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Penfield - Penfield Gardens - MacDonald Park

Language spoken at home

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In Penfield - Penfield Gardens - MacDonald Park, 19% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2016.

Penfield - Penfield Gardens - MacDonald Park'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.

Penfield - Penfield Gardens - MacDonald Park'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
Penfield - Penfield Gardens - MacDonald Park - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Language (excludes English)Number%City of Playford %Number%City of Playford %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idVietnamese835.00.9705.40.9+13
Khmer
613.60.5393.10.5+21
Greek
402.40.4282.20.6+12
map this data in atlas.idItalian372.20.7493.81.0-12

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
Penfield - Penfield Gardens - MacDonald Park - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Playford %Number%City of Playford %2011 to 2016
Speaks English only1,29076.780.997575.486.1+315
Non-English total31718.912.424719.19.4+69
Not stated744.46.7705.54.5+4

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 Vietnamese, City of Playford: 0.9% Khmer, City of Playford: 0.5% Greek, City of Playford: 0.4% Italian, City of Playford: 0.7% Vietnamese, Penfield - Penfield Gardens - MacDonald Park: 5.0% Khmer, Penfield - Penfield Gardens - MacDonald Park: 3.6% Greek, Penfield - Penfield Gardens - MacDonald Park: 2.4% Italian, Penfield - Penfield Gardens - MacDonald Park: 2.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in language spoken at home, 2011 to 2016
Change in language spoken at home, 2011 to 2016 Vietnamese, Penfield - Penfield Gardens - MacDonald Park: +13 Khmer, Penfield - Penfield Gardens - MacDonald Park: +21 Greek, Penfield - Penfield Gardens - MacDonald Park: +12 Italian, Penfield - Penfield Gardens - MacDonald Park: -12
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 Penfield - Penfield Gardens - MacDonald Park in 2016 compared to the City of Playford shows that there was a smaller 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, 76.7% of the population spoke English only, and 18.9% 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 Penfield - Penfield Gardens - MacDonald Park was Vietnamese, with 5.0% of the population, or 83 people speaking this language at home.

The major differences between the languages spoken at home for the population of Penfield - Penfield Gardens - MacDonald Park and the City of Playford in 2016 were:

  • A larger percentage speaking Vietnamese at home (5.0% compared to 0.9%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Khmer at home (3.6% compared to 0.5%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Greek at home (2.4% compared to 0.4%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Italian at home (2.2% compared to 0.7%)

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 70 or 28.3%, and the number of people who spoke English only increased by 315 or 32.3%.

There were no major differences in Penfield - Penfield Gardens - MacDonald Park between 2011 and 2016.

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