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Dandenong Foothills Policy Area

Language spoken at home

In Dandenong Foothills Policy Area, 10% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2011.

Dandenong Foothills Policy Area'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.

Dandenong Foothills Policy Area'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
Dandenong Foothills Policy Area - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language (excludes English)Number%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2006 to 2011
German
3771.30.83871.40.9-10
map this data in atlas.idItalian3721.31.43941.41.5-22
map this data in atlas.idMandarin1980.72.6970.31.4+100
Greek
1390.51.31400.51.4-1
Dutch
1210.40.31500.50.3-29
map this data in atlas.idCantonese1100.42.7830.32.4+27
map this data in atlas.idArabic1080.40.8720.30.8+36
Filipino/Tagalog
980.30.6510.20.5+47
Spanish
950.30.5550.20.4+40
Polish
890.30.41040.40.5-15
Sinhalese
710.21.0390.10.6+32
Persian/Dari
640.20.4410.10.4+23
Tamil
570.20.7200.10.5+37
Hindi
520.20.7320.10.5+20
Hungarian
450.20.3610.20.3-16
Romanian
430.10.1170.10.1+27
French
400.10.2530.20.2-13
Indonesian
380.10.3260.10.2+12
Vietnamese
340.10.7590.20.6-25
Russian
320.10.1160.10.1+15
Afrikaans
300.10.270.00.1+22
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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
Dandenong Foothills Policy Area - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only25,42687.276.425,39388.879.2+33
Non-English total2,7709.521.12,2607.917.7+510
Not stated9543.32.59373.33.1+16

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% Italian, City of Knox: 1.4% Mandarin, City of Knox: 2.6% Greek, City of Knox: 1.3% Dutch, City of Knox: 0.3% Cantonese, City of Knox: 2.7% Arabic, City of Knox: 0.8% Filipino/Tagalog, City of Knox: 0.6% Spanish, City of Knox: 0.5% Polish, City of Knox: 0.4% German, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 1.3% Italian, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 1.3% Mandarin, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 0.7% Greek, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 0.5% Dutch, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 0.4% Cantonese, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 0.4% Arabic, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 0.4% Filipino/Tagalog, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 0.3% Spanish, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 0.3% Polish, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 0.3%
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, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: -10 Italian, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: -22 Mandarin, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: +100 Greek, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: -1 Dutch, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: -29 Cantonese, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: +27 Arabic, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: +36 Filipino/Tagalog, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: +47 Spanish, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: +40 Polish, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: -15
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 Dandenong Foothills Policy Area 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, 87.2% of the population spoke English only, and 9.5% 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 Dandenong Foothills Policy Area was German, with 1.3% of the population, or 377 people speaking this language at home.

The major differences between the languages spoken at home for the population of Dandenong Foothills Policy Area and the City of Knox in 2011 were:

  • A smaller percentage speaking Cantonese at home (0.4% compared to 2.7%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Mandarin at home (0.7% 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 510 or 22.6%, and the number of people who spoke English only increased by 33 or 0.1%.

The largest change in the spoken languages of the population in Dandenong Foothills Policy Area between 2006 and 2011 was for those speaking:

  • Mandarin (+100 persons)

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