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Modbury North

Language spoken at home

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In Modbury North, 15% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2016.

Modbury North'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.

Modbury North'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
Modbury North - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Language (excludes English)Number%City of Tea Tree Gully %Number%City of Tea Tree Gully %2011 to 2016
Mandarin
1462.61.2801.40.6+66
map this data in atlas.idItalian631.11.8981.82.0-35
map this data in atlas.idArabic530.90.5470.80.5+6
Sinhalese
360.60.3100.20.1+26
Filipino/Tagalog
340.60.4310.60.3+3
Persian/Dari
310.60.4290.50.2+2
Nepali
310.60.270.10.0+24
Gujarati
270.50.300.00.1+27
map this data in atlas.idGreek270.50.6280.50.7-1
Korean
270.50.3220.40.1+5
Cantonese
260.50.4200.40.3+6
Croatian
230.40.1160.30.2+7
Bengali
230.40.1140.30.1+9
Hindi
210.40.490.20.2+12
map this data in atlas.idGerman210.40.5300.50.6-9
Polish
200.40.5480.90.6-28
Malayalam
190.30.2130.20.1+6
Kurdish
180.30.2150.30.2+3
Russian
180.30.290.20.2+9
Serbian
180.30.1190.30.1-1
Uygur
170.30.1160.30.2+1
Non-verbal so described
140.30.260.10.1+8
Macedonian
130.20.0140.30.0-1
Japanese
110.20.160.10.1+5
Dutch
100.20.2100.20.30
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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
Modbury North - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Tea Tree Gully %Number%City of Tea Tree Gully %2011 to 2016
Speaks English only
4,51580.983.84,65783.886.5-142
map this data in atlas.idNon-English total86215.412.675913.710.9+103
Not stated
2073.73.51422.62.6+65

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 Mandarin, City of Tea Tree Gully: 1.2% Italian, City of Tea Tree Gully: 1.8% Arabic, City of Tea Tree Gully: 0.5% Sinhalese, City of Tea Tree Gully: 0.3% Filipino/Tagalog, City of Tea Tree Gully: 0.4% Nepali, City of Tea Tree Gully: 0.2% Persian/Dari, City of Tea Tree Gully: 0.4% Gujarati, City of Tea Tree Gully: 0.3% Korean, City of Tea Tree Gully: 0.3% Greek, City of Tea Tree Gully: 0.6% Mandarin, Modbury North: 2.6% Italian, Modbury North: 1.1% Arabic, Modbury North: 0.9% Sinhalese, Modbury North: 0.6% Filipino/Tagalog, Modbury North: 0.6% Nepali, Modbury North: 0.6% Persian/Dari, Modbury North: 0.6% Gujarati, Modbury North: 0.5% Korean, Modbury North: 0.5% Greek, Modbury North: 0.5%
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 Mandarin, Modbury North: +66 Italian, Modbury North: -35 Arabic, Modbury North: +6 Sinhalese, Modbury North: +26 Filipino/Tagalog, Modbury North: +3 Nepali, Modbury North: +24 Persian/Dari, Modbury North: +2 Gujarati, Modbury North: +27 Korean, Modbury North: +5 Greek, Modbury North: -1
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 Modbury North in 2016 compared to the City of Tea Tree Gully 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, 80.9% of the population spoke English only, and 15.4% spoke a non-English language, compared with 83.8% and 12.6% respectively for the City of Tea Tree Gully.

The dominant language spoken at home, other than English, in Modbury North was Mandarin, with 2.6% of the population, or 146 people speaking this language at home.

The major difference between the languages spoken at home for the population of Modbury North and the City of Tea Tree Gully in 2016 was:

  • A larger percentage speaking Mandarin at home (2.6% compared to 1.2%)

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 103 or 13.6%, and the number of people who spoke English only decreased by 142 or 3.0%.

The largest change in the spoken languages of the population in Modbury North between 2011 and 2016 was for those speaking:

  • Mandarin (+66 persons)

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