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The three largest ancestries in Aspendale 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 Aspendale 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 Aspendale'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
Aspendale - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%City of Kingston %Number%City of Kingston %2011 to 2016
English
2,64637.830.72,36735.729.6+279
Australian
2,54836.426.82,62239.628.4-74
map this data in atlas.idIrish1,09315.610.995714.49.9+136
map this data in atlas.idScottish81411.68.56529.87.9+162
Italian
3244.65.42644.05.2+60
German
2593.73.22073.13.1+52
Greek
1682.45.91692.65.9-1
Dutch
1161.71.51612.41.5-45
Chinese
1091.66.2931.44.9+16
Indian
961.44.0510.83.5+45
Russian
721.01.2731.11.0-1
Welsh
691.00.6430.60.5+26
Polish
681.01.1430.61.0+25
New Zealander
630.90.8751.10.8-12
Croatian
500.70.7190.30.7+31
American
440.60.3330.50.3+11
Sinhalese
430.61.3490.71.3-6
Maltese
350.50.6420.60.6-7
Spanish
300.40.5340.50.4-4
Filipino
300.41.2410.61.0-11
Canadian
290.40.2180.30.2+11
South African
280.40.6430.60.6-15
Vietnamese
280.41.2220.31.0+6
French
270.40.8520.80.6-25
Ukrainian
220.30.4300.50.3-8
Hungarian
210.30.5240.40.5-3
Jewish
210.30.3110.20.3+10
Maori
190.30.3270.40.4-8
Danish
180.30.2150.20.2+3
Mauritian
170.20.5130.20.5+4
Inadequately Described
160.20.6220.30.3-6
Finnish
150.20.160.10.1+9
Serbian
150.20.6290.40.5-14
Tamil
140.20.2110.20.2+3
Thai
130.20.3100.20.2+3
Turkish
130.20.6230.30.7-10
Japanese
120.20.360.10.3+6
Lebanese
110.20.5320.50.5-21
Egyptian
100.10.360.10.3+4
Argentinian
100.10.190.10.1+1
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Aspendale - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Kingston %Number%City of Kingston %2011 to 2016
Not stated3855.55.52974.55.7+88

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 Kingston: 30.7% Australian, City of Kingston: 26.8% Irish, City of Kingston: 10.9% Scottish, City of Kingston: 8.5% Italian, City of Kingston: 5.4% German, City of Kingston: 3.2% Greek, City of Kingston: 5.9% Dutch, City of Kingston: 1.5% Chinese, City of Kingston: 6.2% Indian, City of Kingston: 4.0% English, Aspendale: 37.8% Australian, Aspendale: 36.4% Irish, Aspendale: 15.6% Scottish, Aspendale: 11.6% Italian, Aspendale: 4.6% German, Aspendale: 3.7% Greek, Aspendale: 2.4% Dutch, Aspendale: 1.7% Chinese, Aspendale: 1.6% Indian, Aspendale: 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, Aspendale: +279 Australian, Aspendale: -74 Irish, Aspendale: +136 Scottish, Aspendale: +162 Italian, Aspendale: +60 German, Aspendale: +52 Greek, Aspendale: -1 Dutch, Aspendale: -45 Chinese, Aspendale: +16 Indian, Aspendale: +45
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 Aspendale in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (2,646 people or 37.8%)
  • Australian (2,548 people or 36.4%)
  • Irish (1,093 people or 15.6%)
  • Scottish (814 people or 11.6%)
  • Italian (324 people or 4.6%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 7,425 responses in total, or 106.13% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (36.4% compared to 26.8%)
  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (37.8% compared to 30.7%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Irish ancestry (15.6% compared to 10.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (1.6% compared to 6.2%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+279 persons)
  • Scottish (+162 persons)
  • Irish (+136 persons)
  • Australian (-74 persons)

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