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The three largest ancestries in Doncaster East in 2011 were Chinese, English 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 Doncaster East 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 Doncaster East'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
Doncaster East - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Manningham %Number%City of Manningham %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idChinese6,90325.817.45,74821.814.3+1,156
English
4,96318.522.04,81818.320.7+145
Australian
4,69817.521.05,81022.125.4-1,112
map this data in atlas.idItalian2,4859.311.42,5179.611.5-32
Greek
2,3168.68.92,3568.99.1-41
Irish
1,4725.56.81,3575.26.4+115
Scottish
1,2654.75.91,1784.55.4+87
German
6142.32.66582.52.6-44
Indian
6002.22.05442.11.7+57
Iranian
3621.41.12631.00.8+99
South African
2771.00.82440.90.7+32
Dutch
2601.01.32891.11.3-29
Korean
2540.90.71580.60.5+97
Lebanese
2520.91.12130.81.1+39
Sinhalese
2260.80.72200.80.7+6
Croatian
2190.80.82160.80.9+3
Polish
1980.70.82260.90.8-28
Maltese
1910.70.72220.80.7-31
Macedonian
1890.70.91800.70.8+9
Egyptian
1820.70.71950.70.6-13
Vietnamese
1810.70.61380.50.5+43
Cypriot
1440.50.5670.30.2+77
Filipino
1270.50.41010.40.3+26
Malay
1190.40.31070.40.3+12
Hungarian
1150.40.41150.40.4-1
Serbian
1120.40.41250.50.5-13
New Zealander
1030.40.41170.40.5-14
Turkish
950.40.3580.20.3+37
Pakistani
890.30.2600.20.2+29
Spanish
830.30.3770.30.3+6
Taiwanese
760.30.2440.20.1+32
Palestinian
750.30.2950.40.2-20
Welsh
710.30.4660.30.3+5
French
690.30.4910.30.4-22
Russian
660.20.3780.30.3-11
Inadequately Described
650.20.3530.20.2+13
Arab not further described
640.20.1480.20.1+16
Slovene
640.20.2540.20.2+10
Armenian
630.20.1610.20.1+2
Japanese
610.20.2320.10.2+29
Austrian
600.20.2520.20.3+8
Other Indian subcontinent
540.20.1370.10.1+17
Romanian
530.20.1300.10.1+23
Albanian
500.20.3450.20.2+5
Tamil
490.20.1300.10.1+19
American
450.20.2490.20.2-4
Other Middle-Eastern peoples
420.20.1220.10.1+21
Indonesian
410.20.1550.20.1-14
Punjabi
410.20.1210.10.1+20
Singaporean
370.10.1290.10.0+8
Czech
350.10.1330.10.1+2
Thai
340.10.1190.10.1+15
Afghan
330.10.0270.10.0+6
Mauritian
330.10.1190.10.1+14
Swedish
320.10.1440.20.1-12
Ukrainian
310.10.2400.20.2-9
Latvian
270.10.1400.20.2-13
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Doncaster East - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Manningham %Number%City of Manningham %2006 to 2011
Not stated1,0994.14.11,2574.85.6-158

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 Chinese, City of Manningham: 17.4% English, City of Manningham: 22.0% Australian, City of Manningham: 21.0% Italian, City of Manningham: 11.4% Greek, City of Manningham: 8.9% Irish, City of Manningham: 6.8% Scottish, City of Manningham: 5.9% German, City of Manningham: 2.6% Indian, City of Manningham: 2.0% Iranian, City of Manningham: 1.1% Chinese, Doncaster East: 25.8% English, Doncaster East: 18.5% Australian, Doncaster East: 17.5% Italian, Doncaster East: 9.3% Greek, Doncaster East: 8.6% Irish, Doncaster East: 5.5% Scottish, Doncaster East: 4.7% German, Doncaster East: 2.3% Indian, Doncaster East: 2.2% Iranian, Doncaster East: 1.4%
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 Chinese, Doncaster East: +1,156 English, Doncaster East: +145 Australian, Doncaster East: -1,112 Italian, Doncaster East: -32 Greek, Doncaster East: -41 Irish, Doncaster East: +115 Scottish, Doncaster East: +87 German, Doncaster East: -44 Indian, Doncaster East: +57 Iranian, Doncaster East: +99
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 Doncaster East in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Chinese (6,903 people or 25.8%)
  • English (4,963 people or 18.5%)
  • Australian (4,698 people or 17.5%)
  • Italian (2,485 people or 9.3%)
  • Greek (2,316 people or 8.6%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 21,365 responses in total, or 79.77% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in Doncaster East and City of Manningham were:

  • A larger percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (25.8% compared to 17.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (18.5% compared to 22.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (17.5% compared to 21.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Italian ancestry (9.3% compared to 11.4%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Chinese (+1,156 persons)
  • Australian (-1,112 persons)
  • English (+145 persons)
  • Irish (+115 persons)

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