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Carrum Downs

Language spoken at home

In Carrum Downs, 14% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2011.

Carrum Downs'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.

Carrum Downs'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
Carrum Downs - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language (excludes English)Number%Frankston City %Number%Frankston City %2006 to 2011
Hindi
2041.10.31320.80.2+72
Filipino/Tagalog
1961.00.5990.60.3+97
Tamil
1720.90.21230.70.2+49
Dutch
1440.80.41070.60.3+37
map this data in atlas.idGreek1400.70.81300.80.8+10
map this data in atlas.idItalian1280.70.71330.80.7-5
Arabic
1120.60.4880.50.3+24
Spanish
1110.60.51450.80.4-34
Persian/Dari
940.50.21060.60.2-12
Sinhalese
810.40.2720.40.1+9
Mandarin
710.40.5260.20.3+45
Polish
660.30.3620.40.3+4
French
630.30.3530.30.2+10
Vietnamese
610.30.1270.20.1+34
Croatian
600.30.2420.20.2+18
Russian
600.30.3130.10.2+47
Malayalam
590.30.3280.20.1+31
Punjabi
570.30.190.10.0+48
Cantonese
450.20.2280.20.2+17
Thai
420.20.190.10.0+33
Turkish
420.20.1200.10.1+22
Hungarian
410.20.1280.20.1+13
Urdu
380.20.190.10.0+29
Khmer
360.20.1520.30.1-16
German
340.20.5550.30.4-21
Māori (Cook Island)
340.20.0240.10.0+10
Māori (New Zealand)
310.20.1100.10.1+21
Non-verbal so described
310.20.1500.30.1-19
Tongan
290.20.090.10.0+20
Romanian
290.20.1280.20.1+1
Serbian
290.20.2200.10.2+9
Gujarati
240.10.040.00.0+20
Samoan
220.10.1480.30.1-26
Nuer
200.10.180.00.0+12
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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
Carrum Downs - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language summaryNumber%Frankston City %Number%Frankston City %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only15,19079.585.113,93480.886.0+1,256
Non-English total2,76414.510.22,01911.78.2+745
Not stated1,1446.04.71,2857.55.8-141

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 Hindi, Frankston City: 0.3% Filipino/Tagalog, Frankston City: 0.5% Tamil, Frankston City: 0.2% Dutch, Frankston City: 0.4% Greek, Frankston City: 0.8% Italian, Frankston City: 0.7% Arabic, Frankston City: 0.4% Spanish, Frankston City: 0.5% Persian/Dari, Frankston City: 0.2% Sinhalese, Frankston City: 0.2% Hindi, Carrum Downs: 1.1% Filipino/Tagalog, Carrum Downs: 1.0% Tamil, Carrum Downs: 0.9% Dutch, Carrum Downs: 0.8% Greek, Carrum Downs: 0.7% Italian, Carrum Downs: 0.7% Arabic, Carrum Downs: 0.6% Spanish, Carrum Downs: 0.6% Persian/Dari, Carrum Downs: 0.5% Sinhalese, Carrum Downs: 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 Hindi, Carrum Downs: +72 Filipino/Tagalog, Carrum Downs: +97 Tamil, Carrum Downs: +49 Dutch, Carrum Downs: +37 Greek, Carrum Downs: +10 Italian, Carrum Downs: -5 Arabic, Carrum Downs: +24 Spanish, Carrum Downs: -34 Persian/Dari, Carrum Downs: -12 Sinhalese, Carrum Downs: +9
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 Carrum Downs in 2011 compared to Frankston City 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, 79.5% of the population spoke English only, and 14.5% spoke a non-English language, compared with 85.1% and 10.2% respectively for Frankston City.

The dominant language spoken at home, other than English, in Carrum Downs was Hindi, with 1.1% of the population, or 204 people speaking this language at home.

There were no major differences between Carrum Downs and Frankston City in 2011.

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 745 or 36.9%, and the number of people who spoke English only increased by 1,256 or 9.0%.

The largest changes in the spoken languages of the population in Carrum Downs between 2006 and 2011 were for those speaking:

  • Filipino/Tagalog (+97 persons)
  • Hindi (+72 persons)

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