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The three largest ancestries in Kurunjang in 2011 were Australian, English 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 Kurunjang 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 Kurunjang'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
Kurunjang - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
Australian
3,11533.725.72,71640.330.2+399
English
2,83930.723.02,13731.723.7+702
Irish
7207.86.05187.76.3+202
map this data in atlas.idMaltese6697.27.94516.78.0+218
Scottish
6687.25.25357.95.5+133
map this data in atlas.idItalian4274.67.03174.76.8+110
German
3133.42.72974.43.1+16
Sudanese
1571.70.580.10.1+149
Dutch
1241.31.11181.81.3+6
Samoan
1121.20.6440.70.3+68
Serbian
1091.21.2811.21.3+28
Polish
1071.21.3971.41.5+10
Greek
1061.12.61061.62.80
Croatian
1061.12.0500.72.0+56
Filipino
991.13.5570.82.7+42
Chinese
981.12.6480.71.8+50
Maori
921.00.6410.60.4+51
Indian
760.83.4280.41.9+48
Macedonian
710.82.5280.42.2+43
Spanish
690.70.9270.41.0+42
Welsh
600.60.3380.60.4+22
New Zealander
570.60.6400.60.5+17
Turkish
550.61.1440.71.1+11
French
520.60.4180.30.4+34
Sinhalese
510.61.0440.70.7+7
Inadequately Described
500.50.5150.20.3+35
Hungarian
490.50.4390.60.5+10
Chilean
490.50.6310.50.6+18
Vietnamese
400.41.7350.51.0+5
Lebanese
350.40.8150.20.6+20
Russian
310.30.2160.20.2+15
Bosnian
310.30.300.00.3+31
Danish
270.30.180.10.1+19
Albanian
250.30.480.10.4+17
Egyptian
250.30.660.10.5+19
Slovene
250.30.2230.30.2+2
Portuguese
240.30.4220.30.4+2
Other Polynesian
230.20.100.00.0+23
Austrian
230.20.2250.40.2-2
Tongan
210.20.230.00.1+18
Romanian
200.20.2180.30.2+2
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Kurunjang - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
Not stated7928.67.53965.98.4+396

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% Irish, City of Melton: 6.0% Maltese, City of Melton: 7.9% Scottish, City of Melton: 5.2% Italian, City of Melton: 7.0% German, City of Melton: 2.7% Sudanese, City of Melton: 0.5% Dutch, City of Melton: 1.1% Samoan, City of Melton: 0.6% Australian, Kurunjang: 33.7% English, Kurunjang: 30.7% Irish, Kurunjang: 7.8% Maltese, Kurunjang: 7.2% Scottish, Kurunjang: 7.2% Italian, Kurunjang: 4.6% German, Kurunjang: 3.4% Sudanese, Kurunjang: 1.7% Dutch, Kurunjang: 1.3% Samoan, Kurunjang: 1.2%
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, Kurunjang: +399 English, Kurunjang: +702 Irish, Kurunjang: +202 Maltese, Kurunjang: +218 Scottish, Kurunjang: +133 Italian, Kurunjang: +110 German, Kurunjang: +16 Sudanese, Kurunjang: +149 Dutch, Kurunjang: +6 Samoan, Kurunjang: +68
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 Kurunjang in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Australian (3,115 people or 33.7%)
  • English (2,839 people or 30.7%)
  • Irish (720 people or 7.8%)
  • Maltese (669 people or 7.2%)
  • Scottish (668 people or 7.2%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 8,011 responses in total, or 86.59% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (33.7% compared to 25.7%)
  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (30.7% compared to 23.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Indian ancestry (0.8% compared to 3.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Filipino ancestry (1.1% compared to 3.5%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+702 persons)
  • Australian (+399 persons)
  • Maltese (+218 persons)
  • Irish (+202 persons)

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