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Frankston South

Language spoken at home

In Frankston South, 8% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2011.

Frankston South'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 South'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 South - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language (excludes English)Number%Frankston City %Number%Frankston City %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idItalian2001.10.71871.10.7+13
map this data in atlas.idGreek1590.90.81640.90.8-5
German
1130.60.51120.60.4+1
Mandarin
950.50.5510.30.3+44
Dutch
590.30.4390.20.3+20
Spanish
570.30.5390.20.4+18
Malayalam
570.30.370.00.1+50
French
490.30.3210.10.2+28
Filipino/Tagalog
400.20.5170.10.3+23
Polish
400.20.3400.20.30
Croatian
360.20.2180.10.2+18
Arabic
360.20.4440.30.3-8
Russian
340.20.3390.20.2-5
Serbian
340.20.2200.10.2+14
Persian/Dari
330.20.2130.10.2+20
Bosnian
300.20.2510.30.2-21
Cantonese
270.20.2170.10.2+10
Afrikaans
230.10.1260.10.1-3
Thai
210.10.130.00.0+18
Hungarian
210.10.1240.10.1-3
Japanese
200.10.1110.10.0+9
Portuguese
200.10.030.00.0+17
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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 South - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language summaryNumber%Frankston City %Number%Frankston City %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only15,60588.585.115,35488.586.0+251
Non-English total1,4188.010.21,1396.68.2+279
Not stated6023.44.78564.95.8-254

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, Frankston City: 0.7% Greek, Frankston City: 0.8% German, Frankston City: 0.5% Mandarin, Frankston City: 0.5% Dutch, Frankston City: 0.4% Malayalam, Frankston City: 0.3% Spanish, Frankston City: 0.5% French, Frankston City: 0.3% Polish, Frankston City: 0.3% Filipino/Tagalog, Frankston City: 0.5% Italian, Frankston South: 1.1% Greek, Frankston South: 0.9% German, Frankston South: 0.6% Mandarin, Frankston South: 0.5% Dutch, Frankston South: 0.3% Malayalam, Frankston South: 0.3% Spanish, Frankston South: 0.3% French, Frankston South: 0.3% Polish, Frankston South: 0.2% Filipino/Tagalog, Frankston South: 0.2%
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, Frankston South: +13 Greek, Frankston South: -5 German, Frankston South: +1 Mandarin, Frankston South: +44 Dutch, Frankston South: +20 Malayalam, Frankston South: +50 Spanish, Frankston South: +18 French, Frankston South: +28 Polish, Frankston South: 0 Filipino/Tagalog, Frankston South: +23
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 South in 2011 compared to Frankston City 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, 88.5% of the population spoke English only, and 8.0% 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 South was Italian, with 1.1% of the population, or 200 people speaking this language at home.

There were no major differences between Frankston South 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 279 or 24.5%, and the number of people who spoke English only increased by 251 or 1.6%.

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

  • Malayalam (+50 persons)

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