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Morphett Vale

Language spoken at home

In Morphett Vale, 7% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2011.

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.

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 - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language (excludes English)Number%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2006 to 2011
Arabic
1330.60.31310.60.3+2
Greek
1160.50.4930.40.5+23
map this data in atlas.idPolish1110.50.41410.60.5-30
map this data in atlas.idGerman1100.50.51500.70.6-40
map this data in atlas.idItalian710.30.5580.30.5+13
Filipino/Tagalog
700.30.3670.30.2+3
Urdu
680.30.1120.10.0+56
Dutch
620.30.3560.20.3+6
Mandarin
580.30.3230.10.1+35
Persian/Dari
540.20.2280.10.2+26
Croatian
510.20.1370.20.1+14
Cantonese
470.20.1460.20.2+1
Serbian
440.20.1300.10.1+14
Spanish
370.20.2360.20.2+1
Afrikaans
270.10.230.00.1+24
Malayalam
260.10.130.00.0+23
Hindi
250.10.1250.10.10
Hungarian
250.10.1390.20.1-14
French
240.10.1270.10.1-3
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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)20112006Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only20,13589.290.720,88090.691.3-745
Non-English total1,5686.96.01,3215.75.4+247
Not stated8793.93.28513.73.3+28

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 Arabic, City of Onkaparinga: 0.3% Greek, City of Onkaparinga: 0.4% Polish, City of Onkaparinga: 0.4% German, City of Onkaparinga: 0.5% Italian, City of Onkaparinga: 0.5% Filipino/Tagalog, City of Onkaparinga: 0.3% Urdu, City of Onkaparinga: 0.1% Dutch, City of Onkaparinga: 0.3% Mandarin, City of Onkaparinga: 0.3% Persian/Dari, City of Onkaparinga: 0.2% Arabic, Morphett Vale: 0.6% Greek, Morphett Vale: 0.5% Polish, Morphett Vale: 0.5% German, Morphett Vale: 0.5% Italian, Morphett Vale: 0.3% Filipino/Tagalog, Morphett Vale: 0.3% Urdu, Morphett Vale: 0.3% Dutch, Morphett Vale: 0.3% Mandarin, Morphett Vale: 0.3% Persian/Dari, Morphett Vale: 0.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
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Change in language spoken at home, 2006 to 2011
Change in language spoken at home, 2006 to 2011 Arabic, Morphett Vale: +2 Greek, Morphett Vale: +23 Polish, Morphett Vale: -30 German, Morphett Vale: -40 Italian, Morphett Vale: +13 Filipino/Tagalog, Morphett Vale: +3 Urdu, Morphett Vale: +56 Dutch, Morphett Vale: +6 Mandarin, Morphett Vale: +35 Persian/Dari, Morphett Vale: +26
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 Morphett Vale in 2011 compared to the City of Onkaparinga shows that there was a smaller proportion of people who spoke English only, and a larger proportion of those speaking a non-English language (either exclusively, or in addition to English).

Overall, 89.2% of the population spoke English only, and 6.9% spoke a non-English language, compared with 90.7% and 6.0% respectively for the City of Onkaparinga.

The dominant language spoken at home, other than English, in Morphett Vale was Arabic, with 0.6% of the population, or 133 people speaking this language at home.

There were no major differences between Morphett Vale and City of Onkaparinga in 2011.

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 247 or 18.7%, and the number of people who spoke English only decreased by 745 or 3.6%.

The largest change in the spoken languages of the population in Morphett Vale between 2006 and 2011 was for those speaking:

  • Urdu (+56 persons)

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