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The three largest ancestries in Hawthorn East 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 Hawthorn East 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 Hawthorn East'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
Hawthorn East - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%City of Boroondara %Number%City of Boroondara %2011 to 2016
English4,30530.329.63,68829.329.9+618
Australian3,56425.124.63,61428.728.2-49
Irish1,83612.912.61,59512.712.5+241
Chinese1,65011.615.01,0388.211.2+612
Scottish1,63411.59.91,35110.79.8+282
Italian6774.86.16184.96.1+59
Indian6424.53.55174.12.9+124
German5323.83.34373.53.3+95
Greek4693.34.64403.54.6+29
Dutch2141.51.21711.41.3+44
Polish1661.21.02021.61.1-36
Sinhalese1511.11.11160.90.9+35
Vietnamese1461.01.5710.61.0+76
New Zealander1320.90.81160.90.8+16
French1210.90.81120.90.7+9
Filipino1000.70.4550.40.3+45
South African840.60.5610.50.5+23
Russian820.60.4520.40.5+31
Korean720.50.5840.70.5-12
Iranian670.50.5320.30.3+35
Malay650.50.4260.20.3+39
Hungarian650.50.4810.70.5-17
Welsh650.50.6670.50.5-2
Thai640.50.3650.50.3-1
Maltese640.50.4450.40.4+20
Spanish620.40.4300.20.3+31
Inadequately Described610.40.5280.20.3+34
Croatian520.40.5490.40.5+3
Austrian480.30.3300.20.3+18
Jewish470.30.2680.50.2-20
Other Arab peoples460.30.190.10.1+37
Indonesian450.30.3420.30.3+4
Nepalese450.30.150.00.0+39
Japanese440.30.4330.30.4+11
American440.30.4750.60.5-31
Lebanese380.30.3430.30.3-5
Other Middle-Eastern peoples370.30.1360.30.1+1
Arab not further described370.30.150.00.1+33
Swiss370.30.2340.30.2+4
Serbian360.30.3220.20.3+14
Colombian360.30.2200.20.1+16
Other Indian subcontinent340.20.2320.30.2+2
Iraqi330.20.130.00.0+31
Danish330.20.3340.30.30
Mauritian270.20.1320.30.1-5
Pakistani260.20.1160.10.1+10
Cypriot220.20.2320.30.2-10
Canadian220.20.2300.20.2-8
Ukrainian200.10.2160.10.2+4
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Hawthorn East - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Boroondara %Number%City of Boroondara %2011 to 2016
Not stated8045.74.98366.64.6-33

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% Chinese, City of Boroondara: 15.0% Scottish, City of Boroondara: 9.9% Italian, City of Boroondara: 6.1% Indian, City of Boroondara: 3.5% German, City of Boroondara: 3.3% Greek, City of Boroondara: 4.6% Dutch, City of Boroondara: 1.2% English, Hawthorn East: 30.3% Australian, Hawthorn East: 25.1% Irish, Hawthorn East: 12.9% Chinese, Hawthorn East: 11.6% Scottish, Hawthorn East: 11.5% Italian, Hawthorn East: 4.8% Indian, Hawthorn East: 4.5% German, Hawthorn East: 3.8% Greek, Hawthorn East: 3.3% Dutch, Hawthorn East: 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, Hawthorn East: +618 Australian, Hawthorn East: -49 Irish, Hawthorn East: +241 Chinese, Hawthorn East: +612 Scottish, Hawthorn East: +282 Italian, Hawthorn East: +59 Indian, Hawthorn East: +124 German, Hawthorn East: +95 Greek, Hawthorn East: +29 Dutch, Hawthorn East: +44
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 Hawthorn East in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (4,305 people or 30.3%)
  • Australian (3,564 people or 25.1%)
  • Irish (1,836 people or 12.9%)
  • Chinese (1,650 people or 11.6%)
  • Scottish (1,634 people or 11.5%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 12,989 responses in total, or 91.53% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in Hawthorn East and the City of Boroondara were:

  • A larger percentage of people with Scottish ancestry (11.5% compared to 9.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (11.6% compared to 15.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Italian ancestry (4.8% compared to 6.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Greek ancestry (3.3% compared to 4.6%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+618 persons)
  • Chinese (+612 persons)
  • Scottish (+282 persons)
  • Irish (+241 persons)

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