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The three largest ancestries in Koonung Ward in 2011 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.

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)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Manningham %Number%City of Manningham %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idChinese8,93824.317.46,90619.414.3+2,032
English
6,52017.722.06,32017.820.7+200
Australian
6,10016.621.07,33620.625.4-1,236
Greek
3,83410.48.93,95011.19.1-116
map this data in atlas.idItalian3,4669.411.43,61210.211.5-146
Irish
2,0515.66.82,0175.76.4+34
Scottish
1,8295.05.91,7404.95.4+89
Indian
8122.22.05821.61.7+230
German
8072.22.67812.22.6+26
Iranian
4971.31.13741.10.8+123
Korean
4621.30.73350.90.5+127
Lebanese
3531.01.13451.01.1+8
Croatian
3350.90.83551.00.9-20
Vietnamese
3310.90.62640.70.5+67
Dutch
3160.91.32780.81.3+38
Macedonian
3090.80.93080.90.8+1
Sinhalese
3020.80.72650.70.7+37
Polish
2990.80.83310.90.8-32
Egyptian
2180.60.72220.60.6-4
South African
2150.60.82190.60.7-4
Filipino
1990.50.41570.40.3+42
Maltese
1960.50.72320.70.7-36
Cypriot
1880.50.5990.30.2+89
Hungarian
1850.50.41710.50.4+14
Serbian
1710.50.41760.50.5-5
Turkish
1710.50.31350.40.3+36
Malay
1390.40.31300.40.3+9
New Zealander
1190.30.41230.30.5-4
Japanese
1170.30.2660.20.2+51
Taiwanese
1160.30.2580.20.1+58
Welsh
1140.30.41250.40.3-11
Slovene
1130.30.21010.30.2+12
Russian
1100.30.31120.30.3-2
Spanish
1010.30.31300.40.3-29
Pakistani
990.30.2620.20.2+37
Austrian
990.30.21170.30.3-18
French
920.20.41190.30.4-27
Inadequately Described
850.20.3880.20.2-3
Other Indian subcontinent
800.20.1500.10.1+30
Palestinian
660.20.2800.20.2-14
Tamil
660.20.1380.10.1+28
Romanian
640.20.1250.10.1+39
Arab not further described
640.20.1680.20.1-4
Czech
590.20.1700.20.1-11
Jewish
570.20.1400.10.1+17
Thai
540.10.1330.10.1+21
American
520.10.2470.10.2+5
Other Middle-Eastern peoples
510.10.1430.10.1+8
Armenian
500.10.1570.20.1-7
Other Southern and East African
490.10.190.00.0+40
Norwegian
480.10.1370.10.1+11
Ukrainian
480.10.2620.20.2-14
Mauritian
470.10.1190.10.1+28
Portuguese
460.10.2350.10.1+11
Syrian
450.10.1190.10.1+26
Chilean
450.10.1320.10.1+13
Fijian
430.10.1200.10.0+23
Indonesian
410.10.1750.20.1-34
Swiss
410.10.1400.10.1+1
Punjabi
380.10.1200.10.1+18
Iraqi
380.10.1210.10.1+17
Lithuanian
370.10.1520.10.1-15
Latvian
370.10.1650.20.2-28
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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)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Manningham %Number%City of Manningham %2006 to 2011
Not stated1,5844.34.12,0855.95.6-501

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 Chinese, City of Manningham: 17.4% English, City of Manningham: 22.0% Australian, City of Manningham: 21.0% Greek, City of Manningham: 8.9% Italian, City of Manningham: 11.4% 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% Chinese, Koonung Ward: 24.3% English, Koonung Ward: 17.7% Australian, Koonung Ward: 16.6% Greek, Koonung Ward: 10.4% Italian, Koonung Ward: 9.4% Irish, Koonung Ward: 5.6% Scottish, Koonung Ward: 5.0% Indian, Koonung Ward: 2.2% German, Koonung Ward: 2.2% Iranian, Koonung Ward: 1.3%
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 Chinese, Koonung Ward: +2,032 English, Koonung Ward: +200 Australian, Koonung Ward: -1,236 Greek, Koonung Ward: -116 Italian, Koonung Ward: -146 Irish, Koonung Ward: +34 Scottish, Koonung Ward: +89 Indian, Koonung Ward: +230 German, Koonung Ward: +26 Iranian, Koonung Ward: +123
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 Koonung Ward in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Chinese (8,938 people or 24.3%)
  • English (6,520 people or 17.7%)
  • Australian (6,100 people or 16.6%)
  • Greek (3,834 people or 10.4%)
  • Italian (3,466 people or 9.4%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 28,858 responses in total, or 78.37% 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 (24.3% compared to 17.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (16.6% compared to 21.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (17.7% compared to 22.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Italian ancestry (9.4% compared to 11.4%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Chinese (+2,032 persons)
  • Australian (-1,236 persons)
  • Indian (+230 persons)
  • English (+200 persons)

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