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The three largest ancestries in Boronia 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 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.

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
Boronia - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2011 to 2016
English
8,22537.131.57,79937.331.9+426
Australian
7,34533.129.27,62336.532.4-278
map this data in atlas.idIrish2,51411.39.22,14210.38.4+372
map this data in atlas.idScottish2,23610.18.11,9749.57.8+262
Chinese
1,2195.511.16843.37.6+535
German
1,1325.14.01,0695.14.1+63
Italian
8093.64.97243.55.0+85
Dutch
6933.12.46243.02.7+69
Indian
6502.93.73541.72.8+296
Greek
2911.32.32261.12.2+65
Sinhalese
2901.32.61500.72.0+140
Filipino
1990.91.21290.61.0+70
Polish
1960.90.92141.01.0-18
Welsh
1340.60.61280.60.5+6
New Zealander
1280.60.61450.70.7-17
Hungarian
1200.50.71430.70.7-22
South African
1040.50.6610.30.6+43
French
1000.50.51000.50.5+1
Austrian
930.40.3710.30.3+22
Maltese
930.40.61060.50.7-13
Iranian
920.40.5510.20.3+41
Inadequately Described
880.40.5840.40.4+5
Vietnamese
780.40.9590.30.7+19
Thai
770.40.3650.30.2+12
Spanish
730.30.4630.30.4+10
Korean
710.30.5200.10.2+51
Croatian
550.30.5900.40.5-35
Serbian
540.20.5730.30.5-19
Russian
520.20.3710.30.3-19
Mauritian
430.20.3400.20.3+3
Japanese
400.20.2360.20.1+4
Indonesian
380.20.3400.20.2-2
Malay
380.20.5280.10.3+10
Other Indian subcontinent
340.20.2310.20.2+3
Maori
340.20.2460.20.3-13
Lebanese
340.20.3630.30.4-29
Punjabi
320.10.130.00.0+29
American
310.10.2490.20.2-18
Fijian
290.10.1160.10.1+13
Nepalese
290.10.1160.10.1+14
Swedish
280.10.1310.20.1-3
Ukrainian
270.10.2240.10.1+4
Romanian
250.10.2330.20.1-7
Danish
250.10.2220.10.2+4
Egyptian
240.10.5230.10.4+1
Czech
230.10.1380.20.1-15
Khmer (Cambodian)
210.10.4230.10.3-2
Other South American
170.10.190.00.1+7
Cypriot
170.10.2260.10.2-9
Bengali
170.10.1150.10.1+3
Swiss
160.10.2460.20.2-31
Canadian
150.10.1310.20.1-17
Tongan
140.10.1300.10.1-17
Pakistani
140.10.1210.10.1-7
Mexican
140.10.000.00.0+13
Norwegian
130.10.1250.10.1-12
Anglo-Indian
130.10.1140.10.2-2
Arab not further described
130.10.160.00.1+8
Chilean
120.10.2250.10.2-12
Burmese peoples
120.10.1110.10.1+1
Other Middle-Eastern peoples
120.10.130.00.0+10
Tamil
110.00.3210.10.3-11
Singaporean
110.00.1100.10.10
Portuguese
110.10.2100.10.1+1
Australian Aboriginal
110.00.1230.10.0-12
Bosnian
100.00.1100.00.10
Brazilian
100.00.060.00.0+4
Jewish
100.00.050.00.0+4
Taiwanese
100.00.100.00.0+10
Turkish
100.00.2200.10.2-9
Lao
100.00.180.00.1+2
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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)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2011 to 2016
Not stated1,3296.04.41,1295.44.2+200

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 Knox: 31.5% Australian, City of Knox: 29.2% Irish, City of Knox: 9.2% Scottish, City of Knox: 8.1% Chinese, City of Knox: 11.1% German, City of Knox: 4.0% Italian, City of Knox: 4.9% Dutch, City of Knox: 2.4% Indian, City of Knox: 3.7% Greek, City of Knox: 2.3% English, Boronia: 37.1% Australian, Boronia: 33.1% Irish, Boronia: 11.3% Scottish, Boronia: 10.1% Chinese, Boronia: 5.5% German, Boronia: 5.1% Italian, Boronia: 3.6% Dutch, Boronia: 3.1% Indian, Boronia: 2.9% Greek, Boronia: 1.3%
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, Boronia: +426 Australian, Boronia: -278 Irish, Boronia: +372 Scottish, Boronia: +262 Chinese, Boronia: +535 German, Boronia: +63 Italian, Boronia: +85 Dutch, Boronia: +69 Indian, Boronia: +296 Greek, Boronia: +65
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 Boronia in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (8,225 people or 37.1%)
  • Australian (7,345 people or 33.1%)
  • Irish (2,514 people or 11.3%)
  • Scottish (2,236 people or 10.1%)
  • Chinese (1,219 people or 5.5%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 21,539 responses in total, or 97.13% 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 (37.1% compared to 31.5%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (33.1% compared to 29.2%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Irish ancestry (11.3% compared to 9.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (5.5% compared to 11.1%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Chinese (+535 persons)
  • English (+426 persons)
  • Irish (+372 persons)
  • Indian (+296 persons)

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