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The three largest ancestries in Koonung Ward in 2016 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 Koonung Ward 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 Koonung Ward'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
Koonung Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%City of Manningham %Number%City of Manningham %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idChinese12,92131.922.78,93824.317.4+3,983
English
6,70316.621.16,52017.722.0+183
Australian
5,36313.218.56,10016.621.0-737
Greek
3,6218.98.33,83410.48.9-213
map this data in atlas.idItalian3,2998.110.53,4669.411.4-167
Irish
2,1155.26.82,0515.66.8+64
Scottish
1,8654.65.91,8295.05.9+36
Indian
1,1092.72.58122.22.0+297
Iranian
1,0712.62.04971.31.1+574
German
8182.02.48072.22.6+11
Korean
5651.40.94621.30.7+103
Vietnamese
3961.00.83310.90.6+65
Sinhalese
3300.80.83020.80.7+28
Croatian
2990.70.73350.90.8-36
Lebanese
2980.70.93531.01.1-55
Filipino
2800.70.51990.50.4+81
Malay
2760.70.61390.40.3+137
Macedonian
2720.70.83090.80.9-37
Dutch
2560.61.13160.91.3-60
Egyptian
2520.60.72180.60.7+34
South African
2020.50.62150.60.8-13
Polish
1910.50.72990.80.8-108
Cypriot
1770.40.51880.50.5-11
Maltese
1710.40.61960.50.7-25
Pakistani
1700.40.3990.30.2+71
Serbian
1400.30.41710.50.4-31
Japanese
1230.30.31170.30.2+6
Indonesian
1220.30.2410.10.1+81
Taiwanese
1210.30.21160.30.2+5
Inadequately Described
1200.30.4850.20.3+35
Arab not further described
1130.30.2640.20.1+49
Spanish
1080.30.31010.30.3+7
Hungarian
1060.30.31850.50.4-79
French
1030.30.4920.20.4+11
New Zealander
1020.30.41190.30.4-17
Turkish
980.20.31710.50.3-73
Other Indian subcontinent
800.20.3800.20.10
Russian
760.20.31100.30.3-34
Welsh
680.20.41140.30.4-46
Slovene
650.20.21130.30.2-48
Tamil
640.20.1660.20.1-2
Thai
630.20.2540.10.1+9
Austrian
610.20.2990.30.2-38
Afghan
580.10.1360.10.0+22
Romanian
530.10.2640.20.1-11
Armenian
510.10.1500.10.1+1
American
470.10.2520.10.2-5
Palestinian
470.10.1660.20.2-19
Syrian
470.10.1450.10.1+2
Portuguese
420.10.2460.10.2-4
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Koonung Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Manningham %Number%City of Manningham %2011 to 2016
Not stated1,7964.44.31,5844.34.1+212

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 Chinese, City of Manningham: 22.7% English, City of Manningham: 21.1% Australian, City of Manningham: 18.5% Greek, City of Manningham: 8.3% Italian, City of Manningham: 10.5% Irish, City of Manningham: 6.8% Scottish, City of Manningham: 5.9% Indian, City of Manningham: 2.5% Iranian, City of Manningham: 2.0% German, City of Manningham: 2.4% Chinese, Koonung Ward: 31.9% English, Koonung Ward: 16.6% Australian, Koonung Ward: 13.2% Greek, Koonung Ward: 8.9% Italian, Koonung Ward: 8.1% Irish, Koonung Ward: 5.2% Scottish, Koonung Ward: 4.6% Indian, Koonung Ward: 2.7% Iranian, Koonung Ward: 2.6% German, Koonung Ward: 2.0%
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 Chinese, Koonung Ward: +3,983 English, Koonung Ward: +183 Australian, Koonung Ward: -737 Greek, Koonung Ward: -213 Italian, Koonung Ward: -167 Irish, Koonung Ward: +64 Scottish, Koonung Ward: +36 Indian, Koonung Ward: +297 Iranian, Koonung Ward: +574 German, Koonung Ward: +11
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 Koonung Ward in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Chinese (12,921 people or 31.9%)
  • English (6,703 people or 16.6%)
  • Australian (5,363 people or 13.2%)
  • Greek (3,621 people or 8.9%)
  • Italian (3,299 people or 8.1%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 31,907 responses in total, or 78.82% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (31.9% compared to 22.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (13.2% compared to 18.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (16.6% compared to 21.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Italian ancestry (8.1% compared to 10.5%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Chinese (+3,983 persons)
  • Australian (-737 persons)
  • Iranian (+574 persons)
  • Indian (+297 persons)

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