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The three largest ancestries in Donvale in 2011 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.

Derived from the Census question:

'What is the person's ancestry?'

Multi-response

Total population

Ancestry - Ranked by size
Donvale - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Manningham %Number%City of Manningham %2006 to 2011
English
3,53828.722.03,08225.420.7+456
Australian
3,39127.521.03,88232.025.4-491
map this data in atlas.idChinese1,48912.117.41,0879.014.3+403
map this data in atlas.idItalian1,2269.911.41,1789.711.5+48
Irish
1,0738.76.89257.66.4+148
Scottish
9377.65.98266.85.4+112
Greek
6735.58.96495.39.1+25
German
4183.42.64163.42.6+3
Indian
2432.02.02321.91.7+11
Dutch
1801.51.31931.61.3-14
Polish
1201.00.81040.90.8+16
South African
1140.90.81080.90.7+6
Macedonian
1110.90.9730.60.8+38
Maltese
1070.90.7870.70.7+20
Iranian
1000.81.1580.50.8+42
Lebanese
980.81.11070.91.1-9
Croatian
830.70.81110.90.9-28
Hungarian
720.60.4750.60.4-2
Egyptian
680.60.7570.50.6+11
Cypriot
590.50.5230.20.2+36
New Zealander
580.50.4610.50.5-3
Serbian
490.40.4600.50.5-11
Sinhalese
480.40.7690.60.7-22
Korean
450.40.7270.20.5+18
French
450.40.4720.60.4-27
Welsh
370.30.4330.30.3+4
Japanese
340.30.2200.20.2+14
Russian
330.30.3480.40.3-15
Austrian
330.30.2340.30.3-2
Turkish
310.30.3260.20.3+5
Vietnamese
300.20.6170.10.5+13
Danish
300.20.2310.30.2-2
Inadequately Described
290.20.3270.20.2+3
Malay
270.20.3470.40.3-20
Swiss
270.20.1340.30.1-7
Ukrainian
260.20.2310.30.2-5
Czech
260.20.1280.20.1-2
Pakistani
250.20.2190.20.2+6
Indonesian
240.20.1180.20.1+6
Albanian
240.20.3120.10.2+11
Filipino
230.20.4280.20.3-5
Punjabi
230.20.1220.20.1+1
American
210.20.2510.40.2-30
Spanish
200.20.3420.30.3-22
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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)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Manningham %Number%City of Manningham %2006 to 2011
Not stated4483.64.17466.15.6-297

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Ancestry, 2011
Ancestry, 2011 English, City of Manningham: 22.0% Australian, City of Manningham: 21.0% Chinese, City of Manningham: 17.4% Italian, City of Manningham: 11.4% Irish, City of Manningham: 6.8% Scottish, City of Manningham: 5.9% Greek, City of Manningham: 8.9% German, City of Manningham: 2.6% Indian, City of Manningham: 2.0% Dutch, City of Manningham: 1.3% English, Donvale: 28.7% Australian, Donvale: 27.5% Chinese, Donvale: 12.1% Italian, Donvale: 9.9% Irish, Donvale: 8.7% Scottish, Donvale: 7.6% Greek, Donvale: 5.5% German, Donvale: 3.4% Indian, Donvale: 2.0% Dutch, Donvale: 1.5%
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 ancestry, 2006 to 2011
Change in ancestry, 2006 to 2011 English, Donvale: +456 Australian, Donvale: -491 Chinese, Donvale: +403 Italian, Donvale: +48 Irish, Donvale: +148 Scottish, Donvale: +112 Greek, Donvale: +25 German, Donvale: +3 Indian, Donvale: +11 Dutch, Donvale: -14
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 ancestry responses of the population in Donvale in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (3,538 people or 28.7%)
  • Australian (3,391 people or 27.5%)
  • Chinese (1,489 people or 12.1%)
  • Italian (1,226 people or 9.9%)
  • Irish (1,073 people or 8.7%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 10,717 responses in total, or 87.00% 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 English ancestry (28.7% compared to 22.0%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (27.5% compared to 21.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (12.1% compared to 17.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Greek ancestry (5.5% compared to 8.9%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the reported ancestries of the population in this area between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Australian (-491 persons)
  • English (+456 persons)
  • Chinese (+403 persons)
  • Irish (+148 persons)

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