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Unley Park Ward

Language spoken at home

In Unley Park Ward, 14% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2011.

Unley Park 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.

Unley Park 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
Unley Park Ward - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language (excludes English)Number%City of Unley %Number%City of Unley %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idGreek2233.74.12303.84.6-7
Italian
1021.72.11322.22.5-30
map this data in atlas.idMandarin1011.72.3410.71.4+60
Cantonese
430.70.8410.70.9+2
German
370.60.6240.40.6+13
Korean
260.40.530.00.2+23
Hindi
250.40.5120.20.2+13
Persian/Dari
230.40.4120.20.3+11
Arabic
220.40.3150.20.2+7

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 Park Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Unley %Number%City of Unley %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only4,88681.878.35,15284.480.0-266
Non-English total85814.417.468011.115.4+178
Not stated2263.84.32734.54.6-47

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% Cantonese, City of Unley: 0.8% German, City of Unley: 0.6% Korean, City of Unley: 0.5% Hindi, City of Unley: 0.5% Persian/Dari, City of Unley: 0.4% Arabic, City of Unley: 0.3% Greek, Unley Park Ward: 3.7% Italian, Unley Park Ward: 1.7% Mandarin, Unley Park Ward: 1.7% Cantonese, Unley Park Ward: 0.7% German, Unley Park Ward: 0.6% Korean, Unley Park Ward: 0.4% Hindi, Unley Park Ward: 0.4% Persian/Dari, Unley Park Ward: 0.4% Arabic, Unley Park Ward: 0.4%
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 Park Ward: -7 Italian, Unley Park Ward: -30 Mandarin, Unley Park Ward: +60 Cantonese, Unley Park Ward: +2 German, Unley Park Ward: +13 Korean, Unley Park Ward: +23 Hindi, Unley Park Ward: +13 Persian/Dari, Unley Park Ward: +11 Arabic, Unley Park Ward: +7
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 Park Ward in 2011 compared to the City of Unley shows that there was a larger proportion of people who spoke English only, and a smaller proportion of those speaking a non-English language (either exclusively, or in addition to English).

Overall, 81.8% of the population spoke English only, and 14.4% 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 Park Ward was Greek, with 3.7% of the population, or 223 people speaking this language at home.

There were no major differences between Unley Park Ward and City of Unley in 2011.

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 178 or 26.2%, and the number of people who spoke English only decreased by 266 or 5.2%.

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

  • Mandarin (+60 persons)

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