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South East Corner

Language spoken at home

In South East Corner, 21% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2011.

South East Corner'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.

South East Corner'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
South East Corner - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language (excludes English)Number%City of Adelaide %Number%City of Adelaide %2006 to 2011
Mandarin
2386.810.11023.16.6+136
map this data in atlas.idCantonese722.03.4682.02.7+4
Greek
451.31.2501.51.5-5
Spanish
411.20.8200.60.4+21
Italian
361.01.2421.31.3-6
Korean
260.71.4431.31.2-17
map this data in atlas.idArabic240.71.640.10.4+20
French
230.70.560.20.4+17
Filipino/Tagalog
210.60.530.10.2+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
South East Corner - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Adelaide %Number%City of Adelaide %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only2,33666.358.02,35270.762.1-16
Non-English total73020.731.655216.623.8+178
Not stated45913.010.442312.714.1+36

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% Greek, City of Adelaide: 1.2% Spanish, City of Adelaide: 0.8% Italian, City of Adelaide: 1.2% Korean, City of Adelaide: 1.4% Arabic, City of Adelaide: 1.6% French, City of Adelaide: 0.5% Filipino/Tagalog, City of Adelaide: 0.5% Mandarin, South East Corner: 6.8% Cantonese, South East Corner: 2.0% Greek, South East Corner: 1.3% Spanish, South East Corner: 1.2% Italian, South East Corner: 1.0% Korean, South East Corner: 0.7% Arabic, South East Corner: 0.7% French, South East Corner: 0.7% Filipino/Tagalog, South East Corner: 0.6%
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, South East Corner: +136 Cantonese, South East Corner: +4 Greek, South East Corner: -5 Spanish, South East Corner: +21 Italian, South East Corner: -6 Korean, South East Corner: -17 Arabic, South East Corner: +20 French, South East Corner: +17 Filipino/Tagalog, South East Corner: +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 South East Corner in 2011 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, 66.3% of the population spoke English only, and 20.7% 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 South East Corner was Mandarin, with 6.8% of the population, or 238 people speaking this language at home.

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

  • A smaller percentage speaking Mandarin at home (6.8% compared to 10.1%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Cantonese at home (2.0% compared to 3.4%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 178 or 32.2%, and the number of people who spoke English only decreased by 16 or 0.7%.

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

  • Mandarin (+136 persons)

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