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The three largest ancestries in Wantirna 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 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.

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
Wantirna - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2011 to 2016
English
3,82127.531.54,02629.331.9-205
Australian
3,52625.429.24,01029.232.4-484
Chinese
2,59418.711.11,83113.37.6+763
map this data in atlas.idIrish1,1578.39.21,1408.38.4+17
map this data in atlas.idScottish1,0307.48.11,0377.67.8-7
Italian
5844.24.96524.85.0-68
Indian
5373.93.74403.22.8+97
German
4143.04.04483.34.1-34
Greek
3572.62.33472.52.2+10
Sinhalese
2992.12.62641.92.0+35
Dutch
2271.62.42902.12.7-62
Vietnamese
1951.40.91190.90.7+77
Filipino
1551.11.21521.11.0+3
Hungarian
1190.90.71240.90.7-5
Polish
1010.70.91250.91.0-24
New Zealander
880.60.6630.50.7+25
Malay
780.60.5520.40.3+26
Croatian
770.60.5800.60.5-3
Korean
730.50.5480.30.2+25
Serbian
660.50.5870.60.5-22
Inadequately Described
640.50.5400.30.4+24
Spanish
620.40.4680.50.4-6
Tamil
590.40.3420.30.3+17
Khmer (Cambodian)
580.40.4720.50.3-14
French
540.40.5500.40.5+5
Other Indian subcontinent
530.40.2440.30.2+8
Maltese
500.40.6680.50.7-18
Welsh
470.30.6570.40.5-9
Iranian
450.30.5310.20.3+15
Nepalese
450.30.1440.30.1+1
South African
430.30.6660.50.6-23
Maori
380.30.2330.20.3+5
Lebanese
370.30.3400.30.4-3
Fijian
360.30.1110.10.1+25
Egyptian
350.30.5300.20.4+5
Burmese peoples
350.30.150.00.1+30
Cypriot
330.20.2440.30.2-11
Thai
310.20.3240.20.2+8
Turkish
290.20.2420.30.2-13
Russian
260.20.3260.20.30
Chilean
250.20.2150.10.2+10
Danish
250.20.2340.20.2-9
Lao
230.20.1150.10.1+8
Indonesian
220.20.3340.20.2-12
Afghan
190.10.2120.10.2+7
Pakistani
190.10.1230.20.1-4
Mauritian
190.10.3320.20.3-13
American
170.10.2420.30.2-25
Punjabi
160.10.1120.10.0+4
Romanian
160.10.260.00.1+10
Swiss
160.10.2150.10.2+1
Austrian
150.10.3320.20.3-18
Czech
140.10.1180.10.1-5
Macedonian
140.10.2270.20.2-13
Singaporean
140.10.1190.10.1-5
Anglo-Indian
130.10.1210.20.2-8
Armenian
130.10.2130.10.20
Bosnian
120.10.140.00.1+8
Portuguese
120.10.290.10.1+3
Tongan
120.10.1200.10.1-8
Swedish
110.10.1190.10.1-8
Ukrainian
100.10.2370.30.1-27
Other Southern and East African
100.10.190.10.1+1
Canadian
100.10.1210.20.1-11
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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)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2011 to 2016
Not stated5964.34.44703.44.2+127

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% Irish, City of Knox: 9.2% Scottish, City of Knox: 8.1% Italian, City of Knox: 4.9% Indian, City of Knox: 3.7% German, City of Knox: 4.0% Greek, City of Knox: 2.3% Sinhalese, City of Knox: 2.6% English, Wantirna: 27.5% Australian, Wantirna: 25.4% Chinese, Wantirna: 18.7% Irish, Wantirna: 8.3% Scottish, Wantirna: 7.4% Italian, Wantirna: 4.2% Indian, Wantirna: 3.9% German, Wantirna: 3.0% Greek, Wantirna: 2.6% Sinhalese, Wantirna: 2.1%
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, Wantirna: -205 Australian, Wantirna: -484 Chinese, Wantirna: +763 Irish, Wantirna: +17 Scottish, Wantirna: -7 Italian, Wantirna: -68 Indian, Wantirna: +97 German, Wantirna: -34 Greek, Wantirna: +10 Sinhalese, Wantirna: +35
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 Wantirna in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (3,821 people or 27.5%)
  • Australian (3,526 people or 25.4%)
  • Chinese (2,594 people or 18.7%)
  • Irish (1,157 people or 8.3%)
  • Scottish (1,030 people or 7.4%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 12,128 responses in total, or 87.22% 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 (18.7% compared to 11.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (27.5% compared to 31.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (25.4% compared to 29.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with German ancestry (3.0% compared to 4.0%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Chinese (+763 persons)
  • Australian (-484 persons)
  • English (-205 persons)
  • Indian (+97 persons)

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