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The three largest ancestries in Rowville (South) 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 (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.

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 (South) - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2011 to 2016
English
2,67925.531.52,57923.831.9+100
Australian
2,61524.929.22,82426.132.4-209
Chinese
9709.211.17577.07.6+213
Italian
8878.44.99108.45.0-23
map this data in atlas.idIrish7116.89.26716.28.4+40
map this data in atlas.idScottish6706.48.16315.87.8+39
Sinhalese
5495.22.65194.82.0+30
Indian
5124.93.74434.12.8+69
Greek
3943.72.33853.62.2+9
German
3313.14.03032.84.1+28
Dutch
2272.22.42452.32.7-18
Polish
1501.40.91801.71.0-30
Egyptian
1491.40.51371.30.4+12
Vietnamese
1411.30.91321.20.7+9
Maltese
1121.10.61261.20.7-14
Filipino
980.91.2920.81.0+6
Tamil
920.90.3780.70.3+14
Armenian
700.70.2650.60.2+5
Mauritian
690.70.31121.00.3-43
Inadequately Described
690.70.5510.50.4+18
Croatian
680.60.51031.00.5-35
French
670.60.5660.60.5+1
Portuguese
630.60.2310.30.1+32
South African
620.60.61031.00.6-41
Hungarian
620.60.71061.00.7-44
Macedonian
610.60.2480.40.2+13
Spanish
590.60.4590.50.40
Lebanese
590.60.3910.80.4-32
New Zealander
570.50.6800.70.7-23
Afghan
550.50.2590.50.2-4
Malay
530.50.5320.30.3+21
Khmer (Cambodian)
520.50.4480.40.3+4
Serbian
450.40.5540.50.5-9
Romanian
450.40.2340.30.1+11
Iranian
440.40.5290.30.3+15
Chilean
420.40.2540.50.2-12
Anglo-Indian
390.40.1610.60.2-22
Lao
390.40.1520.50.1-13
Indonesian
340.30.370.10.2+27
Russian
320.30.3320.30.30
Welsh
320.30.6420.40.5-10
Cypriot
280.30.2300.30.2-2
Turkish
270.30.2190.20.2+8
Timorese
250.20.0150.10.0+10
Austrian
250.20.3310.30.3-6
Fijian
240.20.1410.40.1-17
Bosnian
200.20.1260.20.1-6
Burmese peoples
200.20.1270.20.1-7
Other Indian subcontinent
200.20.2190.20.2+1
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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)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2011 to 2016
Not stated3283.14.44694.34.2-141

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% Italian, City of Knox: 4.9% Irish, City of Knox: 9.2% Scottish, City of Knox: 8.1% Sinhalese, City of Knox: 2.6% Indian, City of Knox: 3.7% Greek, City of Knox: 2.3% German, City of Knox: 4.0% English, Rowville (South): 25.5% Australian, Rowville (South): 24.9% Chinese, Rowville (South): 9.2% Italian, Rowville (South): 8.4% Irish, Rowville (South): 6.8% Scottish, Rowville (South): 6.4% Sinhalese, Rowville (South): 5.2% Indian, Rowville (South): 4.9% Greek, Rowville (South): 3.7% German, Rowville (South): 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 (South): +100 Australian, Rowville (South): -209 Chinese, Rowville (South): +213 Italian, Rowville (South): -23 Irish, Rowville (South): +40 Scottish, Rowville (South): +39 Sinhalese, Rowville (South): +30 Indian, Rowville (South): +69 Greek, Rowville (South): +9 German, Rowville (South): +28
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 (South) in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (2,679 people or 25.5%)
  • Australian (2,615 people or 24.9%)
  • Chinese (970 people or 9.2%)
  • Italian (887 people or 8.4%)
  • Irish (711 people or 6.8%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 7,862 responses in total, or 74.76% 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 4.9%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Sinhalese ancestry (5.2% compared to 2.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (25.5% compared to 31.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (24.9% compared to 29.2%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Chinese (+213 persons)
  • Australian (-209 persons)
  • English (+100 persons)
  • Indian (+69 persons)

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