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Language spoken at home

In the City of Unley, 17% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2011.

The City of Unley'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 Unley'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 Unley - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language (excludes English)Number%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idGreek1,4984.11.91,6654.62.1-167
map this data in atlas.idMandarin8622.31.35151.40.7+347
Italian
7812.12.69082.52.9-127
Cantonese
2920.80.73300.90.7-38
German
2190.60.51990.60.6+20
Spanish
1770.50.4850.20.3+92
Hindi
1710.50.3850.20.2+86
Korean
1680.50.2630.20.1+105
Persian/Dari
1550.40.5930.30.3+62
Arabic
1130.30.6750.20.5+38
French
1060.30.2910.30.1+15
Vietnamese
1060.31.3600.21.2+46
Chinese, nfd
1010.30.1440.10.1+57
Indonesian
900.20.1810.20.1+9
Polish
890.20.51050.30.6-16
Japanese
870.20.1990.30.1-12
Bengali
760.20.1220.10.0+54
Punjabi
690.20.3150.00.1+54
Sinhalese
630.20.1310.10.1+32
Filipino/Tagalog
630.20.5390.10.3+24
Russian
610.20.2560.20.2+5
Croatian
590.20.3610.20.3-2
Nepali
540.10.1230.10.0+31
Latvian
520.10.0400.10.1+12
Ukrainian
480.10.1410.10.1+7
Dutch
480.10.2530.10.2-5
Thai
450.10.1430.10.1+2
Malayalam
440.10.2220.10.0+22
Hungarian
410.10.1390.10.1+2
Tamil
370.10.1200.10.1+17
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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 Unley - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language summaryNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only28,83978.378.828,81080.081.0+29
Non-English total6,41417.417.35,54915.414.7+865
Not stated1,5884.33.91,6404.64.3-52

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 Greek, Greater Adelaide: 1.9% Mandarin, Greater Adelaide: 1.3% Italian, Greater Adelaide: 2.6% Cantonese, Greater Adelaide: 0.7% German, Greater Adelaide: 0.5% Spanish, Greater Adelaide: 0.4% Hindi, Greater Adelaide: 0.3% Korean, Greater Adelaide: 0.2% Persian/Dari, Greater Adelaide: 0.5% Arabic, Greater Adelaide: 0.6% Greek, City of Unley: 4.1% Mandarin, City of Unley: 2.3% Italian, City of Unley: 2.1% Cantonese, City of Unley: 0.8% German, City of Unley: 0.6% Spanish, City of Unley: 0.5% Hindi, City of Unley: 0.5% Korean, City of Unley: 0.5% Persian/Dari, City of Unley: 0.4% Arabic, City of Unley: 0.3%
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 Greek, City of Unley: -167 Mandarin, City of Unley: +347 Italian, City of Unley: -127 Cantonese, City of Unley: -38 German, City of Unley: +20 Spanish, City of Unley: +92 Hindi, City of Unley: +86 Korean, City of Unley: +105 Persian/Dari, City of Unley: +62 Arabic, City of Unley: +38
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 Unley in 2011 compared to Greater Adelaide shows that there was a smaller proportion of people who spoke English only, and a similar proportion of those speaking a non-English language (either exclusively, or in addition to English).

Overall, 78.3% of the population spoke English only, and 17.4% 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 Unley was Greek, with 4.1% of the population, or 1,498 people speaking this language at home.

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

  • A larger percentage speaking Greek at home (4.1% compared to 1.9%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Mandarin at home (2.3% 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 865 or 15.6%, and the number of people who spoke English only increased by 29 or 0.1%.

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

  • Mandarin (+347 persons)
  • Greek (-167 persons)
  • Italian (-127 persons)
  • Korean (+105 persons)

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