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The three largest ancestries in Knoxfield in 2011 were Australian, English and Scottish.

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.

Derived from the Census question:

'What is the person's ancestry?'

Multi-response

Total population

Ancestry - Ranked by size
Knoxfield - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2006 to 2011
Australian
2,27333.132.42,63039.136.8-358
English
2,21032.231.92,11431.430.5+97
map this data in atlas.idScottish6098.97.85398.07.2+70
map this data in atlas.idIrish5968.78.45448.18.1+52
Chinese
5828.57.64015.95.6+181
German
3064.54.12884.34.1+18
Italian
2764.05.02603.94.9+16
Dutch
2313.42.72243.32.9+8
Indian
1812.62.81161.72.0+66
Sinhalese
1612.32.0851.31.6+76
Greek
1352.02.21562.32.2-21
Filipino
721.01.0801.20.8-8
South African
600.90.6360.50.6+23
Hungarian
570.80.7430.60.7+14
Polish
550.81.0620.91.0-7
New Zealander
510.70.7310.50.6+21
Vietnamese
500.70.7300.40.6+20
French
440.60.5400.60.5+4
Welsh
430.60.5420.60.6+1
Maltese
320.50.7530.80.7-21
Serbian
310.50.5380.60.5-7
Inadequately Described
260.40.4310.50.2-5
Croatian
260.40.5140.20.5+12
Russian
240.40.3220.30.2+2
Spanish
240.40.4290.40.3-5
Tamil
240.40.330.00.2+21
American
220.30.2130.20.2+9
Korean
200.30.210.00.1+20
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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)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2006 to 2011
Not stated2423.54.22884.35.5-46

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 Australian, City of Knox: 32.4% English, City of Knox: 31.9% Scottish, City of Knox: 7.8% Irish, City of Knox: 8.4% Chinese, City of Knox: 7.6% German, City of Knox: 4.1% Italian, City of Knox: 5.0% Dutch, City of Knox: 2.7% Indian, City of Knox: 2.8% Sinhalese, City of Knox: 2.0% Australian, Knoxfield: 33.1% English, Knoxfield: 32.2% Scottish, Knoxfield: 8.9% Irish, Knoxfield: 8.7% Chinese, Knoxfield: 8.5% German, Knoxfield: 4.5% Italian, Knoxfield: 4.0% Dutch, Knoxfield: 3.4% Indian, Knoxfield: 2.6% Sinhalese, Knoxfield: 2.3%
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 Australian, Knoxfield: -358 English, Knoxfield: +97 Scottish, Knoxfield: +70 Irish, Knoxfield: +52 Chinese, Knoxfield: +181 German, Knoxfield: +18 Italian, Knoxfield: +16 Dutch, Knoxfield: +8 Indian, Knoxfield: +66 Sinhalese, Knoxfield: +76
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 Knoxfield in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Australian (2,273 people or 33.1%)
  • English (2,210 people or 32.2%)
  • Scottish (609 people or 8.9%)
  • Irish (596 people or 8.7%)
  • Chinese (582 people or 8.5%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 6,270 responses in total, or 91.42% of all responses.

The major difference between the ancestries of the population in Knoxfield and the City of Knox was:

  • A larger percentage of people with Scottish ancestry (8.9% compared to 7.8%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Australian (-358 persons)
  • Chinese (+181 persons)
  • English (+97 persons)
  • Sinhalese (+76 persons)

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