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The three largest ancestries in Kurunjang in 2016 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.

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
Kurunjang - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2011 to 2016
Australian
3,37533.624.13,11433.725.7+261
English
3,15831.422.52,83830.723.0+320
Irish
8228.26.07207.86.0+102
map this data in atlas.idMaltese7917.97.66687.27.9+122
Scottish
7697.75.16687.25.2+101
map this data in atlas.idItalian5075.16.64274.67.0+80
German
3623.62.63133.42.7+49
Sudanese
2852.81.21571.70.5+128
Indian
1821.85.0760.83.4+106
Samoan
1721.70.91121.20.6+60
Greek
1571.62.41061.12.6+51
Filipino
1351.34.1991.13.5+36
Chinese
1271.32.9981.12.6+29
Polish
1261.31.21071.21.3+19
Serbian
1241.21.21091.21.2+15
Dutch
1221.21.01241.31.1-2
Croatian
1111.11.81061.12.0+5
Chilean
840.80.6490.50.6+35
Spanish
810.81.0690.70.9+12
Vietnamese
750.72.2400.41.7+35
Inadequately Described
740.70.9500.50.5+24
Maori
720.70.6921.00.6-20
New Zealander
660.70.6570.60.6+9
Macedonian
650.62.5710.82.5-6
Turkish
550.51.0550.61.10
Welsh
540.50.3600.60.3-6
Sinhalese
360.41.2510.61.0-15
French
360.40.4520.60.4-16
Hungarian
320.30.3490.50.4-17
Other Polynesian
320.30.1230.20.1+9
Albanian
310.30.5250.30.4+6
Lebanese
300.30.8350.40.8-5
Australian Aboriginal
260.30.1150.20.1+11
Egyptian
260.30.9250.30.6+1
Russian
230.20.2310.30.2-8
Cook Islander
220.20.1160.20.1+6
Tongan
210.20.2210.20.20
Ethiopian
200.20.5170.20.3+3
Indonesian
190.20.260.10.1+13
Portuguese
190.20.4240.30.4-5
Romanian
170.20.2200.20.2-3
Ukrainian
170.20.3120.10.3+5
Other Oceanian (inc. Melanesia & Micronesia)
160.20.160.10.1+10
Austrian
150.10.1230.20.2-8
Fijian
140.10.330.00.3+11
Mauritian
140.10.230.00.2+11
Thai
140.10.330.00.2+11
Cypriot
130.10.5130.10.50
Malay
120.10.2120.10.20
Slovene
120.10.1250.30.2-13
Salvadoran
110.10.3130.10.3-2
Uruguayan
110.10.130.00.1+8
Iranian
110.10.2110.10.10
Burmese peoples
110.10.200.00.0+11
American
110.10.280.10.2+3
Zimbabwean
100.10.130.00.0+7
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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)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2011 to 2016
Not stated6896.97.27918.67.5-102

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% Irish, City of Melton: 6.0% Maltese, City of Melton: 7.6% Scottish, City of Melton: 5.1% Italian, City of Melton: 6.6% German, City of Melton: 2.6% Sudanese, City of Melton: 1.2% Indian, City of Melton: 5.0% Samoan, City of Melton: 0.9% Australian, Kurunjang: 33.6% English, Kurunjang: 31.4% Irish, Kurunjang: 8.2% Maltese, Kurunjang: 7.9% Scottish, Kurunjang: 7.7% Italian, Kurunjang: 5.1% German, Kurunjang: 3.6% Sudanese, Kurunjang: 2.8% Indian, Kurunjang: 1.8% Samoan, Kurunjang: 1.7%
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, Kurunjang: +261 English, Kurunjang: +320 Irish, Kurunjang: +102 Maltese, Kurunjang: +122 Scottish, Kurunjang: +101 Italian, Kurunjang: +80 German, Kurunjang: +49 Sudanese, Kurunjang: +128 Indian, Kurunjang: +106 Samoan, Kurunjang: +60
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 Kurunjang in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Australian (3,375 people or 33.6%)
  • English (3,158 people or 31.4%)
  • Irish (822 people or 8.2%)
  • Maltese (791 people or 7.9%)
  • Scottish (769 people or 7.7%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 8,915 responses in total, or 88.73% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (33.6% compared to 24.1%)
  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (31.4% compared to 22.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Indian ancestry (1.8% compared to 5.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Filipino ancestry (1.3% compared to 4.1%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+320 persons)
  • Australian (+261 persons)
  • Sudanese (+128 persons)
  • Maltese (+122 persons)

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