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Overseas born - Language spoken at home

In 2011, 51.7% of overseas born people 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 overseas-born population who speak a language at home other than English. They indicate how linguistically diverse a population is, and whether most migrants are from English speaking countries or non-English speaking countries. This topic also shows those languages spoken specifically by the first-generation migrants (those born overseas) so as to separate them from those born in Australia who speak another language.

Some countries, such as India, have a variety of languages spoken there, so the language spoken can indicate the region of the country of origin. Languages such as Arabic and Spanish are spoken in a range of different countries.

The City of Burnside's language statistics should be analysed in conjunction with 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

Language spoken at home - Ranked by size
City of Burnside - Overseas born20112006Change
LanguageNumber%Adelaide SDNumber%Adelaide SD2006 to 2011
English5,49347.849.65,47253.056.0+21
Mandarin1,20410.54.86736.52.9+531
Cantonese7036.12.36696.52.4+34
Italian6085.35.66676.57.0-59
Greek2912.53.22962.94.0-5
Korean2822.50.92472.40.5+35
German1811.61.51911.81.9-10
Hindi1671.51.31181.10.7+49
Arabic1401.21.71191.21.3+21
Sinhalese1391.20.5850.80.2+54
Persian/Dari1371.21.41231.21.0+14
Spanish1211.11.2630.60.9+58
Tamil1141.00.5870.80.4+27
Chinese, nfd1080.90.5420.40.3+66
Vietnamese1040.93.3590.63.4+45
Russian1020.90.7860.80.7+16
Japanese1010.90.4810.80.3+20
French920.80.4730.70.4+19
Polish890.81.51001.01.9-11
Punjabi780.71.2360.30.2+42
Malay760.70.3600.60.2+16
Indonesian740.60.4540.50.3+20
Min Nan (incl. Hokkien)570.50.2510.50.2+6
Malayalam550.50.7190.20.2+36
Urdu540.50.3240.20.2+30
Afrikaans500.40.5410.40.3+9
Thai490.40.3340.30.2+15
Tagalog470.41.0130.10.6+34
Dutch460.40.7580.60.8-12
Telugu430.40.2220.20.1+21
Latvian370.30.1500.50.2-13
Hungarian370.30.3610.60.4-24
Bengali340.30.4230.20.1+11
Serbian330.31.0290.31.2+4
Filipino290.30.8180.20.5+11
Gujarati280.20.7140.10.2+14
Croatian260.20.7390.40.8-13
Kannada230.20.1120.10.1+11
Romanian230.20.2270.30.2-4
Indo-Aryan, nfd220.20.530.00.0+19
Portuguese220.20.3160.20.2+6
Marathi210.20.1140.10.1+7
Nepali190.20.530.00.0+16
Ukrainian190.20.2160.20.3+3
Southern Asian Languages, nfd180.20.1170.20.1+1
Hebrew170.10.0200.20.0-3
Turkish160.10.180.10.1+8
Lithuanian150.10.1210.20.1-6
Swedish150.10.180.10.1+7
Bosnian130.10.490.10.5+4
Albanian110.10.140.00.1+7
Czech110.10.1150.10.1-4
Slovak100.10.140.00.1+6
Bulgarian100.10.180.10.1+2
Estonian100.10.080.10.1+2
Khmer100.10.840.00.9+6
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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 - Overseas born20112006Change
Language summaryNumber%Adelaide SDNumber%Adelaide SD2006 to 2011
Speaks English only5,49347.849.65,47253.056.0+21
Non-English total5,93851.749.64,78046.343.2+1,158
Not stated / Inadequately described550.50.8780.80.8-23

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, Adelaide SD: 49.6% Mandarin, Adelaide SD: 4.8% Cantonese, Adelaide SD: 2.3% Italian, Adelaide SD: 5.6% Greek, Adelaide SD: 3.2% Korean, Adelaide SD: 0.9% German, Adelaide SD: 1.5% Hindi, Adelaide SD: 1.3% Arabic, Adelaide SD: 1.7% Sinhalese, Adelaide SD: 0.5% English, City of Burnside: 47.8% Mandarin, City of Burnside: 10.5% Cantonese, City of Burnside: 6.1% Italian, City of Burnside: 5.3% Greek, City of Burnside: 2.5% Korean, City of Burnside: 2.5% German, City of Burnside: 1.6% Hindi, City of Burnside: 1.5% Arabic, City of Burnside: 1.2% Sinhalese, City of Burnside: 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 English, City of Burnside: +21 Mandarin, City of Burnside: +531 Cantonese, City of Burnside: +34 Italian, City of Burnside: -59 Greek, City of Burnside: -5 Korean, City of Burnside: +35 German, City of Burnside: -10 Hindi, City of Burnside: +49 Arabic, City of Burnside: +21 Sinhalese, City of Burnside: +54
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 overseas born population in the City of Burnside in 2011 compared to Adelaide SD 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, 47.8% of the overseas born population spoke English only, and 51.7% spoke a non-English language, compared with 49.6% and 49.6% respectively for Adelaide SD.

The dominant language spoken at home by the overseas born population, other than English, in the City of Burnside was Mandarin, with 10.5% of the population, or 1,204 people speaking this language at home.

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

  • A larger percentage speaking Mandarin at home (10.5% compared to 4.8%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Cantonese at home (6.1% compared to 2.3%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Korean at home (2.5% compared to 0.9%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Vietnamese at home (0.9% compared to 3.3%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of overseas born people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 1,158 or 24.2%, and the number of people who spoke English only increased by 21 or 0.4%.

The largest changes in the spoken languages of the population in the City of Burnside between 2006 and 2011 were for those speaking:

  • Mandarin (+531 persons)
  • Chinese, nfd (+66 persons)
  • Italian (-59 persons)
  • Spanish (+58 persons)
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