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Life-stages - Language spoken at home

In 2011, 16.4% of people aged 0 to 4 years in the City of Burnside spoke a language other than English at home.

The City of Burnside's language statistics show the proportion of the population in the selected age group who speak a language at home other than English, and the main languages spoken. They indicate how culturally diverse a population is and the degree to which different ethnic groups and nationalities are retaining their language at different ages.

The City of Burnside's language statistics should be analysed in conjunction with Country of Birth as different cultural groups are better analysed through the different topics. For major language groups, Community of Interest profiles are available for that specific language by a range of characteristics.

Derived from the Census question:

'Does the person speak a language other than English at home?'

Children aged 0 to 4 years

Language spoken at home - Ranked by size
City of Burnside - 0 to 4 years20112006Change
LanguageNumber%South AustraliaNumber%South Australia2006 to 2011
English1,35880.383.01,59883.784.9-240
Mandarin462.70.7261.40.3+20
Korean251.50.270.40.1+18
Non-verbal, so described241.41.2492.61.8-25
Greek211.20.8231.21.0-2
Cantonese201.20.3100.50.3+10
Spanish140.80.340.20.2+10
Italian140.80.4170.90.6-3
Hindi130.80.300.00.1+13
German130.80.240.20.1+9
Arabic100.60.630.20.4+7

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Excludes languages with fewer than 10 people speaking them at home, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Language spoken at home - Summary
City of Burnside - 0 to 4 years20112006Change
Language summaryNumber%South AustraliaNumber%South Australia2006 to 2011
Speaks English only1,35880.383.01,59883.784.9-240
Non-English total27816.412.019210.19.3+86
Not stated563.35.01196.25.8-63

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 English, South Australia: 83.0% Mandarin, South Australia: 0.7% Korean, South Australia: 0.2% Non-verbal, so described, South Australia: 1.2% Greek, South Australia: 0.8% Cantonese, South Australia: 0.3% Italian, South Australia: 0.4% Spanish, South Australia: 0.3% Hindi, South Australia: 0.3% German, South Australia: 0.2% English, City of Burnside: 80.3% Mandarin, City of Burnside: 2.7% Korean, City of Burnside: 1.5% Non-verbal, so described, City of Burnside: 1.4% Greek, City of Burnside: 1.2% Cantonese, City of Burnside: 1.2% Italian, City of Burnside: 0.8% Spanish, City of Burnside: 0.8% Hindi, City of Burnside: 0.8% German, City of Burnside: 0.8%
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 English, City of Burnside: -240 Mandarin, City of Burnside: +20 Korean, City of Burnside: +18 Non-verbal, so described, City of Burnside: -25 Greek, City of Burnside: -2 Cantonese, City of Burnside: +10 Italian, City of Burnside: -3 Spanish, City of Burnside: +10 Hindi, City of Burnside: +13 German, City of Burnside: +9
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 people aged 0 to 4 years in the City of Burnside in 2011 compared to South Australia 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, 80.3% of people aged 0 to 4 years spoke English only, and 16.4% spoke a non-English language, compared with 83.0% and 12.0% respectively for South Australia.

Other than English, the dominant language spoken at home by people aged 0 to 4 years in the City of Burnside was Mandarin, with 2.7% of the population, or 46 people speaking this language at home.

The major differences between the languages spoken at home for people aged 0 to 4 years of the City of Burnside and South Australia in 2011 were:

  • A larger percentage speaking Mandarin at home (2.7% compared to 0.7%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Korean at home (1.5% compared to 0.2%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking English at home (80.3% compared to 83.0%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people aged 0 to 4 years who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 86 or 44.8%, and the number of people who spoke English only decreased by 240 or 15.0%.

The largest change in the spoken languages of people aged 0 to 4 years in the City of Burnside between 2006 and 2011 was for those speaking:

  • English (-240 persons)
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