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Language spoken at home

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In Northern District, 8% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2016.

Northern District'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.

Northern District'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
Northern District - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Language (excludes English)Number%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2011 to 2016
Mandarin
3740.90.52110.50.3+163
Greek
2470.60.42270.60.4+20
map this data in atlas.idPolish2410.60.42380.60.4+3
map this data in atlas.idGerman1840.50.51840.50.50
map this data in atlas.idItalian1720.40.41980.50.5-26
Afrikaans
1280.30.2900.20.2+38
Filipino/Tagalog
1260.30.41080.30.3+18
Persian/Dari
1210.30.21350.30.2-14
Cantonese
1050.30.1950.20.1+10
Arabic
920.20.31200.30.3-28
Spanish
880.20.2960.20.2-8
Urdu
800.20.2550.10.1+25
Dutch
750.20.31300.30.3-55
Hindi
750.20.1810.20.1-6
Punjabi
710.20.1290.10.0+42
Korean
690.20.1470.10.0+22
Malayalam
620.20.2280.10.1+34
Croatian
500.10.1540.10.1-4
Japanese
490.10.1460.10.1+3
French
460.10.1480.10.1-2
Swahili
450.10.1210.10.1+24
Portuguese
430.10.1450.10.0-2
Sinhalese
410.10.0410.10.00
Russian
370.10.1300.10.1+7
Hungarian
360.10.1330.10.1+3
Auslan
330.10.1480.10.1-15
Serbian
310.10.1690.20.1-38
Tamil
310.10.0170.00.0+14
Romanian
280.10.0120.00.0+16
Gujarati
240.10.030.00.0+21
Thai
200.10.1130.00.0+7
Indonesian
200.10.1480.10.1-28
Hebrew
160.00.000.00.0+16
Nepali
160.00.080.00.0+8
Czech
160.00.0290.10.1-13
Bengali
160.00.0100.00.0+6
Non-verbal so described
150.00.1380.10.1-23
Swedish
140.00.060.00.0+8
Bosnian
130.00.0230.10.0-10
Turkish
130.00.070.00.0+6
Maltese
120.00.0130.00.0-1
Albanian
120.00.060.00.0+6
Telugu
120.00.090.00.0+3
Chinese, nfd
120.00.0150.00.0-3
Latvian
110.00.0220.10.0-11
Vietnamese
110.00.1150.00.1-4
Macedonian
100.00.070.00.0+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
Northern District - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2011 to 2016
Speaks English only
35,26588.788.336,54290.790.7-1,277
map this data in atlas.idNon-English total3,2148.16.73,0457.66.0+169
Not stated
1,2863.25.06981.73.2+588

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 Mandarin, City of Onkaparinga: 0.5% Greek, City of Onkaparinga: 0.4% Polish, City of Onkaparinga: 0.4% German, City of Onkaparinga: 0.5% Italian, City of Onkaparinga: 0.4% Afrikaans, City of Onkaparinga: 0.2% Filipino/Tagalog, City of Onkaparinga: 0.4% Persian/Dari, City of Onkaparinga: 0.2% Cantonese, City of Onkaparinga: 0.1% Arabic, City of Onkaparinga: 0.3% Mandarin, Northern District: 0.9% Greek, Northern District: 0.6% Polish, Northern District: 0.6% German, Northern District: 0.5% Italian, Northern District: 0.4% Afrikaans, Northern District: 0.3% Filipino/Tagalog, Northern District: 0.3% Persian/Dari, Northern District: 0.3% Cantonese, Northern District: 0.3% Arabic, Northern District: 0.2%
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 Mandarin, Northern District: +163 Greek, Northern District: +20 Polish, Northern District: +3 German, Northern District: 0 Italian, Northern District: -26 Afrikaans, Northern District: +38 Filipino/Tagalog, Northern District: +18 Persian/Dari, Northern District: -14 Cantonese, Northern District: +10 Arabic, Northern District: -28
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 Northern District in 2016 compared to the City of Onkaparinga shows that there was a similar 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, 88.7% of the population spoke English only, and 8.1% 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 Northern District was Mandarin, with 0.9% of the population, or 374 people speaking this language at home.

There were no major differences between Northern District 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 increased by 169 or 5.6%, and the number of people who spoke English only decreased by 1,277 or 3.5%.

The largest changes in the spoken languages of the population in Northern District between 2011 and 2016 were for those speaking:

  • Mandarin (+163 persons)
  • Dutch (-55 persons)

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