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The three largest ancestries in Donvale (High Density) 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 (High Density) 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 (High Density)'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 (High Density) - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Manningham %Number%City of Manningham %2006 to 2011
English
2,36826.922.02,15824.820.7+210
Australian
2,24625.521.02,58429.725.4-339
map this data in atlas.idChinese1,19013.517.489910.314.3+290
map this data in atlas.idItalian89510.211.48409.711.5+55
Irish
7048.06.86457.46.4+60
Scottish
6046.95.95526.35.4+52
Greek
5586.38.95115.99.1+47
German
2562.92.62763.22.6-20
Indian
2092.42.01902.21.7+18
Dutch
1361.51.31201.41.3+16
South African
1091.20.8851.00.7+23
Iranian
911.01.1460.50.8+45
Lebanese
800.91.1810.91.1-1
Polish
800.90.8710.80.8+9
Macedonian
750.90.9510.60.8+24
Maltese
670.80.7670.80.70
Croatian
670.80.8841.00.9-18
New Zealander
470.50.4460.50.50
Cypriot
460.50.5220.30.2+24
Hungarian
440.50.4550.60.4-11
Serbian
420.50.4470.50.5-6
Sinhalese
420.50.7570.70.7-15
Korean
390.40.7180.20.5+21
Egyptian
330.40.7430.50.6-11
French
310.40.4450.50.4-14
Welsh
280.30.4280.30.3-1
Pakistani
250.30.2190.20.2+6
Japanese
240.30.260.10.2+18
Indonesian
240.30.1180.20.1+6
Albanian
230.30.3110.10.2+12
Danish
230.30.2190.20.2+4
Malay
210.20.3420.50.3-21
Russian
210.20.3320.40.3-11
Turkish
210.20.3180.20.3+3
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Donvale (High Density) - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Manningham %Number%City of Manningham %2006 to 2011
Not stated3343.84.15616.55.6-228

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 (High Density): 26.9% Australian, Donvale (High Density): 25.5% Chinese, Donvale (High Density): 13.5% Italian, Donvale (High Density): 10.2% Irish, Donvale (High Density): 8.0% Scottish, Donvale (High Density): 6.9% Greek, Donvale (High Density): 6.3% German, Donvale (High Density): 2.9% Indian, Donvale (High Density): 2.4% Dutch, Donvale (High Density): 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 (High Density): +210 Australian, Donvale (High Density): -339 Chinese, Donvale (High Density): +290 Italian, Donvale (High Density): +55 Irish, Donvale (High Density): +60 Scottish, Donvale (High Density): +52 Greek, Donvale (High Density): +47 German, Donvale (High Density): -20 Indian, Donvale (High Density): +18 Dutch, Donvale (High Density): +16
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 (High Density) in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (2,368 people or 26.9%)
  • Australian (2,246 people or 25.5%)
  • Chinese (1,190 people or 13.5%)
  • Italian (895 people or 10.2%)
  • Irish (704 people or 8.0%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 7,403 responses in total, or 84.15% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in Donvale (High Density) and City of Manningham were:

  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (26.9% compared to 22.0%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (25.5% compared to 21.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (13.5% compared to 17.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Greek ancestry (6.3% 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 (-339 persons)
  • Chinese (+290 persons)
  • English (+210 persons)
  • Irish (+60 persons)

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