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The three largest ancestries in the City of Kingston 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 the City of Kingston 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 the City of Kingston'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
City of Kingston - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2011 to 2016
English
46,41430.726.642,16629.626.9+4,248
Australian
40,50226.824.040,45828.426.4+44
map this data in atlas.idIrish16,51810.99.114,0769.98.8+2,442
map this data in atlas.idScottish12,8388.57.311,2467.97.2+1,592
Chinese
9,3756.27.96,9814.96.1+2,394
Greek
8,8945.93.68,4375.93.9+457
Italian
8,1355.46.77,3485.27.0+787
Indian
6,0684.04.44,9173.53.2+1,151
German
4,8863.23.04,4743.13.0+412
Dutch
2,2321.51.52,2041.51.6+28
Sinhalese
1,9291.31.51,8061.31.2+123
Filipino
1,8491.21.31,4921.01.1+357
Russian
1,8431.20.51,4791.00.5+364
Vietnamese
1,7731.22.41,3901.02.0+383
Polish
1,7261.11.11,4691.01.1+257
New Zealander
1,2080.80.71,1430.80.7+65
Khmer (Cambodian)
1,1570.80.41,0210.70.3+136
French
1,1420.80.68860.60.5+256
Croatian
1,0040.70.89790.70.9+25
South African
9370.60.49100.60.4+27
Maltese
9300.61.58300.61.6+100
Welsh
8750.60.56650.50.5+210
Serbian
8590.60.67510.50.7+108
Inadequately Described
8570.60.74750.30.4+382
Turkish
8560.60.89470.70.8-91
Mauritian
8160.50.37740.50.3+42
Hungarian
7790.50.47800.50.5-1
Lebanese
7690.51.06710.51.0+98
Spanish
7360.50.56100.40.5+126
Ukrainian
6740.40.34320.30.3+242
Cypriot
5180.30.34680.30.2+50
Maori
5150.30.45740.40.4-59
Jewish
5140.30.24640.30.3+50
Portuguese
5090.30.33550.20.2+154
Japanese
4910.30.33910.30.2+100
Egyptian
4660.30.34260.30.3+40
Other Indian subcontinent
4590.30.42360.20.2+223
Thai
4520.30.32740.20.2+178
American
4350.30.33960.30.3+39
Anglo-Indian
3920.30.14880.30.1-96
Korean
3870.30.42890.20.3+98
Chilean
3470.20.22930.20.2+54
Punjabi
3460.20.31450.10.1+201
Other Middle-Eastern peoples
3400.20.21900.10.1+150
Austrian
3300.20.23190.20.2+11
Danish
3280.20.23110.20.2+17
Indonesian
3100.20.32390.20.3+71
Swedish
3010.20.21800.10.1+121
Czech
2860.20.12630.20.1+23
Fijian
2840.20.22320.20.1+52
Canadian
2810.20.12200.20.1+61
Arab not further described
2680.20.21510.10.2+117
Macedonian
2580.20.92400.21.0+18
Pakistani
2550.20.41650.10.2+90
Swiss
2500.20.12030.10.1+47
Romanian
2490.20.22100.10.2+39
Malay
2430.20.32200.20.2+23
Cook Islander
2390.20.12490.20.1-10
Armenian
2320.20.12020.10.1+30
Tamil
2300.20.22330.20.2-3
Bosnian
2260.10.21870.10.2+39
Iranian
2210.10.41220.10.2+99
Other Arab peoples
2100.10.1610.00.1+149
Bengali
1910.10.21820.10.1+9
Other Eastern European
1740.10.1990.10.1+75
Slovene
1740.10.11620.10.1+12
Norwegian
1700.10.11380.10.1+32
Samoan
1610.10.41500.10.3+11
Argentinian
1600.10.11460.10.1+14
Nepalese
1520.10.2660.00.1+86
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
City of Kingston - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2011 to 2016
Not stated8,3465.56.28,0855.76.4+261

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, Greater Melbourne: 26.6% Australian, Greater Melbourne: 24.0% Irish, Greater Melbourne: 9.1% Scottish, Greater Melbourne: 7.3% Chinese, Greater Melbourne: 7.9% Greek, Greater Melbourne: 3.6% Italian, Greater Melbourne: 6.7% Indian, Greater Melbourne: 4.4% German, Greater Melbourne: 3.0% Dutch, Greater Melbourne: 1.5% English, City of Kingston: 30.7% Australian, City of Kingston: 26.8% Irish, City of Kingston: 10.9% Scottish, City of Kingston: 8.5% Chinese, City of Kingston: 6.2% Greek, City of Kingston: 5.9% Italian, City of Kingston: 5.4% Indian, City of Kingston: 4.0% German, City of Kingston: 3.2% Dutch, City of Kingston: 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, City of Kingston: +4,248 Australian, City of Kingston: +44 Irish, City of Kingston: +2,442 Scottish, City of Kingston: +1,592 Chinese, City of Kingston: +2,394 Greek, City of Kingston: +457 Italian, City of Kingston: +787 Indian, City of Kingston: +1,151 German, City of Kingston: +412 Dutch, City of Kingston: +28
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 City of Kingston in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (46,414 people or 30.7%)
  • Australian (40,502 people or 26.8%)
  • Irish (16,518 people or 10.9%)
  • Scottish (12,838 people or 8.5%)
  • Chinese (9,375 people or 6.2%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 125,647 responses in total, or 83.00% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in the City of Kingston and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (30.7% compared to 26.6%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (26.8% compared to 24.0%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Greek ancestry (5.9% compared to 3.6%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Irish ancestry (10.9% compared to 9.1%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+4,248 persons)
  • Irish (+2,442 persons)
  • Chinese (+2,394 persons)
  • Scottish (+1,592 persons)

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