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Donvale (High Density)

Proficiency in English

In Donvale (High Density), 366 people who were able to speak another language in 2011, reported difficulty speaking English.

Proficiency in English measures the self-assessed proficiency in spoken English of people who speak a language other than English at home. The data, when viewed with other ethnic and cultural indicators, such as Ancestry, Country of Birth, Language Spoken at Home and Religion, reflects Donvale (High Density)'s ethnic composition and how long the overseas born have been in Australia. This helps service providers determine whether they need to communicate with the local population in languages other than English.

Derived from the Census question:

'How well does the person speak English?'

Total population

Proficiency in English
Donvale (High Density) - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
English proficiencyNumber%City of Manningham %Number%City of Manningham %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only5,96267.758.36,13970.660.7-177
Speaks another language, and English well or very well2,23025.332.71,87021.530.1+361
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all3664.26.02823.25.4+84
Not Stated2432.82.94114.73.8-168

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

Proficiency in English, 2011
Proficiency in English, 2011 Not Stated, City of Manningham: 2.9% Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, City of Manningham: 6.0% Speaks another language, and English well or very well, City of Manningham: 32.7% Speaks English only, City of Manningham: 58.3% Not Stated, Donvale (High Density): 2.8% Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, Donvale (High Density): 4.2% Speaks another language, and English well or very well, Donvale (High Density): 25.3% Speaks English only, Donvale (High Density): 67.7%
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 Proficiency in English, 2006 to 2011
Change in Proficiency in English, 2006 to 2011 Not Stated, Donvale (High Density): -168 Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all, Donvale (High Density): +84 Speaks another language, and English well or very well, Donvale (High Density): +361 Speaks English only, Donvale (High Density): -177
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 proficiency in English data of the population in Donvale (High Density) in 2011 compared to City of Manningham shows that there was a higher proportion of people who spoke English only, and a lower proportion of people who spoke another language and English not well or not at all.

Overall, 67.7% of people spoke English only, and 4.2% spoke another language and English not well or not at all, compared with 58.3% and 6.0% respectively for City of Manningham.

Emerging groups

The most significant changes in the proficiency in English of the population in this area between 2006 and 2011 were in those speaking:

  • Speaks another language, and English well or very well (+361 persons)
  • Speaks English only (-177 persons)
  • Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all (+84 persons)

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