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The three largest ancestries in Wantirna South in 2016 were English, Chinese and Australian.

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.

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 South - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2011 to 2016
English
4,86325.131.54,65826.231.9+205
Chinese
4,63923.911.12,88516.27.6+1,754
Australian
3,99220.629.24,69026.432.4-698
map this data in atlas.idIrish1,3126.89.21,2617.18.4+51
map this data in atlas.idScottish1,2856.68.11,0465.97.8+239
Indian
1,1495.93.78644.92.8+285
Italian
8264.34.97624.35.0+63
Sinhalese
7363.82.65703.22.0+166
Greek
5482.82.35483.12.20
German
4702.44.04892.84.1-19
Dutch
3491.82.44172.32.7-68
Vietnamese
2021.00.91881.10.7+15
Filipino
1720.91.21500.81.0+21
Korean
1710.90.5530.30.2+118
Malay
1360.70.51300.70.3+5
Maltese
1070.60.61050.60.7+2
Polish
1060.50.91270.71.0-21
Tamil
1040.50.31450.80.3-41
Khmer (Cambodian)
920.50.4830.50.3+10
New Zealander
920.50.61030.60.7-11
Iranian
880.50.5690.40.3+19
Indonesian
840.40.3760.40.2+8
Egyptian
830.40.5430.20.4+41
Latvian
780.40.11300.70.2-52
South African
780.40.61080.60.6-30
Serbian
780.40.5870.50.5-9
Welsh
770.40.6530.30.5+25
French
720.40.5980.60.5-27
Hungarian
620.30.7740.40.7-12
Spanish
590.30.4500.30.4+9
Inadequately Described
570.30.5580.30.4-1
Lebanese
530.30.3390.20.4+14
Russian
450.20.3470.30.3-2
Punjabi
440.20.1200.10.0+24
Portuguese
430.20.2390.20.1+4
Mauritian
380.20.3400.20.3-2
Japanese
360.20.2220.10.1+14
Armenian
350.20.2300.20.2+5
Afghan
340.20.2250.10.2+9
Croatian
340.20.5480.30.5-14
Pakistani
330.20.1350.20.1-2
Tongan
330.20.1140.10.1+19
Swiss
290.10.2290.20.20
Lao
290.10.1490.30.1-20
Canadian
290.20.1230.10.1+6
Cypriot
260.10.2330.20.2-7
Other Indian subcontinent
260.10.2620.40.2-36
Thai
250.10.3430.20.2-18
Singaporean
250.10.1300.20.1-5
Austrian
250.10.3420.20.3-17
Anglo-Indian
240.10.1480.30.2-24
Ukrainian
240.10.2190.10.1+5
Romanian
240.10.2270.20.1-3
Turkish
230.10.2420.20.2-19
Bengali
210.10.1210.10.10
Maori
190.10.2460.30.3-27
Iraqi
180.10.190.10.1+9
American
170.10.2430.20.2-26
Arab not further described
160.10.1160.10.10
Assyrian/Chaldean
160.10.0150.10.0+1
Peruvian
160.10.040.00.0+12
Other South American
140.10.170.00.1+7
Danish
140.10.2260.10.2-12
Fijian
140.10.1110.10.1+3
Slovene
130.10.1180.10.1-5
Macedonian
120.10.2190.10.2-7
Palestinian
110.10.040.00.0+8
Other Polynesian
100.10.090.10.0+1
Timorese
100.10.070.00.0+3
Swedish
100.10.1150.10.1-4
Lithuanian
100.10.1170.10.1-7
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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)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2011 to 2016
Not stated6613.44.46113.44.2+50

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% Chinese, City of Knox: 11.1% Australian, City of Knox: 29.2% Irish, City of Knox: 9.2% Scottish, City of Knox: 8.1% Indian, City of Knox: 3.7% Italian, City of Knox: 4.9% Sinhalese, City of Knox: 2.6% Greek, City of Knox: 2.3% German, City of Knox: 4.0% English, Wantirna South: 25.1% Chinese, Wantirna South: 23.9% Australian, Wantirna South: 20.6% Irish, Wantirna South: 6.8% Scottish, Wantirna South: 6.6% Indian, Wantirna South: 5.9% Italian, Wantirna South: 4.3% Sinhalese, Wantirna South: 3.8% Greek, Wantirna South: 2.8% German, Wantirna South: 2.4%
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 South: +205 Chinese, Wantirna South: +1,754 Australian, Wantirna South: -698 Irish, Wantirna South: +51 Scottish, Wantirna South: +239 Indian, Wantirna South: +285 Italian, Wantirna South: +63 Sinhalese, Wantirna South: +166 Greek, Wantirna South: 0 German, Wantirna South: -19
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 South in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (4,863 people or 25.1%)
  • Chinese (4,639 people or 23.9%)
  • Australian (3,992 people or 20.6%)
  • Irish (1,312 people or 6.8%)
  • Scottish (1,285 people or 6.6%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 16,091 responses in total, or 82.94% 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 (23.9% compared to 11.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (20.6% compared to 29.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (25.1% compared to 31.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Irish ancestry (6.8% compared to 9.2%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Chinese (+1,754 persons)
  • Australian (-698 persons)
  • Indian (+285 persons)
  • Scottish (+239 persons)

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