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Language spoken at home

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In the City of Charles Sturt, 27% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2016.

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.

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 Charles Sturt - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Language (excludes English)Number%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idItalian5,5325.02.16,2866.02.6-754
map this data in atlas.idGreek4,5474.11.74,7754.51.9-228
Vietnamese
2,9832.71.42,5712.41.3+412
Mandarin
1,6191.42.19180.91.3+701
Serbian
1,3811.20.31,4061.30.3-25
Punjabi
1,0560.90.75960.60.3+460
Arabic
9360.80.77710.70.6+165
Cantonese
7420.70.78260.80.7-84
Polish
7230.60.48340.80.5-111
Filipino/Tagalog
6830.60.64910.50.5+192
Croatian
6240.60.26800.60.3-56
Malayalam
5670.50.34030.40.2+164
Hindi
5610.50.53340.30.3+227
Spanish
4770.40.43380.30.4+139
Russian
4700.40.24580.40.2+12
Persian/Dari
4530.40.93650.30.4+88
German
4330.40.44870.50.5-54
Portuguese
3420.30.12060.20.1+136
Urdu
3330.30.2930.10.1+240
Bosnian
3100.30.12700.30.1+40
Ukrainian
2990.30.13410.30.1-42
Tamil
2400.20.21680.20.1+72
Khmer
2210.20.31900.20.3+31
Macedonian
2030.20.02390.20.1-36
French
1990.20.21710.20.2+28
Non-verbal so described
1920.20.21260.10.1+66
Somali
1700.20.01510.10.0+19
Thai
1640.10.11030.10.1+61
Nepali
1370.10.3710.10.1+66
Afrikaans
1360.10.11020.10.1+34
Min Nan (incl.Hokkien)
1310.10.1810.10.1+50
Dinka
1300.10.11280.10.1+2
Dutch
1280.10.21700.20.2-42
Hungarian
1270.10.11050.10.1+22
Telugu
1250.10.1550.10.1+70
Bengali
1250.10.2690.10.1+56
Korean
1240.10.3770.10.2+47
Japanese
1200.10.2840.10.1+36
Albanian
1180.10.01380.10.0-20
Maltese
1170.10.11260.10.1-9
Amharic
1140.10.0770.10.0+37
Indonesian
1140.10.1610.10.1+53
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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)20162011Change
Language summaryNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2011 to 2016
Speaks English only
75,97968.075.472,70369.378.9+3,276
map this data in atlas.idNon-English total30,46527.319.728,29026.917.2+2,175
Not stated
5,3114.84.93,9903.83.9+1,321

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 Italian, Greater Adelaide: 2.1% Greek, Greater Adelaide: 1.7% Vietnamese, Greater Adelaide: 1.4% Mandarin, Greater Adelaide: 2.1% Serbian, Greater Adelaide: 0.3% Punjabi, Greater Adelaide: 0.7% Arabic, Greater Adelaide: 0.7% Cantonese, Greater Adelaide: 0.7% Polish, Greater Adelaide: 0.4% Filipino/Tagalog, Greater Adelaide: 0.6% Italian, City of Charles Sturt: 5.0% Greek, City of Charles Sturt: 4.1% Vietnamese, City of Charles Sturt: 2.7% Mandarin, City of Charles Sturt: 1.4% Serbian, City of Charles Sturt: 1.2% Punjabi, City of Charles Sturt: 0.9% Arabic, City of Charles Sturt: 0.8% Cantonese, City of Charles Sturt: 0.7% Polish, City of Charles Sturt: 0.6% Filipino/Tagalog, City of Charles Sturt: 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 Italian, City of Charles Sturt: -754 Greek, City of Charles Sturt: -228 Vietnamese, City of Charles Sturt: +412 Mandarin, City of Charles Sturt: +701 Serbian, City of Charles Sturt: -25 Punjabi, City of Charles Sturt: +460 Arabic, City of Charles Sturt: +165 Cantonese, City of Charles Sturt: -84 Polish, City of Charles Sturt: -111 Filipino/Tagalog, City of Charles Sturt: +192
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 Charles Sturt 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, 68.0% of the population spoke English only, and 27.3% 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 Charles Sturt was Italian, with 5.0% of the population, or 5,532 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 2016 were:

  • A larger percentage speaking Italian at home (5.0% compared to 2.1%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Greek at home (4.1% compared to 1.7%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Vietnamese at home (2.7% compared to 1.4%)

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 2,175 or 7.7%, and the number of people who spoke English only increased by 3,276 or 4.5%.

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

  • Italian (-754 persons)
  • Mandarin (+701 persons)
  • Punjabi (+460 persons)
  • Vietnamese (+412 persons)

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