide: 1.2% Greek, City of Adelaide: 1.2% Spanish, City of Adelaide: 0.8% French, City of Adelaide: 0.5% Mandarin, City South: 10.9% Cantonese, City South: 3.4% Italian, City South: 2.1% Korean, City South: 1.8% Arabic, City South: 1.5% Chinese, nfd, City South: 1.3% Greek, City South: 1.0% Spanish, City South: 0.8% French, City South: 0.8%
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, City South: +68 Cantonese, City South: -7 Italian, City South: +12 Korean, City South: +17 Arabic, City South: +25 Chinese, nfd, City South: +25 Greek, City South: -7 Spanish, City South: +13 French, City South: +10
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 City South in 2011 compared to the City of Adelaide shows that there was a larger proportion of people who spoke English only, and a similar proportion of those speaking a non-English language (either exclusively, or in addition to English).

Overall, 59.4% of the population spoke English only, and 31.8% 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 City South was Mandarin, with 10.9% of the population, or 259 people speaking this language at home.

There were no major differences between City South and City of Adelaide in 2011.

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 191 or 33.6%, and the number of people who spoke English only increased by 41 or 3.0%.

The largest change in the spoken languages of the population in City South between 2006 and 2011 was for those speaking:

  • Mandarin (+68 persons)

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