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Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill)

Language spoken at home

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In Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill), 55% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2016.

Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill)'s language statistics show the proportion of the population who speak a language at home other than English. They indicate how culturally diverse a population is and the degree to which different ethnic groups and nationalities are retaining their language.

Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill)'s language statistics should be analysed in conjunction with Country of Birth and Proficiency in English to assist in identifying specific cultural and ethnic groups in the area and the services required by the multicultural community.

Please note: Due to changes in ABS rules around perturbation and additivity of data to protect the confidentiality of individuals in 2016, counts of individual language 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:

'Does the person speak a language other than English at home?'

Total population

Language spoken at home - Ranked by size
Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill) - Total persons (Enumerated)20162011Change
Language (excludes English)Number%City of Manningham %Number%City of Manningham %2011 to 2016
Mandarin
3,72918.210.92,09111.36.3+1,638
map this data in atlas.idCantonese2,12710.48.21,8229.98.0+305
map this data in atlas.idGreek1,6127.96.11,8109.87.2-198
map this data in atlas.idItalian7433.64.29265.05.1-183
Persian/Dari
5232.61.92481.31.1+275
Korean
3311.60.82391.30.7+93
map this data in atlas.idArabic2971.51.62381.31.7+59
Vietnamese
1450.70.61750.90.6-30
Hindi
1440.70.71260.70.5+18
Indonesian
900.40.4790.40.3+10
Macedonian
860.40.51220.70.6-36
Urdu
860.40.3320.20.2+54
Croatian
850.40.3860.50.4-1
Punjabi
840.40.4990.50.3-15
Spanish
810.40.3690.40.3+12
Min Nan (incl.Hokkien)
780.40.4830.50.4-5
Japanese
730.40.2660.40.2+7
Filipino/Tagalog
730.40.2620.30.2+11
Tamil
720.40.3670.40.3+5
Sinhalese
650.30.2630.30.3+3
Chinese, nfd
560.30.2990.50.3-43
Turkish
450.20.2780.40.3-33
Serbian
370.20.2610.30.2-24
German
370.20.3890.50.4-51
Malayalam
350.20.1260.10.1+9
Wu
320.20.1250.10.1+8
Non-verbal so described
310.20.2160.10.1+15
Gujarati
270.10.2210.10.1+7
Malay
270.10.1100.10.1+17
Afrikaans
260.10.2210.10.3+5
French
250.10.2280.20.2-2
Russian
240.10.1200.10.1+3
Pashto
210.10.100.00.0+21
Thai
210.10.1170.10.1+4
Hungarian
210.10.1470.30.1-26
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Excludes languages with fewer than 20 people speaking them at home, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Language spoken at home - Summary
Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill) - Total persons (Enumerated)20162011Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Manningham %Number%City of Manningham %2011 to 2016
Speaks English only
8,38641.053.68,50546.058.3-119
map this data in atlas.idNon-English total11,32355.443.09,46751.239.1+1,856
Not stated
7413.63.45112.82.6+229

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

Language spoken at home, 2016
Language spoken at home, 2016 Mandarin, City of Manningham: 10.9% Cantonese, City of Manningham: 8.2% Greek, City of Manningham: 6.1% Italian, City of Manningham: 4.2% Persian/Dari, City of Manningham: 1.9% Korean, City of Manningham: 0.8% Arabic, City of Manningham: 1.6% Vietnamese, City of Manningham: 0.6% Hindi, City of Manningham: 0.7% Indonesian, City of Manningham: 0.4% Mandarin, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): 18.2% Cantonese, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): 10.4% Greek, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): 7.9% Italian, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): 3.6% Persian/Dari, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): 2.6% Korean, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): 1.6% Arabic, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): 1.5% Vietnamese, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): 0.7% Hindi, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): 0.7% Indonesian, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): 0.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Enumerated data)
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Change in language spoken at home, 2011 to 2016
Change in language spoken at home, 2011 to 2016 Mandarin, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): +1,638 Cantonese, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): +305 Greek, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): -198 Italian, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): -183 Persian/Dari, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): +275 Korean, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): +93 Arabic, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): +59 Vietnamese, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): -30 Hindi, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): +18 Indonesian, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): +10
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Enumerated data)
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Dominant groups

Analysis of the language spoken at home by the population of Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill) in 2016 compared to City of Manningham shows that there was a smaller proportion of people who spoke English only, and a larger proportion of those speaking a non-English language (either exclusively, or in addition to English).

Overall, 41.0% of the population spoke English only, and 55.4% spoke a non-English language, compared with 53.6% and 43.0% respectively for City of Manningham.

The dominant language spoken at home, other than English, in Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill) was Mandarin, with 18.2% of the population, or 3,729 people speaking this language at home.

The major differences between the languages spoken at home for the population of Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill) and City of Manningham in 2016 were:

  • A larger percentage speaking Mandarin at home (18.2% compared to 10.9%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Cantonese at home (10.4% compared to 8.2%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Greek at home (7.9% compared to 6.1%)

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 1,856 or 19.6%, and the number of people who spoke English only decreased by 119 or 1.4%.

The largest changes in the spoken languages of the population in Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill) between 2011 and 2016 were for those speaking:

  • Mandarin (+1,638 persons)
  • Cantonese (+305 persons)
  • Persian/Dari (+275 persons)
  • Greek (-198 persons)

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