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The three largest ancestries in Upper Ferntree Gully in 2011 were English, Australian and Irish.

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 Upper Ferntree Gully 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 Upper Ferntree Gully'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
Upper Ferntree Gully - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2006 to 2011
English
1,03741.731.996539.130.5+72
Australian
98339.532.41,03141.836.8-48
map this data in atlas.idIrish2459.88.427010.98.1-25
map this data in atlas.idScottish2208.87.82098.57.2+11
German
1556.24.11184.84.1+37
Dutch
1014.12.7913.72.9+10
Italian
712.95.0592.44.9+12
Welsh
361.40.5261.10.6+10
Greek
351.42.2261.12.2+9
Chinese
281.17.6200.85.6+8
Hungarian
241.00.770.30.7+17
Polish
210.81.0371.51.0-16
New Zealander
200.80.7381.50.6-18
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Upper Ferntree Gully - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2006 to 2011
Not stated1355.44.21285.25.5+7

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 English, City of Knox: 31.9% Australian, City of Knox: 32.4% Irish, City of Knox: 8.4% Scottish, City of Knox: 7.8% German, City of Knox: 4.1% Dutch, City of Knox: 2.7% Italian, City of Knox: 5.0% Welsh, City of Knox: 0.5% Greek, City of Knox: 2.2% Chinese, City of Knox: 7.6% English, Upper Ferntree Gully: 41.7% Australian, Upper Ferntree Gully: 39.5% Irish, Upper Ferntree Gully: 9.8% Scottish, Upper Ferntree Gully: 8.8% German, Upper Ferntree Gully: 6.2% Dutch, Upper Ferntree Gully: 4.1% Italian, Upper Ferntree Gully: 2.9% Welsh, Upper Ferntree Gully: 1.4% Greek, Upper Ferntree Gully: 1.4% Chinese, Upper Ferntree Gully: 1.1%
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 English, Upper Ferntree Gully: +72 Australian, Upper Ferntree Gully: -48 Irish, Upper Ferntree Gully: -25 Scottish, Upper Ferntree Gully: +11 German, Upper Ferntree Gully: +37 Dutch, Upper Ferntree Gully: +10 Italian, Upper Ferntree Gully: +12 Welsh, Upper Ferntree Gully: +10 Greek, Upper Ferntree Gully: +9 Chinese, Upper Ferntree Gully: +8
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 Upper Ferntree Gully in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (1,037 people or 41.7%)
  • Australian (983 people or 39.5%)
  • Irish (245 people or 9.8%)
  • Scottish (220 people or 8.8%)
  • German (155 people or 6.2%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 2,640 responses in total, or 106.11% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in Upper Ferntree Gully and the City of Knox were:

  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (41.7% compared to 31.9%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (39.5% compared to 32.4%)
  • A larger percentage of people with German ancestry (6.2% compared to 4.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (1.1% compared to 7.6%)

Emerging groups

The largest change in the reported ancestries of the population in this area between 2006 and 2011 was:

  • English (+72 persons)

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