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Language spoken at home

In the City of Onkaparinga, 6% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2011.

The City of Onkaparinga'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 Onkaparinga'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 Onkaparinga - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language (excludes English)Number%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idGerman8650.50.58770.60.6-12
map this data in atlas.idItalian7290.52.67360.52.9-7
map this data in atlas.idPolish6950.40.57740.50.6-79
Greek
6600.41.97230.52.1-63
Arabic
4920.30.64550.30.5+37
Mandarin
4650.31.31750.10.7+290
Filipino/Tagalog
4600.30.53460.20.3+114
Dutch
4510.30.24700.30.2-19
Spanish
3300.20.42790.20.3+51
Persian/Dari
2640.20.52320.20.3+32
Afrikaans
2610.20.1990.10.1+162
Cantonese
2340.10.72420.20.7-8
Serbian
2110.10.32100.10.4+1
Croatian
1980.10.32100.10.3-12
Urdu
1970.10.1520.00.0+145
French
1780.10.21580.10.1+20
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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 Onkaparinga - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language summaryNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only144,75390.778.8136,70291.381.0+8,051
Non-English total9,6516.017.38,1585.414.7+1,493
Not stated5,1803.23.94,8753.34.3+305

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% Polish, Greater Adelaide: 0.5% Greek, Greater Adelaide: 1.9% Arabic, Greater Adelaide: 0.6% Mandarin, Greater Adelaide: 1.3% Filipino/Tagalog, Greater Adelaide: 0.5% Dutch, Greater Adelaide: 0.2% Spanish, Greater Adelaide: 0.4% Persian/Dari, Greater Adelaide: 0.5% German, City of Onkaparinga: 0.5% Italian, City of Onkaparinga: 0.5% Polish, City of Onkaparinga: 0.4% Greek, City of Onkaparinga: 0.4% Arabic, City of Onkaparinga: 0.3% Mandarin, City of Onkaparinga: 0.3% Filipino/Tagalog, City of Onkaparinga: 0.3% Dutch, City of Onkaparinga: 0.3% Spanish, City of Onkaparinga: 0.2% Persian/Dari, City of Onkaparinga: 0.2%
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, City of Onkaparinga: -12 Italian, City of Onkaparinga: -7 Polish, City of Onkaparinga: -79 Greek, City of Onkaparinga: -63 Arabic, City of Onkaparinga: +37 Mandarin, City of Onkaparinga: +290 Filipino/Tagalog, City of Onkaparinga: +114 Dutch, City of Onkaparinga: -19 Spanish, City of Onkaparinga: +51 Persian/Dari, City of Onkaparinga: +32
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 Onkaparinga 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, 90.7% of the population spoke English only, and 6.0% 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 Onkaparinga was German, with 0.5% of the population, or 865 people speaking this language at home.

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

  • A smaller percentage speaking Italian at home (0.5% compared to 2.6%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Greek at home (0.4% compared to 1.9%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Mandarin at home (0.3% 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 1,493 or 18.3%, and the number of people who spoke English only increased by 8,051 or 5.9%.

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

  • Mandarin (+290 persons)
  • Afrikaans (+162 persons)
  • Urdu (+145 persons)
  • Filipino/Tagalog (+114 persons)

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