Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill)

Language spoken at home

In Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill), 51% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2011.

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.

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)20112006Change
Language (excludes English)Number%City of Manningham %Number%City of Manningham %2006 to 2011
Mandarin2,09211.36.31,3357.44.3+757
Cantonese1,8239.98.01,6349.17.5+189
Greek1,8109.87.21,90610.67.4-96
Italian9275.05.11,0535.95.7-126
Persian/Dari2491.31.12041.10.8+45
Korean2391.30.71781.00.5+61
Arabic2381.31.72961.61.6-58
Vietnamese1750.90.61540.90.6+21
Hindi1260.70.5930.50.4+34
Macedonian1230.70.61190.70.6+4
Chinese, nfd990.50.3420.20.2+58
Punjabi990.50.3260.10.2+73
German890.50.4880.50.5+1
Croatian860.50.41340.70.5-48
Min Nan (incl.Hokkien)830.50.4770.40.3+6
Indonesian800.40.3680.40.2+12
Turkish790.40.3720.40.3+6
Spanish700.40.3500.30.3+19
Tamil670.40.3450.20.3+22
Japanese670.40.2410.20.1+25
Sinhalese630.30.3590.30.2+4
Serbian620.30.2680.40.2-7
Filipino/Tagalog620.30.2370.20.2+26
Hungarian470.30.1400.20.2+7
Polish370.20.2570.30.2-21
Urdu330.20.2130.10.2+19
French280.20.2330.20.1-4
Malayalam260.10.1190.10.1+8
Wu250.10.1180.10.1+7
Dutch230.10.2290.20.2-6
Afrikaans220.10.3130.10.2+8
Gujarati210.10.170.00.1+14
Hebrew210.10.0300.20.1-9
Russian210.10.1270.10.1-6
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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)20112006Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Manningham %Number%City of Manningham %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only8,50546.058.38,82549.160.5-319
Non-English total9,46751.239.18,41646.836.1+1,051
Not stated5122.82.67354.13.3-223

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

Language spoken at home, 2011
Language spoken at home, 2011 Mandarin, City of Manningham: 6.3% Cantonese, City of Manningham: 8.0% Greek, City of Manningham: 7.2% Italian, City of Manningham: 5.1% Persian/Dari, City of Manningham: 1.1% Korean, City of Manningham: 0.7% Arabic, City of Manningham: 1.7% Vietnamese, City of Manningham: 0.6% Hindi, City of Manningham: 0.5% Macedonian, City of Manningham: 0.6% Mandarin, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): 11.3% Cantonese, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): 9.9% Greek, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): 9.8% Italian, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): 5.0% Persian/Dari, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): 1.3% Korean, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): 1.3% Arabic, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): 1.3% Vietnamese, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): 0.9% Hindi, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): 0.7% Macedonian, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): 0.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated data)
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Change in language spoken at home, 2006 to 2011
Change in language spoken at home, 2006 to 2011 Mandarin, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): +757 Cantonese, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): +189 Greek, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): -96 Italian, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): -126 Persian/Dari, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): +45 Korean, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): +61 Arabic, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): -58 Vietnamese, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): +21 Hindi, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): +34 Macedonian, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): +4
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Enumerated data)
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Dominant groups

Analysis of the language spoken at home by the population of Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill) in 2011 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, 46.0% of the population spoke English only, and 51.2% spoke a non-English language, compared with 58.3% and 39.1% respectively for City of Manningham.

The dominant language spoken at home, other than English, in Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill) was Mandarin, with 11.3% of the population, or 2,092 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 2011 were:

  • A larger percentage speaking Mandarin at home (11.3% compared to 6.3%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Greek at home (9.8% compared to 7.2%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Cantonese at home (9.9% compared to 8.0%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 1,051 or 12.5%, and the number of people who spoke English only decreased by 320 or 3.6%.

The largest changes in the spoken languages of the population in Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill) between 2006 and 2011 were for those speaking:

  • Mandarin (+757 persons)
  • Cantonese (+189 persons)
  • Italian (-126 persons)
  • Greek (-96 persons)