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The three largest ancestries in Rural Balance in 2011 were Australian, English and Maltese.

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 Rural Balance 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 Rural Balance'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
Rural Balance - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
Australian
1,08423.925.788525.130.2+200
English
96821.423.077622.023.7+193
map this data in atlas.idMaltese54212.07.957016.28.0-28
Irish
2796.26.01915.46.3+88
Scottish
2154.75.21644.65.5+52
map this data in atlas.idItalian1743.87.01714.86.8+3
German
1012.22.7872.53.1+14
Greek
641.42.61042.92.8-40
Croatian
641.42.0431.22.0+20
Turkish
621.41.1511.41.1+11
Polish
521.21.3411.21.5+11
Albanian
481.10.4290.80.4+19
Macedonian
471.02.5411.22.2+5
Cypriot
441.00.5160.40.2+29
Dutch
330.71.1280.81.3+5
Filipino
290.63.5170.52.7+11
Welsh
250.60.3100.30.4+15
Serbian
240.51.2260.71.3-2
Indian
230.53.4230.71.9-1
New Zealander
220.50.6150.40.5+7
Vietnamese
220.51.7130.41.0+9
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Rural Balance - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
Not stated1,26828.07.579422.58.4+475

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% Maltese, City of Melton: 7.9% Irish, City of Melton: 6.0% Scottish, City of Melton: 5.2% Italian, City of Melton: 7.0% German, City of Melton: 2.7% Greek, City of Melton: 2.6% Croatian, City of Melton: 2.0% Turkish, City of Melton: 1.1% Australian, Rural Balance: 23.9% English, Rural Balance: 21.4% Maltese, Rural Balance: 12.0% Irish, Rural Balance: 6.2% Scottish, Rural Balance: 4.7% Italian, Rural Balance: 3.8% German, Rural Balance: 2.2% Greek, Rural Balance: 1.4% Croatian, Rural Balance: 1.4% Turkish, Rural Balance: 1.4%
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, Rural Balance: +200 English, Rural Balance: +193 Maltese, Rural Balance: -28 Irish, Rural Balance: +88 Scottish, Rural Balance: +52 Italian, Rural Balance: +3 German, Rural Balance: +14 Greek, Rural Balance: -40 Croatian, Rural Balance: +20 Turkish, Rural Balance: +11
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 Rural Balance in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Australian (1,084 people or 23.9%)
  • English (968 people or 21.4%)
  • Maltese (542 people or 12.0%)
  • Irish (279 people or 6.2%)
  • Scottish (215 people or 4.7%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 3,088 responses in total, or 68.13% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Maltese ancestry (12.0% compared to 7.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Italian ancestry (3.8% compared to 7.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Indian ancestry (0.5% compared to 3.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Filipino ancestry (0.6% compared to 3.5%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Australian (+200 persons)
  • English (+193 persons)
  • Irish (+88 persons)
  • Scottish (+52 persons)

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