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Language spoken at home

In Redland City, 6% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2011.

Redland City'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.

Redland City'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
Redland City - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language (excludes English)Number%Greater Brisbane %Number%Greater Brisbane %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idGerman6420.50.45410.40.3+101
Afrikaans
4920.40.22170.20.1+275
Filipino/Tagalog
4240.30.62510.20.4+173
Italian
4140.30.54440.30.6-30
Dutch
4110.30.24490.40.2-38
Mandarin
3570.31.52710.21.1+86
Spanish
3290.20.52380.20.4+91
Greek
3170.20.42910.20.4+26
Cantonese
2740.20.92700.20.8+4
Finnish
2690.20.12410.20.1+28
French
2450.20.22150.20.2+30
Hindi
2310.20.51630.10.4+68
Croatian
2030.10.11660.10.1+37
Polish
1950.10.22130.20.2-18
Arabic
1880.10.41800.10.3+8
Vietnamese
1850.10.91060.10.9+79
Russian
1610.10.11060.10.1+55
Punjabi
1430.10.3870.10.1+56
Japanese
1410.10.21110.10.2+30
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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
Redland City - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language summaryNumber%Greater Brisbane %Number%Greater Brisbane %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only126,22291.082.1116,01690.984.2+10,206
Non-English total7,9405.713.26,5225.110.4+1,418
Not stated4,5023.24.75,0904.05.4-588

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 German, Greater Brisbane: 0.4% Afrikaans, Greater Brisbane: 0.2% Filipino/Tagalog, Greater Brisbane: 0.6% Italian, Greater Brisbane: 0.5% Dutch, Greater Brisbane: 0.2% Mandarin, Greater Brisbane: 1.5% Spanish, Greater Brisbane: 0.5% Greek, Greater Brisbane: 0.4% Cantonese, Greater Brisbane: 0.9% Finnish, Greater Brisbane: 0.1% German, Redland City: 0.5% Afrikaans, Redland City: 0.4% Filipino/Tagalog, Redland City: 0.3% Italian, Redland City: 0.3% Dutch, Redland City: 0.3% Mandarin, Redland City: 0.3% Spanish, Redland City: 0.2% Greek, Redland City: 0.2% Cantonese, Redland City: 0.2% Finnish, Redland City: 0.2%
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 German, Redland City: +101 Afrikaans, Redland City: +275 Filipino/Tagalog, Redland City: +173 Italian, Redland City: -30 Dutch, Redland City: -38 Mandarin, Redland City: +86 Spanish, Redland City: +91 Greek, Redland City: +26 Cantonese, Redland City: +4 Finnish, Redland City: +28
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 Redland City in 2011 compared to Greater Brisbane 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, 91.0% of the population spoke English only, and 5.7% spoke a non-English language, compared with 82.1% and 13.2% respectively for Greater Brisbane.

The dominant language spoken at home, other than English, in Redland City was German, with 0.5% of the population, or 642 people speaking this language at home.

The major difference between the languages spoken at home for the population of Redland City and Greater Brisbane in 2011 was:

  • A smaller percentage speaking Mandarin at home (0.3% compared to 1.5%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 1,418 or 21.7%, and the number of people who spoke English only increased by 10,206 or 8.8%.

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

  • Afrikaans (+275 persons)
  • Filipino/Tagalog (+173 persons)
  • German (+101 persons)
  • Spanish (+91 persons)

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