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The three largest ancestries in Hillside in 2011 were Australian, English and Italian.

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 Hillside 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 Hillside'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
Hillside - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
Australian
3,27821.625.73,16123.930.2+117
English
2,44816.223.02,01015.223.7+438
map this data in atlas.idItalian2,03913.57.01,68312.76.8+356
map this data in atlas.idMaltese1,73811.57.91,46911.18.0+269
Greek
7815.22.67876.02.8-6
Macedonian
7034.62.55924.52.2+111
Indian
6124.03.43202.41.9+292
Irish
6114.06.05434.16.3+68
Scottish
5473.65.24223.25.5+125
Croatian
5323.52.05284.02.0+4
Filipino
3512.33.53012.32.7+50
German
3332.22.73212.43.1+12
Chinese
3102.02.62491.91.8+61
Turkish
2751.81.12251.71.1+50
Lebanese
2331.50.81771.30.6+56
Egyptian
1841.20.61801.40.5+4
Dutch
1771.21.11431.11.3+34
Polish
1761.21.31761.31.50
Sinhalese
1761.21.01240.90.7+52
Spanish
1591.10.91611.21.0-2
Serbian
1501.01.21761.31.3-26
Cypriot
1481.00.5590.40.2+89
Vietnamese
1180.81.7840.61.0+34
Ukrainian
1060.70.3680.50.3+38
Portuguese
790.50.4490.40.4+30
Chilean
750.50.6900.70.6-15
New Zealander
730.50.6560.40.5+17
Albanian
710.50.4480.40.4+23
Hungarian
580.40.4390.30.5+19
French
570.40.4440.30.4+13
Pakistani
560.40.4280.20.3+28
Bosnian
550.40.3360.30.3+19
Assyrian/Chaldean
530.40.1400.30.1+13
Inadequately Described
500.30.5470.40.3+3
Slovak
500.30.2320.20.2+18
South African
500.30.2310.20.2+19
Slovene
440.30.2180.10.2+26
Maori
420.30.6340.30.4+8
Samoan
410.30.6250.20.3+16
Anglo-Indian
380.30.2510.40.2-13
Fijian
340.20.330.00.1+31
Uruguayan
340.20.1180.10.0+16
Salvadoran
330.20.3190.10.2+14
Central and West African
310.20.1200.20.1+11
Malay
300.20.2120.10.1+18
Romanian
300.20.2380.30.2-8
Syrian
300.20.1120.10.0+18
Timorese
300.20.2220.20.2+8
Mauritian
290.20.2290.20.10
Afghan
290.20.140.00.1+25
Thai
270.20.2170.10.1+10
Japanese
260.20.160.00.1+20
Argentinian
240.20.1260.20.1-2
Bengali
240.20.1170.10.1+7
Welsh
240.20.3350.30.4-11
American
230.20.2230.20.20
Arab not further described
220.10.1400.30.1-18
Sudanese
220.10.530.00.1+19
Other Middle-Eastern peoples
200.10.100.00.0+20
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Hillside - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
Not stated8895.97.51,0347.88.4-145

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 Australian, City of Melton: 25.7% English, City of Melton: 23.0% Italian, City of Melton: 7.0% Maltese, City of Melton: 7.9% Greek, City of Melton: 2.6% Macedonian, City of Melton: 2.5% Indian, City of Melton: 3.4% Irish, City of Melton: 6.0% Scottish, City of Melton: 5.2% Croatian, City of Melton: 2.0% Australian, Hillside: 21.6% English, Hillside: 16.2% Italian, Hillside: 13.5% Maltese, Hillside: 11.5% Greek, Hillside: 5.2% Macedonian, Hillside: 4.6% Indian, Hillside: 4.0% Irish, Hillside: 4.0% Scottish, Hillside: 3.6% Croatian, Hillside: 3.5%
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 Australian, Hillside: +117 English, Hillside: +438 Italian, Hillside: +356 Maltese, Hillside: +269 Greek, Hillside: -6 Macedonian, Hillside: +111 Indian, Hillside: +292 Irish, Hillside: +68 Scottish, Hillside: +125 Croatian, Hillside: +4
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 Hillside in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Australian (3,278 people or 21.6%)
  • English (2,448 people or 16.2%)
  • Italian (2,039 people or 13.5%)
  • Maltese (1,738 people or 11.5%)
  • Greek (781 people or 5.2%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 10,284 responses in total, or 67.92% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in Hillside and the City of Melton were:

  • A larger percentage of people with Italian ancestry (13.5% compared to 7.0%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Maltese ancestry (11.5% compared to 7.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (16.2% compared to 23.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (21.6% compared to 25.7%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+438 persons)
  • Italian (+356 persons)
  • Indian (+292 persons)
  • Maltese (+269 persons)

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