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Language spoken at home

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In Redland City, 7% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2016.

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.

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
Redland City - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Language (excludes English)Number%Greater Brisbane %Number%Greater Brisbane %2011 to 2016
Afrikaans
7420.50.34920.40.2+250
Mandarin
7210.52.43570.31.5+364
map this data in atlas.idGerman5420.40.36420.50.4-100
Filipino/Tagalog
5250.40.74240.30.6+101
Italian
4550.30.44140.30.5+41
Spanish
4160.30.73290.20.5+87
Greek
3350.20.33170.20.4+18
Dutch
3210.20.24110.30.2-90
French
3150.20.32450.20.2+70
Punjabi
3000.20.61430.10.3+157
Hindi
2780.20.62310.20.5+47
Cantonese
2610.20.92740.20.9-13
Finnish
2500.20.12690.20.1-19
Japanese
2260.20.31410.10.2+85
Croatian
2070.10.12030.10.1+4
Polish
2050.10.11950.10.2+10
Russian
1920.10.21610.10.1+31
Māori (New Zealand)
1920.10.11300.10.1+62
Vietnamese
1890.11.01850.10.9+4
Arabic
1800.10.41880.10.4-8
Thai
1790.10.21040.10.1+75
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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)20162011Change
Language summaryNumber%Greater Brisbane %Number%Greater Brisbane %2011 to 2016
Speaks English only
130,74988.978.0126,22291.082.1+4,527
map this data in atlas.idNon-English total9,7726.616.17,9405.713.2+1,832
Not stated
6,4894.45.94,5023.24.7+1,987

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 Afrikaans, Greater Brisbane: 0.3% Mandarin, Greater Brisbane: 2.4% German, Greater Brisbane: 0.3% Filipino/Tagalog, Greater Brisbane: 0.7% Italian, Greater Brisbane: 0.4% Spanish, Greater Brisbane: 0.7% Greek, Greater Brisbane: 0.3% Dutch, Greater Brisbane: 0.2% French, Greater Brisbane: 0.3% Punjabi, Greater Brisbane: 0.6% Afrikaans, Redland City: 0.5% Mandarin, Redland City: 0.5% German, Redland City: 0.4% Filipino/Tagalog, Redland City: 0.4% Italian, Redland City: 0.3% Spanish, Redland City: 0.3% Greek, Redland City: 0.2% Dutch, Redland City: 0.2% French, Redland City: 0.2% Punjabi, Redland City: 0.2%
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 Afrikaans, Redland City: +250 Mandarin, Redland City: +364 German, Redland City: -100 Filipino/Tagalog, Redland City: +101 Italian, Redland City: +41 Spanish, Redland City: +87 Greek, Redland City: +18 Dutch, Redland City: -90 French, Redland City: +70 Punjabi, Redland City: +157
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 Redland City in 2016 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, 88.9% of the population spoke English only, and 6.6% spoke a non-English language, compared with 78.0% and 16.1% respectively for Greater Brisbane.

The dominant language spoken at home, other than English, in Redland City was Afrikaans, with 0.5% of the population, or 742 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 2016 was:

  • A smaller percentage speaking Mandarin at home (0.5% compared to 2.4%)

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 1,832 or 23.1%, and the number of people who spoke English only increased by 4,527 or 3.6%.

The largest changes in the spoken languages of the population in Redland City between 2011 and 2016 were for those speaking:

  • Mandarin (+364 persons)
  • Afrikaans (+250 persons)
  • Punjabi (+157 persons)
  • Filipino/Tagalog (+101 persons)

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