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Southland Activity Centre

Language spoken at home

In Southland Activity Centre, 12% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2011.

Southland Activity Centre'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.

Southland Activity Centre'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
Southland Activity Centre - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language (excludes English)Number%City of Bayside %Number%City of Bayside %2006 to 2011
German
341.60.9191.00.8+15
map this data in atlas.idGreek341.62.2522.62.3-18
Mandarin
241.21.030.20.6+21

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
Southland Activity Centre - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Bayside %Number%City of Bayside %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only1,79583.382.41,70184.483.3+94
Non-English total25311.713.320710.312.1+46
Not stated1075.04.31065.34.7+1

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 Greek, City of Bayside: 2.2% German, City of Bayside: 0.9% Mandarin, City of Bayside: 1.0% Greek, Southland Activity Centre: 1.6% German, Southland Activity Centre: 1.6% Mandarin, Southland Activity Centre: 1.2%
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 Greek, Southland Activity Centre: -18 German, Southland Activity Centre: +15 Mandarin, Southland Activity Centre: +21
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 Southland Activity Centre in 2011 compared to City of Bayside 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, 83.3% of the population spoke English only, and 11.7% spoke a non-English language, compared with 82.4% and 13.3% respectively for City of Bayside.

The dominant language spoken at home, other than English, in Southland Activity Centre was German, with 1.6% of the population, or 34 people speaking this language at home.

There were no major differences between Southland Activity Centre and City of Bayside in 2011.

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 46 or 22.2%, and the number of people who spoke English only increased by 94 or 5.5%.

There were no major differences in Southland Activity Centre between 2006 and 2011.

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