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Northern District

Language spoken at home

In Northern District, 8% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2011.

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.

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 - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language (excludes English)Number%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idPolish2380.60.42760.70.5-38
Greek
2270.60.43140.80.5-87
Mandarin
2110.50.3730.20.1+138
map this data in atlas.idItalian1980.50.52250.60.5-27
map this data in atlas.idGerman1840.50.51950.50.6-11
Persian/Dari
1350.30.21070.30.2+28
Dutch
1300.30.31010.20.3+29
Arabic
1200.30.31280.30.3-8
Filipino/Tagalog
1080.30.31030.30.2+5
Spanish
960.20.2790.20.2+17
Cantonese
950.20.11230.30.2-28
Afrikaans
900.20.2380.10.1+52
Hindi
810.20.1380.10.1+43
Serbian
690.20.1880.20.1-19
Urdu
550.10.1330.10.0+22
Croatian
540.10.1750.20.1-21
Indonesian
480.10.1210.10.0+27
French
480.10.1450.10.1+3
Auslan
480.10.1230.10.0+25
Korean
470.10.0130.00.0+34
Japanese
460.10.1310.10.1+15
Portuguese
450.10.0160.00.0+29
Sinhalese
410.10.0260.10.0+15
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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)20112006Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only36,54290.790.736,80691.091.3-264
Non-English total3,0457.66.02,7506.85.4+295
Not stated6981.73.29002.23.3-202

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 Polish, City of Onkaparinga: 0.4% Greek, City of Onkaparinga: 0.4% Mandarin, City of Onkaparinga: 0.3% Italian, City of Onkaparinga: 0.5% German, City of Onkaparinga: 0.5% Persian/Dari, City of Onkaparinga: 0.2% Dutch, City of Onkaparinga: 0.3% Arabic, City of Onkaparinga: 0.3% Filipino/Tagalog, City of Onkaparinga: 0.3% Spanish, City of Onkaparinga: 0.2% Polish, Northern District: 0.6% Greek, Northern District: 0.6% Mandarin, Northern District: 0.5% Italian, Northern District: 0.5% German, Northern District: 0.5% Persian/Dari, Northern District: 0.3% Dutch, Northern District: 0.3% Arabic, Northern District: 0.3% Filipino/Tagalog, Northern District: 0.3% Spanish, Northern District: 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 Polish, Northern District: -38 Greek, Northern District: -87 Mandarin, Northern District: +138 Italian, Northern District: -27 German, Northern District: -11 Persian/Dari, Northern District: +28 Dutch, Northern District: +29 Arabic, Northern District: -8 Filipino/Tagalog, Northern District: +5 Spanish, Northern District: +17
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 Northern District in 2011 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, 90.7% of the population spoke English only, and 7.6% 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 Northern District was Polish, with 0.6% of the population, or 238 people speaking this language at home.

There were no major differences between Northern District 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 295 or 10.7%, and the number of people who spoke English only decreased by 264 or 0.7%.

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

  • Mandarin (+138 persons)
  • Greek (-87 persons)
  • Afrikaans (+52 persons)

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