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The three largest ancestries in Kew in 2016 were English, Australian and Chinese.

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 Kew 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 Kew'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
Kew - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%City of Boroondara %Number%City of Boroondara %2011 to 2016
English7,23529.429.66,86529.229.9+370
Australian5,98424.424.66,33227.028.2-348
Chinese3,39813.815.02,48410.611.2+914
Irish3,39013.812.63,17513.512.5+215
Scottish2,3249.59.92,2609.69.8+64
Italian1,6166.66.11,5066.46.1+110
Greek1,1344.64.69964.24.6+138
German8723.63.37843.33.3+88
Indian6782.83.55242.22.9+155
Vietnamese4812.01.53321.41.0+149
Polish3141.31.02781.21.1+36
Dutch2951.21.22891.21.3+6
French1740.70.81560.70.7+18
New Zealander1620.70.81420.60.8+20
Sinhalese1560.61.11210.50.9+35
Croatian1520.60.51400.60.5+12
Welsh1440.60.61240.50.5+20
Iranian1320.50.5950.40.3+36
Japanese1170.50.41270.50.4-10
Russian1080.40.41200.50.5-12
Malay1050.40.4940.40.3+11
South African1030.40.5980.40.5+5
Korean970.40.5960.40.50
Macedonian940.40.31160.50.4-22
Spanish890.40.4710.30.3+18
Inadequately Described890.40.5630.30.3+26
Austrian880.40.31060.50.3-18
Filipino830.30.4630.30.3+20
Thai770.30.31130.50.3-36
Lebanese710.30.3880.40.3-17
Maltese700.30.4990.40.4-29
American700.30.41160.50.5-47
Hungarian680.30.4910.40.5-23
Egyptian640.30.2540.20.2+11
Latvian560.20.2710.30.2-15
Cypriot500.20.2390.20.2+11
Czech490.20.2520.20.2-3
Slovene490.20.2680.30.1-19
Indonesian470.20.3310.10.3+16
Ukrainian440.20.2450.20.2-1
Turkish430.20.2420.20.1+1
Serbian430.20.3890.40.3-45
Jewish430.20.2530.20.2-10
Danish420.20.3660.30.3-25
Colombian360.10.2320.10.1+4
Swedish340.10.2340.10.20
Taiwanese300.10.2480.20.1-18
Portuguese280.10.1170.10.1+11
Maori280.10.1330.10.1-5
Nepalese280.10.1130.10.0+15
Other Indian subcontinent260.10.2440.20.2-18
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Kew - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Boroondara %Number%City of Boroondara %2011 to 2016
Not stated1,5576.34.91,3625.84.6+195

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% Chinese, City of Boroondara: 15.0% Irish, City of Boroondara: 12.6% Scottish, City of Boroondara: 9.9% Italian, City of Boroondara: 6.1% Greek, City of Boroondara: 4.6% German, City of Boroondara: 3.3% Indian, City of Boroondara: 3.5% Vietnamese, City of Boroondara: 1.5% English, Kew: 29.4% Australian, Kew: 24.4% Chinese, Kew: 13.8% Irish, Kew: 13.8% Scottish, Kew: 9.5% Italian, Kew: 6.6% Greek, Kew: 4.6% German, Kew: 3.6% Indian, Kew: 2.8% Vietnamese, Kew: 2.0%
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, Kew: +370 Australian, Kew: -348 Chinese, Kew: +914 Irish, Kew: +215 Scottish, Kew: +64 Italian, Kew: +110 Greek, Kew: +138 German, Kew: +88 Indian, Kew: +155 Vietnamese, Kew: +149
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 Kew in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (7,235 people or 29.4%)
  • Australian (5,984 people or 24.4%)
  • Chinese (3,398 people or 13.8%)
  • Irish (3,390 people or 13.8%)
  • Scottish (2,324 people or 9.5%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 22,331 responses in total, or 90.90% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Irish ancestry (13.8% compared to 12.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (13.8% 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 (+914 persons)
  • English (+370 persons)
  • Australian (-348 persons)
  • Irish (+215 persons)

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