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Doncaster Hill

Language spoken at home

In Doncaster Hill, 57% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2011.

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 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 Hill - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language (excludes English)Number%City of Manningham %Number%City of Manningham %2006 to 2011
Mandarin
15114.76.2719.14.3+80
map this data in atlas.idCantonese13913.57.9769.77.4+63
map this data in atlas.idGreek727.07.1627.97.3+10
map this data in atlas.idItalian383.75.1314.05.7+7
Korean
222.20.720.30.5+20

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 Hill - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Manningham %Number%City of Manningham %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only39137.958.334643.960.7+45
Non-English total58356.538.834343.535.7+240
Not stated575.62.99912.73.6-43

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 Mandarin, City of Manningham: 6.2% Cantonese, City of Manningham: 7.9% Greek, City of Manningham: 7.1% Italian, City of Manningham: 5.1% Korean, City of Manningham: 0.7% Mandarin, Doncaster Hill: 14.7% Cantonese, Doncaster Hill: 13.5% Greek, Doncaster Hill: 7.0% Italian, Doncaster Hill: 3.7% Korean, Doncaster Hill: 2.2%
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 Mandarin, Doncaster Hill: +80 Cantonese, Doncaster Hill: +63 Greek, Doncaster Hill: +10 Italian, Doncaster Hill: +7 Korean, Doncaster Hill: +20
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 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, 37.9% of the population spoke English only, and 56.5% 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 Doncaster Hill was Mandarin, with 14.7% of the population, or 151 people speaking this language at home.

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

  • A larger percentage speaking Mandarin at home (14.7% compared to 6.2%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Cantonese at home (13.5% compared to 7.9%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Korean at home (2.2% compared to 0.7%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Italian at home (3.7% 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 240 or 70.0%, and the number of people who spoke English only increased by 45 or 13.0%.

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

  • Mandarin (+80 persons)
  • Cantonese (+63 persons)

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