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Morphett Vale

Language spoken at home

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In Morphett Vale, 7% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2016.

Morphett Vale'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.

Morphett Vale'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
Morphett Vale - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Language (excludes English)Number%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2011 to 2016
Arabic
1490.70.31330.60.3+16
map this data in atlas.idGerman920.40.51100.50.5-18
map this data in atlas.idPolish920.40.41110.50.4-19
Mandarin
890.40.5580.30.3+31
Greek
870.40.41160.50.4-29
Urdu
790.30.2680.30.1+11
Malayalam
650.30.2260.10.1+39
Filipino/Tagalog
650.30.4700.30.3-5
map this data in atlas.idItalian580.30.4710.30.5-13
Spanish
580.30.2370.20.2+21
Persian/Dari
470.20.2540.20.2-7
Punjabi
450.20.1170.10.0+28
Cantonese
430.20.1470.20.1-4
Hindi
410.20.1250.10.1+16
Russian
390.20.1190.10.1+20
Dutch
380.20.3620.30.3-24
Tamil
300.10.0110.00.0+19
Vietnamese
290.10.1120.10.1+17
Croatian
280.10.1510.20.1-23
Serbian
260.10.1440.20.1-18
Afrikaans
230.10.2270.10.2-4
Thai
220.10.1130.10.0+9
Hungarian
190.10.1250.10.1-6
French
160.10.1240.10.1-8
Portuguese
150.10.160.00.0+9
Non-verbal so described
140.10.1190.10.1-5
Shona
140.10.0100.00.0+4
Telugu
140.10.030.00.0+11
Maltese
140.10.0150.10.0-1
Māori (New Zealand)
120.10.090.00.0+3
Nepali
110.00.000.00.0+11
Czech
110.00.090.00.1+2
Japanese
110.00.180.00.1+3
Indonesian
100.00.1210.10.1-11
Bengali
100.00.030.00.0+7
Tibetan
100.00.0160.10.0-6
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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
Morphett Vale - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2011 to 2016
Speaks English only
20,02887.788.320,13589.290.7-107
map this data in atlas.idNon-English total1,5666.96.71,5686.96.0-2
Not stated
1,2455.55.08793.93.2+366

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 Arabic, City of Onkaparinga: 0.3% Polish, City of Onkaparinga: 0.4% German, City of Onkaparinga: 0.5% Mandarin, City of Onkaparinga: 0.5% Greek, City of Onkaparinga: 0.4% Urdu, City of Onkaparinga: 0.2% Malayalam, City of Onkaparinga: 0.2% Filipino/Tagalog, City of Onkaparinga: 0.4% Spanish, City of Onkaparinga: 0.2% Italian, City of Onkaparinga: 0.4% Arabic, Morphett Vale: 0.7% Polish, Morphett Vale: 0.4% German, Morphett Vale: 0.4% Mandarin, Morphett Vale: 0.4% Greek, Morphett Vale: 0.4% Urdu, Morphett Vale: 0.3% Malayalam, Morphett Vale: 0.3% Filipino/Tagalog, Morphett Vale: 0.3% Spanish, Morphett Vale: 0.3% Italian, Morphett Vale: 0.3%
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 Arabic, Morphett Vale: +16 Polish, Morphett Vale: -19 German, Morphett Vale: -18 Mandarin, Morphett Vale: +31 Greek, Morphett Vale: -29 Urdu, Morphett Vale: +11 Malayalam, Morphett Vale: +39 Filipino/Tagalog, Morphett Vale: -5 Spanish, Morphett Vale: +21 Italian, Morphett Vale: -13
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 Morphett Vale in 2016 compared to the City of Onkaparinga shows that there was a smaller proportion of people who spoke English only, and a similar proportion of those speaking a non-English language (either exclusively, or in addition to English).

Overall, 87.7% of the population spoke English only, and 6.9% spoke a non-English language, compared with 88.3% and 6.7% respectively for the City of Onkaparinga.

The dominant language spoken at home, other than English, in Morphett Vale was Arabic, with 0.7% of the population, or 149 people speaking this language at home.

There were no major differences between Morphett Vale and City of Onkaparinga in 2016.

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home decreased by 2 or 0.1%, and the number of people who spoke English only decreased by 107 or 0.5%.

There were no major differences in Morphett Vale between 2011 and 2016.

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