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Lower North Adelaide

Language spoken at home

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In Lower North Adelaide, 16% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2016.

Lower North Adelaide'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.

Lower North Adelaide'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.

Please note: Due to changes in ABS rules around perturbation and additivity of data to protect the confidentiality of individuals in 2016, counts of individual language groups and totals derived from them may differ slightly from those published by the ABS. For more information see notes on data confidentiality.

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
Lower North Adelaide - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Language (excludes English)Number%City of Adelaide %Number%City of Adelaide %2011 to 2016
Mandarin
1105.014.6743.410.1+36
Italian
321.51.1200.91.2+12
Greek
221.01.0391.81.2-17
Portuguese
190.90.700.00.1+19
map this data in atlas.idArabic180.81.530.11.6+15
French
170.80.590.40.5+8
Hindi
160.70.8150.70.7+1
Vietnamese
160.71.180.40.6+8
Spanish
100.51.090.40.8+1
Persian/Dari
100.50.7160.70.6-6

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
Lower North Adelaide - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Adelaide %Number%City of Adelaide %2011 to 2016
Speaks English only
1,64074.652.71,67476.358.0-34
map this data in atlas.idNon-English total34315.636.337016.931.6-27
Not stated
2149.711.01516.910.4+63

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Language spoken at home, 2016
Language spoken at home, 2016 Mandarin, City of Adelaide: 14.6% Italian, City of Adelaide: 1.1% Greek, City of Adelaide: 1.0% Portuguese, City of Adelaide: 0.7% Arabic, City of Adelaide: 1.5% French, City of Adelaide: 0.5% Vietnamese, City of Adelaide: 1.1% Hindi, City of Adelaide: 0.8% Spanish, City of Adelaide: 1.0% Persian/Dari, City of Adelaide: 0.7% Mandarin, Lower North Adelaide: 5.0% Italian, Lower North Adelaide: 1.5% Greek, Lower North Adelaide: 1.0% Portuguese, Lower North Adelaide: 0.9% Arabic, Lower North Adelaide: 0.8% French, Lower North Adelaide: 0.8% Vietnamese, Lower North Adelaide: 0.7% Hindi, Lower North Adelaide: 0.7% Spanish, Lower North Adelaide: 0.5% Persian/Dari, Lower North Adelaide: 0.5%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in language spoken at home, 2011 to 2016
Change in language spoken at home, 2011 to 2016 Mandarin, Lower North Adelaide: +36 Italian, Lower North Adelaide: +12 Greek, Lower North Adelaide: -17 Portuguese, Lower North Adelaide: +19 Arabic, Lower North Adelaide: +15 French, Lower North Adelaide: +8 Vietnamese, Lower North Adelaide: +8 Hindi, Lower North Adelaide: +1 Spanish, Lower North Adelaide: +1 Persian/Dari, Lower North Adelaide: -6
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (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 Lower North Adelaide in 2016 compared to the City of Adelaide shows that there was a larger proportion of people who spoke English only, and a smaller proportion of those speaking a non-English language (either exclusively, or in addition to English).

Overall, 74.6% of the population spoke English only, and 15.6% spoke a non-English language, compared with 52.7% and 36.3% respectively for the City of Adelaide.

The dominant language spoken at home, other than English, in Lower North Adelaide was Mandarin, with 5.0% of the population, or 110 people speaking this language at home.

The major difference between the languages spoken at home for the population of Lower North Adelaide and the City of Adelaide in 2016 was:

  • A smaller percentage speaking Mandarin at home (5.0% compared to 14.6%)

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home decreased by 27 or 7.3%, and the number of people who spoke English only decreased by 34 or 2.0%.

There were no major differences in Lower North Adelaide between 2011 and 2016.

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