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The three largest ancestries in Heatherton in 2016 were English, Australian and Chinese.

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 Heatherton 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 Heatherton'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
Heatherton - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%City of Kingston %Number%City of Kingston %2011 to 2016
English
72325.130.772626.229.6-3
Australian
67023.226.866123.928.4+9
Chinese
30410.56.22438.84.9+61
map this data in atlas.idIrish29710.310.92147.79.9+83
Italian
1685.85.41575.75.2+11
map this data in atlas.idScottish1665.88.52017.37.9-35
Greek
1294.55.91104.05.9+19
German
973.43.2742.73.1+23
Indian
923.24.0883.23.5+4
Russian
742.61.2632.31.0+11
South African
712.50.6582.10.6+13
Filipino
692.41.2391.41.0+30
Polish
551.91.1401.41.0+15
Dutch
521.81.5331.21.5+19
Ukrainian
331.10.4271.00.3+6
Vietnamese
331.11.2200.71.0+13
Sinhalese
311.11.3401.41.3-9
French
301.00.8160.60.6+14
Hungarian
250.90.5240.90.5+1
Lebanese
250.90.5190.70.5+6
Maltese
230.80.6110.40.6+12
Other Middle-Eastern peoples
230.80.2150.50.1+8
Welsh
200.70.6140.50.5+6
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Heatherton - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Kingston %Number%City of Kingston %2011 to 2016
Not stated1986.95.52107.65.7-12

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% Chinese, City of Kingston: 6.2% Irish, City of Kingston: 10.9% Italian, City of Kingston: 5.4% Scottish, City of Kingston: 8.5% Greek, City of Kingston: 5.9% German, City of Kingston: 3.2% Indian, City of Kingston: 4.0% Russian, City of Kingston: 1.2% English, Heatherton: 25.1% Australian, Heatherton: 23.2% Chinese, Heatherton: 10.5% Irish, Heatherton: 10.3% Italian, Heatherton: 5.8% Scottish, Heatherton: 5.8% Greek, Heatherton: 4.5% German, Heatherton: 3.4% Indian, Heatherton: 3.2% Russian, Heatherton: 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 English, Heatherton: -3 Australian, Heatherton: +9 Chinese, Heatherton: +61 Irish, Heatherton: +83 Italian, Heatherton: +11 Scottish, Heatherton: -35 Greek, Heatherton: +19 German, Heatherton: +23 Indian, Heatherton: +4 Russian, Heatherton: +11
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 Heatherton in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (723 people or 25.1%)
  • Australian (670 people or 23.2%)
  • Chinese (304 people or 10.5%)
  • Irish (297 people or 10.3%)
  • Italian (168 people or 5.8%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 2,162 responses in total, or 74.99% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (10.5% compared to 6.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (25.1% compared to 30.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (23.2% compared to 26.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Scottish ancestry (5.8% compared to 8.5%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Irish (+83 persons)
  • Chinese (+61 persons)

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