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Language spoken at home

In Smithfield, 10% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2011.

Smithfield'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.

Smithfield'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
Smithfield - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language (excludes English)Number%City of Playford %Number%City of Playford %2006 to 2011
Persian/Dari562.50.6----0.0--
Filipino/Tagalog251.10.4----0.2--
Dinka200.90.4----0.0--

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
Smithfield - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Playford %Number%City of Playford %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only1,85483.186.11,28886.987.9+565
Non-English total23310.49.4724.96.9+160
Not stated1456.54.51218.25.3+24

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 Persian/Dari, City of Playford: 0.6% Filipino/Tagalog, City of Playford: 0.4% Dinka, City of Playford: 0.4% Persian/Dari, Smithfield: 2.5% Filipino/Tagalog, Smithfield: 1.1% Dinka, Smithfield: 0.9%
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
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 Smithfield in 2011 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, 83.1% of the population spoke English only, and 10.4% spoke a non-English language, compared with 86.1% and 9.4% respectively for the City of Playford.

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