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Language spoken at home

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In the Frankston City, 11% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2016.

The Frankston City'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.

The Frankston City'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.

Please note: Due to changes in ABS rules around perturbation and additivity of data to protect the confidentiality of individuals in 2016, counts of individual language groups and totals derived from them may differ slightly from those published by the ABS. For more information see notes on data confidentiality.

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 City - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Language (excludes English)Number%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idGreek1,1520.92.41,0300.82.8+122
Mandarin
1,0900.84.16540.52.5+436
map this data in atlas.idItalian8430.62.39000.72.8-57
Filipino/Tagalog
7910.60.86250.50.7+166
Malayalam
6850.50.34280.30.2+257
Spanish
6330.50.85700.50.7+63
German
5780.40.45800.50.4-2
Russian
5330.40.44010.30.4+132
Arabic
5150.41.74900.41.6+25
Hindi
5130.41.14150.30.8+98
Dutch
3850.30.14630.40.2-78
Cantonese
3760.31.72790.21.8+97
Tamil
3500.30.62980.20.4+52
French
3400.30.43180.30.4+22
Polish
3260.20.33820.30.4-56
Persian/Dari
3090.20.83020.20.4+7
Serbian
3050.20.42950.20.4+10
Croatian
2890.20.42870.20.5+2
Sinhalese
2760.20.82760.20.70
Thai
2730.20.21620.10.2+111
Punjabi
2610.21.21550.10.7+106
Afrikaans
2460.20.11590.10.1+87
Bosnian
2230.20.12490.20.1-26
Vietnamese
2190.22.31470.12.1+72
Samoan
2060.20.21360.10.2+70
Hungarian
1700.10.11850.10.2-15
Turkish
1570.10.71320.10.8+25
Non-verbal so described
1550.10.2960.10.1+59
Japanese
1430.10.21050.10.2+38
Indonesian
1430.10.41120.10.3+31
Khmer
1360.10.3950.10.3+41
Nuer
1330.10.0950.10.0+38
Auslan
1200.10.11090.10.0+11
Māori (New Zealand)
1150.10.01090.10.0+6
Shona
1070.10.01130.10.0-6
Romanian
920.10.11060.10.1-14
Urdu
800.10.5640.10.3+16
Portuguese
800.10.2600.00.1+20
Korean
750.10.3450.00.3+30
Gujarati
720.10.3430.00.2+29
Māori (Cook Island)
630.00.0510.00.0+12
Czech
620.00.0570.00.0+5
Maltese
590.00.4570.00.4+2
Macedonian
540.00.6310.00.7+23
Malay
440.00.1520.00.1-8
Ukrainian
440.00.1320.00.1+12
Slovak
430.00.0310.00.0+12
Bengali
420.00.2340.00.2+8
Slovene
380.00.0320.00.0+6
Serbo-Croatian Yugoslavian, so described
370.00.0340.00.0+3
Marathi
340.00.1150.00.1+19
Tongan
340.00.1440.00.0-10
Swedish
340.00.0340.00.00
Telugu
340.00.3320.00.2+2
Kannada
330.00.1170.00.1+16
Hebrew
290.00.1300.00.1-1
Fijian
290.00.0270.00.0+2
Danish
280.00.0270.00.0+1
Burmese
270.00.1190.00.1+8
Hakka
250.00.1120.00.1+13
Latvian
250.00.0340.00.0-9
Chinese, nfd
240.00.1330.00.2-9
Finnish
230.00.0150.00.0+8
Bulgarian
200.00.0180.00.0+2
Nepali
200.00.2140.00.1+6
Assyrian/Aramaic
190.00.3130.00.2+6
Swahili
180.00.0190.00.0-1
Fijian Hindustani
170.00.060.00.0+11
Dinka
160.00.1300.00.1-14
Armenian
150.00.0130.00.0+2
Albanian
130.00.1230.00.2-10
Min Nan (incl.Hokkien)
130.00.1200.00.1-7
Pashto
130.00.190.00.1+4
Yiddish
110.00.060.00.0+5
Norwegian
100.00.030.00.0+7
Australian Indigenous Languages
100.00.090.00.0+1
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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 City - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Language summaryNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2011 to 2016
Speaks English only
110,62082.562.0107,57085.166.4+3,050
map this data in atlas.idNon-English total15,23711.432.312,91210.229.0+2,325
Not stated
8,2796.25.65,9754.74.6+2,304

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Language spoken at home, 2016
Language spoken at home, 2016 Greek, Greater Melbourne: 2.4% Mandarin, Greater Melbourne: 4.1% Italian, Greater Melbourne: 2.3% Filipino/Tagalog, Greater Melbourne: 0.8% Malayalam, Greater Melbourne: 0.3% Spanish, Greater Melbourne: 0.8% German, Greater Melbourne: 0.4% Russian, Greater Melbourne: 0.4% Arabic, Greater Melbourne: 1.7% Hindi, Greater Melbourne: 1.1% Greek, Frankston City: 0.9% Mandarin, Frankston City: 0.8% Italian, Frankston City: 0.6% Filipino/Tagalog, Frankston City: 0.6% Malayalam, Frankston City: 0.5% Spanish, Frankston City: 0.5% German, Frankston City: 0.4% Russian, Frankston City: 0.4% Arabic, Frankston City: 0.4% Hindi, Frankston City: 0.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in language spoken at home, 2011 to 2016
Change in language spoken at home, 2011 to 2016 Greek, Frankston City: +122 Mandarin, Frankston City: +436 Italian, Frankston City: -57 Filipino/Tagalog, Frankston City: +166 Malayalam, Frankston City: +257 Spanish, Frankston City: +63 German, Frankston City: -2 Russian, Frankston City: +132 Arabic, Frankston City: +25 Hindi, Frankston City: +98
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (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 the Frankston City in 2016 compared to Greater Melbourne 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, 82.5% of the population spoke English only, and 11.4% spoke a non-English language, compared with 62.0% and 32.3% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

The dominant language spoken at home, other than English, in the Frankston City was Greek, with 0.9% of the population, or 1,152 people speaking this language at home.

The major differences between the languages spoken at home for the population of the Frankston City and Greater Melbourne in 2016 were:

  • A smaller percentage speaking Mandarin at home (0.8% compared to 4.1%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Vietnamese at home (0.2% compared to 2.3%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Italian at home (0.6% compared to 2.3%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Greek at home (0.9% compared to 2.4%)

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 2,325 or 18.0%, and the number of people who spoke English only increased by 3,050 or 2.8%.

The largest changes in the spoken languages of the population in the Frankston City between 2011 and 2016 were for those speaking:

  • Mandarin (+436 persons)
  • Malayalam (+257 persons)
  • Filipino/Tagalog (+166 persons)
  • Russian (+132 persons)

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