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Language spoken at home

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In Smithfield, 14% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2016.

Smithfield'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.

Smithfield'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
Smithfield - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Language (excludes English)Number%Cairns %Number%Cairns %2011 to 2016
Mandarin
661.30.7280.80.3+38
Punjabi
480.90.560.20.2+42
Korean
460.90.600.00.3+46
map this data in atlas.idJapanese420.81.5401.11.4+2
Filipino/Tagalog
410.80.8130.40.7+28
Dutch
360.70.2230.60.2+13
German
340.70.6361.00.7-2
map this data in atlas.idItalian230.40.7210.60.8+2
Cantonese
210.40.3100.30.3+11
Afrikaans
210.40.2120.30.1+9
Gujarati
160.30.000.00.0+16
Hindi
150.30.270.20.1+8
Persian/Dari
150.30.1100.30.0+5
Portuguese
150.30.170.20.1+8
Spanish
140.30.230.10.2+11
Vietnamese
140.30.2120.30.1+2
French
140.30.3200.50.3-6
Thai
140.30.3160.40.2-2
map this data in atlas.idAustralian Indigenous Languages130.20.8100.30.8+3
Greek
120.20.100.00.1+12
Russian
100.20.140.10.1+6
Non-verbal so described
100.20.140.10.1+6
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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
Smithfield - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Language summaryNumber%Cairns %Number%Cairns %2011 to 2016
Speaks English only
4,18080.477.63,04082.081.4+1,140
map this data in atlas.idNon-English total71413.713.339210.611.2+322
Not stated
3075.99.12767.47.4+31

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, Cairns: 0.7% Punjabi, Cairns: 0.5% Korean, Cairns: 0.6% Japanese, Cairns: 1.5% Filipino/Tagalog, Cairns: 0.8% Dutch, Cairns: 0.2% German, Cairns: 0.6% Italian, Cairns: 0.7% Afrikaans, Cairns: 0.2% Cantonese, Cairns: 0.3% Mandarin, Smithfield: 1.3% Punjabi, Smithfield: 0.9% Korean, Smithfield: 0.9% Japanese, Smithfield: 0.8% Filipino/Tagalog, Smithfield: 0.8% Dutch, Smithfield: 0.7% German, Smithfield: 0.7% Italian, Smithfield: 0.4% Afrikaans, Smithfield: 0.4% Cantonese, Smithfield: 0.4%
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, Smithfield: +38 Punjabi, Smithfield: +42 Korean, Smithfield: +46 Japanese, Smithfield: +2 Filipino/Tagalog, Smithfield: +28 Dutch, Smithfield: +13 German, Smithfield: -2 Italian, Smithfield: +2 Afrikaans, Smithfield: +9 Cantonese, Smithfield: +11
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 Smithfield in 2016 compared to Cairns shows that there was a larger proportion of people who spoke English only, and a similar proportion of those speaking a non-English language (either exclusively, or in addition to English).

Overall, 80.4% of the population spoke English only, and 13.7% spoke a non-English language, compared with 77.6% and 13.3% respectively for Cairns.

The dominant language spoken at home, other than English, in Smithfield was Mandarin, with 1.3% of the population, or 66 people speaking this language at home.

There were no major differences between Smithfield and Cairns in 2016.

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 322 or 82.1%, and the number of people who spoke English only increased by 1,140 or 37.5%.

There were no major differences in Smithfield between 2011 and 2016.

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