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The three largest ancestries in Donvale (Low Density) in 2011 were English, Australian and Irish.

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 (Low 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 (Low 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 (Low Density) - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Manningham %Number%City of Manningham %2006 to 2011
English
1,17033.222.092426.820.7+246
Australian
1,14532.521.01,29837.725.4-153
Irish
36910.56.82808.16.4+89
Scottish
3339.55.92747.95.4+59
map this data in atlas.idItalian3309.411.43389.811.5-8
map this data in atlas.idChinese2998.517.41875.414.3+112
German
1624.62.61394.02.6+23
Greek
1153.38.91374.09.1-22
Dutch
431.21.3732.11.3-30
Maltese
401.10.7200.60.7+20
Polish
401.10.8331.00.8+7
Macedonian
351.00.9220.60.8+14
Indian
351.02.0421.21.7-7
Egyptian
351.00.7140.40.6+22
Hungarian
290.80.4200.60.4+9
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Donvale (Low Density) - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Manningham %Number%City of Manningham %2006 to 2011
Not stated1153.34.11855.45.6-70

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% Irish, City of Manningham: 6.8% Scottish, City of Manningham: 5.9% Italian, City of Manningham: 11.4% Chinese, City of Manningham: 17.4% German, City of Manningham: 2.6% Greek, City of Manningham: 8.9% Dutch, City of Manningham: 1.3% Maltese, City of Manningham: 0.7% English, Donvale (Low Density): 33.2% Australian, Donvale (Low Density): 32.5% Irish, Donvale (Low Density): 10.5% Scottish, Donvale (Low Density): 9.5% Italian, Donvale (Low Density): 9.4% Chinese, Donvale (Low Density): 8.5% German, Donvale (Low Density): 4.6% Greek, Donvale (Low Density): 3.3% Dutch, Donvale (Low Density): 1.2% Maltese, Donvale (Low Density): 1.1%
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 (Low Density): +246 Australian, Donvale (Low Density): -153 Irish, Donvale (Low Density): +89 Scottish, Donvale (Low Density): +59 Italian, Donvale (Low Density): -8 Chinese, Donvale (Low Density): +112 German, Donvale (Low Density): +23 Greek, Donvale (Low Density): -22 Dutch, Donvale (Low Density): -30 Maltese, Donvale (Low Density): +20
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 (Low Density) in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (1,170 people or 33.2%)
  • Australian (1,145 people or 32.5%)
  • Irish (369 people or 10.5%)
  • Scottish (333 people or 9.5%)
  • Italian (330 people or 9.4%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 3,347 responses in total, or 95.06% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (32.5% compared to 21.0%)
  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (33.2% compared to 22.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (8.5% compared to 17.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Greek ancestry (3.3% compared to 8.9%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+246 persons)
  • Australian (-153 persons)
  • Chinese (+112 persons)
  • Irish (+89 persons)

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