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The three largest ancestries in Wonga Park 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 Wonga Park 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 Wonga Park'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
Wonga Park - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Manningham %Number%City of Manningham %2006 to 2011
English
1,33143.222.01,21438.320.7+116
Australian
1,33043.121.01,49947.325.4-169
Irish
33610.96.83009.46.4+36
Scottish
3029.85.92748.65.4+28
map this data in atlas.idItalian1535.011.41243.911.5+29
German
1524.92.61504.72.6+2
Dutch
1304.21.31063.31.3+24
map this data in atlas.idChinese391.317.4331.014.3+6
Greek
280.98.9280.99.10
New Zealander
220.70.4311.00.5-9
Welsh
220.70.4240.70.3-2

Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Wonga Park - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Manningham %Number%City of Manningham %2006 to 2011
Not stated993.24.12006.35.6-101

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% Irish, City of Manningham: 6.8% Scottish, City of Manningham: 5.9% Italian, City of Manningham: 11.4% German, City of Manningham: 2.6% Dutch, City of Manningham: 1.3% Chinese, City of Manningham: 17.4% Greek, City of Manningham: 8.9% New Zealander, City of Manningham: 0.4% English, Wonga Park: 43.2% Australian, Wonga Park: 43.1% Irish, Wonga Park: 10.9% Scottish, Wonga Park: 9.8% Italian, Wonga Park: 5.0% German, Wonga Park: 4.9% Dutch, Wonga Park: 4.2% Chinese, Wonga Park: 1.3% Greek, Wonga Park: 0.9% New Zealander, Wonga Park: 0.7%
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, Wonga Park: +116 Australian, Wonga Park: -169 Irish, Wonga Park: +36 Scottish, Wonga Park: +28 Italian, Wonga Park: +29 German, Wonga Park: +2 Dutch, Wonga Park: +24 Chinese, Wonga Park: +6 Greek, Wonga Park: 0 New Zealander, Wonga Park: -9
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 Wonga Park in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (1,331 people or 43.2%)
  • Australian (1,330 people or 43.1%)
  • Irish (336 people or 10.9%)
  • Scottish (302 people or 9.8%)
  • Italian (153 people or 5.0%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 3,452 responses in total, or 111.98% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (43.1% compared to 21.0%)
  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (43.2% compared to 22.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (1.3% compared to 17.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Greek ancestry (0.9% compared to 8.9%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Australian (-169 persons)
  • English (+116 persons)

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