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The three largest ancestries in Rowville (South) in 2011 were Australian, English and Italian.

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 (South) 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 (South)'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 (South) - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2006 to 2011
Australian
2,82426.132.43,06929.336.8-245
English
2,57923.831.92,30522.030.5+274
Italian
9108.45.08608.24.9+50
Chinese
7577.07.65855.65.6+172
map this data in atlas.idIrish6716.28.45465.28.1+125
map this data in atlas.idScottish6315.87.86346.17.2-3
Sinhalese
5194.82.04634.41.6+56
Indian
4434.12.84033.82.0+40
Greek
3853.62.23493.32.2+36
German
3032.84.13233.14.1-20
Dutch
2452.32.72452.32.90
Polish
1801.71.01341.31.0+46
Egyptian
1371.30.41311.30.4+6
Vietnamese
1321.20.71011.00.6+31
Maltese
1261.20.71291.20.7-3
Mauritian
1121.00.31181.10.3-6
Hungarian
1061.00.71131.10.7-7
Croatian
1031.00.5830.80.5+20
South African
1031.00.6770.70.6+26
Filipino
920.81.01331.30.8-41
Lebanese
910.80.4710.70.3+20
New Zealander
800.70.7510.50.6+29
Tamil
780.70.3300.30.2+48
French
660.60.5700.70.5-4
Armenian
650.60.2510.50.2+14
Anglo-Indian
610.60.2380.40.2+23
Afghan
590.50.2570.50.2+2
Spanish
590.50.4400.40.3+19
Serbian
540.50.5620.60.5-8
Chilean
540.50.2360.30.2+18
Lao
520.50.1350.30.1+17
Inadequately Described
510.50.4320.30.2+19
Macedonian
480.40.2560.50.2-8
Khmer (Cambodian)
480.40.3610.60.3-13
Arab not further described
420.40.1240.20.1+18
Welsh
420.40.5350.30.6+7
Fijian
410.40.190.10.0+32
Romanian
340.30.1350.30.2-1
Russian
320.30.3380.40.2-6
Malay
320.30.3360.30.2-4
Austrian
310.30.3320.30.4-1
Portuguese
310.30.1290.30.1+2
Cypriot
300.30.2140.10.1+16
Iranian
290.30.3300.30.2-1
Danish
270.20.2150.10.2+12
Burmese peoples
270.20.1220.20.1+5
Bosnian
260.20.1250.20.1+1
Bengali
230.20.1160.20.0+7
Afrikaner
230.20.000.00.0+23
Korean
220.20.260.10.1+16
American
210.20.2120.10.2+9
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Rowville (South) - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2006 to 2011
Not stated4694.34.25315.15.5-62

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% Italian, City of Knox: 5.0% Chinese, City of Knox: 7.6% Irish, City of Knox: 8.4% Scottish, City of Knox: 7.8% Sinhalese, City of Knox: 2.0% Indian, City of Knox: 2.8% Greek, City of Knox: 2.2% German, City of Knox: 4.1% Australian, Rowville (South): 26.1% English, Rowville (South): 23.8% Italian, Rowville (South): 8.4% Chinese, Rowville (South): 7.0% Irish, Rowville (South): 6.2% Scottish, Rowville (South): 5.8% Sinhalese, Rowville (South): 4.8% Indian, Rowville (South): 4.1% Greek, Rowville (South): 3.6% German, Rowville (South): 2.8%
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 (South): -245 English, Rowville (South): +274 Italian, Rowville (South): +50 Chinese, Rowville (South): +172 Irish, Rowville (South): +125 Scottish, Rowville (South): -3 Sinhalese, Rowville (South): +56 Indian, Rowville (South): +40 Greek, Rowville (South): +36 German, Rowville (South): -20
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 (South) in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Australian (2,824 people or 26.1%)
  • English (2,579 people or 23.8%)
  • Italian (910 people or 8.4%)
  • Chinese (757 people or 7.0%)
  • Irish (671 people or 6.2%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 7,741 responses in total, or 71.45% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Italian ancestry (8.4% compared to 5.0%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Sinhalese ancestry (4.8% compared to 2.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (23.8% compared to 31.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (26.1% compared to 32.4%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+274 persons)
  • Australian (-245 persons)
  • Chinese (+172 persons)
  • Irish (+125 persons)

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