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Donvale (Low Density)

Language spoken at home

In Donvale (Low Density), 18% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2011.

Donvale (Low 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 (Low 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 (Low Density) - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language (excludes English)Number%City of Manningham %Number%City of Manningham %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCantonese1263.67.9722.17.4+54
map this data in atlas.idItalian1103.15.11012.95.7+9
Mandarin
661.96.2401.24.3+26
map this data in atlas.idGreek571.67.1762.27.3-19
map this data in atlas.idArabic491.41.6290.81.6+20
German
300.80.4351.00.5-5

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 (Low Density) - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Manningham %Number%City of Manningham %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only2,79979.458.32,75780.160.7+42
Non-English total63918.138.857216.635.7+67
Not stated892.52.91143.33.6-26

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% Mandarin, City of Manningham: 6.2% Greek, City of Manningham: 7.1% Arabic, City of Manningham: 1.6% German, City of Manningham: 0.4% Cantonese, Donvale (Low Density): 3.6% Italian, Donvale (Low Density): 3.1% Mandarin, Donvale (Low Density): 1.9% Greek, Donvale (Low Density): 1.6% Arabic, Donvale (Low Density): 1.4% German, Donvale (Low Density): 0.8%
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 (Low Density): +54 Italian, Donvale (Low Density): +9 Mandarin, Donvale (Low Density): +26 Greek, Donvale (Low Density): -19 Arabic, Donvale (Low Density): +20 German, Donvale (Low Density): -5
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 (Low 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, 79.4% of the population spoke English only, and 18.1% 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 (Low Density) was Cantonese, with 3.6% of the population, or 126 people speaking this language at home.

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

  • A smaller percentage speaking Greek at home (1.6% compared to 7.1%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Mandarin at home (1.9% compared to 6.2%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Cantonese at home (3.6% compared to 7.9%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Italian at home (3.1% 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 67 or 11.7%, and the number of people who spoke English only increased by 42 or 1.5%.

The largest change in the spoken languages of the population in Donvale (Low Density) between 2006 and 2011 was for those speaking:

  • Cantonese (+54 persons)

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