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Dandenong Foothills Policy Area

Ancestry

The three largest ancestries in Dandenong Foothills Policy Area 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 Dandenong Foothills Policy Area 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 Dandenong Foothills Policy Area'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
Dandenong Foothills Policy Area - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2006 to 2011
English
11,30538.831.910,50736.830.5+797
Australian
11,24338.632.412,13142.536.8-889
map this data in atlas.idIrish3,02810.48.42,7419.68.1+287
map this data in atlas.idScottish2,7239.37.82,3868.37.2+337
German
1,6215.64.11,5115.34.1+110
Italian
1,3744.75.01,2584.44.9+116
Dutch
1,0563.62.71,0863.82.9-30
Chinese
5111.87.63481.25.6+164
Greek
3541.22.23371.22.2+17
Polish
2670.91.02310.81.0+36
Indian
2320.82.81710.62.0+62
Welsh
2280.80.52330.80.6-5
Maltese
2230.80.71880.70.7+36
Sinhalese
2190.82.01550.51.6+65
New Zealander
2160.70.72150.80.6+1
Filipino
1810.61.0970.30.8+84
Inadequately Described
1390.50.4640.20.2+75
Austrian
1360.50.31510.50.4-14
Hungarian
1350.50.71510.50.7-16
Croatian
1320.50.5800.30.5+52
French
1250.40.51370.50.5-12
South African
1040.40.61180.40.6-14
Lebanese
910.30.4570.20.3+35
Spanish
750.30.4650.20.3+11
Swiss
740.30.2580.20.2+17
Serbian
740.30.51270.40.5-53
Russian
740.30.3640.20.2+10
American
690.20.2640.20.2+5
Canadian
660.20.1590.20.1+7
Romanian
580.20.1210.10.2+38
Mauritian
560.20.3460.20.3+10
Maori
550.20.3500.20.3+5
Czech
530.20.1530.20.10
Egyptian
530.20.4330.10.4+20
Vietnamese
520.20.7630.20.6-10
Ukrainian
500.20.1300.10.1+20
Danish
480.20.2530.20.2-5
Thai
460.20.2260.10.1+20
Slovak
430.10.1310.10.1+12
Iranian
400.10.3360.10.2+4
Latvian
390.10.2440.20.2-5
Swedish
390.10.1270.10.1+12
Indonesian
380.10.2140.00.1+24
Anglo-Indian
380.10.2180.10.2+21
Afghan
350.10.2160.10.2+19
Chilean
330.10.2180.10.2+15
Japanese
310.10.180.00.1+23
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Dandenong Foothills Policy Area - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2006 to 2011
Not stated1,4815.14.21,5845.55.5-103

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% Italian, City of Knox: 5.0% Dutch, City of Knox: 2.7% Chinese, City of Knox: 7.6% Greek, City of Knox: 2.2% Polish, City of Knox: 1.0% English, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 38.8% Australian, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 38.6% Irish, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 10.4% Scottish, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 9.3% German, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 5.6% Italian, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 4.7% Dutch, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 3.6% Chinese, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 1.8% Greek, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 1.2% Polish, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 0.9%
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, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: +797 Australian, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: -889 Irish, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: +287 Scottish, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: +337 German, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: +110 Italian, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: +116 Dutch, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: -30 Chinese, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: +164 Greek, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: +17 Polish, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: +36
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 Dandenong Foothills Policy Area in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (11,305 people or 38.8%)
  • Australian (11,243 people or 38.6%)
  • Irish (3,028 people or 10.4%)
  • Scottish (2,723 people or 9.3%)
  • German (1,621 people or 5.6%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 29,920 responses in total, or 102.68% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in Dandenong Foothills Policy Area and the City of Knox were:

  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (38.8% compared to 31.9%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (38.6% compared to 32.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (1.8% compared to 7.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Indian ancestry (0.8% compared to 2.8%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Australian (-889 persons)
  • English (+797 persons)
  • Scottish (+337 persons)
  • Irish (+287 persons)

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