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Language spoken at home

In the City of Charles Sturt, 27% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2011.

The City of Charles Sturt'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 Charles Sturt'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?'

Total population

Language spoken at home - Ranked by size
City of Charles Sturt - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language (excludes English)Number%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idItalian6,2866.02.66,8156.82.9-529
map this data in atlas.idGreek4,7754.51.94,8074.82.1-32
Vietnamese
2,5712.41.32,3672.41.2+204
Serbian
1,4061.30.31,4041.40.4+2
Mandarin
9180.91.35650.60.7+353
Polish
8340.80.59911.00.6-157
Cantonese
8260.80.77010.70.7+125
Arabic
7710.70.65690.60.5+202
Croatian
6800.60.37340.70.3-54
Punjabi
5960.60.3350.00.1+561
Filipino/Tagalog
4910.50.52330.20.3+258
German
4870.50.55440.50.6-57
Russian
4580.40.24660.50.2-8
Malayalam
4030.40.2990.10.0+304
Persian/Dari
3650.30.52630.30.3+102
Ukrainian
3410.30.14000.40.1-59
Spanish
3380.30.42220.20.3+116
Hindi
3340.30.31040.10.2+230
Bosnian
2700.30.13000.30.1-30
Macedonian
2390.20.12490.20.1-10
Portuguese
2060.20.11790.20.1+27
Indo-Aryan, nfd
1960.20.130.00.0+193
Khmer
1900.20.31890.20.3+1
French
1710.20.21320.10.1+39
Dutch
1700.20.21300.10.2+40
Tamil
1680.20.1700.10.1+98
Somali
1510.10.0550.10.0+96
Albanian
1380.10.01140.10.0+24
Chinese, nfd
1350.10.1780.10.1+57
Dinka
1280.10.11680.20.1-40
Non-verbal so described
1260.10.11670.20.1-41
Maltese
1260.10.11470.10.1-21
Gujarati
1190.10.2170.00.0+102
Serbo-Croatian Yugoslavian, so described
1080.10.01510.20.1-43
Hungarian
1050.10.11190.10.1-14
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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 Charles Sturt - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language summaryNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only72,70369.378.870,73270.481.0+1,971
Non-English total28,29026.917.325,36125.214.7+2,929
Not stated3,9903.83.94,4464.44.3-456

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 Italian, Greater Adelaide: 2.6% Greek, Greater Adelaide: 1.9% Vietnamese, Greater Adelaide: 1.3% Serbian, Greater Adelaide: 0.3% Mandarin, Greater Adelaide: 1.3% Polish, Greater Adelaide: 0.5% Cantonese, Greater Adelaide: 0.7% Arabic, Greater Adelaide: 0.6% Croatian, Greater Adelaide: 0.3% Punjabi, Greater Adelaide: 0.3% Italian, City of Charles Sturt: 6.0% Greek, City of Charles Sturt: 4.5% Vietnamese, City of Charles Sturt: 2.4% Serbian, City of Charles Sturt: 1.3% Mandarin, City of Charles Sturt: 0.9% Polish, City of Charles Sturt: 0.8% Cantonese, City of Charles Sturt: 0.8% Arabic, City of Charles Sturt: 0.7% Croatian, City of Charles Sturt: 0.6% Punjabi, City of Charles Sturt: 0.6%
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 Italian, City of Charles Sturt: -529 Greek, City of Charles Sturt: -32 Vietnamese, City of Charles Sturt: +204 Serbian, City of Charles Sturt: +2 Mandarin, City of Charles Sturt: +353 Polish, City of Charles Sturt: -157 Cantonese, City of Charles Sturt: +125 Arabic, City of Charles Sturt: +202 Croatian, City of Charles Sturt: -54 Punjabi, City of Charles Sturt: +561
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 population of the City of Charles Sturt in 2011 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, 69.3% of the population spoke English only, and 26.9% spoke a non-English language, compared with 78.8% and 17.3% respectively for Greater Adelaide.

The dominant language spoken at home, other than English, in the City of Charles Sturt was Italian, with 6.0% of the population, or 6,286 people speaking this language at home.

The major differences between the languages spoken at home for the population of the City of Charles Sturt and Greater Adelaide in 2011 were:

  • A larger percentage speaking Italian at home (6.0% compared to 2.6%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Greek at home (4.5% compared to 1.9%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Vietnamese at home (2.4% compared to 1.3%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Serbian at home (1.3% compared to 0.3%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 2,929 or 11.5%, and the number of people who spoke English only increased by 1,971 or 2.8%.

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

  • Punjabi (+561 persons)
  • Italian (-529 persons)
  • Mandarin (+353 persons)
  • Malayalam (+304 persons)

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