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The three largest ancestries in Kew East in 2011 were Australian, English 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 Kew 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 Kew 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
Kew East - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Boroondara %Number%City of Boroondara %2006 to 2011
Australian1,69126.428.21,93231.233.6-241
English1,68726.329.91,46723.728.2+220
Irish79212.412.565510.611.8+137
Italian72111.36.164310.45.8+77
Chinese5969.311.25348.69.1+63
Scottish5248.29.84677.58.8+57
Greek4777.44.64637.54.6+14
German2223.53.31822.93.3+39
Indian1502.32.91272.12.3+22
Dutch901.41.3741.21.2+15
Vietnamese871.41.0761.20.8+11
Polish661.01.1971.61.2-31
Croatian661.00.5360.60.5+30
New Zealander490.80.8550.90.8-6
Macedonian470.70.4310.50.3+16
Korean450.70.5190.30.3+26
Sinhalese450.70.9190.30.7+26
Egyptian350.50.2230.40.1+12
Lebanese340.50.3160.30.3+18
American330.50.5220.40.5+11
Hungarian300.50.5310.50.5-1
South African300.50.5250.40.4+5
French290.50.7350.60.7-6
Maltese270.40.4190.30.4+8
Spanish260.40.3160.30.3+10
Iranian250.40.3170.30.2+8
Inadequately Described240.40.330.10.3+21
Japanese230.40.4300.50.3-6
Austrian220.30.3370.60.3-15
Welsh220.30.5230.40.5-1
Serbian200.30.3250.40.3-5
Russian200.30.5250.40.4-5
Filipino200.30.3240.40.3-4
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Kew East - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Boroondara %Number%City of Boroondara %2006 to 2011
Not stated3094.84.63655.96.0-56

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 Australian, City of Boroondara: 28.2% English, City of Boroondara: 29.9% Irish, City of Boroondara: 12.5% Italian, City of Boroondara: 6.1% Chinese, City of Boroondara: 11.2% Scottish, City of Boroondara: 9.8% Greek, City of Boroondara: 4.6% German, City of Boroondara: 3.3% Indian, City of Boroondara: 2.9% Dutch, City of Boroondara: 1.3% Australian, Kew East: 26.4% English, Kew East: 26.3% Irish, Kew East: 12.4% Italian, Kew East: 11.3% Chinese, Kew East: 9.3% Scottish, Kew East: 8.2% Greek, Kew East: 7.4% German, Kew East: 3.5% Indian, Kew East: 2.3% Dutch, Kew East: 1.4%
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 Australian, Kew East: -241 English, Kew East: +220 Irish, Kew East: +137 Italian, Kew East: +77 Chinese, Kew East: +63 Scottish, Kew East: +57 Greek, Kew East: +14 German, Kew East: +39 Indian, Kew East: +22 Dutch, Kew East: +15
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 Kew East in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Australian (1,691 people or 26.4%)
  • English (1,687 people or 26.3%)
  • Irish (792 people or 12.4%)
  • Italian (721 people or 11.3%)
  • Chinese (596 people or 9.3%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 5,487 responses in total, or 85.68% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Italian ancestry (11.3% compared to 6.1%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Greek ancestry (7.4% compared to 4.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (26.3% compared to 29.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (9.3% compared to 11.2%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Australian (-241 persons)
  • English (+220 persons)
  • Irish (+137 persons)
  • Italian (+77 persons)

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