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In Donvale, 26% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2011.

Donvale'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.

Donvale'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
Donvale - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language (excludes English)Number%City of Manningham %Number%City of Manningham %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCantonese7195.87.95494.57.4+170
map this data in atlas.idItalian4793.95.14373.65.7+41
map this data in atlas.idGreek4493.67.14583.87.3-9
Mandarin
3943.26.22071.74.3+187
map this data in atlas.idArabic1511.21.61261.01.6+26
Persian/Dari
1060.91.1610.50.8+45
German
730.60.4900.70.5-18
Punjabi
560.50.3370.30.2+18
Korean
450.40.7200.20.5+25
Croatian
430.30.4560.50.5-14
Hindi
420.30.5440.40.4-1
Macedonian
390.30.5430.40.6-4
Urdu
370.30.2200.20.2+17
Min Nan (incl.Hokkien)
370.30.4320.30.3+5
Spanish
360.30.3230.20.3+13
Indonesian
360.30.3180.20.2+17
Vietnamese
310.30.6200.20.5+11
Afrikaans
310.20.3310.30.2-1
Japanese
280.20.2150.10.1+13
Polish
240.20.2260.20.2-2
Sinhalese
230.20.380.10.2+15
Turkish
220.20.3200.20.3+2
Maltese
210.20.150.00.1+16
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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
Donvale - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Manningham %Number%City of Manningham %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only8,75471.058.38,88473.160.7-130
Non-English total3,25026.438.82,74222.635.7+507
Not stated3252.62.95244.33.6-199

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

Language spoken at home, 2011
Language spoken at home, 2011 Cantonese, City of Manningham: 7.9% Italian, City of Manningham: 5.1% Greek, City of Manningham: 7.1% Mandarin, City of Manningham: 6.2% Arabic, City of Manningham: 1.6% Persian/Dari, City of Manningham: 1.1% German, City of Manningham: 0.4% Punjabi, City of Manningham: 0.3% Korean, City of Manningham: 0.7% Croatian, City of Manningham: 0.4% Cantonese, Donvale: 5.8% Italian, Donvale: 3.9% Greek, Donvale: 3.6% Mandarin, Donvale: 3.2% Arabic, Donvale: 1.2% Persian/Dari, Donvale: 0.9% German, Donvale: 0.6% Punjabi, Donvale: 0.5% Korean, Donvale: 0.4% Croatian, Donvale: 0.3%
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 language spoken at home, 2006 to 2011
Change in language spoken at home, 2006 to 2011 Cantonese, Donvale: +170 Italian, Donvale: +41 Greek, Donvale: -9 Mandarin, Donvale: +187 Arabic, Donvale: +26 Persian/Dari, Donvale: +45 German, Donvale: -18 Punjabi, Donvale: +18 Korean, Donvale: +25 Croatian, Donvale: -14
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 language spoken at home by the population of Donvale in 2011 compared to City of Manningham shows that there was a larger proportion of people who spoke English only, and a smaller proportion of those speaking a non-English language (either exclusively, or in addition to English).

Overall, 71.0% of the population spoke English only, and 26.4% spoke a non-English language, compared with 58.3% and 38.8% respectively for City of Manningham.

The dominant language spoken at home, other than English, in Donvale was Cantonese, with 5.8% of the population, or 719 people speaking this language at home.

The major differences between the languages spoken at home for the population of Donvale and City of Manningham in 2011 were:

  • A smaller percentage speaking Greek at home (3.6% compared to 7.1%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Mandarin at home (3.2% compared to 6.2%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Cantonese at home (5.8% compared to 7.9%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Italian at home (3.9% compared to 5.1%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 508 or 18.5%, and the number of people who spoke English only decreased by 130 or 1.5%.

The largest changes in the spoken languages of the population in Donvale between 2006 and 2011 were for those speaking:

  • Mandarin (+187 persons)
  • Cantonese (+170 persons)

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