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The three largest ancestries in Kew 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 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.

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 East - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%City of Boroondara %Number%City of Boroondara %2011 to 2016
English1,80827.429.61,68726.329.9+121
Australian1,62724.624.61,69126.428.2-64
Irish81812.412.679212.412.5+26
Chinese74711.315.05969.311.2+151
Italian70510.76.172011.36.1-15
Scottish5888.99.95238.29.8+65
Greek5087.74.64767.44.6+32
German2393.63.32213.53.3+18
Indian1842.83.51492.32.9+35
Vietnamese931.41.5861.41.0+7
Polish861.31.0651.01.1+21
Dutch801.21.2891.41.3-9
Korean560.80.5450.70.5+11
Croatian440.70.5661.00.5-22
New Zealander430.70.8480.80.8-6
French400.60.8290.50.7+12
Austrian380.60.3220.30.3+16
Sinhalese340.51.1450.70.9-11
Hungarian290.40.4290.50.50
Lebanese290.40.3340.50.3-5
Maltese290.40.4270.40.4+2
Iranian290.40.5250.40.3+4
Macedonian280.40.3470.70.4-19
Egyptian280.40.2340.50.2-7
South African280.40.5300.50.5-2
American270.40.4330.50.5-6
Indonesian250.40.340.10.3+21
Malay230.40.460.10.3+18
Mauritian210.30.160.10.1+15
Filipino210.30.4200.30.3+1
Inadequately Described210.30.5240.40.3-3
Welsh210.30.6220.30.5-1
Russian190.30.4200.30.5-1
Japanese190.30.4230.40.4-4
Serbian180.30.3200.30.3-2
Cypriot160.20.2130.20.2+3
Spanish150.20.4260.40.3-11
Ukrainian150.20.2100.20.2+5
Taiwanese140.20.280.10.1+6
Thai130.20.3150.20.3-2
Danish130.20.3150.20.3-2
Colombian130.20.200.00.1+13
Armenian120.20.1100.20.1+2
Latvian120.20.2160.20.2-3
Norwegian110.20.170.10.1+4
Anglo-Indian100.20.190.10.1+1
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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)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Boroondara %Number%City of Boroondara %2011 to 2016
Not stated3305.04.93084.84.6+22

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% Italian, City of Boroondara: 6.1% Scottish, City of Boroondara: 9.9% 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 East: 27.4% Australian, Kew East: 24.6% Irish, Kew East: 12.4% Chinese, Kew East: 11.3% Italian, Kew East: 10.7% Scottish, Kew East: 8.9% Greek, Kew East: 7.7% German, Kew East: 3.6% Indian, Kew East: 2.8% Vietnamese, Kew East: 1.4%
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 East: +121 Australian, Kew East: -64 Irish, Kew East: +26 Chinese, Kew East: +151 Italian, Kew East: -15 Scottish, Kew East: +65 Greek, Kew East: +32 German, Kew East: +18 Indian, Kew East: +35 Vietnamese, Kew East: +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 Kew East in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (1,808 people or 27.4%)
  • Australian (1,627 people or 24.6%)
  • Irish (818 people or 12.4%)
  • Chinese (747 people or 11.3%)
  • Italian (705 people or 10.7%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 5,705 responses in total, or 86.39% 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 (10.7% compared to 6.1%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Greek ancestry (7.7% compared to 4.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (11.3% compared to 15.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (27.4% compared to 29.6%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Chinese (+151 persons)
  • English (+121 persons)
  • Scottish (+65 persons)
  • Australian (-64 persons)

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