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The three largest ancestries in Donvale in 2016 were English, Australian and Chinese.

Ancestry defines the cultural association and ethnic background of an individual going back three generations. Ancestry is a good measure of the total size of cultural groups in Donvale regardless of where they were born or what language they speak.

Ancestry data, should be combined with data on Birthplace, Language Spoken at Home and Religion for a more complete picture of Donvale's ethnic characteristics.

Please note that the "Australian Aboriginal" and "Torres Strait Islander" categories in this topic are not considered to be a reliable estimate of the indigenous peoples of Australia. For information on this group, please use the "Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Population" found on the Population page.

Please note: Due to changes in ABS rules around perturbation and additivity of data to protect the confidentiality of individuals in 2016, counts of ancestry groups and totals derived from them may differ slightly from those published by the ABS. For more information see notes on data confidentiality.

Derived from the Census question:

'What is the person's ancestry?'

Multi-response

Total population

Ancestry - Ranked by size
Donvale - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%City of Manningham %Number%City of Manningham %2011 to 2016
English
3,34726.221.13,53728.722.0-190
Australian
3,10824.418.53,39027.521.0-282
map this data in atlas.idChinese2,05716.122.71,48912.117.4+568
map this data in atlas.idItalian1,1949.410.51,2259.911.4-31
Irish
1,0898.56.81,0738.76.8+16
Scottish
9547.55.99377.65.9+17
Greek
6915.48.36735.58.9+18
German
4283.42.44183.42.6+11
Indian
3062.42.52432.02.0+63
Iranian
1991.62.01000.81.1+99
Dutch
1561.21.11791.51.3-23
South African
1060.80.61140.90.8-8
Lebanese
960.80.9980.81.1-2
Maltese
960.80.61070.90.7-11
Polish
940.70.71191.00.8-25
New Zealander
900.70.4570.50.4+32
Sinhalese
820.70.8470.40.7+35
Korean
790.60.9440.40.7+35
Egyptian
740.60.7680.60.7+6
Croatian
730.60.7820.70.8-9
Vietnamese
700.60.8290.20.6+41
Malay
580.50.6270.20.3+32
Cypriot
570.40.5590.50.5-2
Serbian
550.40.4490.40.4+6
Macedonian
540.40.81100.90.9-56
Filipino
480.40.5230.20.4+25
Hungarian
480.40.3720.60.4-23
Welsh
450.40.4370.30.4+9
French
420.30.4450.40.4-3
Other Indian subcontinent
420.30.390.10.1+33
Inadequately Described
410.30.4290.20.3+12
Turkish
380.30.3310.30.3+8
American
340.30.2200.20.2+14
Czech
330.30.1260.20.1+7
Austrian
290.20.2320.30.2-3
Spanish
290.20.3200.20.3+9
Japanese
270.20.3340.30.2-7
Thai
250.20.280.10.1+17
Ukrainian
250.20.2260.20.20
Romanian
240.20.2150.10.1+10
Albanian
230.20.3230.20.30
Russian
210.20.3320.30.3-11
Punjabi
200.20.1220.20.1-2
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Donvale - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Manningham %Number%City of Manningham %2011 to 2016
Not stated6124.84.34483.64.1+165

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Ancestry, 2016
Ancestry, 2016 English, City of Manningham: 21.1% Australian, City of Manningham: 18.5% Chinese, City of Manningham: 22.7% Italian, City of Manningham: 10.5% Irish, City of Manningham: 6.8% Scottish, City of Manningham: 5.9% Greek, City of Manningham: 8.3% German, City of Manningham: 2.4% Indian, City of Manningham: 2.5% Iranian, City of Manningham: 2.0% English, Donvale: 26.2% Australian, Donvale: 24.4% Chinese, Donvale: 16.1% Italian, Donvale: 9.4% Irish, Donvale: 8.5% Scottish, Donvale: 7.5% Greek, Donvale: 5.4% German, Donvale: 3.4% Indian, Donvale: 2.4% Iranian, Donvale: 1.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in ancestry, 2011 to 2016
Change in ancestry, 2011 to 2016 English, Donvale: -190 Australian, Donvale: -282 Chinese, Donvale: +568 Italian, Donvale: -31 Irish, Donvale: +16 Scottish, Donvale: +17 Greek, Donvale: +18 German, Donvale: +11 Indian, Donvale: +63 Iranian, Donvale: +99
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the ancestry responses of the population in Donvale in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (3,347 people or 26.2%)
  • Australian (3,108 people or 24.4%)
  • Chinese (2,057 people or 16.1%)
  • Italian (1,194 people or 9.4%)
  • Irish (1,089 people or 8.5%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 10,795 responses in total, or 84.65% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in Donvale and City of Manningham were:

  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (24.4% compared to 18.5%)
  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (26.2% compared to 21.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (16.1% compared to 22.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Greek ancestry (5.4% compared to 8.3%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the reported ancestries of the population in this area between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Chinese (+568 persons)
  • Australian (-282 persons)
  • English (-190 persons)
  • Iranian (+99 persons)

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