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Hindmarsh Ward

Language spoken at home

In Hindmarsh Ward, 34% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2011.

Hindmarsh Ward'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.

Hindmarsh Ward'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
Hindmarsh Ward - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language (excludes English)Number%City of Charles Sturt %Number%City of Charles Sturt %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idGreek1,0057.44.51,0138.14.8-8
map this data in atlas.idItalian6384.76.07746.26.8-136
Vietnamese
5093.82.44433.52.4+66
Mandarin
2872.10.91241.00.6+163
Serbian
2181.61.32431.91.4-25
Cantonese
2011.50.81391.10.7+62
Polish
1291.00.81551.21.0-26
Arabic
1230.90.7760.60.6+47
Punjabi
780.60.6100.10.0+68
Persian/Dari
770.60.3710.60.3+6
Croatian
720.50.6810.60.7-9
Spanish
670.50.3250.20.2+42
Chinese, nfd
570.40.180.10.1+49
Bosnian
540.40.3630.50.3-9
Filipino/Tagalog
530.40.5420.30.2+11
Khmer
500.40.2580.50.2-8
German
480.40.5390.30.5+9
Hindi
480.40.3300.20.1+18
Malayalam
420.30.4100.10.1+32
Portuguese
410.30.2310.20.2+10
Albanian
390.30.1410.30.1-2
Ukrainian
390.30.3390.30.40
Australian Indigenous Languages
360.30.1340.30.1+2
Russian
350.30.4220.20.5+13
Tamil
330.20.2170.10.1+16
Somali
290.20.1100.10.1+19
Sinhalese
290.20.170.10.0+22
Min Nan (incl.Hokkien)
280.20.1350.30.1-7
Bengali
260.20.140.00.0+22
Indo-Aryan, nfd
250.20.200.00.0+25
Malay
240.20.140.00.0+20
Serbo-Croatian Yugoslavian, so described
240.20.1150.10.2+9
Amharic
240.20.1120.10.0+12
Swahili
230.20.1120.10.0+11
Romanian
220.20.1170.10.1+5
Korean
210.20.1140.10.0+7
Gujarati
200.10.130.00.0+17
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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
Hindmarsh Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Charles Sturt %Number%City of Charles Sturt %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only8,36561.869.37,82462.370.4+541
Non-English total4,61334.126.93,98131.725.2+632
Not stated5684.23.87626.14.4-194

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 Greek, City of Charles Sturt: 4.5% Italian, City of Charles Sturt: 6.0% Vietnamese, City of Charles Sturt: 2.4% Mandarin, City of Charles Sturt: 0.9% Serbian, City of Charles Sturt: 1.3% Cantonese, City of Charles Sturt: 0.8% Polish, City of Charles Sturt: 0.8% Arabic, City of Charles Sturt: 0.7% Punjabi, City of Charles Sturt: 0.6% Persian/Dari, City of Charles Sturt: 0.3% Greek, Hindmarsh Ward: 7.4% Italian, Hindmarsh Ward: 4.7% Vietnamese, Hindmarsh Ward: 3.8% Mandarin, Hindmarsh Ward: 2.1% Serbian, Hindmarsh Ward: 1.6% Cantonese, Hindmarsh Ward: 1.5% Polish, Hindmarsh Ward: 1.0% Arabic, Hindmarsh Ward: 0.9% Punjabi, Hindmarsh Ward: 0.6% Persian/Dari, Hindmarsh Ward: 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 Greek, Hindmarsh Ward: -8 Italian, Hindmarsh Ward: -136 Vietnamese, Hindmarsh Ward: +66 Mandarin, Hindmarsh Ward: +163 Serbian, Hindmarsh Ward: -25 Cantonese, Hindmarsh Ward: +62 Polish, Hindmarsh Ward: -26 Arabic, Hindmarsh Ward: +47 Punjabi, Hindmarsh Ward: +68 Persian/Dari, Hindmarsh Ward: +6
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 Hindmarsh Ward in 2011 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, 61.8% of the population spoke English only, and 34.1% spoke a non-English language, compared with 69.3% and 26.9% respectively for the City of Charles Sturt.

The dominant language spoken at home, other than English, in Hindmarsh Ward was Greek, with 7.4% of the population, or 1,005 people speaking this language at home.

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

  • A larger percentage speaking Greek at home (7.4% compared to 4.5%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Vietnamese at home (3.8% compared to 2.4%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Mandarin at home (2.1% compared to 0.9%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Italian at home (4.7% compared to 6.0%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 632 or 15.9%, and the number of people who spoke English only increased by 541 or 6.9%.

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

  • Mandarin (+163 persons)
  • Italian (-136 persons)
  • Punjabi (+68 persons)
  • Vietnamese (+66 persons)

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