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The three largest ancestries in Rowville (North) in 2011 were Australian, English 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 (North) 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 (North)'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
Rowville (North) - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2006 to 2011
Australian
2,57232.432.42,75835.636.8-186
English
2,31729.231.92,13727.630.5+180
Chinese
6428.17.64575.95.6+185
map this data in atlas.idIrish5286.78.44856.38.1+43
map this data in atlas.idScottish5136.57.84605.97.2+53
Italian
4485.65.05146.64.9-66
Indian
2983.82.82473.22.0+51
German
2363.04.12102.74.1+26
Sinhalese
2342.92.02052.61.6+29
Greek
2182.72.21972.52.2+21
Dutch
1722.22.72303.02.9-57
Vietnamese
1151.40.7660.90.6+48
Filipino
1091.41.01191.50.8-11
Polish
951.21.01231.61.0-28
South African
931.20.6700.90.6+23
Maltese
891.10.7700.90.7+19
Hungarian
710.90.7700.90.7+1
New Zealander
670.80.7450.60.6+22
Croatian
600.80.5590.80.5+1
Egyptian
530.70.4680.90.4-15
Mauritian
470.60.3410.50.3+6
Malay
460.60.3230.30.2+23
Lebanese
410.50.4500.60.3-9
Serbian
400.50.5540.70.5-14
Spanish
380.50.4530.70.3-15
French
380.50.5410.50.5-3
Welsh
310.40.5390.50.6-8
Indonesian
290.40.2170.20.1+12
Other Indian subcontinent
280.40.2120.20.1+16
Pakistani
210.30.190.10.1+12
Inadequately Described
210.30.490.10.2+12
Chilean
210.30.2170.20.2+4
Iranian
200.30.3120.20.2+8
Portuguese
200.30.1290.40.1-9
American
200.30.2300.40.2-10
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Rowville (North) - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2006 to 2011
Not stated2993.84.23674.75.5-69

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% Chinese, City of Knox: 7.6% Irish, City of Knox: 8.4% Scottish, City of Knox: 7.8% Italian, City of Knox: 5.0% Indian, City of Knox: 2.8% German, City of Knox: 4.1% Sinhalese, City of Knox: 2.0% Greek, City of Knox: 2.2% Australian, Rowville (North): 32.4% English, Rowville (North): 29.2% Chinese, Rowville (North): 8.1% Irish, Rowville (North): 6.7% Scottish, Rowville (North): 6.5% Italian, Rowville (North): 5.6% Indian, Rowville (North): 3.8% German, Rowville (North): 3.0% Sinhalese, Rowville (North): 2.9% Greek, Rowville (North): 2.7%
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, Rowville (North): -186 English, Rowville (North): +180 Chinese, Rowville (North): +185 Irish, Rowville (North): +43 Scottish, Rowville (North): +53 Italian, Rowville (North): -66 Indian, Rowville (North): +51 German, Rowville (North): +26 Sinhalese, Rowville (North): +29 Greek, Rowville (North): +21
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 Rowville (North) in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Australian (2,572 people or 32.4%)
  • English (2,317 people or 29.2%)
  • Chinese (642 people or 8.1%)
  • Irish (528 people or 6.7%)
  • Scottish (513 people or 6.5%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 6,572 responses in total, or 82.85% of all responses.

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

  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (29.2% compared to 31.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Irish ancestry (6.7% compared to 8.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Scottish ancestry (6.5% compared to 7.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with German ancestry (3.0% compared to 4.1%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Australian (-186 persons)
  • Chinese (+185 persons)
  • English (+180 persons)
  • Italian (-66 persons)

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