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Goodwood Ward

Language spoken at home

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

Goodwood Ward'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.

Goodwood Ward'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
Goodwood Ward - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language (excludes English)Number%City of Unley %Number%City of Unley %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idGreek3315.64.13796.64.6-48
map this data in atlas.idMandarin1833.12.31382.41.4+46
Italian
851.42.1961.72.5-11
Spanish
400.70.5240.40.2+17
Cantonese
390.70.8751.30.9-35
Indonesian
370.60.2200.30.2+17
Bengali
310.50.260.10.1+25
Chinese, nfd
310.50.3130.20.1+18
Korean
300.50.590.20.2+21
Hindi
290.50.5240.40.2+4
German
270.50.6350.60.6-8
Arabic
230.40.3120.20.2+11
Persian/Dari
230.40.4180.30.3+5
Russian
220.40.2200.30.2+2
Polish
210.30.2240.40.3-3
Punjabi
200.30.260.10.0+14
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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
Goodwood Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Unley %Number%City of Unley %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only4,30772.878.34,41776.980.0-109
Non-English total1,24421.017.41,13719.815.4+106
Not stated3646.24.31863.24.6+178

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% Mandarin, City of Unley: 2.3% Italian, City of Unley: 2.1% Spanish, City of Unley: 0.5% Cantonese, City of Unley: 0.8% Indonesian, City of Unley: 0.2% Chinese, nfd, City of Unley: 0.3% Bengali, City of Unley: 0.2% Korean, City of Unley: 0.5% Hindi, City of Unley: 0.5% Greek, Goodwood Ward: 5.6% Mandarin, Goodwood Ward: 3.1% Italian, Goodwood Ward: 1.4% Spanish, Goodwood Ward: 0.7% Cantonese, Goodwood Ward: 0.7% Indonesian, Goodwood Ward: 0.6% Chinese, nfd, Goodwood Ward: 0.5% Bengali, Goodwood Ward: 0.5% Korean, Goodwood Ward: 0.5% Hindi, Goodwood Ward: 0.5%
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, Goodwood Ward: -48 Mandarin, Goodwood Ward: +46 Italian, Goodwood Ward: -11 Spanish, Goodwood Ward: +17 Cantonese, Goodwood Ward: -35 Indonesian, Goodwood Ward: +17 Chinese, nfd, Goodwood Ward: +18 Bengali, Goodwood Ward: +25 Korean, Goodwood Ward: +21 Hindi, Goodwood Ward: +4
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 Goodwood Ward 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, 72.8% of the population spoke English only, and 21.0% 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 Goodwood Ward was Greek, with 5.6% of the population, or 331 people speaking this language at home.

The major difference between the languages spoken at home for the population of Goodwood Ward and the City of Unley in 2011 was:

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

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 107 or 9.4%, and the number of people who spoke English only decreased by 110 or 2.5%.

There were no major differences in Goodwood Ward between 2006 and 2011.

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