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Language spoken at home

In the City of Tea Tree Gully, 11% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2011.

The City of Tea Tree Gully'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.

The City of Tea Tree Gully'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
City of Tea Tree Gully - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language (excludes English)Number%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idItalian1,8952.02.62,0242.12.9-129
map this data in atlas.idGreek7000.71.97660.82.1-66
Mandarin
5830.61.32660.30.7+317
map this data in atlas.idGerman5530.60.56300.70.6-77
Polish
5450.60.55260.50.6+19
map this data in atlas.idArabic4790.50.64100.40.5+69
Spanish
3020.30.42390.20.3+63
Cantonese
2840.30.72740.30.7+10
Filipino/Tagalog
2700.30.51620.20.3+108
Dutch
2580.30.22640.30.2-6
Persian/Dari
2370.20.51460.20.3+91
Russian
2160.20.21600.20.2+56
Vietnamese
2070.21.32140.21.2-7
Afrikaans
2020.20.11160.10.1+86
Hindi
1780.20.3770.10.2+101
Kurdish
1670.20.11670.20.00
Punjabi
1530.20.3280.00.1+125
Uygur
1520.20.0820.10.0+70
Croatian
1440.20.31780.20.3-34
Serbian
1310.10.31140.10.4+17
Hungarian
1250.10.11170.10.1+8
Korean
1110.10.2360.00.1+75
Dinka
1060.10.11070.10.1-1
Sinhalese
1020.10.1470.00.1+55
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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
City of Tea Tree Gully - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language summaryNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only82,58886.578.884,71588.381.0-2,127
Non-English total10,39310.917.38,6699.014.7+1,724
Not stated2,4762.63.92,5852.74.3-109

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 Italian, Greater Adelaide: 2.6% Greek, Greater Adelaide: 1.9% Mandarin, Greater Adelaide: 1.3% German, Greater Adelaide: 0.5% Polish, Greater Adelaide: 0.5% Arabic, Greater Adelaide: 0.6% Spanish, Greater Adelaide: 0.4% Cantonese, Greater Adelaide: 0.7% Filipino/Tagalog, Greater Adelaide: 0.5% Dutch, Greater Adelaide: 0.2% Italian, City of Tea Tree Gully: 2.0% Greek, City of Tea Tree Gully: 0.7% Mandarin, City of Tea Tree Gully: 0.6% German, City of Tea Tree Gully: 0.6% Polish, City of Tea Tree Gully: 0.6% Arabic, City of Tea Tree Gully: 0.5% Spanish, City of Tea Tree Gully: 0.3% Cantonese, City of Tea Tree Gully: 0.3% Filipino/Tagalog, City of Tea Tree Gully: 0.3% Dutch, City of Tea Tree Gully: 0.3%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
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Change in language spoken at home, 2006 to 2011
Change in language spoken at home, 2006 to 2011 Italian, City of Tea Tree Gully: -129 Greek, City of Tea Tree Gully: -66 Mandarin, City of Tea Tree Gully: +317 German, City of Tea Tree Gully: -77 Polish, City of Tea Tree Gully: +19 Arabic, City of Tea Tree Gully: +69 Spanish, City of Tea Tree Gully: +63 Cantonese, City of Tea Tree Gully: +10 Filipino/Tagalog, City of Tea Tree Gully: +108 Dutch, City of Tea Tree Gully: -6
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 the City of Tea Tree Gully in 2011 compared to Greater Adelaide 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, 86.5% of the population spoke English only, and 10.9% spoke a non-English language, compared with 78.8% and 17.3% respectively for Greater Adelaide.

The dominant language spoken at home, other than English, in the City of Tea Tree Gully was Italian, with 2.0% of the population, or 1,895 people speaking this language at home.

The major differences between the languages spoken at home for the population of the City of Tea Tree Gully and Greater Adelaide in 2011 were:

  • A smaller percentage speaking Greek at home (0.7% compared to 1.9%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Vietnamese at home (0.2% compared to 1.3%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 1,724 or 19.9%, and the number of people who spoke English only decreased by 2,127 or 2.5%.

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

  • Mandarin (+317 persons)
  • Italian (-129 persons)
  • Punjabi (+125 persons)
  • Filipino/Tagalog (+108 persons)

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