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Language spoken at home

In the City of Mitcham, 13% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2011.

The City of Mitcham'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 Mitcham'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
City of Mitcham - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language (excludes English)Number%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idGreek1,4922.41.91,5572.52.1-65
map this data in atlas.idMandarin7881.31.36021.00.7+186
map this data in atlas.idItalian6541.02.66501.12.9+4
German
4380.70.54720.80.6-34
Cantonese
3850.60.73360.50.7+49
Arabic
3700.60.62910.50.5+79
Indonesian
2680.40.12230.40.1+45
Polish
1770.30.52070.30.6-30
Korean
1760.30.2650.10.1+111
French
1670.30.21520.20.1+15
Filipino/Tagalog
1640.30.51200.20.3+44
Hindi
1530.20.31170.20.2+36
Persian/Dari
1510.20.51280.20.3+23
Bengali
1470.20.1530.10.0+94
Japanese
1450.20.11300.20.1+15
Spanish
1440.20.4750.10.3+69
Dutch
1350.20.21490.20.2-14
Punjabi
1310.20.3690.10.1+62
Russian
1220.20.21170.20.2+5
Afrikaans
1210.20.1640.10.1+57
Croatian
1150.20.31030.20.3+12
Urdu
1050.20.1640.10.0+41
Sinhalese
1010.20.1500.10.1+51
Malayalam
970.20.290.00.0+88
Vietnamese
800.11.3450.11.2+35
Chinese, nfd
780.10.1650.10.1+13
Latvian
750.10.01030.20.1-28
Serbian
750.10.3630.10.4+12
Nepali
730.10.180.00.0+65
Tamil
720.10.1520.10.1+20
Hungarian
700.10.1490.10.1+21
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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 Mitcham - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language summaryNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only52,83684.078.852,74185.381.0+95
Non-English total8,41313.417.37,24711.714.7+1,166
Not stated1,6522.63.91,8623.04.3-210

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, Greater Adelaide: 1.9% Mandarin, Greater Adelaide: 1.3% Italian, Greater Adelaide: 2.6% German, Greater Adelaide: 0.5% Cantonese, Greater Adelaide: 0.7% Arabic, Greater Adelaide: 0.6% Indonesian, Greater Adelaide: 0.1% Polish, Greater Adelaide: 0.5% Korean, Greater Adelaide: 0.2% French, Greater Adelaide: 0.2% Greek, City of Mitcham: 2.4% Mandarin, City of Mitcham: 1.3% Italian, City of Mitcham: 1.0% German, City of Mitcham: 0.7% Cantonese, City of Mitcham: 0.6% Arabic, City of Mitcham: 0.6% Indonesian, City of Mitcham: 0.4% Polish, City of Mitcham: 0.3% Korean, City of Mitcham: 0.3% French, City of Mitcham: 0.3%
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, City of Mitcham: -65 Mandarin, City of Mitcham: +186 Italian, City of Mitcham: +4 German, City of Mitcham: -34 Cantonese, City of Mitcham: +49 Arabic, City of Mitcham: +79 Indonesian, City of Mitcham: +45 Polish, City of Mitcham: -30 Korean, City of Mitcham: +111 French, City of Mitcham: +15
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 the City of Mitcham in 2011 compared to Greater Adelaide 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, 84.0% of the population spoke English only, and 13.4% spoke a non-English language, compared with 78.8% and 17.3% respectively for Greater Adelaide.

The dominant language spoken at home, other than English, in the City of Mitcham was Greek, with 2.4% of the population, or 1,492 people speaking this language at home.

The major differences between the languages spoken at home for the population of the City of Mitcham and Greater Adelaide in 2011 were:

  • A smaller percentage speaking Italian at home (1.0% compared to 2.6%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Vietnamese at home (0.1% compared to 1.3%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 1,166 or 16.1%, and the number of people who spoke English only increased by 95 or 0.2%.

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

  • Mandarin (+186 persons)
  • Korean (+111 persons)
  • Bengali (+94 persons)
  • Malayalam (+88 persons)

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