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Language spoken at home

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In Donvale, 29% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2016.

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.

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
Donvale - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Language (excludes English)Number%City of Manningham %Number%City of Manningham %2011 to 2016
Mandarin
8386.610.73933.26.2+445
map this data in atlas.idCantonese8026.48.17185.87.9+84
map this data in atlas.idItalian3853.14.24783.95.1-93
map this data in atlas.idGreek3562.86.14483.67.1-92
Persian/Dari
1621.31.91050.91.1+57
map this data in atlas.idArabic1551.21.61511.21.6+4
German
770.60.3720.60.4+5
Korean
770.60.8450.40.7+32
Hindi
740.60.7420.30.5+32
Punjabi
670.50.4550.50.3+12
Vietnamese
420.30.6300.30.6+12
Afrikaans
420.30.2300.20.3+12
Indonesian
340.30.4350.30.3-1
Japanese
310.20.2280.20.2+3
Spanish
310.20.3360.30.3-5
French
310.20.2160.10.2+15
Macedonian
290.20.5380.30.5-10
Min Nan (incl.Hokkien)
280.20.4370.30.4-8
Urdu
260.20.3360.30.2-10
Polish
210.20.2240.20.2-2
Russian
200.20.1180.10.1+2
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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)20162011Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Manningham %Number%City of Manningham %2011 to 2016
Speaks English only8,38466.453.68,75371.058.3-370
Non-English total3,70429.342.53,24926.438.8+455
Not stated5364.33.93242.62.9+212

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% Italian, City of Manningham: 4.2% Greek, City of Manningham: 6.1% Persian/Dari, City of Manningham: 1.9% Arabic, City of Manningham: 1.6% Korean, City of Manningham: 0.8% German, City of Manningham: 0.3% Hindi, City of Manningham: 0.7% Punjabi, City of Manningham: 0.4% Mandarin, Donvale: 6.6% Cantonese, Donvale: 6.4% Italian, Donvale: 3.1% Greek, Donvale: 2.8% Persian/Dari, Donvale: 1.3% Arabic, Donvale: 1.2% Korean, Donvale: 0.6% German, Donvale: 0.6% Hindi, Donvale: 0.6% Punjabi, Donvale: 0.5%
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, Donvale: +445 Cantonese, Donvale: +84 Italian, Donvale: -93 Greek, Donvale: -92 Persian/Dari, Donvale: +57 Arabic, Donvale: +4 Korean, Donvale: +32 German, Donvale: +5 Hindi, Donvale: +32 Punjabi, Donvale: +12
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 Donvale in 2016 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, 66.4% of the population spoke English only, and 29.3% 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 Donvale was Mandarin, with 6.6% of the population, or 838 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 2016 were:

  • A smaller percentage speaking Mandarin at home (6.6% compared to 10.7%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Greek at home (2.8% compared to 6.1%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Cantonese at home (6.4% compared to 8.1%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Italian at home (3.1% 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 455 or 14.0%, and the number of people who spoke English only decreased by 369 or 4.2%.

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

  • Mandarin (+445 persons)
  • Italian (-93 persons)
  • Greek (-92 persons)
  • Cantonese (+84 persons)

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