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Upper North Adelaide

Language spoken at home

In Upper North Adelaide, 19% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2011.

Upper 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.

Upper 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.

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
Upper North Adelaide - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language (excludes English)Number%City of Adelaide %Number%City of Adelaide %2006 to 2011
Mandarin
1172.610.11212.86.6-4
Greek
761.71.2721.71.5+4
Hindi
651.50.7421.00.8+23
Italian
581.31.2621.51.3-4
German
410.90.5441.00.7-3
map this data in atlas.idCantonese330.73.4731.72.7-40
Punjabi
280.60.4250.60.2+3
Spanish
260.60.860.10.4+20
Bengali
250.60.340.10.1+21
French
240.50.560.10.4+18
map this data in atlas.idArabic230.51.6190.50.4+4

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
Upper North Adelaide - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Adelaide %Number%City of Adelaide %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only3,30774.358.03,11673.262.1+191
Non-English total85919.331.677418.223.8+85
Not stated2876.410.43698.714.1-82

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% Greek, City of Adelaide: 1.2% Hindi, City of Adelaide: 0.7% Italian, City of Adelaide: 1.2% German, City of Adelaide: 0.5% Cantonese, City of Adelaide: 3.4% Punjabi, City of Adelaide: 0.4% Spanish, City of Adelaide: 0.8% Bengali, City of Adelaide: 0.3% French, City of Adelaide: 0.5% Mandarin, Upper North Adelaide: 2.6% Greek, Upper North Adelaide: 1.7% Hindi, Upper North Adelaide: 1.5% Italian, Upper North Adelaide: 1.3% German, Upper North Adelaide: 0.9% Cantonese, Upper North Adelaide: 0.7% Punjabi, Upper North Adelaide: 0.6% Spanish, Upper North Adelaide: 0.6% Bengali, Upper North Adelaide: 0.6% French, Upper North Adelaide: 0.5%
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, Upper North Adelaide: -4 Greek, Upper North Adelaide: +4 Hindi, Upper North Adelaide: +23 Italian, Upper North Adelaide: -4 German, Upper North Adelaide: -3 Cantonese, Upper North Adelaide: -40 Punjabi, Upper North Adelaide: +3 Spanish, Upper North Adelaide: +20 Bengali, Upper North Adelaide: +21 French, Upper North Adelaide: +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 Upper North Adelaide 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, 74.3% of the population spoke English only, and 19.3% 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 Upper North Adelaide was Mandarin, with 2.6% of the population, or 117 people speaking this language at home.

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

  • A smaller percentage speaking Mandarin at home (2.6% compared to 10.1%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Cantonese at home (0.7% compared to 3.4%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Arabic at home (0.5% compared to 1.6%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 85 or 11.0%, and the number of people who spoke English only increased by 191 or 6.1%.

There were no major differences in Upper North Adelaide between 2006 and 2011.

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