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Language spoken at home

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In the City of Burnside, 24% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2016.

The City of Burnside'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.

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.

Please note: Due to changes in ABS rules around perturbation and additivity of data to protect the confidentiality of individuals in 2016, counts of individual language groups and totals derived from them may differ slightly from those published by the ABS. For more information see notes on data confidentiality.

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
City of Burnside - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Language (excludes English)Number%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idMandarin2,7536.32.11,3483.21.3+1,405
map this data in atlas.idItalian1,0602.42.11,2082.92.6-148
Cantonese
8111.80.78091.90.7+2
map this data in atlas.idGreek7081.61.77881.91.9-80
Korean
4060.90.33170.80.2+89
Persian/Dari
3140.70.91620.40.4+152
Hindi
2960.70.51830.40.3+113
Sinhalese
2810.60.21560.40.1+125
German
2520.60.42560.60.5-4
Vietnamese
2430.61.41370.31.3+106
Arabic
2420.60.72070.50.6+35
Spanish
2250.50.41460.30.4+79
French
2220.50.21510.40.2+71
Tamil
1860.40.21330.30.1+53
Malayalam
1850.40.3560.10.2+129
Japanese
1800.40.21240.30.1+56
Filipino/Tagalog
1470.30.6780.20.5+69
Russian
1310.30.21260.30.2+5
Urdu
1090.20.2620.10.1+47
Punjabi
1040.20.7860.20.3+18
Indonesian
980.20.1880.20.1+10
Bengali
960.20.2370.10.1+59
Polish
950.20.41190.30.5-24
Croatian
790.20.2680.20.3+11
Min Nan (incl.Hokkien)
770.20.1640.20.1+13
Chinese, nfd
740.20.11090.30.1-35
Gujarati
670.20.3270.10.2+40
Thai
670.20.1510.10.1+16
Malay
670.20.1730.20.1-6
Afrikaans
610.10.1520.10.1+9
Dutch
610.10.2610.10.20
Telugu
590.10.1500.10.1+9
Non-verbal so described
560.10.2330.10.1+23
Latvian
540.10.0530.10.0+1
Hungarian
510.10.1540.10.1-3
Serbian
480.10.3470.10.3+1
Marathi
470.10.1230.10.0+24
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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
City of Burnside - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Language summaryNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2011 to 2016
Speaks English only
31,62972.075.432,54777.178.9-918
map this data in atlas.idNon-English total10,59924.119.78,04119.117.2+2,558
Not stated
1,6733.84.91,6023.83.9+71

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Language spoken at home, 2016
Language spoken at home, 2016 Mandarin, Greater Adelaide: 2.1% Italian, Greater Adelaide: 2.1% Cantonese, Greater Adelaide: 0.7% Greek, Greater Adelaide: 1.7% Korean, Greater Adelaide: 0.3% Persian/Dari, Greater Adelaide: 0.9% Hindi, Greater Adelaide: 0.5% Sinhalese, Greater Adelaide: 0.2% German, Greater Adelaide: 0.4% Vietnamese, Greater Adelaide: 1.4% Mandarin, City of Burnside: 6.3% Italian, City of Burnside: 2.4% Cantonese, City of Burnside: 1.8% Greek, City of Burnside: 1.6% Korean, City of Burnside: 0.9% Persian/Dari, City of Burnside: 0.7% Hindi, City of Burnside: 0.7% Sinhalese, City of Burnside: 0.6% German, City of Burnside: 0.6% Vietnamese, City of Burnside: 0.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in language spoken at home, 2011 to 2016
Change in language spoken at home, 2011 to 2016 Mandarin, City of Burnside: +1,405 Italian, City of Burnside: -148 Cantonese, City of Burnside: +2 Greek, City of Burnside: -80 Korean, City of Burnside: +89 Persian/Dari, City of Burnside: +152 Hindi, City of Burnside: +113 Sinhalese, City of Burnside: +125 German, City of Burnside: -4 Vietnamese, City of Burnside: +106
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (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 the City of Burnside in 2016 compared to Greater Adelaide 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, 72.0% of the population spoke English only, and 24.1% spoke a non-English language, compared with 75.4% and 19.7% respectively for Greater Adelaide.

The dominant language spoken at home, other than English, in the City of Burnside was Mandarin, with 6.3% of the population, or 2,753 people speaking this language at home.

The major differences between the languages spoken at home for the population of the City of Burnside and Greater Adelaide in 2016 were:

  • A larger percentage speaking Mandarin at home (6.3% compared to 2.1%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Cantonese at home (1.8% compared to 0.7%)

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 2,558 or 31.8%, and the number of people who spoke English only decreased by 918 or 2.8%.

The largest changes in the spoken languages of the population in the City of Burnside between 2011 and 2016 were for those speaking:

  • Mandarin (+1,405 persons)
  • Persian/Dari (+152 persons)
  • Italian (-148 persons)
  • Malayalam (+129 persons)

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