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Elizabeth Downs

Language spoken at home

In Elizabeth Downs, 9% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2011.

Elizabeth Downs'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.

Elizabeth Downs'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
Elizabeth Downs - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language (excludes English)Number%City of Playford %Number%City of Playford %2006 to 2011
Kurdish400.80.1180.40.0+22
German270.50.3350.70.3-8
Romanian250.50.2290.60.3-4
Filipino/Tagalog200.40.400.00.2+20

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
Elizabeth Downs - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Playford %Number%City of Playford %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only4,48887.686.14,61791.387.9-129
Non-English total4448.79.42494.96.9+195
Not stated1913.74.51913.85.30

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 Kurdish, City of Playford: 0.1% German, City of Playford: 0.3% Romanian, City of Playford: 0.2% Filipino/Tagalog, City of Playford: 0.4% Kurdish, Elizabeth Downs: 0.8% German, Elizabeth Downs: 0.5% Romanian, Elizabeth Downs: 0.5% Filipino/Tagalog, Elizabeth Downs: 0.4%
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 Kurdish, Elizabeth Downs: +22 German, Elizabeth Downs: -8 Romanian, Elizabeth Downs: -4 Filipino/Tagalog, Elizabeth Downs: +20
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 Elizabeth Downs in 2011 compared to the City of Playford 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, 87.6% of the population spoke English only, and 8.7% spoke a non-English language, compared with 86.1% and 9.4% respectively for the City of Playford.

The dominant language spoken at home, other than English, in Elizabeth Downs was Kurdish, with 0.8% of the population, or 40 people speaking this language at home.

There were no major differences between Elizabeth Downs and City of Playford in 2011.

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 195 or 78.3%, and the number of people who spoke English only decreased by 129 or 2.8%.

There were no major differences in Elizabeth Downs between 2006 and 2011.

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