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Recent arrivals - Language spoken at home

In 2011, 74.2% of recent overseas arrivals in 2011, spoke a language other than English at home.

The City of Burnside's language statistics show the proportion of the population who speak a language at home other than English. For recent arrivals, this is a good indicator of translation services which might be required, as recent arrivals may be less likely to have good English skills. They represent the languages which have increased in prevalence in just the last few years in the City of Burnside compared to the Greater Adelaide.

The City of Burnside'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?'

People born overseas and arriving in Australia between 2006 and 9 Aug 2011

Language spoken at home - Ranked by size
City of Burnside - Recent arrivals2011
LanguageNumber%Adelaide SD
English73125.325.7
Mandarin67123.312.8
Cantonese1856.43.1
Korean1675.82.4
Hindi883.03.7
Chinese, nfd812.81.5
Spanish732.51.7
Sinhalese722.51.4
Malay572.01.0
Persian/Dari551.93.0
Punjabi501.74.3
Arabic401.42.8
German381.30.6
French371.30.6
Tamil351.21.2
Urdu331.10.9
Indonesian321.11.0
Tagalog311.11.9
Malayalam301.02.3
Japanese291.00.6
Russian281.00.8
Bengali250.91.4
Gujarati250.92.8
Vietnamese230.82.2
Telugu230.80.6
Portuguese220.80.4
Kannada180.60.2
Filipino170.61.6
Nepali160.62.2
Thai150.50.6
Indo-Aryan, nfd150.51.7
Hebrew140.50.1
Italian120.40.3
Afrikaans120.41.2
Swedish110.40.1
Albanian100.30.1
Romanian100.30.1
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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.

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 - Recent arrivals2011
Language summaryNumber%Adelaide SD
Speaks English only73125.325.7
Non-English total2,14274.273.8
Not stated / Inadequately described130.50.5

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.

Language spoken at home, 2011
Language spoken at home, 2011 English, Adelaide SD: 25.7% Mandarin, Adelaide SD: 12.8% Cantonese, Adelaide SD: 3.1% Korean, Adelaide SD: 2.4% Hindi, Adelaide SD: 3.7% Chinese, nfd, Adelaide SD: 1.5% Spanish, Adelaide SD: 1.7% Sinhalese, Adelaide SD: 1.4% Malay, Adelaide SD: 1.0% Persian/Dari, Adelaide SD: 3.0% English, City of Burnside: 25.3% Mandarin, City of Burnside: 23.3% Cantonese, City of Burnside: 6.4% Korean, City of Burnside: 5.8% Hindi, City of Burnside: 3.0% Chinese, nfd, City of Burnside: 2.8% Spanish, City of Burnside: 2.5% Sinhalese, City of Burnside: 2.5% Malay, City of Burnside: 2.0% Persian/Dari, City of Burnside: 1.9%
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.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the language spoken at home by recent overseas arrivals in the City of Burnside in 2011 compared to Adelaide SD shows that there was a similar proportion of people who spoke English only, as well as a similar proportion of those speaking a non-English language (either exclusively, or in addition to English).

Overall, 25.3% of recent overseas arrivals spoke English only, and 74.2% spoke a non-English language, compared with 25.7% and 73.8% respectively for Adelaide SD.

The dominant language spoken at home by recent overseas arrivals, other than English, in the City of Burnside was Mandarin, with 23.3% of the population, or 671 people speaking this language at home.

The major differences between the languages spoken at home for the recent overseas arriving population of the City of Burnside and Adelaide SD in 2011 were:

  • A larger percentage speaking Mandarin at home (23.3% compared to 12.8%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Korean at home (5.8% compared to 2.4%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Cantonese at home (6.4% compared to 3.1%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Punjabi at home (1.7% compared to 4.3%)

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