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The three largest ancestries in Lysterfield in 2016 were Australian, English 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 Lysterfield 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 Lysterfield'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
Lysterfield - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2011 to 2016
Australian
2,24534.429.22,36336.332.4-118
English
2,09432.131.52,03931.331.9+56
map this data in atlas.idIrish6169.49.25298.18.4+86
Italian
5077.84.95768.95.0-69
map this data in atlas.idScottish4647.18.14276.67.8+37
Chinese
3305.111.12223.47.6+109
German
2594.04.02323.64.1+27
Greek
2243.42.32463.82.2-22
Dutch
1752.72.41983.02.7-23
Sinhalese
1472.32.61171.82.0+30
Indian
1342.13.71231.92.8+11
Filipino
811.21.2621.01.0+19
Egyptian
791.20.5540.80.4+25
Maltese
781.20.6711.10.7+8
Polish
741.10.9811.21.0-7
Croatian
701.10.5330.50.5+37
Serbian
530.80.5320.50.5+22
New Zealander
520.80.6390.60.7+13
Hungarian
470.70.7290.40.7+18
South African
420.60.6510.80.6-9
Welsh
360.60.6370.60.5-1
Armenian
290.40.2180.30.2+11
Afghan
270.40.2410.60.2-14
Lebanese
250.40.3430.70.4-18
French
250.40.5210.30.5+4
Macedonian
240.40.2110.20.2+13
Malay
240.40.5160.20.3+8
Spanish
230.40.4150.20.4+8
Inadequately Described
220.30.5430.70.4-21
Mauritian
210.30.3310.50.3-10
Chilean
200.30.2200.30.20
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Lysterfield - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2011 to 2016
Not stated3174.94.42483.84.2+69

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 Australian, City of Knox: 29.2% English, City of Knox: 31.5% Irish, City of Knox: 9.2% Italian, City of Knox: 4.9% Scottish, City of Knox: 8.1% Chinese, City of Knox: 11.1% German, City of Knox: 4.0% Greek, City of Knox: 2.3% Dutch, City of Knox: 2.4% Sinhalese, City of Knox: 2.6% Australian, Lysterfield: 34.4% English, Lysterfield: 32.1% Irish, Lysterfield: 9.4% Italian, Lysterfield: 7.8% Scottish, Lysterfield: 7.1% Chinese, Lysterfield: 5.1% German, Lysterfield: 4.0% Greek, Lysterfield: 3.4% Dutch, Lysterfield: 2.7% Sinhalese, Lysterfield: 2.3%
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 Australian, Lysterfield: -118 English, Lysterfield: +56 Irish, Lysterfield: +86 Italian, Lysterfield: -69 Scottish, Lysterfield: +37 Chinese, Lysterfield: +109 German, Lysterfield: +27 Greek, Lysterfield: -22 Dutch, Lysterfield: -23 Sinhalese, Lysterfield: +30
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 Lysterfield in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Australian (2,245 people or 34.4%)
  • English (2,094 people or 32.1%)
  • Irish (616 people or 9.4%)
  • Italian (507 people or 7.8%)
  • Scottish (464 people or 7.1%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 5,926 responses in total, or 90.83% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (34.4% compared to 29.2%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Italian ancestry (7.8% compared to 4.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (5.1% compared to 11.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Indian ancestry (2.1% compared to 3.7%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Australian (-118 persons)
  • Chinese (+109 persons)
  • Irish (+86 persons)
  • Italian (-69 persons)

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