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Elizabeth Downs

Language spoken at home

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This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for all areas. What's this?

In Elizabeth Downs, 9% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2016.

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.

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
Elizabeth Downs - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Language (excludes English)Number%City of Playford %Number%City of Playford %2011 to 2016
Persian/Dari
621.21.2190.40.6+43
Swahili
460.90.5190.40.2+27
Romanian
320.60.2250.50.2+7
Kurdish
300.60.1400.80.1-10
Khmer
300.60.590.20.5+21
map this data in atlas.idItalian200.40.7100.21.0+10
German
200.40.2270.50.3-7

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)20162011Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Playford %Number%City of Playford %2011 to 2016
Speaks English only
4,17483.080.94,48887.686.1-314
map this data in atlas.idNon-English total4689.312.44448.79.4+24
Not stated
3857.76.71913.74.5+194

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 Persian/Dari, City of Playford: 1.2% Swahili, City of Playford: 0.5% Romanian, City of Playford: 0.2% Kurdish, City of Playford: 0.1% Khmer, City of Playford: 0.5% Italian, City of Playford: 0.7% German, City of Playford: 0.2% Persian/Dari, Elizabeth Downs: 1.2% Swahili, Elizabeth Downs: 0.9% Romanian, Elizabeth Downs: 0.6% Kurdish, Elizabeth Downs: 0.6% Khmer, Elizabeth Downs: 0.6% Italian, Elizabeth Downs: 0.4% German, Elizabeth Downs: 0.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
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Change in language spoken at home, 2011 to 2016
Change in language spoken at home, 2011 to 2016 Persian/Dari, Elizabeth Downs: +43 Swahili, Elizabeth Downs: +27 Romanian, Elizabeth Downs: +7 Kurdish, Elizabeth Downs: -10 Khmer, Elizabeth Downs: +21 Italian, Elizabeth Downs: +10 German, Elizabeth Downs: -7
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 Elizabeth Downs in 2016 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, 83.0% of the population spoke English only, and 9.3% spoke a non-English language, compared with 80.9% and 12.4% respectively for the City of Playford.

The dominant language spoken at home, other than English, in Elizabeth Downs was Persian/Dari, with 1.2% of the population, or 62 people speaking this language at home.

There were no major differences between Elizabeth Downs and City of Playford in 2016.

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 24 or 5.4%, and the number of people who spoke English only decreased by 314 or 7.0%.

There were no major differences in Elizabeth Downs between 2011 and 2016.

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