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Ancestry

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This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for all areas. What's this?

The three largest ancestries in the City of Manningham 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 the City of Manningham 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 the City of Manningham'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
City of Manningham - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idChinese26,35322.77.919,31817.46.1+7,035
English
24,54021.126.624,52222.026.9+18
Australian
21,45418.524.023,35921.026.4-1,905
map this data in atlas.idItalian12,15610.56.712,71711.47.0-561
Greek
9,5958.33.69,9278.93.9-332
Irish
7,8756.89.17,6166.88.8+259
Scottish
6,8295.97.36,6165.97.2+213
Indian
2,9472.54.42,2432.03.2+704
German
2,8352.43.02,8972.63.0-62
Iranian
2,3302.00.41,2781.10.2+1,052
Dutch
1,2861.11.51,4191.31.6-133
Lebanese
1,0810.91.01,1781.11.0-97
Korean
9890.90.47730.70.3+216
Vietnamese
9590.82.47200.62.0+239
Sinhalese
9470.81.58060.71.2+141
Macedonian
8840.80.91,0510.91.0-167
Egyptian
8590.70.37560.70.3+103
Croatian
8400.70.88940.80.9-54
Polish
7610.71.18540.81.1-93
Maltese
7400.61.57840.71.6-44
South African
7220.60.48970.80.4-175
Malay
6810.60.33700.30.2+311
Cypriot
6320.50.36020.50.2+30
Filipino
6060.51.34540.41.1+152
New Zealander
4900.40.74520.40.7+38
Serbian
4550.40.64170.40.7+38
French
4530.40.63970.40.5+56
Inadequately Described
4460.40.72890.30.4+157
Welsh
4460.40.53920.40.5+54
Hungarian
3750.30.44440.40.5-69
Pakistani
3710.30.42420.20.2+129
Spanish
3680.30.53220.30.5+46
Turkish
3410.30.83280.30.8+13
Albanian
3300.30.23170.30.2+13
Russian
3120.30.52820.30.5+30
Japanese
3060.30.32470.20.2+59
Other Indian subcontinent
3050.30.41640.10.2+141
Austrian
2590.20.22740.20.2-15
Arab not further described
2450.20.21240.10.2+121
American
2410.20.32510.20.3-10
Taiwanese
2390.20.11840.20.0+55
Indonesian
2290.20.31640.10.3+65
Slovene
2290.20.12660.20.1-37
Portuguese
2210.20.31710.20.2+50
Thai
2100.20.31180.10.2+92
Ukrainian
1950.20.31800.20.3+15
Romanian
1850.20.21610.10.2+24
Danish
1820.20.21850.20.2-3
Czech
1710.10.11610.10.1+10
Latvian
1630.10.11480.10.1+15
Palestinian
1620.10.11730.20.0-11
Tamil
1610.10.21510.10.2+10
Swiss
1450.10.11540.10.1-9
Syrian
1410.10.11420.10.1-1
Mauritian
1350.10.31270.10.3+8
Swedish
1320.10.21200.10.1+12
Armenian
1240.10.11290.10.1-5
Other Middle-Eastern peoples
1160.10.2910.10.1+25
Canadian
1110.10.11200.10.1-9
Chilean
1090.10.21260.10.2-17
Singaporean
1010.10.0560.10.0+45
Lithuanian
980.10.1950.10.1+3
Norwegian
970.10.11030.10.1-6
Fijian
910.10.2830.10.1+8
Punjabi
910.10.31300.10.1-39
Maori
840.10.4790.10.4+5
Other Central Asian
790.10.2360.00.1+43
Jewish
790.10.21280.10.3-49
Khmer (Cambodian)
770.10.4400.00.3+37
Afghan
770.10.4530.00.2+24
Bengali
750.10.2470.00.1+28
Iraqi
720.10.3770.10.2-5
Argentinian
660.10.1610.10.1+5
Finnish
630.10.1510.00.1+12
Brazilian
590.10.1370.00.0+22
Central and West African
580.00.1210.00.1+37
Belgian
570.00.0500.00.0+7
Other Eastern European
540.00.1480.00.1+6
Anglo-Indian
540.00.1910.10.1-37
Colombian
520.00.1350.00.1+17
Zimbabwean
510.00.1310.00.0+20
Estonian
490.00.0560.10.0-7
Other Southern and East African
480.00.1740.10.1-26
Other North American
470.00.1310.00.0+16
Other British
460.00.1480.00.0-2
Other South-East Asian
460.00.0670.10.0-21
Assyrian/Chaldean
450.00.3330.00.2+12
Other South American
430.00.1420.00.1+1
Australian Aboriginal
420.00.1230.00.1+19
Kurdish
410.00.1310.00.0+10
Other Arab peoples
410.00.1240.00.1+17
Other North-Western European
410.00.0320.00.0+9
Slovak
400.00.1460.00.1-6
Bulgarian
390.00.0340.00.0+5
Caribbean Islander
380.00.0330.00.0+5
Bosnian
380.00.2400.00.2-2
Tongan
370.00.1290.00.1+8
Mexican
360.00.0210.00.0+15
Sudanese
340.00.3520.00.2-18
Peruvian
340.00.0240.00.0+10
Other Northern Asian
330.00.0160.00.0+17
Burmese peoples
310.00.3410.00.2-10
Lao
280.00.1300.00.1-2
Other Southern/South East European
270.00.100.00.0+27
Jordanian
260.00.0250.00.0+1
Samoan
250.00.4280.00.3-3
Nepalese
250.00.2180.00.1+7
Afrikaner
240.00.0200.00.0+4
Ethiopian
220.00.2170.00.1+5
Papua New Guinean
190.00.0160.00.0+3
Somali
190.00.230.00.1+16
Salvadoran
180.00.1100.00.1+8
Uruguayan
170.00.0150.00.0+2
Seychellois
140.00.0110.00.0+3
Timorese
140.00.1180.00.1-4
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
City of Manningham - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2011 to 2016
Not stated4,9454.36.24,5374.16.4+408

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, Greater Melbourne: 7.9% English, Greater Melbourne: 26.6% Australian, Greater Melbourne: 24.0% Italian, Greater Melbourne: 6.7% Greek, Greater Melbourne: 3.6% Irish, Greater Melbourne: 9.1% Scottish, Greater Melbourne: 7.3% Indian, Greater Melbourne: 4.4% German, Greater Melbourne: 3.0% Iranian, Greater Melbourne: 0.4% Chinese, City of Manningham: 22.7% English, City of Manningham: 21.1% 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% Indian, City of Manningham: 2.5% German, City of Manningham: 2.4% Iranian, City of Manningham: 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, City of Manningham: +7,035 English, City of Manningham: +18 Australian, City of Manningham: -1,905 Italian, City of Manningham: -561 Greek, City of Manningham: -332 Irish, City of Manningham: +259 Scottish, City of Manningham: +213 Indian, City of Manningham: +704 German, City of Manningham: -62 Iranian, City of Manningham: +1,052
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 City of Manningham in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Chinese (26,353 people or 22.7%)
  • English (24,540 people or 21.1%)
  • Australian (21,454 people or 18.5%)
  • Italian (12,156 people or 10.5%)
  • Greek (9,595 people or 8.3%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 94,098 responses in total, or 80.94% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in the City of Manningham and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A larger percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (22.7% compared to 7.9%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Greek ancestry (8.3% compared to 3.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (18.5% compared to 24.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (21.1% compared to 26.6%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Chinese (+7,035 persons)
  • Australian (-1,905 persons)
  • Iranian (+1,052 persons)
  • Indian (+704 persons)

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