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Semaphore Park Ward

Language spoken at home

In Semaphore Park Ward, 14% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2011.

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.

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 - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language (excludes English)Number%City of Charles Sturt %Number%City of Charles Sturt %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idItalian3282.86.03292.86.8-1
map this data in atlas.idGreek2662.34.52692.34.8-3
Croatian
1151.00.61201.00.7-5
Polish
1060.90.8890.71.0+17
Russian
750.60.4800.70.5-5
Serbian
650.61.3500.41.4+15
Vietnamese
580.52.4470.42.4+11
Mandarin
560.50.9490.40.6+7
German
500.40.5520.40.5-2
Cantonese
450.40.8580.50.7-13
Dutch
400.30.2190.20.1+21
Filipino/Tagalog
390.30.5180.20.2+21
Ukrainian
390.30.3230.20.4+16
Arabic
330.30.7270.20.6+6
Bosnian
270.20.3150.10.3+12
Spanish
240.20.3130.10.2+11
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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)20112006Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Charles Sturt %Number%City of Charles Sturt %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only9,75283.169.39,92683.570.4-174
Non-English total1,60913.726.91,42812.025.2+181
Not stated3693.13.85284.44.4-159

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, City of Charles Sturt: 6.0% Greek, City of Charles Sturt: 4.5% Croatian, City of Charles Sturt: 0.6% Polish, City of Charles Sturt: 0.8% Russian, City of Charles Sturt: 0.4% Serbian, City of Charles Sturt: 1.3% Vietnamese, City of Charles Sturt: 2.4% Mandarin, City of Charles Sturt: 0.9% German, City of Charles Sturt: 0.5% Cantonese, City of Charles Sturt: 0.8% Italian, Semaphore Park Ward: 2.8% Greek, Semaphore Park Ward: 2.3% Croatian, Semaphore Park Ward: 1.0% Polish, Semaphore Park Ward: 0.9% Russian, Semaphore Park Ward: 0.6% Serbian, Semaphore Park Ward: 0.6% Vietnamese, Semaphore Park Ward: 0.5% Mandarin, Semaphore Park Ward: 0.5% German, Semaphore Park Ward: 0.4% Cantonese, Semaphore Park Ward: 0.4%
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, Semaphore Park Ward: -1 Greek, Semaphore Park Ward: -3 Croatian, Semaphore Park Ward: -5 Polish, Semaphore Park Ward: +17 Russian, Semaphore Park Ward: -5 Serbian, Semaphore Park Ward: +15 Vietnamese, Semaphore Park Ward: +11 Mandarin, Semaphore Park Ward: +7 German, Semaphore Park Ward: -2 Cantonese, Semaphore Park Ward: -13
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 Semaphore Park Ward in 2011 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, 83.1% of the population spoke English only, and 13.7% 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 Semaphore Park Ward was Italian, with 2.8% of the population, or 328 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 2011 were:

  • A smaller percentage speaking Italian at home (2.8% compared to 6.0%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Greek at home (2.3% compared to 4.5%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Vietnamese at home (0.5% compared to 2.4%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 181 or 12.7%, and the number of people who spoke English only decreased by 174 or 1.8%.

There were no major differences in Semaphore Park Ward between 2006 and 2011.

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