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District Council of Mount Barker

Language spoken at home

In the District Council of Mount Barker, 4% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2011.

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.

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)20112006Change
Language (excludes English)Number%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idGerman2040.70.52380.90.6-34
map this data in atlas.idItalian1390.52.61360.52.9+3
Dutch
830.30.2730.30.2+10
Afrikaans
530.20.1200.10.1+33
Filipino/Tagalog
470.20.580.00.3+39
French
470.20.2450.20.1+2
Japanese
450.20.1210.10.1+24
Polish
300.10.5170.10.6+13

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)20112006Change
Language summaryNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only27,89693.778.824,63493.281.0+3,262
Non-English total1,1503.917.28973.414.7+253
Not stated7192.43.99083.44.3-189

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 German, Greater Adelaide: 0.5% Italian, Greater Adelaide: 2.6% Dutch, Greater Adelaide: 0.2% Afrikaans, Greater Adelaide: 0.1% French, Greater Adelaide: 0.2% Filipino/Tagalog, Greater Adelaide: 0.5% Japanese, Greater Adelaide: 0.1% Polish, Greater Adelaide: 0.5% German, District Council of Mount Barker: 0.7% Italian, District Council of Mount Barker: 0.5% Dutch, District Council of Mount Barker: 0.3% Afrikaans, District Council of Mount Barker: 0.2% French, District Council of Mount Barker: 0.2% Filipino/Tagalog, District Council of Mount Barker: 0.2% Japanese, District Council of Mount Barker: 0.2% Polish, District Council of Mount Barker: 0.1%
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 German, District Council of Mount Barker: -34 Italian, District Council of Mount Barker: +3 Dutch, District Council of Mount Barker: +10 Afrikaans, District Council of Mount Barker: +33 French, District Council of Mount Barker: +2 Filipino/Tagalog, District Council of Mount Barker: +39 Japanese, District Council of Mount Barker: +24 Polish, District Council of Mount Barker: +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 the District Council of Mount Barker 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, 93.7% of the population spoke English only, and 3.9% spoke a non-English language, compared with 78.8% and 17.2% respectively for Greater Adelaide.

The dominant language spoken at home, other than English, in the District Council of Mount Barker was German, with 0.7% of the population, or 204 people speaking this language at home.

The major difference between the languages spoken at home for the population of the District Council of Mount Barker and Greater Adelaide in 2011 was:

  • A smaller percentage speaking Italian at home (0.5% compared to 2.6%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 253 or 28.2%, and the number of people who spoke English only increased by 3,262 or 13.2%.

There were no major differences in the District Council of Mount Barker between 2006 and 2011.

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