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Language spoken at home

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In the City of Tea Tree Gully, 13% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2016.

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.

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
City of Tea Tree Gully - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Language (excludes English)Number%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idItalian1,7271.82.11,8952.02.6-168
Mandarin
1,1631.22.15830.61.3+580
map this data in atlas.idGreek6170.61.77000.71.9-83
Punjabi
5440.60.71530.20.3+391
map this data in atlas.idArabic4820.50.74790.50.6+3
Polish
4620.50.45450.60.5-83
map this data in atlas.idGerman4480.50.45530.60.5-105
Filipino/Tagalog
3970.40.62700.30.5+127
Hindi
3720.40.51780.20.3+194
Spanish
3530.40.43020.30.4+51
Persian/Dari
3470.40.92370.20.4+110
Cantonese
3460.40.72840.30.7+62
Sinhalese
2870.30.21020.10.1+185
Gujarati
2850.30.3700.10.2+215
Korean
2800.30.31110.10.2+169
Russian
2420.20.22160.20.2+26
Afrikaans
2100.20.12020.20.1+8
Kurdish
2080.20.11670.20.1+41
Dutch
1810.20.22580.30.2-77
Vietnamese
1770.21.42070.21.3-30
Non-verbal so described
1540.20.2700.10.1+84
Nepali
1510.20.3460.00.1+105
Malayalam
1500.20.3800.10.2+70
Bengali
1340.10.2940.10.1+40
Uygur
1330.10.01520.20.0-19
Hungarian
1330.10.11250.10.1+8
Croatian
1280.10.21440.20.3-16
Japanese
1200.10.2950.10.1+25
Serbian
1160.10.31310.10.3-15
Tamil
1040.10.2690.10.1+35
Swahili
980.10.1610.10.1+37
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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)20162011Change
Language summaryNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2011 to 2016
Speaks English only81,94383.875.482,58886.578.9-645
Non-English total12,34912.619.710,39310.917.2+1,956
Not stated3,4393.54.92,4762.63.9+963

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 Italian, Greater Adelaide: 2.1% Mandarin, Greater Adelaide: 2.1% Greek, Greater Adelaide: 1.7% Punjabi, Greater Adelaide: 0.7% Arabic, Greater Adelaide: 0.7% Polish, Greater Adelaide: 0.4% German, Greater Adelaide: 0.4% Filipino/Tagalog, Greater Adelaide: 0.6% Hindi, Greater Adelaide: 0.5% Spanish, Greater Adelaide: 0.4% Italian, City of Tea Tree Gully: 1.8% Mandarin, City of Tea Tree Gully: 1.2% Greek, City of Tea Tree Gully: 0.6% Punjabi, City of Tea Tree Gully: 0.6% Arabic, City of Tea Tree Gully: 0.5% Polish, City of Tea Tree Gully: 0.5% German, City of Tea Tree Gully: 0.5% Filipino/Tagalog, City of Tea Tree Gully: 0.4% Hindi, City of Tea Tree Gully: 0.4% Spanish, City of Tea Tree Gully: 0.4%
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 Italian, City of Tea Tree Gully: -168 Mandarin, City of Tea Tree Gully: +580 Greek, City of Tea Tree Gully: -83 Punjabi, City of Tea Tree Gully: +391 Arabic, City of Tea Tree Gully: +3 Polish, City of Tea Tree Gully: -83 German, City of Tea Tree Gully: -105 Filipino/Tagalog, City of Tea Tree Gully: +127 Hindi, City of Tea Tree Gully: +194 Spanish, City of Tea Tree Gully: +51
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 the City of Tea Tree Gully in 2016 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, 83.8% of the population spoke English only, and 12.6% spoke a non-English language, compared with 75.4% and 19.7% respectively for Greater Adelaide.

The dominant language spoken at home, other than English, in the City of Tea Tree Gully was Italian, with 1.8% of the population, or 1,727 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 2016 were:

  • A smaller percentage speaking Vietnamese at home (0.2% compared to 1.4%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Greek at home (0.6% compared to 1.7%)

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 1,956 or 18.8%, and the number of people who spoke English only decreased by 645 or 0.8%.

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

  • Mandarin (+580 persons)
  • Punjabi (+391 persons)
  • Gujarati (+215 persons)
  • Hindi (+194 persons)

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