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The three largest ancestries in Boronia in 2011 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 Boronia 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 Boronia'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.

Derived from the Census question:

'What is the person's ancestry?'

Multi-response

Total population

Ancestry - Ranked by size
Boronia - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2006 to 2011
English
7,80037.331.97,43036.630.5+370
Australian
7,62436.532.48,30840.936.8-685
map this data in atlas.idIrish2,14310.38.41,9469.68.1+197
map this data in atlas.idScottish1,9759.57.81,7128.47.2+262
German
1,0705.14.11,0945.44.1-24
Italian
7243.55.06173.04.9+108
Chinese
6843.37.63471.75.6+338
Dutch
6253.02.77433.72.9-118
Indian
3541.72.82131.02.0+142
Greek
2261.12.22111.02.2+15
Polish
2151.01.01600.81.0+55
Sinhalese
1510.72.01190.61.6+32
New Zealander
1460.70.71580.80.6-12
Hungarian
1430.70.71200.60.7+23
Filipino
1300.61.0800.40.8+50
Welsh
1280.60.51760.90.6-47
Maltese
1070.50.71010.50.7+6
French
1000.50.5980.50.5+2
Croatian
910.40.5660.30.5+25
Inadequately Described
840.40.4540.30.2+30
Serbian
730.30.5820.40.5-9
Russian
720.30.3580.30.2+13
Austrian
710.30.31090.50.4-38
Thai
660.30.2350.20.1+30
Lebanese
640.30.4350.20.3+29
Spanish
630.30.4560.30.3+7
South African
620.30.6680.30.6-6
Vietnamese
600.30.7500.20.6+10
Iranian
520.20.3490.20.2+2
American
500.20.2460.20.2+4
Maori
470.20.3530.30.3-7
Swiss
470.20.2310.20.2+16
Mauritian
410.20.3180.10.3+23
Indonesian
410.20.2280.10.1+13
Czech
380.20.1340.20.1+4
Japanese
360.20.1150.10.1+21
Latvian
360.20.2350.20.2+1
Romanian
330.20.1190.10.2+14
Other Indian subcontinent
320.20.230.00.1+29
Swedish
320.20.1230.10.1+9
Canadian
320.20.1330.20.1-1
Tongan
310.10.170.00.1+24
Malay
290.10.3190.10.2+10
Macedonian
270.10.2200.10.2+7
Cypriot
260.10.2180.10.1+8
Chilean
250.10.2120.10.2+13
Norwegian
250.10.170.00.1+18
Khmer (Cambodian)
240.10.3390.20.3-15
Ukrainian
240.10.1370.20.1-13
Australian Aboriginal
230.10.0170.10.0+6
Egyptian
230.10.4250.10.4-2
Danish
220.10.2550.30.2-33
Tamil
220.10.390.00.2+13
Pakistani
210.10.1110.10.1+10
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Boronia - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2006 to 2011
Not stated1,1305.44.21,3626.75.5-233

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Ancestry, 2011
Ancestry, 2011 English, City of Knox: 31.9% Australian, City of Knox: 32.4% Irish, City of Knox: 8.4% Scottish, City of Knox: 7.8% German, City of Knox: 4.1% Italian, City of Knox: 5.0% Chinese, City of Knox: 7.6% Dutch, City of Knox: 2.7% Indian, City of Knox: 2.8% Greek, City of Knox: 2.2% English, Boronia: 37.3% Australian, Boronia: 36.5% Irish, Boronia: 10.3% Scottish, Boronia: 9.5% German, Boronia: 5.1% Italian, Boronia: 3.5% Chinese, Boronia: 3.3% Dutch, Boronia: 3.0% Indian, Boronia: 1.7% Greek, Boronia: 1.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in ancestry, 2006 to 2011
Change in ancestry, 2006 to 2011 English, Boronia: +370 Australian, Boronia: -685 Irish, Boronia: +197 Scottish, Boronia: +262 German, Boronia: -24 Italian, Boronia: +108 Chinese, Boronia: +338 Dutch, Boronia: -118 Indian, Boronia: +142 Greek, Boronia: +15
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (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 Boronia in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (7,800 people or 37.3%)
  • Australian (7,624 people or 36.5%)
  • Irish (2,143 people or 10.3%)
  • Scottish (1,975 people or 9.5%)
  • German (1,070 people or 5.1%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 20,612 responses in total, or 98.68% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in Boronia and the City of Knox were:

  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (37.3% compared to 31.9%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (36.5% compared to 32.4%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Irish ancestry (10.3% compared to 8.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (3.3% compared to 7.6%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the reported ancestries of the population in this area between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Australian (-685 persons)
  • English (+370 persons)
  • Chinese (+338 persons)
  • Scottish (+262 persons)

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