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Ferntree Gully

Language spoken at home

In Ferntree Gully, 12% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2011.

Ferntree Gully'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.

Ferntree Gully'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
Ferntree Gully - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language (excludes English)Number%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idItalian3331.31.43651.51.5-32
map this data in atlas.idMandarin3311.32.61280.51.4+204
map this data in atlas.idCantonese2691.02.71730.72.4+96
German
1980.80.82190.90.9-21
Greek
1620.61.31620.71.4+1
Filipino/Tagalog
1590.60.6680.30.5+91
Sinhalese
1470.61.0550.20.6+92
map this data in atlas.idArabic1090.40.8880.40.8+22
Polish
1060.40.4970.40.5+9
Dutch
960.40.31120.50.3-16
Spanish
910.40.5940.40.4-3
Persian/Dari
770.30.4580.20.4+19
Hindi
720.30.7230.10.5+49
Vietnamese
590.20.7510.20.6+8
Tamil
570.20.7430.20.5+14
Hungarian
550.20.3540.20.3+2
Korean
540.20.280.00.1+46
Gujarati
470.20.360.00.1+42
Croatian
440.20.2350.10.3+10
Indonesian
410.20.3100.00.2+31
Lao
400.20.1570.20.1-17
Russian
400.20.1210.10.1+19
Serbian
390.20.2560.20.2-17
Non-verbal so described
370.10.1300.10.1+6
Auslan
340.10.190.00.0+25
French
330.10.2360.10.2-2
Punjabi
320.10.4190.10.2+14
Thai
320.10.1170.10.1+15
Macedonian
290.10.1170.10.1+13
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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
Ferntree Gully - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only22,11085.076.421,65587.379.2+455
Non-English total3,24812.521.12,3969.717.7+852
Not stated6412.52.57653.13.1-123

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, City of Knox: 1.4% Mandarin, City of Knox: 2.6% Cantonese, City of Knox: 2.7% German, City of Knox: 0.8% Greek, City of Knox: 1.3% Filipino/Tagalog, City of Knox: 0.6% Sinhalese, City of Knox: 1.0% Arabic, City of Knox: 0.8% Polish, City of Knox: 0.4% Dutch, City of Knox: 0.3% Italian, Ferntree Gully: 1.3% Mandarin, Ferntree Gully: 1.3% Cantonese, Ferntree Gully: 1.0% German, Ferntree Gully: 0.8% Greek, Ferntree Gully: 0.6% Filipino/Tagalog, Ferntree Gully: 0.6% Sinhalese, Ferntree Gully: 0.6% Arabic, Ferntree Gully: 0.4% Polish, Ferntree Gully: 0.4% Dutch, Ferntree Gully: 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 Italian, Ferntree Gully: -32 Mandarin, Ferntree Gully: +204 Cantonese, Ferntree Gully: +96 German, Ferntree Gully: -21 Greek, Ferntree Gully: +1 Filipino/Tagalog, Ferntree Gully: +91 Sinhalese, Ferntree Gully: +92 Arabic, Ferntree Gully: +22 Polish, Ferntree Gully: +9 Dutch, Ferntree Gully: -16
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 Ferntree Gully in 2011 compared to the City of Knox 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, 85.0% of the population spoke English only, and 12.5% spoke a non-English language, compared with 76.4% and 21.1% respectively for the City of Knox.

The dominant language spoken at home, other than English, in Ferntree Gully was Italian, with 1.3% of the population, or 333 people speaking this language at home.

The major differences between the languages spoken at home for the population of Ferntree Gully and the City of Knox in 2011 were:

  • A smaller percentage speaking Cantonese at home (1.0% compared to 2.7%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Mandarin at home (1.3% compared to 2.6%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 852 or 35.6%, and the number of people who spoke English only increased by 455 or 2.1%.

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

  • Mandarin (+204 persons)
  • Cantonese (+96 persons)
  • Sinhalese (+92 persons)
  • Filipino/Tagalog (+91 persons)

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