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Eastern Region Alliance area

Language spoken at home

In Eastern Region Alliance area, 20% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2011.

Eastern Region Alliance area'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.

Eastern Region Alliance area'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
Eastern Region Alliance area - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language (excludes English)Number%City of Unley %Number%City of Unley %2006 to 2011
Italian
13,9234.92.115,1105.42.5-1,187
map this data in atlas.idGreek6,2192.24.16,4712.34.6-252
map this data in atlas.idMandarin5,6322.02.33,0301.11.4+2,602
Cantonese
2,8811.00.82,7231.00.9+158
German
1,6330.60.61,7140.60.6-81
Arabic
1,6000.60.31,3350.50.2+265
Korean
1,4340.50.57280.30.2+706
Polish
1,1920.40.21,2680.50.3-76
Hindi
1,1640.40.56540.20.2+510
Vietnamese
1,1630.40.38970.30.2+266
Spanish
1,1000.40.56450.20.2+455
Persian/Dari
1,0640.40.47710.30.3+293
Punjabi
1,0310.40.23140.10.0+717
Gujarati
7570.30.11490.10.0+608
Russian
7460.30.26040.20.2+142
Filipino/Tagalog
7270.30.24280.20.1+299
Sinhalese
7250.30.23350.10.1+390
Dutch
5720.20.15950.20.1-23
Croatian
5470.20.25930.20.2-46
Tamil
5380.20.13920.10.1+146
Chinese, nfd
5350.20.32410.10.1+294
French
5240.20.34450.20.3+79
Japanese
4860.20.24190.10.3+67
Indo-Aryan, nfd
4290.20.1460.00.0+383
Afrikaans
4160.10.12500.10.1+166
Bengali
4130.10.21440.10.1+269
Hungarian
4050.10.14690.20.1-64
Indonesian
4040.10.23010.10.2+103
Malay
3790.10.11850.10.1+194
Serbian
3780.10.13880.10.1-10
Nepali
3440.10.1500.00.1+294
Malayalam
3220.10.11350.00.1+187
Ukrainian
2950.10.13240.10.1-29
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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
Eastern Region Alliance area - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Unley %Number%City of Unley %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only219,16577.078.3222,35479.480.0-3,189
Non-English total55,74319.617.446,92716.815.4+8,816
Not stated9,5873.44.310,7893.94.6-1,202

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 Italian, City of Unley: 2.1% Greek, City of Unley: 4.1% Mandarin, City of Unley: 2.3% Cantonese, City of Unley: 0.8% German, City of Unley: 0.6% Arabic, City of Unley: 0.3% Korean, City of Unley: 0.5% Polish, City of Unley: 0.2% Hindi, City of Unley: 0.5% Vietnamese, City of Unley: 0.3% Italian, Eastern Region Alliance area: 4.9% Greek, Eastern Region Alliance area: 2.2% Mandarin, Eastern Region Alliance area: 2.0% Cantonese, Eastern Region Alliance area: 1.0% German, Eastern Region Alliance area: 0.6% Arabic, Eastern Region Alliance area: 0.6% Korean, Eastern Region Alliance area: 0.5% Polish, Eastern Region Alliance area: 0.4% Hindi, Eastern Region Alliance area: 0.4% Vietnamese, Eastern Region Alliance area: 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 Italian, Eastern Region Alliance area: -1,187 Greek, Eastern Region Alliance area: -252 Mandarin, Eastern Region Alliance area: +2,602 Cantonese, Eastern Region Alliance area: +158 German, Eastern Region Alliance area: -81 Arabic, Eastern Region Alliance area: +265 Korean, Eastern Region Alliance area: +706 Polish, Eastern Region Alliance area: -76 Hindi, Eastern Region Alliance area: +510 Vietnamese, Eastern Region Alliance area: +266
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 Eastern Region Alliance area 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, 77.0% of the population spoke English only, and 19.6% 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 Eastern Region Alliance area was Italian, with 4.9% of the population, or 13,923 people speaking this language at home.

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

  • A larger percentage speaking Italian at home (4.9% compared to 2.1%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Greek at home (2.2% 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 8,816 or 18.8%, and the number of people who spoke English only decreased by 3,189 or 1.4%.

The largest changes in the spoken languages of the population in Eastern Region Alliance area between 2006 and 2011 were for those speaking:

  • Mandarin (+2,602 persons)
  • Italian (-1,187 persons)
  • Punjabi (+717 persons)
  • Korean (+706 persons)

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