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The three largest ancestries in Glen Iris in 2016 were English, Australian and Irish.

Ancestry defines the cultural association and ethnic background of an individual going back three generations. Ancestry is a good measure of the total size of cultural groups in Glen Iris regardless of where they were born or what language they speak.

Ancestry data, should be combined with data on Birthplace, Language Spoken at Home and Religion for a more complete picture of Glen Iris's ethnic characteristics.

Please note that the "Australian Aboriginal" and "Torres Strait Islander" categories in this topic are not considered to be a reliable estimate of the indigenous peoples of Australia. For information on this group, please use the "Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Population" found on the Population page.

Please note: Due to changes in ABS rules around perturbation and additivity of data to protect the confidentiality of individuals in 2016, counts of ancestry 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:

'What is the person's ancestry?'

Multi-response

Total population

Ancestry - Ranked by size
Glen Iris - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%City of Boroondara %Number%City of Boroondara %2011 to 2016
English5,08233.129.65,06833.329.9+13
Australian4,75531.024.65,19434.128.2-439
Irish2,01913.212.61,91712.612.5+102
Scottish1,72911.39.91,57810.49.8+151
Chinese1,60210.415.01,0767.111.2+525
Italian7815.16.17745.16.1+7
Greek7574.94.67615.04.6-5
German6234.13.35583.73.3+65
Indian3882.53.52461.62.9+142
Polish2321.51.02251.51.1+7
Dutch2141.41.22361.61.3-22
Sinhalese1851.21.11711.10.9+15
New Zealander1531.00.81491.00.8+4
Vietnamese1501.01.51280.81.0+22
French1240.80.8980.60.7+26
Hungarian970.60.4880.60.5+9
Croatian950.60.5750.50.5+21
Welsh870.60.6840.60.5+3
South African760.50.5840.60.5-9
American630.40.4630.40.50
Russian610.40.4620.40.5-1
Serbian560.40.3460.30.3+10
Inadequately Described540.40.5540.40.30
Maltese510.30.4610.40.4-10
Cypriot450.30.2230.20.2+22
Spanish440.30.4590.40.3-14
Malay410.30.4400.30.30
Lebanese410.30.3460.30.3-4
Danish400.30.3700.50.3-30
Austrian370.20.3740.50.3-37
Macedonian370.20.3370.20.40
Swiss360.20.2400.30.2-4
Jewish350.20.2410.30.2-6
Korean350.20.5520.30.5-17
Japanese330.20.4410.30.4-8
Ukrainian330.20.2410.30.2-8
Other Middle-Eastern peoples290.20.1190.10.1+10
Filipino290.20.4210.10.3+7
Iranian270.20.5320.20.3-6
Lithuanian250.20.1270.20.1-2
Latvian240.20.2350.20.2-11
Swedish210.10.2160.10.2+5
Turkish190.10.260.00.1+13
Czech190.10.2360.20.2-17
Canadian180.10.2380.30.2-20
Mauritian180.10.1320.20.1-14
Indonesian170.10.3250.20.3-8
Thai160.10.3180.10.3-2
Portuguese120.10.180.10.1+3
Other North American120.10.140.00.0+8
Other Eastern European120.10.1230.20.1-11
Anglo-Indian110.10.1110.10.10
Assyrian/Chaldean100.10.000.00.0+10
Slovene100.10.2230.20.1-12
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Glen Iris - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Boroondara %Number%City of Boroondara %2011 to 2016
Not stated4913.24.95943.94.6-102

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Ancestry, 2016
Ancestry, 2016 English, City of Boroondara: 29.6% Australian, City of Boroondara: 24.6% Irish, City of Boroondara: 12.6% Scottish, City of Boroondara: 9.9% Chinese, City of Boroondara: 15.0% Italian, City of Boroondara: 6.1% Greek, City of Boroondara: 4.6% German, City of Boroondara: 3.3% Indian, City of Boroondara: 3.5% Polish, City of Boroondara: 1.0% English, Glen Iris: 33.1% Australian, Glen Iris: 31.0% Irish, Glen Iris: 13.2% Scottish, Glen Iris: 11.3% Chinese, Glen Iris: 10.4% Italian, Glen Iris: 5.1% Greek, Glen Iris: 4.9% German, Glen Iris: 4.1% Indian, Glen Iris: 2.5% Polish, Glen Iris: 1.5%
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 ancestry, 2011 to 2016
Change in ancestry, 2011 to 2016 English, Glen Iris: +13 Australian, Glen Iris: -439 Irish, Glen Iris: +102 Scottish, Glen Iris: +151 Chinese, Glen Iris: +525 Italian, Glen Iris: +7 Greek, Glen Iris: -5 German, Glen Iris: +65 Indian, Glen Iris: +142 Polish, Glen Iris: +7
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 ancestry responses of the population in Glen Iris in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (5,082 people or 33.1%)
  • Australian (4,755 people or 31.0%)
  • Irish (2,019 people or 13.2%)
  • Scottish (1,729 people or 11.3%)
  • Chinese (1,602 people or 10.4%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 15,187 responses in total, or 98.93% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in Glen Iris and the City of Boroondara were:

  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (31.0% compared to 24.6%)
  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (33.1% compared to 29.6%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Scottish ancestry (11.3% compared to 9.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (10.4% compared to 15.0%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the reported ancestries of the population in this area between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Chinese (+525 persons)
  • Australian (-439 persons)
  • Scottish (+151 persons)
  • Indian (+142 persons)

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