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Hills North District

Language spoken at home

In Hills North District, 4% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2011.

Hills North 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.

Hills North 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
Hills North District - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language (excludes English)Number%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idGerman380.60.5320.50.6+6
map this data in atlas.idItalian320.50.5410.70.5-9

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
Hills North District - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only5,98594.290.75,89493.791.3+92
Non-English total2273.66.02353.75.4-8
Not stated1392.23.21592.53.3-20

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, City of Onkaparinga: 0.5% Italian, City of Onkaparinga: 0.5% German, Hills North District: 0.6% Italian, Hills North District: 0.5%
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, Hills North District: +6 Italian, Hills North District: -9
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
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Dominant groups

Analysis of the language spoken at home by the population of Hills North District in 2011 compared to the City of Onkaparinga 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, 94.2% of the population spoke English only, and 3.6% 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 Hills North District was German, with 0.6% of the population, or 38 people speaking this language at home.

There were no major differences between Hills North 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 decreased by 8 or 3.4%, and the number of people who spoke English only increased by 91 or 1.5%.

There were no major differences in Hills North District between 2006 and 2011.

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