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The three largest ancestries in the City of Manningham in 2011 were English, Australian and Chinese.

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.

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)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
English
24,52222.026.922,74920.725.7+1,773
Australian
23,35921.026.427,90325.430.2-4,544
map this data in atlas.idChinese19,31817.46.115,67914.35.0+3,639
map this data in atlas.idItalian12,71711.47.012,69311.57.2+24
Greek
9,9278.93.910,0329.14.1-105
Irish
7,6166.88.87,0066.48.4+610
Scottish
6,6165.97.25,9025.46.7+714
German
2,8972.63.02,8962.63.1+1
Indian
2,2432.03.21,8781.71.9+365
Dutch
1,4191.31.61,3951.31.7+24
Iranian
1,2781.10.28620.80.1+416
Lebanese
1,1781.11.01,1871.10.9-9
Macedonian
1,0510.91.09330.81.0+118
South African
8970.80.48160.70.4+81
Croatian
8940.80.99480.90.9-54
Polish
8540.81.18760.81.2-22
Sinhalese
8060.71.27670.71.0+39
Maltese
7840.71.67970.71.6-13
Korean
7730.70.35190.50.2+254
Egyptian
7560.70.36450.60.3+111
Vietnamese
7200.62.05850.51.7+135
Cypriot
6020.50.22690.20.1+333
Filipino
4540.41.13590.30.9+95
New Zealander
4520.40.75350.50.6-83
Hungarian
4440.40.54620.40.5-18
Serbian
4170.40.75130.50.7-96
French
3970.40.54330.40.5-36
Welsh
3920.40.53810.30.5+11
Malay
3700.30.23330.30.2+37
Turkish
3280.30.83570.30.8-29
Spanish
3220.30.53540.30.4-32
Albanian
3170.30.22500.20.2+67
Inadequately Described
2890.30.42550.20.3+34
Russian
2820.30.53160.30.5-34
Austrian
2740.20.22870.30.3-13
Slovene
2660.20.12510.20.1+15
American
2510.20.32650.20.3-14
Japanese
2470.20.21870.20.2+60
Pakistani
2420.20.21700.20.1+72
Danish
1850.20.21810.20.2+4
Taiwanese
1840.20.01070.10.0+77
Ukrainian
1800.20.32020.20.3-22
Palestinian
1730.20.01820.20.0-9
Portuguese
1710.20.21230.10.2+48
Indonesian
1640.10.31630.10.2+1
Other Indian subcontinent
1640.10.21480.10.1+16
Czech
1610.10.11600.10.1+1
Romanian
1610.10.21310.10.2+30
Swiss
1540.10.11550.10.1-1
Tamil
1510.10.21000.10.1+51
Latvian
1480.10.11730.20.1-25
Syrian
1420.10.1860.10.1+56
Punjabi
1300.10.1690.10.0+61
Armenian
1290.10.11330.10.1-4
Jewish
1280.10.3800.10.2+48
Mauritian
1270.10.3990.10.3+28
Chilean
1260.10.21130.10.2+13
Arab not further described
1240.10.21060.10.1+18
Canadian
1200.10.11500.10.1-30
Swedish
1200.10.11440.10.1-24
Thai
1180.10.2820.10.2+36
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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)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
Not stated4,5374.16.46,1505.68.1-1,613

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, Greater Melbourne: 26.9% Australian, Greater Melbourne: 26.4% Chinese, Greater Melbourne: 6.1% Italian, Greater Melbourne: 7.0% Greek, Greater Melbourne: 3.9% Irish, Greater Melbourne: 8.8% Scottish, Greater Melbourne: 7.2% German, Greater Melbourne: 3.0% Indian, Greater Melbourne: 3.2% Dutch, Greater Melbourne: 1.6% English, City of Manningham: 22.0% Australian, City of Manningham: 21.0% Chinese, City of Manningham: 17.4% Italian, City of Manningham: 11.4% Greek, City of Manningham: 8.9% Irish, City of Manningham: 6.8% Scottish, City of Manningham: 5.9% German, City of Manningham: 2.6% Indian, City of Manningham: 2.0% Dutch, City of Manningham: 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 English, City of Manningham: +1,773 Australian, City of Manningham: -4,544 Chinese, City of Manningham: +3,639 Italian, City of Manningham: +24 Greek, City of Manningham: -105 Irish, City of Manningham: +610 Scottish, City of Manningham: +714 German, City of Manningham: +1 Indian, City of Manningham: +365 Dutch, City of Manningham: +24
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 City of Manningham in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (24,522 people or 22.0%)
  • Australian (23,359 people or 21.0%)
  • Chinese (19,318 people or 17.4%)
  • Italian (12,717 people or 11.4%)
  • Greek (9,927 people or 8.9%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 89,843 responses in total, or 80.72% 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 (17.4% compared to 6.1%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Greek ancestry (8.9% compared to 3.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (21.0% compared to 26.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (22.0% compared to 26.9%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Australian (-4,544 persons)
  • Chinese (+3,639 persons)
  • English (+1,773 persons)
  • Scottish (+714 persons)

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