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Frankston Central

Language spoken at home

In Frankston Central, 15% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2011.

Frankston Central'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.

Frankston Central'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
Frankston Central - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language (excludes English)Number%Frankston City %Number%Frankston City %2006 to 2011
Malayalam
1851.90.3901.00.1+95
map this data in atlas.idItalian951.00.7961.00.7-1
map this data in atlas.idGreek850.90.8901.00.8-5
Mandarin
810.80.5891.00.3-8
German
720.80.5560.60.4+16
Filipino/Tagalog
580.60.5330.40.3+25
Spanish
580.60.5350.40.4+23
Russian
570.60.3250.30.2+32
Polish
480.50.3300.30.3+18
Bosnian
480.50.2400.40.2+8
Sinhalese
450.50.2110.10.1+34
Cantonese
400.40.2180.20.2+22
Shona
390.40.1110.10.0+28
Arabic
350.40.4330.40.3+2
Persian/Dari
340.40.2190.20.2+15
Hindi
310.30.3200.20.2+11
Dutch
310.30.4300.30.3+1
French
300.30.3170.20.2+13
Auslan
290.30.1100.10.1+19
Punjabi
270.30.140.00.0+23
Serbian
260.30.2310.30.2-5
Croatian
210.20.2330.40.2-12
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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
Frankston Central - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language summaryNumber%Frankston City %Number%Frankston City %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only7,29976.385.17,26479.286.0+35
Non-English total1,44415.110.21,11112.18.2+333
Not stated8238.64.77958.75.8+28

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 Malayalam, Frankston City: 0.3% Italian, Frankston City: 0.7% Greek, Frankston City: 0.8% Mandarin, Frankston City: 0.5% German, Frankston City: 0.5% Spanish, Frankston City: 0.5% Filipino/Tagalog, Frankston City: 0.5% Russian, Frankston City: 0.3% Bosnian, Frankston City: 0.2% Polish, Frankston City: 0.3% Malayalam, Frankston Central: 1.9% Italian, Frankston Central: 1.0% Greek, Frankston Central: 0.9% Mandarin, Frankston Central: 0.8% German, Frankston Central: 0.8% Spanish, Frankston Central: 0.6% Filipino/Tagalog, Frankston Central: 0.6% Russian, Frankston Central: 0.6% Bosnian, Frankston Central: 0.5% Polish, Frankston Central: 0.5%
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 Malayalam, Frankston Central: +95 Italian, Frankston Central: -1 Greek, Frankston Central: -5 Mandarin, Frankston Central: -8 German, Frankston Central: +16 Spanish, Frankston Central: +23 Filipino/Tagalog, Frankston Central: +25 Russian, Frankston Central: +32 Bosnian, Frankston Central: +8 Polish, Frankston Central: +18
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 Frankston Central 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, 76.3% of the population spoke English only, and 15.1% 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 Frankston Central was Malayalam, with 1.9% of the population, or 185 people speaking this language at home.

The major difference between the languages spoken at home for the population of Frankston Central and Frankston City in 2011 was:

  • A larger percentage speaking Malayalam at home (1.9% compared to 0.3%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 333 or 30.0%, and the number of people who spoke English only increased by 35 or 0.5%.

The largest change in the spoken languages of the population in Frankston Central between 2006 and 2011 was for those speaking:

  • Malayalam (+95 persons)

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