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The three largest ancestries in Templestowe Lower 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 Lower 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 Lower'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 Lower - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Manningham %Number%City of Manningham %2006 to 2011
English
2,62419.922.02,54219.620.7+82
Australian
2,47418.821.02,98723.025.4-513
map this data in atlas.idChinese2,00315.217.41,62812.514.3+375
map this data in atlas.idItalian1,73913.211.41,71113.211.5+28
Greek
1,53211.68.91,55312.09.1-22
Irish
8856.76.88316.46.4+54
Scottish
7295.55.96344.95.4+95
German
3522.72.63462.72.6+6
Indian
2471.92.01801.41.7+66
Lebanese
2081.61.11961.51.1+13
Macedonian
1831.40.91200.90.8+63
Iranian
1291.01.1950.70.8+34
Dutch
1160.91.3880.71.3+28
Polish
970.70.81030.80.8-5
Sinhalese
950.70.7900.70.7+5
South African
930.70.8640.50.7+29
Croatian
920.70.81160.90.9-24
Vietnamese
850.60.6690.50.5+16
Maltese
820.60.7660.50.7+17
Korean
760.60.7540.40.5+22
Cypriot
750.60.5240.20.2+51
Filipino
690.50.4430.30.3+25
Turkish
670.50.3540.40.3+13
Egyptian
650.50.7590.50.6+7
Malay
650.50.3430.30.3+22
Spanish
510.40.3440.30.3+7
New Zealander
490.40.4410.30.5+8
French
470.40.4610.50.4-14
Serbian
460.30.4660.50.5-20
Indonesian
430.30.1180.10.1+25
Inadequately Described
420.30.3400.30.2+2
Welsh
410.30.4280.20.3+13
Russian
400.30.3420.30.3-2
Japanese
380.30.2250.20.2+13
Slovene
370.30.2360.30.2+1
Hungarian
360.30.4490.40.4-13
Ukrainian
350.30.2120.10.2+23
Austrian
340.30.2470.40.3-12
Portuguese
340.30.2310.20.1+3
American
320.20.2450.30.2-13
Romanian
290.20.1370.30.1-8
Syrian
290.20.1150.10.1+14
Jewish
270.20.140.00.1+23
Albanian
270.20.3400.30.2-13
Danish
230.20.2300.20.2-7
Latvian
220.20.1340.30.2-12
Chilean
200.20.1210.20.1-1
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Templestowe Lower - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Manningham %Number%City of Manningham %2006 to 2011
Not stated6555.04.18236.35.6-168

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% German, City of Manningham: 2.6% Indian, City of Manningham: 2.0% Lebanese, City of Manningham: 1.1% English, Templestowe Lower: 19.9% Australian, Templestowe Lower: 18.8% Chinese, Templestowe Lower: 15.2% Italian, Templestowe Lower: 13.2% Greek, Templestowe Lower: 11.6% Irish, Templestowe Lower: 6.7% Scottish, Templestowe Lower: 5.5% German, Templestowe Lower: 2.7% Indian, Templestowe Lower: 1.9% Lebanese, Templestowe Lower: 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 Lower: +82 Australian, Templestowe Lower: -513 Chinese, Templestowe Lower: +375 Italian, Templestowe Lower: +28 Greek, Templestowe Lower: -22 Irish, Templestowe Lower: +54 Scottish, Templestowe Lower: +95 German, Templestowe Lower: +6 Indian, Templestowe Lower: +66 Lebanese, Templestowe Lower: +13
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 Lower in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (2,624 people or 19.9%)
  • Australian (2,474 people or 18.8%)
  • Chinese (2,003 people or 15.2%)
  • Italian (1,739 people or 13.2%)
  • Greek (1,532 people or 11.6%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 10,372 responses in total, or 78.81% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Greek ancestry (11.6% compared to 8.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (18.8% compared to 21.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (15.2% compared to 17.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (19.9% 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 (-513 persons)
  • Chinese (+375 persons)
  • Scottish (+95 persons)
  • English (+82 persons)

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