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Cheltenham - Woodville - Woodville Park - St Clair

Language spoken at home

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In Cheltenham - Woodville - Woodville Park - St Clair, 29% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2016.

Cheltenham - Woodville - Woodville Park - St Clair'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.

Cheltenham - Woodville - Woodville Park - St Clair'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
Cheltenham - Woodville - Woodville Park - St Clair - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Language (excludes English)Number%City of Charles Sturt %Number%City of Charles Sturt %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idItalian2973.75.03125.26.0-15
map this data in atlas.idGreek2463.04.12063.44.5+40
Vietnamese
2413.02.71642.72.4+77
Mandarin
1592.01.4581.00.9+101
Punjabi
1381.70.9540.90.6+84
Serbian
1051.31.2460.81.3+59
Arabic
771.00.8991.60.7-22
Croatian
750.90.6681.10.6+7
Filipino/Tagalog
650.80.6270.40.5+38
Malayalam
600.70.5621.00.4-2
Cantonese
570.70.7270.40.8+30
Hindi
560.70.5340.60.3+22
Russian
530.70.4360.60.4+17
Somali
520.60.2120.20.1+40
Spanish
480.60.4230.40.3+25
Polish
460.60.6260.40.8+20
Urdu
400.50.330.00.1+37
Tamil
340.40.2210.30.2+13
Persian/Dari
320.40.4100.20.3+22
Bosnian
310.40.3210.30.3+10
Non-verbal so described
250.30.260.10.1+19
Ukrainian
240.30.3240.40.30
Bengali
230.30.100.00.1+23
German
210.30.4230.40.5-2
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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
Cheltenham - Woodville - Woodville Park - St Clair - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Charles Sturt %Number%City of Charles Sturt %2011 to 2016
Speaks English only
5,39966.868.04,25470.469.3+1,145
map this data in atlas.idNon-English total2,33128.827.31,60226.526.9+729
Not stated
3514.34.81873.13.8+164

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, 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% Punjabi, City of Charles Sturt: 0.9% Serbian, City of Charles Sturt: 1.2% Arabic, City of Charles Sturt: 0.8% Croatian, City of Charles Sturt: 0.6% Filipino/Tagalog, City of Charles Sturt: 0.6% Malayalam, City of Charles Sturt: 0.5% Italian, Cheltenham - Woodville - Woodville Park - St Clair: 3.7% Greek, Cheltenham - Woodville - Woodville Park - St Clair: 3.0% Vietnamese, Cheltenham - Woodville - Woodville Park - St Clair: 3.0% Mandarin, Cheltenham - Woodville - Woodville Park - St Clair: 2.0% Punjabi, Cheltenham - Woodville - Woodville Park - St Clair: 1.7% Serbian, Cheltenham - Woodville - Woodville Park - St Clair: 1.3% Arabic, Cheltenham - Woodville - Woodville Park - St Clair: 1.0% Croatian, Cheltenham - Woodville - Woodville Park - St Clair: 0.9% Filipino/Tagalog, Cheltenham - Woodville - Woodville Park - St Clair: 0.8% Malayalam, Cheltenham - Woodville - Woodville Park - St Clair: 0.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
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Change in language spoken at home, 2011 to 2016
Change in language spoken at home, 2011 to 2016 Italian, Cheltenham - Woodville - Woodville Park - St Clair: -15 Greek, Cheltenham - Woodville - Woodville Park - St Clair: +40 Vietnamese, Cheltenham - Woodville - Woodville Park - St Clair: +77 Mandarin, Cheltenham - Woodville - Woodville Park - St Clair: +101 Punjabi, Cheltenham - Woodville - Woodville Park - St Clair: +84 Serbian, Cheltenham - Woodville - Woodville Park - St Clair: +59 Arabic, Cheltenham - Woodville - Woodville Park - St Clair: -22 Croatian, Cheltenham - Woodville - Woodville Park - St Clair: +7 Filipino/Tagalog, Cheltenham - Woodville - Woodville Park - St Clair: +38 Malayalam, Cheltenham - Woodville - Woodville Park - St Clair: -2
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 Cheltenham - Woodville - Woodville Park - St Clair in 2016 compared to the City of Charles Sturt 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, 66.8% of the population spoke English only, and 28.8% spoke a non-English language, compared with 68.0% and 27.3% respectively for the City of Charles Sturt.

The dominant language spoken at home, other than English, in Cheltenham - Woodville - Woodville Park - St Clair was Italian, with 3.7% of the population, or 297 people speaking this language at home.

The major differences between the languages spoken at home for the population of Cheltenham - Woodville - Woodville Park - St Clair and the City of Charles Sturt in 2016 were:

  • A smaller percentage speaking Italian at home (3.7% compared to 5.0%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Greek at home (3.0% compared to 4.1%)

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 729 or 45.5%, and the number of people who spoke English only increased by 1,145 or 26.9%.

The largest changes in the spoken languages of the population in Cheltenham - Woodville - Woodville Park - St Clair between 2011 and 2016 were for those speaking:

  • Mandarin (+101 persons)
  • Punjabi (+84 persons)
  • Vietnamese (+77 persons)
  • Serbian (+59 persons)

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