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The three largest ancestries in Templestowe in 2011 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 Templestowe 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 Templestowe'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
Templestowe - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Manningham %Number%City of Manningham %2006 to 2011
English
3,36220.722.03,06118.720.7+301
Australian
3,09619.021.03,88523.825.4-789
map this data in atlas.idChinese2,42014.917.42,20513.514.3+215
map this data in atlas.idItalian2,05712.711.41,96512.011.5+92
Greek
1,64310.18.91,5729.69.1+71
Irish
1,0596.56.81,0356.36.4+25
Scottish
9145.65.98155.05.4+98
Indian
3992.52.03522.21.7+48
German
3772.32.64192.62.6-42
Iranian
2671.61.11510.90.8+116
Lebanese
2271.41.12821.71.1-55
Macedonian
2021.20.91781.10.8+24
Dutch
2021.21.32141.31.3-12
Egyptian
1911.20.71861.10.6+5
South African
1791.10.82011.20.7-22
Albanian
1370.80.31160.70.2+21
Sinhalese
1360.80.71360.80.70
Maltese
1290.80.71500.90.7-21
Cypriot
1280.80.5570.30.2+72
Croatian
1070.70.81330.80.9-26
Polish
1040.60.81290.80.8-24
Filipino
860.50.4650.40.3+20
French
820.50.4540.30.4+28
Serbian
760.50.4850.50.5-9
New Zealander
700.40.41040.60.5-34
Korean
670.40.7730.40.5-6
Pakistani
630.40.2390.20.2+23
Spanish
630.40.3580.40.3+6
Vietnamese
620.40.6600.40.5+1
Hungarian
600.40.4610.40.4-2
American
550.30.2450.30.2+9
Turkish
540.30.3720.40.3-19
Welsh
530.30.4460.30.3+8
Tamil
510.30.1360.20.1+16
Danish
460.30.2230.10.2+23
Inadequately Described
420.30.3470.30.2-5
Malay
410.30.3330.20.3+9
Syrian
400.20.1150.10.1+26
Ukrainian
350.20.2350.20.20
Russian
290.20.3550.30.3-26
Japanese
280.20.2150.10.2+13
Thai
270.20.1130.10.1+14
Palestinian
260.20.2250.20.2+1
Arab not further described
260.20.190.10.1+17
Anglo-Indian
250.20.1160.10.1+9
Austrian
250.20.2320.20.3-7
Latvian
250.20.1220.10.2+3
Portuguese
240.20.2230.10.1+1
Other Indian subcontinent
230.10.1550.30.1-32
Indonesian
230.10.1230.10.10
Canadian
230.10.1220.10.1+1
Armenian
230.10.1170.10.1+6
Czech
220.10.1170.10.1+5
Punjabi
220.10.170.00.1+15
Slovene
210.10.2180.10.2+3
Jewish
210.10.1160.10.1+5
Iraqi
210.10.1170.10.1+4
Norwegian
200.10.1160.10.1+4
Romanian
200.10.1180.10.1+2
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Templestowe - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Manningham %Number%City of Manningham %2006 to 2011
Not stated6734.14.19155.65.6-242

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 Manningham: 22.0% Australian, City of Manningham: 21.0% Chinese, City of Manningham: 17.4% Italian, City of Manningham: 11.4% Greek, City of Manningham: 8.9% Irish, City of Manningham: 6.8% Scottish, City of Manningham: 5.9% Indian, City of Manningham: 2.0% German, City of Manningham: 2.6% Iranian, City of Manningham: 1.1% English, Templestowe: 20.7% Australian, Templestowe: 19.0% Chinese, Templestowe: 14.9% Italian, Templestowe: 12.7% Greek, Templestowe: 10.1% Irish, Templestowe: 6.5% Scottish, Templestowe: 5.6% Indian, Templestowe: 2.5% German, Templestowe: 2.3% Iranian, Templestowe: 1.6%
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, Templestowe: +301 Australian, Templestowe: -789 Chinese, Templestowe: +215 Italian, Templestowe: +92 Greek, Templestowe: +71 Irish, Templestowe: +25 Scottish, Templestowe: +98 Indian, Templestowe: +48 German, Templestowe: -42 Iranian, Templestowe: +116
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 Templestowe in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (3,362 people or 20.7%)
  • Australian (3,096 people or 19.0%)
  • Chinese (2,420 people or 14.9%)
  • Italian (2,057 people or 12.7%)
  • Greek (1,643 people or 10.1%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 12,578 responses in total, or 77.36% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Italian ancestry (12.7% compared to 11.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (14.9% compared to 17.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (19.0% compared to 21.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (20.7% compared to 22.0%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Australian (-789 persons)
  • English (+301 persons)
  • Chinese (+215 persons)
  • Iranian (+116 persons)

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