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The three largest ancestries in Rowville (North) in 2016 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.

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 (North) - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2011 to 2016
Australian
2,31929.529.22,57232.432.4-253
English
2,30729.431.52,31729.231.9-10
Chinese
90611.511.16418.17.6+265
map this data in atlas.idIrish5967.69.25276.78.4+69
map this data in atlas.idScottish5557.18.15136.57.8+43
Italian
4846.24.94475.65.0+37
Indian
3154.03.72973.82.8+17
Sinhalese
2883.72.62332.92.0+54
German
2453.14.02353.04.1+10
Greek
2443.12.32172.72.2+27
Dutch
1511.92.41722.22.7-20
Vietnamese
1051.30.91141.40.7-10
Hungarian
771.00.7710.90.7+6
Polish
771.00.9941.21.0-18
Filipino
761.01.21081.41.0-32
Egyptian
730.90.5530.70.4+20
Maltese
620.80.6891.10.7-27
South African
580.70.6921.20.6-35
French
580.70.5380.50.5+20
Croatian
520.70.5590.80.5-7
Khmer (Cambodian)
430.50.4170.20.3+26
Lebanese
390.50.3410.50.4-2
Mauritian
380.50.3470.60.3-9
Serbian
380.50.5390.50.5-2
Korean
360.50.5130.20.2+24
Inadequately Described
350.40.5210.30.4+14
Malay
350.40.5450.60.3-10
Indonesian
340.40.3290.40.2+5
Iranian
320.40.5200.30.3+12
Welsh
310.40.6310.40.50
New Zealander
300.40.6670.80.7-37
Pakistani
300.40.1200.30.1+9
American
300.40.2200.30.2+10
Armenian
250.30.2110.10.2+14
Russian
220.30.3180.20.3+4
Tamil
210.30.3170.20.3+4
Spanish
200.30.4370.50.4-17
Portuguese
200.30.2200.30.10
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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)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2011 to 2016
Not stated1882.44.42983.84.2-110

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% Chinese, City of Knox: 11.1% Irish, City of Knox: 9.2% Scottish, City of Knox: 8.1% Italian, City of Knox: 4.9% Indian, City of Knox: 3.7% Sinhalese, City of Knox: 2.6% German, City of Knox: 4.0% Greek, City of Knox: 2.3% Australian, Rowville (North): 29.5% English, Rowville (North): 29.4% Chinese, Rowville (North): 11.5% Irish, Rowville (North): 7.6% Scottish, Rowville (North): 7.1% Italian, Rowville (North): 6.2% Indian, Rowville (North): 4.0% Sinhalese, Rowville (North): 3.7% German, Rowville (North): 3.1% Greek, Rowville (North): 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 Australian, Rowville (North): -253 English, Rowville (North): -10 Chinese, Rowville (North): +265 Irish, Rowville (North): +69 Scottish, Rowville (North): +43 Italian, Rowville (North): +37 Indian, Rowville (North): +17 Sinhalese, Rowville (North): +54 German, Rowville (North): +10 Greek, Rowville (North): +27
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 (North) in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Australian (2,319 people or 29.5%)
  • English (2,307 people or 29.4%)
  • Chinese (906 people or 11.5%)
  • Irish (596 people or 7.6%)
  • Scottish (555 people or 7.1%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 6,683 responses in total, or 85.05% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Italian ancestry (6.2% compared to 4.9%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Sinhalese ancestry (3.7% compared to 2.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (29.4% compared to 31.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Irish ancestry (7.6% compared to 9.2%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Chinese (+265 persons)
  • Australian (-253 persons)
  • Irish (+69 persons)
  • Sinhalese (+54 persons)

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