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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
7,79937.331.97,42936.630.5+370
Australian
7,62336.532.48,30840.936.8-685
map this data in atlas.idIrish2,14210.38.41,9469.68.1+197
map this data in atlas.idScottish1,9749.57.81,7128.47.2+262
German
1,0695.14.11,0935.44.1-24
Italian
7243.55.06163.04.9+108
Chinese
6843.37.63461.75.6+338
Dutch
6243.02.77423.72.9-118
Indian
3541.72.82121.02.0+142
Greek
2261.12.22111.02.2+15
Polish
2141.01.01590.81.0+55
Sinhalese
1500.72.01190.61.6+32
New Zealander
1450.70.71580.80.6-12
Hungarian
1430.70.71200.60.7+23
Filipino
1290.61.0800.40.8+50
Welsh
1280.60.51750.90.6-47
Maltese
1060.50.71000.50.7+6
French
1000.50.5980.50.5+2
Croatian
900.40.5660.30.5+25
Inadequately Described
840.40.4540.30.2+30
Serbian
730.30.5810.40.5-9
Russian
710.30.3580.30.2+13
Austrian
710.30.31090.50.4-38
Thai
650.30.2350.20.1+30
Spanish
630.30.4560.30.3+7
Lebanese
630.30.4350.20.3+29
South African
610.30.6680.30.6-6
Vietnamese
590.30.7500.20.6+10
Iranian
510.20.3490.20.2+2
American
490.20.2460.20.2+4
Maori
460.20.3530.30.3-7
Swiss
460.20.2300.20.2+16
Mauritian
400.20.3180.10.3+23
Indonesian
400.20.2280.10.1+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
310.20.230.00.1+29
Swedish
310.20.1230.10.1+9
Canadian
310.20.1330.20.1-1
Tongan
300.10.160.00.1+24
Malay
280.10.3190.10.2+10
Macedonian
260.10.2200.10.2+7
Cypriot
260.10.2180.10.1+8
Chilean
250.10.2120.10.2+13
Norwegian
250.10.170.00.1+18
Ukrainian
240.10.1370.20.1-13
Khmer (Cambodian)
230.10.3390.20.3-15
Australian Aboriginal
230.10.0170.10.0+6
Egyptian
230.10.4250.10.4-2
Danish
220.10.2550.30.2-33
Tamil
210.10.390.00.2+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 stated1,1295.44.21,3626.75.5-233

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 (7,799 people or 37.3%)
  • Australian (7,623 people or 36.5%)
  • Irish (2,142 people or 10.3%)
  • Scottish (1,974 people or 9.5%)
  • German (1,069 people or 5.1%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 20,607 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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