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Semaphore Park Ward

Language spoken at home

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In Semaphore Park Ward, 12% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2016.

Semaphore Park 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.

Semaphore Park 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.

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
Semaphore Park Ward - 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.idItalian2722.35.03282.86.0-56
map this data in atlas.idGreek2342.04.12662.34.5-32
Croatian
930.80.61151.00.6-22
Mandarin
880.81.4560.50.9+32
Russian
790.70.4750.60.4+4
Arabic
660.60.8330.30.7+33
Serbian
580.51.2650.61.3-7
Vietnamese
520.42.7580.52.4-6
Cantonese
460.40.7450.40.8+1
Polish
450.40.61060.90.8-61
German
350.30.4500.40.5-15
Dutch
340.30.1400.30.2-6
Filipino/Tagalog
300.30.6390.30.5-9
Spanish
260.20.4240.20.3+2
Afrikaans
200.20.1110.10.1+9
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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
Semaphore Park Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Charles Sturt %Number%City of Charles Sturt %2011 to 2016
Speaks English only
9,77183.368.09,75283.169.3+19
map this data in atlas.idNon-English total1,43312.227.31,60913.726.9-176
Not stated
5284.54.83693.13.8+159

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% Croatian, City of Charles Sturt: 0.6% Mandarin, City of Charles Sturt: 1.4% Russian, City of Charles Sturt: 0.4% Arabic, City of Charles Sturt: 0.8% Serbian, City of Charles Sturt: 1.2% Vietnamese, City of Charles Sturt: 2.7% Cantonese, City of Charles Sturt: 0.7% Polish, City of Charles Sturt: 0.6% Italian, Semaphore Park Ward: 2.3% Greek, Semaphore Park Ward: 2.0% Croatian, Semaphore Park Ward: 0.8% Mandarin, Semaphore Park Ward: 0.8% Russian, Semaphore Park Ward: 0.7% Arabic, Semaphore Park Ward: 0.6% Serbian, Semaphore Park Ward: 0.5% Vietnamese, Semaphore Park Ward: 0.4% Cantonese, Semaphore Park Ward: 0.4% Polish, Semaphore Park Ward: 0.4%
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, Semaphore Park Ward: -56 Greek, Semaphore Park Ward: -32 Croatian, Semaphore Park Ward: -22 Mandarin, Semaphore Park Ward: +32 Russian, Semaphore Park Ward: +4 Arabic, Semaphore Park Ward: +33 Serbian, Semaphore Park Ward: -7 Vietnamese, Semaphore Park Ward: -6 Cantonese, Semaphore Park Ward: +1 Polish, Semaphore Park Ward: -61
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 Semaphore Park Ward in 2016 compared to the City of Charles Sturt shows that there was a larger proportion of people who spoke English only, and a smaller proportion of those speaking a non-English language (either exclusively, or in addition to English).

Overall, 83.3% of the population spoke English only, and 12.2% 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 Semaphore Park Ward was Italian, with 2.3% of the population, or 272 people speaking this language at home.

The major differences between the languages spoken at home for the population of Semaphore Park Ward and the City of Charles Sturt in 2016 were:

  • A smaller percentage speaking Italian at home (2.3% compared to 5.0%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Vietnamese at home (0.4% compared to 2.7%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Greek at home (2.0% compared to 4.1%)

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home decreased by 176 or 10.9%, and the number of people who spoke English only increased by 19 or 0.2%.

The largest changes in the spoken languages of the population in Semaphore Park Ward between 2011 and 2016 were for those speaking:

  • Polish (-61 persons)
  • Italian (-56 persons)

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