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Language spoken at home

In the City of Playford, 9% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2011.

The City of Playford'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.

The City of Playford'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
City of Playford - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language (excludes English)Number%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idItalian7651.02.68181.22.9-53
map this data in atlas.idVietnamese7080.91.36781.01.2+30
Greek
4550.61.94300.62.1+25
Persian/Dari
4540.60.5190.00.3+435
Khmer
3570.50.32720.40.3+85
Filipino/Tagalog
3530.40.51690.20.3+184
Dinka
3040.40.100.00.1+304
Spanish
2640.30.42380.30.3+26
German
2320.30.52400.30.6-8
Russian
2030.30.21620.20.2+41
Arabic
1980.30.61010.10.5+97
Romanian
1970.20.11830.30.1+14
Swahili
1950.20.130.00.0+192
Serbian
1650.20.31430.20.4+22
Polish
1370.20.51100.20.6+27
Dutch
1370.20.21850.30.2-48
Mandarin
1100.11.3630.10.7+47
Kurdish
940.10.1290.00.0+65
Nepali
860.10.100.00.0+86
Non-verbal so described
810.10.1670.10.1+14
Australian Indigenous Languages
810.10.1340.00.1+47
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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
City of Playford - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language summaryNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only68,08586.178.861,53687.981.0+6,549
Non-English total7,4359.417.34,8026.914.7+2,633
Not stated3,5954.53.93,6795.34.3-84

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 Italian, Greater Adelaide: 2.6% Vietnamese, Greater Adelaide: 1.3% Greek, Greater Adelaide: 1.9% Persian/Dari, Greater Adelaide: 0.5% Khmer, Greater Adelaide: 0.3% Filipino/Tagalog, Greater Adelaide: 0.5% Dinka, Greater Adelaide: 0.1% Spanish, Greater Adelaide: 0.4% German, Greater Adelaide: 0.5% Russian, Greater Adelaide: 0.2% Italian, City of Playford: 1.0% Vietnamese, City of Playford: 0.9% Greek, City of Playford: 0.6% Persian/Dari, City of Playford: 0.6% Khmer, City of Playford: 0.5% Filipino/Tagalog, City of Playford: 0.4% Dinka, City of Playford: 0.4% Spanish, City of Playford: 0.3% German, City of Playford: 0.3% Russian, City of Playford: 0.3%
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 Italian, City of Playford: -53 Vietnamese, City of Playford: +30 Greek, City of Playford: +25 Persian/Dari, City of Playford: +435 Khmer, City of Playford: +85 Filipino/Tagalog, City of Playford: +184 Dinka, City of Playford: +304 Spanish, City of Playford: +26 German, City of Playford: -8 Russian, City of Playford: +41
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 the City of Playford in 2011 compared to Greater Adelaide 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, 86.1% of the population spoke English only, and 9.4% spoke a non-English language, compared with 78.8% and 17.3% respectively for Greater Adelaide.

The dominant language spoken at home, other than English, in the City of Playford was Italian, with 1.0% of the population, or 765 people speaking this language at home.

The major differences between the languages spoken at home for the population of the City of Playford and Greater Adelaide in 2011 were:

  • A smaller percentage speaking Italian at home (1.0% compared to 2.6%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Greek at home (0.6% compared to 1.9%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Mandarin at home (0.1% compared to 1.3%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 2,633 or 54.8%, and the number of people who spoke English only increased by 6,549 or 10.6%.

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

  • Persian/Dari (+435 persons)
  • Dinka (+304 persons)
  • Swahili (+192 persons)
  • Filipino/Tagalog (+184 persons)

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