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The three largest ancestries in Knoxfield 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 Knoxfield 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 Knoxfield'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
Knoxfield - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2011 to 2016
English
2,28430.631.52,21032.231.9+74
Australian
2,17229.129.22,27233.132.4-100
Chinese
1,02013.711.15818.57.6+439
map this data in atlas.idIrish7299.89.25968.78.4+133
map this data in atlas.idScottish5627.58.16088.97.8-46
German
3004.04.03064.54.1-6
Indian
2733.73.71812.62.8+92
Italian
2453.34.92754.05.0-30
Sinhalese
2142.92.61612.32.0+53
Dutch
1952.62.42313.42.7-36
Greek
1662.22.31342.02.2+31
Filipino
1391.91.2711.01.0+67
Vietnamese
791.10.9490.70.7+30
Polish
520.70.9540.81.0-2
South African
480.70.6590.90.6-11
Hungarian
470.60.7570.80.7-10
New Zealander
450.60.6510.70.7-6
Korean
440.60.5200.30.2+24
Tamil
330.40.3240.40.3+9
Welsh
330.40.6420.60.5-9
Inadequately Described
300.40.5250.40.4+5
Malay
290.40.560.10.3+23
Iranian
290.40.5180.30.3+11
Spanish
280.40.4240.40.4+4
Swedish
250.30.1100.10.1+15
Other Indian subcontinent
240.30.2130.20.2+12
Serbian
240.30.5310.50.5-6
Croatian
230.30.5260.40.5-2
Indonesian
220.30.3140.20.2+9
Egyptian
210.30.500.00.4+22
American
210.30.2220.30.2-1
Maltese
200.30.6310.50.7-11
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Knoxfield - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2011 to 2016
Not stated2994.04.42413.54.2+58

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% Chinese, City of Knox: 11.1% Irish, City of Knox: 9.2% Scottish, City of Knox: 8.1% German, City of Knox: 4.0% Indian, City of Knox: 3.7% Italian, City of Knox: 4.9% Sinhalese, City of Knox: 2.6% Dutch, City of Knox: 2.4% English, Knoxfield: 30.6% Australian, Knoxfield: 29.1% Chinese, Knoxfield: 13.7% Irish, Knoxfield: 9.8% Scottish, Knoxfield: 7.5% German, Knoxfield: 4.0% Indian, Knoxfield: 3.7% Italian, Knoxfield: 3.3% Sinhalese, Knoxfield: 2.9% Dutch, Knoxfield: 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, Knoxfield: +74 Australian, Knoxfield: -100 Chinese, Knoxfield: +439 Irish, Knoxfield: +133 Scottish, Knoxfield: -46 German, Knoxfield: -6 Indian, Knoxfield: +92 Italian, Knoxfield: -30 Sinhalese, Knoxfield: +53 Dutch, Knoxfield: -36
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 Knoxfield in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (2,284 people or 30.6%)
  • Australian (2,172 people or 29.1%)
  • Chinese (1,020 people or 13.7%)
  • Irish (729 people or 9.8%)
  • Scottish (562 people or 7.5%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 6,767 responses in total, or 90.78% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (13.7% compared to 11.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Italian ancestry (3.3% compared to 4.9%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Chinese (+439 persons)
  • Irish (+133 persons)
  • Australian (-100 persons)
  • Indian (+92 persons)

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