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Language spoken at home

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In Doncaster East, 52% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2016.

Doncaster East'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 East'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 East - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Language (excludes English)Number%City of Manningham %Number%City of Manningham %2011 to 2016
Mandarin
4,07514.510.72,1618.16.2+1,914
map this data in atlas.idCantonese3,86513.78.13,57713.47.9+288
map this data in atlas.idGreek1,6195.86.11,7966.77.1-176
map this data in atlas.idItalian8363.04.29803.75.1-145
Persian/Dari
7352.61.93711.41.1+363
map this data in atlas.idArabic4991.81.65091.91.6-10
Hindi
2731.00.71480.60.5+125
Korean
2390.90.82290.90.7+10
Vietnamese
1700.60.61500.60.6+20
Indonesian
1590.60.41040.40.3+54
Urdu
1530.50.3830.30.2+71
Min Nan (incl.Hokkien)
1460.50.41340.50.4+12
Punjabi
1380.50.41020.40.3+36
Macedonian
1200.40.51180.40.5+2
Tamil
1110.40.3790.30.3+31
German
870.30.3960.40.4-9
Afrikaans
850.30.21230.50.3-38
Sinhalese
790.30.2900.30.3-10
Gujarati
650.20.2340.10.1+31
Turkish
640.20.2780.30.3-14
Japanese
620.20.2550.20.2+7
Chinese, nfd
620.20.2930.40.3-32
Croatian
590.20.31280.50.4-69
Spanish
590.20.3860.30.3-28
Filipino/Tagalog
460.20.2310.10.2+16
Malay
430.20.1130.10.1+29
Polish
340.10.2520.20.2-18
Russian
330.10.1490.20.1-16
Pashto
320.10.1280.10.0+5
Portuguese
320.10.170.00.1+25
French
320.10.2600.20.2-27
Malayalam
310.10.1310.10.10
Hakka
300.10.1470.20.1-17
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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 East - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Manningham %Number%City of Manningham %2011 to 2016
Speaks English only
12,65244.953.613,76251.458.3-1,110
map this data in atlas.idNon-English total14,52351.642.512,26345.838.8+2,260
Not stated
9773.53.97522.82.9+226

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: 10.7% Cantonese, City of Manningham: 8.1% Greek, City of Manningham: 6.1% Italian, City of Manningham: 4.2% Persian/Dari, City of Manningham: 1.9% Arabic, City of Manningham: 1.6% Hindi, City of Manningham: 0.7% Korean, City of Manningham: 0.8% Vietnamese, City of Manningham: 0.6% Indonesian, City of Manningham: 0.4% Mandarin, Doncaster East: 14.5% Cantonese, Doncaster East: 13.7% Greek, Doncaster East: 5.8% Italian, Doncaster East: 3.0% Persian/Dari, Doncaster East: 2.6% Arabic, Doncaster East: 1.8% Hindi, Doncaster East: 1.0% Korean, Doncaster East: 0.9% Vietnamese, Doncaster East: 0.6% Indonesian, Doncaster East: 0.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in language spoken at home, 2011 to 2016
Change in language spoken at home, 2011 to 2016 Mandarin, Doncaster East: +1,914 Cantonese, Doncaster East: +288 Greek, Doncaster East: -176 Italian, Doncaster East: -145 Persian/Dari, Doncaster East: +363 Arabic, Doncaster East: -10 Hindi, Doncaster East: +125 Korean, Doncaster East: +10 Vietnamese, Doncaster East: +20 Indonesian, Doncaster East: +54
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the language spoken at home by the population of Doncaster East 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, 44.9% of the population spoke English only, and 51.6% spoke a non-English language, compared with 53.6% and 42.5% respectively for City of Manningham.

The dominant language spoken at home, other than English, in Doncaster East was Mandarin, with 14.5% of the population, or 4,075 people speaking this language at home.

The major differences between the languages spoken at home for the population of Doncaster East and City of Manningham in 2016 were:

  • A larger percentage speaking Cantonese at home (13.7% compared to 8.1%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Mandarin at home (14.5% compared to 10.7%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Italian at home (3.0% compared to 4.2%)

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 2,260 or 18.4%, and the number of people who spoke English only decreased by 1,110 or 8.1%.

The largest changes in the spoken languages of the population in Doncaster East between 2011 and 2016 were for those speaking:

  • Mandarin (+1,914 persons)
  • Persian/Dari (+363 persons)
  • Cantonese (+288 persons)
  • Greek (-176 persons)

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