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Language spoken at home

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In the District Council of Mount Barker, 4% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2016.

The District Council of Mount Barker'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 District Council of Mount Barker'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
District Council of Mount Barker - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Language (excludes English)Number%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idGerman1790.50.42040.70.5-25
map this data in atlas.idItalian1100.32.11390.52.6-29
Afrikaans
800.20.1530.20.1+27
Filipino/Tagalog
780.20.6470.20.5+31
Dutch
710.20.2830.30.2-12
Mandarin
690.22.1280.11.3+41
French
690.20.2470.20.2+22
Japanese
590.20.2450.20.1+14
Spanish
520.20.4270.10.4+25
Greek
480.11.7280.11.9+20
Polish
370.10.4300.10.5+7
Punjabi
320.10.730.00.3+29
Sinhalese
320.10.240.00.1+28
Thai
280.10.1200.10.1+8
Hindi
210.10.570.00.3+14
Cantonese
210.10.7200.10.7+1
Portuguese
190.10.1120.00.1+7
Malay
180.10.190.00.1+9
Danish
170.10.0160.10.0+1
Korean
160.00.350.00.2+11
Arabic
150.00.7220.10.6-7
Hungarian
140.00.1220.10.1-8
Malayalam
140.00.390.00.2+5
Non-verbal so described
130.00.2260.10.1-13
Swedish
130.00.0100.00.0+3
Indonesian
130.00.1130.00.10
Russian
120.00.280.00.2+4
Vietnamese
110.01.430.01.3+8
Karen
100.00.000.00.0+10
Urdu
100.00.270.00.1+3
Serbian
100.00.3170.10.3-7
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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
District Council of Mount Barker - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Language summaryNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2011 to 2016
Speaks English only
30,35791.075.427,89693.778.9+2,461
map this data in atlas.idNon-English total1,3414.019.71,1503.917.2+191
Not stated
1,6785.04.97192.43.9+959

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 German, Greater Adelaide: 0.4% Italian, Greater Adelaide: 2.1% Afrikaans, Greater Adelaide: 0.1% Filipino/Tagalog, Greater Adelaide: 0.6% Dutch, Greater Adelaide: 0.2% French, Greater Adelaide: 0.2% Mandarin, Greater Adelaide: 2.1% Japanese, Greater Adelaide: 0.2% Spanish, Greater Adelaide: 0.4% Greek, Greater Adelaide: 1.7% German, District Council of Mount Barker: 0.5% Italian, District Council of Mount Barker: 0.3% Afrikaans, District Council of Mount Barker: 0.2% Filipino/Tagalog, District Council of Mount Barker: 0.2% Dutch, District Council of Mount Barker: 0.2% French, District Council of Mount Barker: 0.2% Mandarin, District Council of Mount Barker: 0.2% Japanese, District Council of Mount Barker: 0.2% Spanish, District Council of Mount Barker: 0.2% Greek, District Council of Mount Barker: 0.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in language spoken at home, 2011 to 2016
Change in language spoken at home, 2011 to 2016 German, District Council of Mount Barker: -25 Italian, District Council of Mount Barker: -29 Afrikaans, District Council of Mount Barker: +27 Filipino/Tagalog, District Council of Mount Barker: +31 Dutch, District Council of Mount Barker: -12 French, District Council of Mount Barker: +22 Mandarin, District Council of Mount Barker: +41 Japanese, District Council of Mount Barker: +14 Spanish, District Council of Mount Barker: +25 Greek, District Council of Mount Barker: +20
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 the District Council of Mount Barker in 2016 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, 91.0% of the population spoke English only, and 4.0% spoke a non-English language, compared with 75.4% and 19.7% respectively for Greater Adelaide.

The dominant language spoken at home, other than English, in the District Council of Mount Barker was German, with 0.5% of the population, or 179 people speaking this language at home.

The major differences between the languages spoken at home for the population of the District Council of Mount Barker and Greater Adelaide in 2016 were:

  • A smaller percentage speaking Mandarin at home (0.2% compared to 2.1%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Italian at home (0.3% compared to 2.1%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Greek at home (0.1% compared to 1.7%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Vietnamese at home (0.0% compared to 1.4%)

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 191 or 16.6%, and the number of people who spoke English only increased by 2,461 or 8.8%.

There were no major differences in the District Council of Mount Barker between 2011 and 2016.

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