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The three largest ancestries in Fraser Rise in 2016 were Australian, English and Indian.

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 Fraser Rise 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 Fraser Rise'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
Fraser Rise - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2011 to 2016
Australian
58714.924.158.425.7+582
English
52713.422.5913.023.0+518
Indian
43711.15.023.33.4+435
Filipino
3849.74.100.03.5+384
map this data in atlas.idItalian3308.46.658.47.0+324
map this data in atlas.idMaltese3117.97.61724.27.9+294
Macedonian
1303.32.5811.62.5+122
Croatian
1303.31.869.32.0+124
Chinese
1102.82.900.02.6+110
Irish
1082.86.024.26.0+106
Sinhalese
1082.81.200.01.0+108
Greek
1052.72.401.42.6+105
Vietnamese
922.32.201.41.7+91
Scottish
852.25.124.25.2+82
Turkish
611.61.0711.21.1+54
Punjabi
501.30.500.00.1+51
German
491.32.612.82.7+48
Pakistani
461.20.600.00.4+46
Polish
391.01.200.01.3+39
Spanish
371.01.000.00.9+37
Egyptian
350.90.900.00.6+36
Samoan
340.90.900.00.6+35
Serbian
330.91.200.01.2+34
Other Indian subcontinent
330.90.500.00.1+34
Inadequately Described
330.90.900.00.5+34
Bosnian
330.90.400.00.3+34
Lebanese
320.80.800.00.8+33
Chilean
280.70.600.00.6+29
Cypriot
270.70.501.40.5+27
Albanian
240.60.500.00.4+24
Ethiopian
210.50.500.00.3+21
Assyrian/Chaldean
190.50.200.00.1+19
Salvadoran
190.50.300.00.3+19
Tamil
190.50.100.00.1+19
Iraqi
180.50.200.00.1+18
Dutch
170.41.000.01.1+17
New Zealander
160.40.623.30.6+14
French
150.40.400.00.4+15
Portuguese
150.40.400.00.4+15
South African
140.40.200.00.2+14
Fijian
140.40.300.00.3+14
Central and West African
140.40.400.00.1+14
Anglo-Indian
140.40.200.00.2+14
Arab not further described
140.40.200.00.1+14
Malay
130.30.200.00.2+13
Sudanese
130.31.200.00.5+13
Romanian
120.30.200.00.2+12
Zimbabwean
120.30.100.00.0+12
Hmong
120.30.000.00.0+12
Afghan
110.30.200.00.1+12
Timorese
110.30.300.00.2+12
Welsh
100.30.300.00.3+11
American
100.30.200.00.2+11
Hungarian
100.30.300.00.4+11
Lao
100.30.100.00.1+11
Mauritian
100.30.200.00.2+11
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Fraser Rise - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2011 to 2016
Not stated2686.87.235.17.5+265

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% Indian, City of Melton: 5.0% Filipino, City of Melton: 4.1% Italian, City of Melton: 6.6% Maltese, City of Melton: 7.6% Macedonian, City of Melton: 2.5% Croatian, City of Melton: 1.8% Chinese, City of Melton: 2.9% Irish, City of Melton: 6.0% Australian, Fraser Rise: 14.9% English, Fraser Rise: 13.4% Indian, Fraser Rise: 11.1% Filipino, Fraser Rise: 9.7% Italian, Fraser Rise: 8.4% Maltese, Fraser Rise: 7.9% Macedonian, Fraser Rise: 3.3% Croatian, Fraser Rise: 3.3% Chinese, Fraser Rise: 2.8% Irish, Fraser Rise: 2.8%
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, Fraser Rise: +582 English, Fraser Rise: +518 Indian, Fraser Rise: +435 Filipino, Fraser Rise: +384 Italian, Fraser Rise: +324 Maltese, Fraser Rise: +294 Macedonian, Fraser Rise: +122 Croatian, Fraser Rise: +124 Chinese, Fraser Rise: +110 Irish, Fraser Rise: +106
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 Fraser Rise in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Australian (587 people or 14.9%)
  • English (527 people or 13.4%)
  • Indian (437 people or 11.1%)
  • Filipino (384 people or 9.7%)
  • Italian (330 people or 8.4%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 2,265 responses in total, or 57.53% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Indian ancestry (11.1% compared to 5.0%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Filipino ancestry (9.7% compared to 4.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (14.9% compared to 24.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (13.4% compared to 22.5%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Australian (+582 persons)
  • English (+518 persons)
  • Indian (+435 persons)
  • Filipino (+384 persons)

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