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Parkside Ward

Language spoken at home

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In Parkside Ward, 20% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2016.

Parkside 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.

Parkside 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.

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
Parkside Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Language (excludes English)Number%City of Unley %Number%City of Unley %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idMandarin2293.83.61262.22.3+103
map this data in atlas.idGreek2273.83.52634.54.1-36
Italian
1973.31.92203.82.1-23
Cantonese
871.50.9420.70.8+45
Hindi
330.60.6150.30.5+18
German
320.50.6380.70.6-7
Persian/Dari
270.50.4290.50.4-2
Korean
260.40.5160.30.5+11
Sinhalese
240.40.2160.30.2+9
Chinese, nfd
230.40.270.10.3+16
Arabic
200.30.3200.30.30

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
Parkside Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Unley %Number%City of Unley %2011 to 2016
Speaks English only4,43274.176.14,53377.478.3-101
Non-English total1,21920.419.41,12119.117.4+98
Not stated3325.64.62033.54.3+130

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 Unley: 3.6% Greek, City of Unley: 3.5% Italian, City of Unley: 1.9% Cantonese, City of Unley: 0.9% Hindi, City of Unley: 0.6% German, City of Unley: 0.6% Persian/Dari, City of Unley: 0.4% Korean, City of Unley: 0.5% Sinhalese, City of Unley: 0.2% Chinese, nfd, City of Unley: 0.2% Mandarin, Parkside Ward: 3.8% Greek, Parkside Ward: 3.8% Italian, Parkside Ward: 3.3% Cantonese, Parkside Ward: 1.5% Hindi, Parkside Ward: 0.6% German, Parkside Ward: 0.5% Persian/Dari, Parkside Ward: 0.5% Korean, Parkside Ward: 0.4% Sinhalese, Parkside Ward: 0.4% Chinese, nfd, Parkside Ward: 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 Mandarin, Parkside Ward: +103 Greek, Parkside Ward: -36 Italian, Parkside Ward: -23 Cantonese, Parkside Ward: +45 Hindi, Parkside Ward: +18 German, Parkside Ward: -7 Persian/Dari, Parkside Ward: -2 Korean, Parkside Ward: +11 Sinhalese, Parkside Ward: +9 Chinese, nfd, Parkside Ward: +16
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 Parkside Ward in 2016 compared to 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 20.4% spoke a non-English language, compared with 76.1% and 19.4% respectively for City of Unley.

The dominant language spoken at home, other than English, in Parkside Ward was Mandarin, with 3.8% of the population, or 229 people speaking this language at home.

The major difference between the languages spoken at home for the population of Parkside Ward and City of Unley in 2016 was:

  • A larger percentage speaking Italian at home (3.3% compared to 1.9%)

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 98 or 8.7%, and the number of people who spoke English only decreased by 101 or 2.2%.

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

  • Mandarin (+103 persons)

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