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Language spoken at home

In Frankston Metropolitan Activity Centre, 17% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2011.

Frankston Metropolitan Activity Centre'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 Metropolitan Activity Centre'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 Metropolitan Activity Centre - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language (excludes English)Number%Frankston City %Number%Frankston City %2006 to 2011
Malayalam
622.00.3331.10.1+29
Mandarin
451.50.5411.30.3+4
map this data in atlas.idGreek311.00.8301.00.8+1
map this data in atlas.idItalian260.80.7341.10.7-8
Arabic
230.70.4130.40.3+10
Polish
220.70.3110.40.3+11
Russian
220.70.3100.30.2+12
Shona
220.70.130.10.0+19
Persian/Dari
210.70.2120.40.2+9
German
200.60.5240.80.4-4

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 Metropolitan Activity Centre - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language summaryNumber%Frankston City %Number%Frankston City %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only2,25072.585.12,31975.186.0-69
Non-English total53817.310.245214.68.2+86
Not stated31510.14.731810.35.8-4

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% Mandarin, Frankston City: 0.5% Greek, Frankston City: 0.8% Italian, Frankston City: 0.7% Arabic, Frankston City: 0.4% Shona, Frankston City: 0.1% Russian, Frankston City: 0.3% Polish, Frankston City: 0.3% Persian/Dari, Frankston City: 0.2% German, Frankston City: 0.5% Malayalam, Frankston Metropolitan Activity Centre: 2.0% Mandarin, Frankston Metropolitan Activity Centre: 1.5% Greek, Frankston Metropolitan Activity Centre: 1.0% Italian, Frankston Metropolitan Activity Centre: 0.8% Arabic, Frankston Metropolitan Activity Centre: 0.7% Shona, Frankston Metropolitan Activity Centre: 0.7% Russian, Frankston Metropolitan Activity Centre: 0.7% Polish, Frankston Metropolitan Activity Centre: 0.7% Persian/Dari, Frankston Metropolitan Activity Centre: 0.7% German, Frankston Metropolitan Activity Centre: 0.6%
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 Metropolitan Activity Centre: +29 Mandarin, Frankston Metropolitan Activity Centre: +4 Greek, Frankston Metropolitan Activity Centre: +1 Italian, Frankston Metropolitan Activity Centre: -8 Arabic, Frankston Metropolitan Activity Centre: +10 Shona, Frankston Metropolitan Activity Centre: +19 Russian, Frankston Metropolitan Activity Centre: +12 Polish, Frankston Metropolitan Activity Centre: +11 Persian/Dari, Frankston Metropolitan Activity Centre: +9 German, Frankston Metropolitan Activity Centre: -4
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 Metropolitan Activity Centre 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, 72.5% of the population spoke English only, and 17.3% 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 Metropolitan Activity Centre was Malayalam, with 2.0% of the population, or 62 people speaking this language at home.

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

  • A larger percentage speaking Malayalam at home (2.0% 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 86 or 19.0%, and the number of people who spoke English only decreased by 69 or 3.0%.

There were no major differences in Frankston Metropolitan Activity Centre between 2006 and 2011.

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