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Ancestry

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The three largest ancestries in Burnside - Burnside Heights in 2016 were Australian, English and Filipino.

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 Burnside - Burnside Heights 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 Burnside - Burnside Heights'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
Burnside - Burnside Heights - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2011 to 2016
Australian
1,43813.324.11,46115.725.7-24
English
1,37412.722.51,28913.823.0+85
Filipino
9568.94.18268.93.5+130
Indian
8608.05.04755.13.4+384
Vietnamese
7627.12.24945.31.7+268
map this data in atlas.idMaltese7577.07.66997.57.9+58
map this data in atlas.idItalian5965.56.65185.67.0+77
Chinese
5735.32.94124.42.6+160
Macedonian
3943.72.53603.92.5+34
Irish
2832.66.03213.46.0-39
Scottish
2762.65.12532.75.2+23
Greek
2582.42.42252.42.6+32
Spanish
2402.21.01451.60.9+94
Sinhalese
2212.01.22102.31.0+10
Ethiopian
2142.00.51181.30.3+95
Turkish
1951.81.01501.61.1+45
Serbian
1871.71.21341.41.2+53
German
1711.62.61651.82.7+5
Croatian
1591.51.81832.02.0-24
Pakistani
1541.40.6891.00.4+65
Polish
1381.31.21321.41.3+6
Egyptian
1371.30.9580.60.6+79
Timorese
1221.10.3680.70.2+53
Sudanese
1221.11.2320.30.5+90
Albanian
1091.00.5650.70.4+44
Salvadoran
1020.90.3740.80.3+28
Lebanese
990.90.8860.90.8+12
Other Indian subcontinent
950.90.5290.30.1+66
Chilean
910.80.6790.90.6+11
Inadequately Described
900.80.9620.70.5+27
Cypriot
780.70.5510.50.5+27
Afghan
700.60.2460.50.1+24
Fijian
660.60.3450.50.3+21
Punjabi
630.60.5170.20.1+46
Other Southern and East African
620.60.1250.30.1+37
Bosnian
580.50.4620.70.3-4
Samoan
570.50.9560.60.6+1
Assyrian/Chaldean
560.50.200.00.1+56
Iraqi
490.50.2240.30.1+25
Malay
480.40.2200.20.2+28
Portuguese
440.40.4430.50.4+1
New Zealander
430.40.6310.30.6+12
Eritrean
410.40.1230.30.0+17
Arab not further described
400.40.2170.20.1+23
Thai
400.40.3140.20.2+26
Maori
380.40.6450.50.6-7
Hungarian
340.30.3320.30.4+1
Dutch
330.31.0470.51.1-14
Iranian
320.30.290.10.1+23
Romanian
320.30.2360.40.2-4
Tongan
280.30.2310.30.2-3
Lao
280.30.1290.30.1-2
Kurdish
270.30.080.10.0+19
Indonesian
260.20.2220.20.1+4
Cook Islander
240.20.1100.10.1+14
Syrian
230.20.130.00.1+20
Slovak
230.20.2200.20.2+3
Other North American
230.20.1190.20.1+4
Korean
200.20.1110.10.1+9
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Burnside - Burnside Heights - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2011 to 2016
Not stated5184.87.26426.97.5-125

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 Australian, City of Melton: 24.1% English, City of Melton: 22.5% Filipino, City of Melton: 4.1% Indian, City of Melton: 5.0% Vietnamese, City of Melton: 2.2% Maltese, City of Melton: 7.6% Italian, City of Melton: 6.6% Chinese, City of Melton: 2.9% Macedonian, City of Melton: 2.5% Irish, City of Melton: 6.0% Australian, Burnside - Burnside Heights: 13.3% English, Burnside - Burnside Heights: 12.7% Filipino, Burnside - Burnside Heights: 8.9% Indian, Burnside - Burnside Heights: 8.0% Vietnamese, Burnside - Burnside Heights: 7.1% Maltese, Burnside - Burnside Heights: 7.0% Italian, Burnside - Burnside Heights: 5.5% Chinese, Burnside - Burnside Heights: 5.3% Macedonian, Burnside - Burnside Heights: 3.7% Irish, Burnside - Burnside Heights: 2.6%
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 Australian, Burnside - Burnside Heights: -24 English, Burnside - Burnside Heights: +85 Filipino, Burnside - Burnside Heights: +130 Indian, Burnside - Burnside Heights: +384 Vietnamese, Burnside - Burnside Heights: +268 Maltese, Burnside - Burnside Heights: +58 Italian, Burnside - Burnside Heights: +77 Chinese, Burnside - Burnside Heights: +160 Macedonian, Burnside - Burnside Heights: +34 Irish, Burnside - Burnside Heights: -39
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 Burnside - Burnside Heights in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Australian (1,438 people or 13.3%)
  • English (1,374 people or 12.7%)
  • Filipino (956 people or 8.9%)
  • Indian (860 people or 8.0%)
  • Vietnamese (762 people or 7.1%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 5,390 responses in total, or 49.95% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in Burnside - Burnside Heights and City of Melton were:

  • A larger percentage of people with Vietnamese ancestry (7.1% compared to 2.2%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Filipino ancestry (8.9% compared to 4.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (13.3% compared to 24.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (12.7% compared to 22.5%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Indian (+384 persons)
  • Vietnamese (+268 persons)
  • Chinese (+160 persons)
  • Filipino (+130 persons)

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