#SOUTHAFRICA: The Indian/Asian population group is the most monolingual, with 92.1% speaking English at home.
More than 77.4% of coloured individuals speak Afrikaans at home, while 20.1% use English.
More than 61.2% of white South Africans speak Afrikaans and 36.3% speak English.
Black Africans speak a much larger variety of languages. Besides the two most commonly spoken languages, isiZulu (31.1%) and isiXhosa (18.2%), StatsSA noted that sub-groups of black African individuals also spoke Sepedi (12.4%), Setswana (11.1%) and Sesotho (9.7%)
IsiZulu is South Africa’s most spoken language. This according to StatsSA’s latest General Household Survey (GHS) which released its report at the end of May.
Just more than 25.3% of individuals speak isiZulu at home, while 14.8% speak isiXhosa and 12.2% speak Afrikaans.
The sixth most common home language in SA is English, with 8.1% of people speaking it at home.
However, English is the second most commonly spoken language outside the household at 16.6%, after isiZulu at 25.1%. IsiXhosa is at 12.8%.
StatsSA noted that the use of most languages outside the household declined, with the notable exceptions of isiZulu and Setswana.