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The three largest ancestries in Hawthorn East in 2011 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.

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)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Boroondara %Number%City of Boroondara %2006 to 2011
English3,68829.329.93,40926.928.2+279
Australian3,61428.728.24,21133.233.6-597
Irish1,59612.712.51,49811.811.8+98
Scottish1,35210.79.81,2109.58.8+141
Chinese1,0388.211.29617.69.1+77
Italian6184.96.16715.35.8-53
Indian5184.12.94583.62.3+60
Greek4413.54.65034.04.6-62
German4383.53.34433.53.3-5
Polish2021.61.11841.51.2+18
Dutch1711.41.31891.51.2-18
New Zealander1170.90.81211.00.8-4
Sinhalese1160.90.91010.80.7+15
French1120.90.7870.70.7+25
Korean850.70.5560.40.3+28
Hungarian820.70.5780.60.5+4
American750.60.5730.60.5+2
Vietnamese710.61.0460.40.8+25
Jewish680.50.2420.30.2+26
Welsh670.50.5480.40.5+20
Thai650.50.3650.50.3+1
South African620.50.5790.60.4-17
Filipino560.40.3550.40.3+1
Russian520.40.5600.50.4-8
Croatian500.40.5560.40.5-7
Maltese450.40.4400.30.4+5
Lebanese440.30.3250.20.3+18
Indonesian420.30.3610.50.3-18
Other Middle-Eastern peoples370.30.1350.30.1+1
Macedonian350.30.4260.20.3+9
Japanese340.30.4510.40.3-17
Danish340.30.3240.20.3+10
Swiss340.30.2340.30.20
Cypriot330.30.2230.20.1+10
Lithuanian330.30.1200.20.1+13
Mauritian330.30.1120.10.1+21
Other Indian subcontinent320.30.2450.40.1-12
Iranian320.30.380.10.2+25
Spanish310.20.3550.40.3-24
Swedish310.20.2180.10.2+13
Canadian300.20.2350.30.2-5
Austrian300.20.3580.50.3-28
Inadequately Described280.20.3380.30.3-10
Malay270.20.3240.20.3+3
Taiwanese270.20.1120.10.1+16
Serbian220.20.3370.30.3-15
Bengali210.20.1180.10.0+3
Colombian210.20.1190.20.0+1
Czech210.20.2320.30.2-11
Brazilian200.20.1130.10.0+7
Slovene200.20.1120.10.1+8
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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)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Boroondara %Number%City of Boroondara %2006 to 2011
Not stated8376.64.69507.56.0-113

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

Ancestry, 2011
Ancestry, 2011 English, City of Boroondara: 29.9% Australian, City of Boroondara: 28.2% Irish, City of Boroondara: 12.5% Scottish, City of Boroondara: 9.8% Chinese, City of Boroondara: 11.2% Italian, City of Boroondara: 6.1% Indian, City of Boroondara: 2.9% Greek, City of Boroondara: 4.6% German, City of Boroondara: 3.3% Polish, City of Boroondara: 1.1% English, Hawthorn East: 29.3% Australian, Hawthorn East: 28.7% Irish, Hawthorn East: 12.7% Scottish, Hawthorn East: 10.7% Chinese, Hawthorn East: 8.2% Italian, Hawthorn East: 4.9% Indian, Hawthorn East: 4.1% Greek, Hawthorn East: 3.5% German, Hawthorn East: 3.5% Polish, Hawthorn East: 1.6%
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 ancestry, 2006 to 2011
Change in ancestry, 2006 to 2011 English, Hawthorn East: +279 Australian, Hawthorn East: -597 Irish, Hawthorn East: +98 Scottish, Hawthorn East: +141 Chinese, Hawthorn East: +77 Italian, Hawthorn East: -53 Indian, Hawthorn East: +60 Greek, Hawthorn East: -62 German, Hawthorn East: -5 Polish, Hawthorn East: +18
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 ancestry responses of the population in Hawthorn East in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (3,688 people or 29.3%)
  • Australian (3,614 people or 28.7%)
  • Irish (1,596 people or 12.7%)
  • Scottish (1,352 people or 10.7%)
  • Chinese (1,038 people or 8.2%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 11,288 responses in total, or 89.66% 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 Indian ancestry (4.1% compared to 2.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (8.2% compared to 11.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Italian ancestry (4.9% compared to 6.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Greek ancestry (3.5% compared to 4.6%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the reported ancestries of the population in this area between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Australian (-597 persons)
  • English (+279 persons)
  • Scottish (+141 persons)
  • Irish (+98 persons)

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