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The three largest ancestries in Wantirna South in 2011 were Australian, English 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 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 Wantirna 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
Wantirna South - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2006 to 2011
Australian
4,69026.432.45,40430.136.8-714
English
4,65826.231.94,59325.630.5+65
Chinese
2,88516.27.62,42713.55.6+458
map this data in atlas.idIrish1,2617.18.41,2887.28.1-27
map this data in atlas.idScottish1,0465.97.81,0345.87.2+12
Indian
8644.92.87224.02.0+142
Italian
7634.35.08424.74.9-79
Sinhalese
5703.22.05032.81.6+67
Greek
5493.12.25653.12.2-16
German
4892.84.15062.84.1-17
Dutch
4172.32.74162.32.9+1
Vietnamese
1881.10.71660.90.6+22
Filipino
1510.81.01160.60.8+35
Tamil
1450.80.31170.70.2+28
Malay
1310.70.3760.40.2+55
Latvian
1300.70.21140.60.2+16
Polish
1270.71.01320.71.0-5
South African
1080.60.6840.50.6+24
Maltese
1060.60.71090.60.7-3
New Zealander
1030.60.7820.50.6+21
French
990.60.5770.40.5+22
Serbian
870.50.51000.60.5-13
Khmer (Cambodian)
830.50.31040.60.3-21
Indonesian
760.40.2440.20.1+32
Hungarian
750.40.7980.50.7-23
Iranian
700.40.3740.40.2-4
Other Indian subcontinent
630.40.2420.20.1+21
Inadequately Described
580.30.4250.10.2+33
Korean
540.30.2540.30.10
Welsh
530.30.5970.50.6-44
Spanish
510.30.4670.40.3-16
Lao
490.30.1300.20.1+19
Croatian
480.30.5660.40.5-18
Anglo-Indian
480.30.2500.30.2-2
Russian
470.30.3440.20.2+3
Maori
460.30.3460.30.30
American
430.20.2320.20.2+11
Egyptian
430.20.4540.30.4-11
Thai
430.20.2140.10.1+29
Turkish
420.20.2380.20.2+4
Austrian
420.20.3480.30.4-6
Mauritian
400.20.3410.20.3-1
Lebanese
400.20.4870.50.3-48
Portuguese
390.20.1250.10.1+14
Pakistani
350.20.180.00.1+27
Cypriot
340.20.2270.20.1+7
Armenian
310.20.2390.20.2-8
Singaporean
300.20.1200.10.0+10
Swiss
290.20.2220.10.2+7
Romanian
270.20.1240.10.2+3
Danish
260.10.2370.20.2-11
Afghan
250.10.2340.20.2-9
Canadian
230.10.1290.20.1-6
Japanese
220.10.1390.20.1-17
Bengali
210.10.1140.10.0+7
Punjabi
200.10.0170.10.0+3
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Wantirna South - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2006 to 2011
Not stated6123.44.28674.85.5-255

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% Chinese, City of Knox: 7.6% Irish, City of Knox: 8.4% Scottish, City of Knox: 7.8% Indian, City of Knox: 2.8% Italian, City of Knox: 5.0% Sinhalese, City of Knox: 2.0% Greek, City of Knox: 2.2% German, City of Knox: 4.1% Australian, Wantirna South: 26.4% English, Wantirna South: 26.2% Chinese, Wantirna South: 16.2% Irish, Wantirna South: 7.1% Scottish, Wantirna South: 5.9% Indian, Wantirna South: 4.9% Italian, Wantirna South: 4.3% Sinhalese, Wantirna South: 3.2% Greek, Wantirna South: 3.1% German, Wantirna 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, Wantirna South: -714 English, Wantirna South: +65 Chinese, Wantirna South: +458 Irish, Wantirna South: -27 Scottish, Wantirna South: +12 Indian, Wantirna South: +142 Italian, Wantirna South: -79 Sinhalese, Wantirna South: +67 Greek, Wantirna South: -16 German, Wantirna South: -17
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 South in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Australian (4,690 people or 26.4%)
  • English (4,658 people or 26.2%)
  • Chinese (2,885 people or 16.2%)
  • Irish (1,261 people or 7.1%)
  • Scottish (1,046 people or 5.9%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 14,540 responses in total, or 81.79% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (16.2% compared to 7.6%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Indian ancestry (4.9% compared to 2.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (26.4% compared to 32.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (26.2% 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 (-714 persons)
  • Chinese (+458 persons)
  • Indian (+142 persons)
  • Italian (-79 persons)

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