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In 2011, 22% of people in Donvale, came from countries where English was not their first language.

Country of Birth data identifies where people were born and is indicative of the level of cultural diversity in Donvale. The mix of Country of Birth groups is also indicative of historical settlement patterns, as source countries for Australia's immigration program have varied significantly over time.

To get a more complete picture of cultural and ethnic characteristics, Donvale's Country of Birth data should be viewed together with Ancestry, Language Spoken at Home and Religion.

Derived from the Census question:

'In which country was the person born?'

Total population

Birthplace - Ranked by size
Donvale - (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Manningham %Number%City of Manningham %2006 to 2011
United Kingdom
4904.03.14854.03.3+5
map this data in atlas.idChina4143.45.92141.84.1+199
Malaysia
2702.22.92392.02.4+32
Hong Kong
2492.02.52562.12.5-7
map this data in atlas.idItaly2432.03.22552.13.6-12
South Africa
1791.51.31681.41.1+11
Greece
1271.02.81541.33.1-27
India
1231.01.21191.00.9+4
Iran
920.71.0430.40.7+48
Germany
910.70.5850.70.6+7
New Zealand
860.71.01241.01.0-38
Singapore
840.70.7620.50.6+22
Egypt
610.50.6320.30.5+29
Netherlands
530.40.3550.50.3-1
Sri Lanka
490.40.6320.30.6+16
Taiwan
490.40.6240.20.5+25
Vietnam
490.40.8440.40.8+5
Cyprus
430.30.4390.30.4+4
South Korea
380.30.6280.20.4+10
Lebanon
370.30.4310.30.4+6
Croatia
320.30.3520.40.4-20
United States of America
320.30.3570.50.3-26
Malta
310.30.2230.20.2+9
Indonesia
280.20.4210.20.3+7
Poland
280.20.2230.20.3+5
Philippines
270.20.3220.20.3+6
Switzerland
250.20.1160.10.1+9
Canada
240.20.1260.20.1-2
Fiji
230.20.2210.20.2+2
Japan
230.20.2160.10.1+7
Pakistan
230.20.2130.10.1+10
Hungary
210.20.1200.20.1+1
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Excludes countries with fewer than 20 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
Donvale - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Manningham %Number%City of Manningham %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born3,53028.636.53,23826.734.0+291
map this data in atlas.idNon-English speaking backgrounds2,70421.930.62,35319.428.0+351
Main English speaking countries
8266.75.98857.36.1-60
Australia
8,43268.460.08,25668.061.0+176
Not stated
3663.03.56565.45.0-290

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

Birthplace, 2011
Birthplace, 2011 United Kingdom, City of Manningham: 3.1% China, City of Manningham: 5.9% Malaysia, City of Manningham: 2.9% Hong Kong, City of Manningham: 2.5% Italy, City of Manningham: 3.2% South Africa, City of Manningham: 1.3% Greece, City of Manningham: 2.8% India, City of Manningham: 1.2% Iran, City of Manningham: 1.0% Germany, City of Manningham: 0.5% United Kingdom, Donvale: 4.0% China, Donvale: 3.4% Malaysia, Donvale: 2.2% Hong Kong, Donvale: 2.0% Italy, Donvale: 2.0% South Africa, Donvale: 1.5% Greece, Donvale: 1.0% India, Donvale: 1.0% Iran, Donvale: 0.7% Germany, Donvale: 0.7%
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 birthplace, 2006 to 2011
Change in birthplace, 2006 to 2011 United Kingdom, Donvale: +5 China, Donvale: +199 Malaysia, Donvale: +32 Hong Kong, Donvale: -7 Italy, Donvale: -12 South Africa, Donvale: +11 Greece, Donvale: -27 India, Donvale: +4 Iran, Donvale: +48 Germany, Donvale: +7
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 country of birth of the population in Donvale in 2011 compared to City of Manningham shows that there was a smaller proportion of people born overseas, as well as a smaller proportion of people from a non-English speaking background.

Overall, 28.6% of the population was born overseas, and 21.9% were from a non-English speaking background, compared with 36.5% and 30.6% respectively for City of Manningham.

The largest non-English speaking country of birth in Donvale was China, where 3.4% of the population, or 414 people, were born.

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

  • A smaller percentage of people born in China (3.4% compared to 5.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in Greece (1.0% compared to 2.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in Italy (2.0% compared to 3.2%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas increased by 292 or 9.0%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 351 or 14.9%.

The largest change in birthplace countries of the population in this area between 2006 and 2011 was for those born in:

  • China (+199 persons)

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