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In Unley, 21% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2011.

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.

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
Unley - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language (excludes English)Number%City of Unley %Number%City of Unley %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idGreek2125.64.12266.34.6-14
Italian
1393.72.11895.32.5-50
map this data in atlas.idMandarin1082.82.3701.91.4+38
Spanish
481.30.5220.60.2+26
Cantonese
451.20.8371.00.9+8
German
300.80.6160.40.6+14
Chinese, nfd
260.70.340.10.1+22

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
Unley - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Unley %Number%City of Unley %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only2,80474.178.32,75576.780.0+49
Non-English total79220.917.472920.315.4+63
Not stated1895.04.31103.14.6+79

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, City of Unley: 4.1% Italian, City of Unley: 2.1% Mandarin, City of Unley: 2.3% Spanish, City of Unley: 0.5% Cantonese, City of Unley: 0.8% German, City of Unley: 0.6% Chinese, nfd, City of Unley: 0.3% Greek, Unley: 5.6% Italian, Unley: 3.7% Mandarin, Unley: 2.8% Spanish, Unley: 1.3% Cantonese, Unley: 1.2% German, Unley: 0.8% Chinese, nfd, Unley: 0.7%
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, Unley: -14 Italian, Unley: -50 Mandarin, Unley: +38 Spanish, Unley: +26 Cantonese, Unley: +8 German, Unley: +14 Chinese, nfd, Unley: +22
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 Unley in 2011 compared to the City of Unley 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, 74.1% of the population spoke English only, and 20.9% spoke a non-English language, compared with 78.3% and 17.4% respectively for the City of Unley.

The dominant language spoken at home, other than English, in Unley was Greek, with 5.6% of the population, or 212 people speaking this language at home.

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

  • A larger percentage speaking Greek at home (5.6% compared to 4.1%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Italian at home (3.7% compared to 2.1%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 63 or 8.6%, and the number of people who spoke English only increased by 49 or 1.8%.

The largest change in the spoken languages of the population in Unley between 2006 and 2011 was for those speaking:

  • Italian (-50 persons)

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