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Rowville (Central)

Ancestry

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This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for all areas. What's this?

The three largest ancestries in Rowville (Central) 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 Rowville (Central) 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 Rowville (Central)'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
Rowville (Central) - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2011 to 2016
English
4,03626.631.54,13527.131.9-99
Australian
3,94125.929.24,28128.132.4-341
Chinese
1,93712.711.11,4589.67.6+479
map this data in atlas.idIrish1,2538.29.21,0657.08.4+188
Italian
1,1247.44.91,1177.35.0+7
map this data in atlas.idScottish9866.58.19606.37.8+26
Indian
6634.43.75293.52.8+134
Greek
5163.42.35013.32.2+15
Sinhalese
4893.22.63972.62.0+92
German
4763.14.05113.44.1-35
Dutch
2982.02.42891.92.7+9
Filipino
2181.41.22001.31.0+18
Egyptian
1701.10.51591.00.4+11
Polish
1390.90.91861.21.0-47
Vietnamese
1280.80.91461.00.7-18
Hungarian
1250.80.71230.80.7+2
Khmer (Cambodian)
1130.70.41410.90.3-28
New Zealander
1100.70.6920.60.7+18
Maltese
1090.70.61140.70.7-5
South African
1070.70.61010.70.6+6
Iranian
1040.70.5730.50.3+31
Armenian
1010.70.21050.70.2-4
Croatian
1000.70.51270.80.5-27
Serbian
930.60.5980.60.5-5
Malay
840.60.5860.60.3-2
Afghan
830.50.2880.60.2-5
French
830.50.5770.50.5+6
Lebanese
780.50.3840.60.4-6
Inadequately Described
760.50.5590.40.4+17
Mauritian
750.50.3740.50.3+1
Korean
730.50.5670.40.2+6
Welsh
700.50.6510.30.5+19
Tamil
650.40.3440.30.3+21
Indonesian
580.40.3300.20.2+28
Spanish
560.40.4520.30.4+4
Cypriot
450.30.2550.40.2-10
Other Indian subcontinent
450.30.2140.10.2+31
Russian
440.30.3380.20.3+6
Portuguese
420.30.2310.20.1+11
Thai
420.30.3260.20.2+16
Chilean
380.30.2490.30.2-11
Macedonian
320.20.2380.20.2-6
Turkish
320.20.2380.20.2-6
Japanese
310.20.2280.20.1+3
Romanian
310.20.2320.20.1-1
Slovene
260.20.1280.20.1-2
Austrian
230.20.3280.20.3-5
Peruvian
200.10.0150.10.0+5
Maori
200.10.2440.30.3-24
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Rowville (Central) - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2011 to 2016
Not stated5443.64.45703.74.2-26

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% Italian, City of Knox: 4.9% Scottish, City of Knox: 8.1% Indian, City of Knox: 3.7% Greek, City of Knox: 2.3% Sinhalese, City of Knox: 2.6% German, City of Knox: 4.0% English, Rowville (Central): 26.6% Australian, Rowville (Central): 25.9% Chinese, Rowville (Central): 12.7% Irish, Rowville (Central): 8.2% Italian, Rowville (Central): 7.4% Scottish, Rowville (Central): 6.5% Indian, Rowville (Central): 4.4% Greek, Rowville (Central): 3.4% Sinhalese, Rowville (Central): 3.2% German, Rowville (Central): 3.1%
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, Rowville (Central): -99 Australian, Rowville (Central): -341 Chinese, Rowville (Central): +479 Irish, Rowville (Central): +188 Italian, Rowville (Central): +7 Scottish, Rowville (Central): +26 Indian, Rowville (Central): +134 Greek, Rowville (Central): +15 Sinhalese, Rowville (Central): +92 German, Rowville (Central): -35
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 Rowville (Central) in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (4,036 people or 26.6%)
  • Australian (3,941 people or 25.9%)
  • Chinese (1,937 people or 12.7%)
  • Irish (1,253 people or 8.2%)
  • Italian (1,124 people or 7.4%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 12,291 responses in total, or 80.88% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in Rowville (Central) and the City of Knox were:

  • A larger percentage of people with Italian ancestry (7.4% compared to 4.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (26.6% compared to 31.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (25.9% compared to 29.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Scottish ancestry (6.5% compared to 8.1%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Chinese (+479 persons)
  • Australian (-341 persons)
  • Irish (+188 persons)
  • Indian (+134 persons)

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