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The three largest ancestries in Templestowe Lower 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 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.

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
Templestowe Lower - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%City of Manningham %Number%City of Manningham %2011 to 2016
English
2,63819.421.12,62419.922.0+14
map this data in atlas.idChinese2,57018.922.72,00215.217.4+567
Australian
2,46718.118.52,47318.821.0-6
map this data in atlas.idItalian1,68412.410.51,73913.211.4-55
Greek
1,56911.58.31,53111.68.9+38
Irish
1,0007.36.88846.76.8+115
Scottish
7085.25.97295.55.9-21
German
3012.22.43512.72.6-51
Indian
2722.02.52461.92.0+26
Iranian
2471.82.01291.01.1+119
Lebanese
1591.20.92081.61.1-48
Macedonian
1291.00.81831.40.9-53
Vietnamese
1260.90.8850.60.6+42
Sinhalese
1250.90.8950.70.7+30
Dutch
1070.81.11150.91.3-8
Malay
990.70.6650.50.3+35
Croatian
950.70.7920.70.8+4
Cypriot
940.70.5740.60.5+19
Korean
890.70.9750.60.7+14
Egyptian
870.60.7650.50.7+23
Polish
800.60.7970.70.8-17
South African
680.50.6930.70.8-25
Filipino
650.50.5680.50.4-3
French
580.40.4460.40.4+11
Maltese
550.40.6820.60.7-27
Inadequately Described
540.40.4420.30.3+12
New Zealander
480.40.4480.40.40
Spanish
480.40.3510.40.3-3
Russian
480.40.3400.30.3+8
Hungarian
450.30.3350.30.4+10
Albanian
440.30.3260.20.3+18
Serbian
410.30.4450.30.4-5
Slovene
380.30.2360.30.2+1
Japanese
370.30.3370.30.2-1
Arab not further described
340.30.200.00.1+34
Romanian
330.20.2290.20.1+4
Turkish
310.20.3670.50.3-36
Other Indian subcontinent
300.20.350.00.1+25
Portuguese
280.20.2330.30.2-6
Latvian
270.20.1210.20.1+5
Pakistani
260.20.3150.10.2+12
Welsh
240.20.4400.30.4-17
American
230.20.2320.20.2-8
Thai
220.20.280.10.1+14
Argentinian
210.20.130.00.1+18
Indonesian
200.10.2430.30.1-23
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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)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Manningham %Number%City of Manningham %2011 to 2016
Not stated6394.74.36555.04.1-16

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 Manningham: 21.1% Chinese, City of Manningham: 22.7% Australian, City of Manningham: 18.5% Italian, City of Manningham: 10.5% Greek, City of Manningham: 8.3% Irish, City of Manningham: 6.8% Scottish, City of Manningham: 5.9% German, City of Manningham: 2.4% Indian, City of Manningham: 2.5% Iranian, City of Manningham: 2.0% English, Templestowe Lower: 19.4% Chinese, Templestowe Lower: 18.9% Australian, Templestowe Lower: 18.1% Italian, Templestowe Lower: 12.4% Greek, Templestowe Lower: 11.5% Irish, Templestowe Lower: 7.3% Scottish, Templestowe Lower: 5.2% German, Templestowe Lower: 2.2% Indian, Templestowe Lower: 2.0% Iranian, Templestowe Lower: 1.8%
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, Templestowe Lower: +14 Chinese, Templestowe Lower: +567 Australian, Templestowe Lower: -6 Italian, Templestowe Lower: -55 Greek, Templestowe Lower: +38 Irish, Templestowe Lower: +115 Scottish, Templestowe Lower: -21 German, Templestowe Lower: -51 Indian, Templestowe Lower: +26 Iranian, Templestowe Lower: +119
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 Templestowe Lower in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (2,638 people or 19.4%)
  • Chinese (2,570 people or 18.9%)
  • Australian (2,467 people or 18.1%)
  • Italian (1,684 people or 12.4%)
  • Greek (1,569 people or 11.5%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 10,928 responses in total, or 80.22% 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 (11.5% compared to 8.3%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Italian ancestry (12.4% compared to 10.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (18.9% compared to 22.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (19.4% compared to 21.1%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Chinese (+567 persons)
  • Iranian (+119 persons)
  • Irish (+115 persons)
  • Italian (-55 persons)

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