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The three largest ancestries in the City of Maroondah 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 the City of Maroondah 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 Maroondah'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 Maroondah - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
English
38,92837.526.935,77436.125.7+3,154
Australian
38,55737.126.441,34541.730.2-2,788
map this data in atlas.idIrish11,03310.68.89,7299.88.4+1,304
map this data in atlas.idScottish10,2529.97.29,0189.16.7+1,234
German
4,4744.33.04,2554.33.1+219
Italian
4,2944.17.03,9934.07.2+301
Chinese
3,8023.76.11,9812.05.0+1,821
Dutch
3,1643.01.63,0773.11.7+87
Indian
1,7801.73.28900.91.9+890
Greek
1,2991.33.91,2031.24.1+96
Burmese peoples
9520.90.2820.10.1+870
Polish
8870.91.18540.91.2+33
New Zealander
8280.80.76610.70.6+167
Sinhalese
7060.71.25590.61.0+147
Welsh
6660.60.56010.60.5+65
South African
6260.60.44650.50.4+161
Filipino
6080.61.14920.50.9+116
Maltese
5970.61.65470.61.6+50
French
5200.50.54840.50.5+36
Hungarian
4990.50.54840.50.5+15
Croatian
4650.40.94440.40.9+21
Vietnamese
4560.42.03210.31.7+135
American
3310.30.32740.30.3+57
Inadequately Described
3300.30.42230.20.3+107
Serbian
3050.30.73080.30.7-3
Spanish
2980.30.52710.30.4+27
Austrian
2940.30.22980.30.3-4
Iranian
2880.30.21670.20.1+121
Danish
2850.30.22350.20.2+50
Khmer (Cambodian)
2700.30.32300.20.3+40
Russian
2540.20.52210.20.5+33
Lebanese
2260.21.02710.30.9-45
Maori
2230.20.42080.20.3+15
Ukrainian
1940.20.31740.20.3+20
Latvian
1860.20.11740.20.1+12
Macedonian
1830.21.01840.21.0-1
Canadian
1640.20.11590.20.1+5
Swiss
1630.20.11490.20.1+14
Thai
1620.20.2770.10.2+85
Korean
1600.20.3770.10.2+83
Swedish
1590.20.11490.20.1+10
Indonesian
1500.10.31140.10.2+36
Czech
1440.10.11610.20.1-17
Sudanese
1370.10.21630.20.2-26
Chilean
1360.10.21400.10.2-4
Mauritian
1350.10.31410.10.3-6
Japanese
1260.10.2810.10.2+45
Tongan
1260.10.1990.10.1+27
Portuguese
1240.10.2900.10.2+34
Egyptian
1140.10.3800.10.3+34
Slovene
1110.10.11020.10.1+9
Turkish
1070.10.8880.10.8+19
Cypriot
1060.10.2370.00.1+69
Romanian
1060.10.21000.10.2+6
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
City of Maroondah - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
Not stated4,7794.66.45,7785.88.1-999

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% Irish, Greater Melbourne: 8.8% Scottish, Greater Melbourne: 7.2% German, Greater Melbourne: 3.0% Italian, Greater Melbourne: 7.0% Chinese, Greater Melbourne: 6.1% Dutch, Greater Melbourne: 1.6% Indian, Greater Melbourne: 3.2% Greek, Greater Melbourne: 3.9% English, City of Maroondah: 37.5% Australian, City of Maroondah: 37.1% Irish, City of Maroondah: 10.6% Scottish, City of Maroondah: 9.9% German, City of Maroondah: 4.3% Italian, City of Maroondah: 4.1% Chinese, City of Maroondah: 3.7% Dutch, City of Maroondah: 3.0% Indian, City of Maroondah: 1.7% Greek, City of Maroondah: 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 Maroondah: +3,154 Australian, City of Maroondah: -2,788 Irish, City of Maroondah: +1,304 Scottish, City of Maroondah: +1,234 German, City of Maroondah: +219 Italian, City of Maroondah: +301 Chinese, City of Maroondah: +1,821 Dutch, City of Maroondah: +87 Indian, City of Maroondah: +890 Greek, City of Maroondah: +96
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 Maroondah in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (38,928 people or 37.5%)
  • Australian (38,557 people or 37.1%)
  • Irish (11,033 people or 10.6%)
  • Scottish (10,252 people or 9.9%)
  • German (4,474 people or 4.3%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 103,244 responses in total, or 99.43% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (37.1% compared to 26.4%)
  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (37.5% compared to 26.9%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Scottish ancestry (9.9% compared to 7.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Italian ancestry (4.1% compared to 7.0%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+3,154 persons)
  • Australian (-2,788 persons)
  • Chinese (+1,821 persons)
  • Irish (+1,304 persons)

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