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Donvale (High Density)

Language spoken at home

In Donvale (High Density), 30% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2011.

Donvale (High Density)'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 (High Density)'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 (High Density) - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language (excludes English)Number%City of Manningham %Number%City of Manningham %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCantonese5936.77.94775.57.4+115
map this data in atlas.idGreek3924.57.13824.47.3+10
map this data in atlas.idItalian3684.25.13373.95.7+32
Mandarin
3283.76.21671.94.3+161
map this data in atlas.idArabic1021.21.6971.11.6+5
Persian/Dari
951.11.1500.60.8+45
Punjabi
460.50.3180.20.2+28
German
430.50.4550.60.5-12
Hindi
390.40.5390.50.40
Korean
390.40.7130.10.5+26
Urdu
370.40.2200.20.2+17
Spanish
350.40.3190.20.3+16
Indonesian
330.40.3150.20.2+17
Croatian
300.30.4460.50.5-16
Afrikaans
300.30.3300.30.20
Min Nan (incl.Hokkien)
260.30.4250.30.3+1
Macedonian
230.30.5290.30.6-6
Polish
210.20.2160.20.2+4
Sinhalese
200.20.380.10.2+12
Maltese
200.20.130.00.1+17
Japanese
200.20.230.00.1+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
Donvale (High Density) - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Manningham %Number%City of Manningham %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only5,95567.758.36,12770.460.7-172
Non-English total2,61129.738.82,17024.935.7+441
Not stated2362.72.94094.73.6-173

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% Greek, City of Manningham: 7.1% Italian, City of Manningham: 5.1% Mandarin, City of Manningham: 6.2% Arabic, City of Manningham: 1.6% Persian/Dari, City of Manningham: 1.1% Punjabi, City of Manningham: 0.3% German, City of Manningham: 0.4% Korean, City of Manningham: 0.7% Hindi, City of Manningham: 0.5% Cantonese, Donvale (High Density): 6.7% Greek, Donvale (High Density): 4.5% Italian, Donvale (High Density): 4.2% Mandarin, Donvale (High Density): 3.7% Arabic, Donvale (High Density): 1.2% Persian/Dari, Donvale (High Density): 1.1% Punjabi, Donvale (High Density): 0.5% German, Donvale (High Density): 0.5% Korean, Donvale (High Density): 0.4% Hindi, Donvale (High Density): 0.4%
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 (High Density): +115 Greek, Donvale (High Density): +10 Italian, Donvale (High Density): +32 Mandarin, Donvale (High Density): +161 Arabic, Donvale (High Density): +5 Persian/Dari, Donvale (High Density): +45 Punjabi, Donvale (High Density): +28 German, Donvale (High Density): -12 Korean, Donvale (High Density): +26 Hindi, Donvale (High Density): 0
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 (High Density) 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, 67.7% of the population spoke English only, and 29.7% 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 (High Density) was Cantonese, with 6.7% of the population, or 593 people speaking this language at home.

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

  • A smaller percentage speaking Greek at home (4.5% compared to 7.1%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Mandarin at home (3.7% compared to 6.2%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Cantonese at home (6.7% compared to 7.9%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 441 or 20.3%, and the number of people who spoke English only decreased by 172 or 2.8%.

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

  • Mandarin (+161 persons)
  • Cantonese (+115 persons)

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