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The three largest ancestries in Clayton South in 2016 were Chinese, Indian and Greek.

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 Clayton South 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 Clayton South'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
Clayton South - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%City of Kingston %Number%City of Kingston %2011 to 2016
Chinese
2,26317.96.21,88716.24.9+376
Indian
1,82314.44.01,49512.93.5+328
Greek
1,41811.25.91,33611.55.9+82
English
1,1018.730.71,17910.129.6-78
Australian
9707.726.89268.028.4+44
Vietnamese
6014.71.24353.71.0+166
Italian
5334.25.45524.75.2-19
Khmer (Cambodian)
3712.90.83713.20.70
Sinhalese
3422.71.33122.71.3+30
map this data in atlas.idIrish3292.610.92832.49.9+46
Filipino
2802.21.22672.31.0+13
map this data in atlas.idScottish2652.18.52532.27.9+12
Other Indian subcontinent
2361.90.31141.00.2+122
Punjabi
2011.60.2880.80.1+113
Arab not further described
1941.50.2580.50.1+136
German
1471.23.21271.13.1+20
Korean
1401.10.3870.70.2+53
Other Arab peoples
1371.10.1400.30.0+97
Cook Islander
1180.90.21521.30.2-34
Indonesian
1030.80.2570.50.2+46
Bengali
1020.80.11121.00.1-10
Pakistani
970.80.2720.60.1+25
Russian
940.71.2900.81.0+4
Inadequately Described
880.70.6640.60.3+24
Dutch
860.71.51000.91.5-14
Maori
810.60.3920.80.4-11
Portuguese
780.60.3390.30.2+39
Cypriot
760.60.3820.70.3-6
Polish
730.61.11080.91.0-35
Mauritian
690.50.5910.80.5-22
Croatian
650.50.7930.80.7-28
Tamil
590.50.2480.40.2+11
Samoan
570.50.1480.40.1+9
Turkish
570.50.6620.50.7-5
Serbian
550.40.6680.60.5-13
Anglo-Indian
550.40.3710.60.3-16
Chilean
520.40.2480.40.2+4
Hungarian
500.40.5540.50.5-4
Lebanese
500.40.5460.40.5+4
Nepalese
480.40.1290.20.0+19
New Zealander
440.30.8240.20.8+20
Burmese peoples
420.30.1370.30.1+5
Egyptian
410.30.3390.30.3+2
Thai
410.30.3290.20.2+12
French
390.30.8480.40.6-9
Ukrainian
390.30.4290.20.3+10
Iranian
370.30.1100.10.1+27
Japanese
330.30.3350.30.3-2
Jewish
300.20.3130.10.3+17
Lao
300.20.1420.40.1-12
Spanish
280.20.5430.40.4-15
Maltese
260.20.6480.40.6-22
Malay
250.20.2340.30.2-9
Other Middle-Eastern peoples
250.20.2100.10.1+15
Iraqi
230.20.1390.30.1-16
Zimbabwean
220.20.090.10.0+13
Afghan
210.20.160.10.1+15
Other Oceanian (inc. Melanesia & Micronesia)
180.10.0200.20.0-2
Macedonian
170.10.2190.20.2-2
Slovene
170.10.1150.10.1+2
Timorese
160.10.1260.20.1-10
Seychellois
160.10.1120.10.1+4
Fijian
160.10.2300.30.2-14
Armenian
150.10.2270.20.1-12
Bosnian
140.10.1140.10.10
Colombian
140.10.1150.10.1-1
Other Southern and East African
140.10.1100.10.1+4
Other Central Asian
130.10.1160.10.0-3
Sudanese
130.10.1110.10.0+2
Canadian
130.10.230.00.2+10
Ethiopian
120.10.0140.10.0-2
Syrian
120.10.100.00.0+12
Taiwanese
100.10.000.00.0+10
South African
100.10.6200.20.6-10
Romanian
100.10.270.10.1+3
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Clayton South - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Kingston %Number%City of Kingston %2011 to 2016
Not stated7445.95.58687.55.7-124

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 Chinese, City of Kingston: 6.2% Indian, City of Kingston: 4.0% Greek, City of Kingston: 5.9% English, City of Kingston: 30.7% Australian, City of Kingston: 26.8% Vietnamese, City of Kingston: 1.2% Italian, City of Kingston: 5.4% Khmer (Cambodian), City of Kingston: 0.8% Sinhalese, City of Kingston: 1.3% Irish, City of Kingston: 10.9% Chinese, Clayton South: 17.9% Indian, Clayton South: 14.4% Greek, Clayton South: 11.2% English, Clayton South: 8.7% Australian, Clayton South: 7.7% Vietnamese, Clayton South: 4.7% Italian, Clayton South: 4.2% Khmer (Cambodian), Clayton South: 2.9% Sinhalese, Clayton South: 2.7% Irish, Clayton South: 2.6%
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 Chinese, Clayton South: +376 Indian, Clayton South: +328 Greek, Clayton South: +82 English, Clayton South: -78 Australian, Clayton South: +44 Vietnamese, Clayton South: +166 Italian, Clayton South: -19 Khmer (Cambodian), Clayton South: 0 Sinhalese, Clayton South: +30 Irish, Clayton South: +46
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 Clayton South in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Chinese (2,263 people or 17.9%)
  • Indian (1,823 people or 14.4%)
  • Greek (1,418 people or 11.2%)
  • English (1,101 people or 8.7%)
  • Australian (970 people or 7.7%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 7,575 responses in total, or 59.82% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (17.9% compared to 6.2%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Indian ancestry (14.4% compared to 4.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (8.7% compared to 30.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (7.7% compared to 26.8%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Chinese (+376 persons)
  • Indian (+328 persons)
  • Vietnamese (+166 persons)
  • Arab not further described (+136 persons)

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