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Upper Ferntree Gully

Language spoken at home

In Upper Ferntree Gully, 8% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2011.

Upper 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.

Upper 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
Upper Ferntree Gully - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language (excludes English)Number%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2006 to 2011
German351.40.8341.40.9+1

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
Upper Ferntree Gully - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only2,17887.376.42,24890.979.2-70
Non-English total2038.121.11757.117.7+28
Not stated1134.52.5492.03.1+64

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 German, City of Knox: 0.8% German, Upper Ferntree Gully: 1.4%
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 German, Upper Ferntree Gully: +1
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 Upper 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, 87.3% of the population spoke English only, and 8.1% 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 Upper Ferntree Gully was German, with 1.4% of the population, or 35 people speaking this language at home.

There were no major differences between Upper Ferntree Gully and City of Knox in 2011.

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 28 or 16.0%, and the number of people who spoke English only decreased by 70 or 3.1%.

There were no major differences in Upper Ferntree Gully between 2006 and 2011.

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