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The three largest ancestries in Wantirna in 2011 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 Wantirna 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 Wantirna'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
Wantirna - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2006 to 2011
English
4,02629.331.94,05729.130.5-30
Australian
4,01029.232.44,92335.336.8-913
Chinese
1,83213.37.61,3009.35.6+532
map this data in atlas.idIrish1,1418.38.41,1568.38.1-15
map this data in atlas.idScottish1,0387.67.81,0597.67.2-21
Italian
6524.85.06434.64.9+10
German
4493.34.14633.34.1-14
Indian
4403.22.82661.92.0+174
Greek
3472.52.23912.82.2-44
Dutch
2902.12.73192.32.9-29
Sinhalese
2651.92.02111.51.6+53
Filipino
1531.11.0860.60.8+67
Polish
1250.91.01190.91.0+6
Hungarian
1240.90.71230.90.7+1
Vietnamese
1190.90.71240.90.6-5
Serbian
880.60.5950.70.5-8
Croatian
800.60.5910.70.5-11
Khmer (Cambodian)
720.50.3490.40.3+23
Maltese
680.50.7800.60.7-12
Spanish
680.50.4370.30.3+31
South African
660.50.6800.60.6-14
New Zealander
630.50.7820.60.6-19
Welsh
570.40.5630.50.6-6
Malay
520.40.3600.40.2-8
French
500.40.5380.30.5+12
Korean
480.30.2260.20.1+22
Other Indian subcontinent
450.30.2130.10.1+32
Nepalese
440.30.1170.10.0+27
Cypriot
440.30.2240.20.1+20
American
420.30.2520.40.2-10
Turkish
420.30.2470.30.2-5
Tamil
420.30.3160.10.2+26
Inadequately Described
410.30.4190.10.2+22
Lebanese
410.30.4580.40.3-17
Ukrainian
370.30.1280.20.1+9
Indonesian
340.20.2140.10.1+20
Danish
340.20.2210.10.2+13
Austrian
330.20.3380.30.4-5
Maori
330.20.3300.20.3+3
Mauritian
320.20.3220.20.3+10
Iranian
310.20.3310.20.20
Egyptian
300.20.4580.40.4-28
Macedonian
270.20.2310.20.2-4
Russian
260.20.3280.20.2-2
Thai
240.20.260.00.1+18
Pakistani
230.20.100.00.1+23
Canadian
210.20.1320.20.1-11
Anglo-Indian
210.20.2150.10.2+6
Tongan
200.10.1230.20.1-3
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Wantirna - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2006 to 2011
Not stated4703.44.26764.95.5-206

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% Chinese, City of Knox: 7.6% Irish, City of Knox: 8.4% Scottish, City of Knox: 7.8% Italian, City of Knox: 5.0% German, City of Knox: 4.1% Indian, City of Knox: 2.8% Greek, City of Knox: 2.2% Dutch, City of Knox: 2.7% English, Wantirna: 29.3% Australian, Wantirna: 29.2% Chinese, Wantirna: 13.3% Irish, Wantirna: 8.3% Scottish, Wantirna: 7.6% Italian, Wantirna: 4.8% German, Wantirna: 3.3% Indian, Wantirna: 3.2% Greek, Wantirna: 2.5% Dutch, Wantirna: 2.1%
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, Wantirna: -30 Australian, Wantirna: -913 Chinese, Wantirna: +532 Irish, Wantirna: -15 Scottish, Wantirna: -21 Italian, Wantirna: +10 German, Wantirna: -14 Indian, Wantirna: +174 Greek, Wantirna: -44 Dutch, Wantirna: -29
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 Wantirna in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (4,026 people or 29.3%)
  • Australian (4,010 people or 29.2%)
  • Chinese (1,832 people or 13.3%)
  • Irish (1,141 people or 8.3%)
  • Scottish (1,038 people or 7.6%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 12,047 responses in total, or 87.81% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in Wantirna and the City of Knox were:

  • A larger percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (13.3% compared to 7.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (29.2% compared to 32.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (29.3% compared to 31.9%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Australian (-913 persons)
  • Chinese (+532 persons)
  • Indian (+174 persons)
  • Filipino (+67 persons)

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