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The three largest ancestries in Hillside in 2016 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.

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
Hillside - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2011 to 2016
Australian
3,26320.624.13,27821.625.7-15
English
2,89318.322.52,44816.223.0+445
map this data in atlas.idItalian2,00512.76.62,03913.57.0-34
map this data in atlas.idMaltese1,79511.37.61,73811.57.9+57
Indian
8755.55.06124.03.4+263
Greek
8115.12.47815.22.6+30
Irish
7214.66.06114.06.0+110
Macedonian
6514.12.57034.62.5-52
Scottish
5793.75.15473.65.2+32
Croatian
5083.21.85323.52.0-24
Filipino
4252.74.13512.33.5+74
Chinese
3672.32.93102.02.6+57
German
3492.22.63332.22.7+16
Lebanese
2931.90.82331.50.8+60
Egyptian
2611.60.91841.20.6+77
Turkish
2381.51.02751.81.1-37
Polish
2151.41.21761.21.3+39
Sinhalese
2131.31.21761.21.0+37
Vietnamese
2021.32.21180.81.7+84
Spanish
1911.21.01591.10.9+32
Cypriot
1761.10.51481.00.5+28
Serbian
1571.01.21501.01.2+7
Dutch
1521.01.01771.21.1-25
Punjabi
990.60.570.00.1+92
Chilean
930.60.6750.50.6+18
Portuguese
870.50.4790.50.4+8
Pakistani
810.50.6560.40.4+25
Ukrainian
770.50.31060.70.3-29
Albanian
770.50.5710.50.4+6
New Zealander
770.50.6730.50.6+4
French
760.50.4570.40.4+19
Central and West African
650.40.4310.20.1+34
Other Indian subcontinent
630.40.5120.10.1+51
Inadequately Described
550.30.9500.30.5+5
Arab not further described
550.30.2220.10.1+33
Samoan
540.30.9410.30.6+13
Bosnian
500.30.4550.40.3-5
Other Middle-Eastern peoples
500.30.1200.10.1+30
Argentinian
450.30.2240.20.1+21
Maori
430.30.6420.30.6+1
Slovak
410.30.2500.30.2-9
Slovene
410.30.1440.30.2-3
South African
410.30.2500.30.2-9
Anglo-Indian
410.30.2380.30.2+3
Malay
410.30.2300.20.2+11
Hungarian
410.30.3580.40.4-17
Assyrian/Chaldean
380.20.2530.40.1-15
Timorese
370.20.3300.20.2+7
Syrian
360.20.1300.20.1+6
Bengali
340.20.2240.20.1+10
Uruguayan
320.20.1340.20.1-2
Salvadoran
320.20.3330.20.3-1
Welsh
290.20.3240.20.3+5
Japanese
260.20.1260.20.10
Other South American
240.20.170.00.1+17
Ethiopian
240.20.5140.10.3+10
Fijian
230.10.3340.20.3-11
Iranian
230.10.2120.10.1+11
Sudanese
200.11.2220.10.5-2
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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)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2011 to 2016
Not stated7574.87.28895.97.5-132

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% Italian, City of Melton: 6.6% Maltese, City of Melton: 7.6% Indian, City of Melton: 5.0% Greek, City of Melton: 2.4% Irish, City of Melton: 6.0% Macedonian, City of Melton: 2.5% Scottish, City of Melton: 5.1% Croatian, City of Melton: 1.8% Australian, Hillside: 20.6% English, Hillside: 18.3% Italian, Hillside: 12.7% Maltese, Hillside: 11.3% Indian, Hillside: 5.5% Greek, Hillside: 5.1% Irish, Hillside: 4.6% Macedonian, Hillside: 4.1% Scottish, Hillside: 3.7% Croatian, Hillside: 3.2%
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, Hillside: -15 English, Hillside: +445 Italian, Hillside: -34 Maltese, Hillside: +57 Indian, Hillside: +263 Greek, Hillside: +30 Irish, Hillside: +110 Macedonian, Hillside: -52 Scottish, Hillside: +32 Croatian, Hillside: -24
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 Hillside in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Australian (3,263 people or 20.6%)
  • English (2,893 people or 18.3%)
  • Italian (2,005 people or 12.7%)
  • Maltese (1,795 people or 11.3%)
  • Indian (875 people or 5.5%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 10,831 responses in total, or 68.39% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Italian ancestry (12.7% compared to 6.6%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Maltese ancestry (11.3% compared to 7.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (18.3% compared to 22.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (20.6% compared to 24.1%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+445 persons)
  • Indian (+263 persons)
  • Irish (+110 persons)
  • Punjabi (+92 persons)

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