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Language spoken at home

In Park Lands, 56% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2011.

Park Lands'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.

Park Lands'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
Park Lands - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language (excludes English)Number%City of Adelaide %Number%City of Adelaide %2006 to 2011
Mandarin5516.410.17324.76.6-18

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
Park Lands - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Adelaide %Number%City of Adelaide %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only8324.758.05217.662.1+31
Non-English total18956.331.616555.923.8+24
Not stated6419.010.47826.414.1-14

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% Mandarin, Park Lands: 16.4%
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, Park Lands: -18
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 Park Lands 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, 24.7% of the population spoke English only, and 56.3% 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 Park Lands was Mandarin, with 16.4% of the population, or 55 people speaking this language at home.

The major difference between the languages spoken at home for the population of Park Lands and the City of Adelaide in 2011 was:

  • A larger percentage speaking Mandarin at home (16.4% compared to 10.1%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 24 or 14.5%, and the number of people who spoke English only increased by 31 or 59.6%.

There were no major differences in Park Lands between 2006 and 2011.

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