The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community in Frankston
Frankston has a fast growing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population. In the 2016 census, 1,338 people identified as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander making up 1% of the total population in Frankston. This increased from 1,010 people or 0.8% of the total population in the 2011 census – a significant 32.5% increase. The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in Frankston is also a young population with a median age of 25 (compared to 38 for non-Indigenous people).
Nairm Marr Djambana has listened to the needs and aspirations of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community in Frankston, including more opportunities for cultural strengthening, connection to community, and a ‘place to belong’