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The three largest ancestries in Melton 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 Melton 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 Melton'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
Melton - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2011 to 2016
Australian
2,63132.224.12,68834.725.7-57
English
2,61932.022.52,70334.923.0-84
Irish
7619.36.081810.66.0-56
Scottish
6367.85.16318.15.2+6
map this data in atlas.idMaltese4095.07.63744.87.9+36
German
2923.62.62823.62.7+10
map this data in atlas.idItalian2783.46.62943.87.0-16
Indian
1461.85.0710.93.4+75
Chinese
1311.62.91061.42.6+25
Greek
1211.52.41411.82.6-20
Filipino
1151.44.1781.03.5+37
Burmese peoples
1111.40.280.10.0+103
Samoan
1081.30.9610.80.6+47
Polish
1031.31.21251.61.3-21
Serbian
971.21.21001.31.2-4
Dutch
971.21.01051.41.1-9
Croatian
851.01.8801.02.0+5
Spanish
821.01.0430.60.9+38
New Zealander
770.90.6610.80.6+16
Turkish
650.81.0380.51.1+26
Vietnamese
620.82.2170.21.7+44
Maori
550.70.6891.10.6-34
Inadequately Described
520.60.9460.60.5+6
Macedonian
450.62.5380.52.5+6
Other Oceanian (inc. Melanesia & Micronesia)
370.50.150.10.1+32
Welsh
330.40.3480.60.3-15
Albanian
320.40.5270.40.4+5
French
290.40.4390.50.4-11
Ukrainian
290.40.3190.30.3+9
Sudanese
290.41.2340.40.5-5
Hungarian
230.30.3210.30.4+2
Bosnian
230.30.460.10.3+17
South African
220.30.2210.30.2+1
Other Indian subcontinent
220.30.560.10.1+16
Other Polynesian
200.20.1100.10.1+10
Cook Islander
200.20.160.10.1+14
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Melton - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2011 to 2016
Not stated6678.27.25036.57.5+165

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% Scottish, City of Melton: 5.1% Maltese, City of Melton: 7.6% German, City of Melton: 2.6% Italian, City of Melton: 6.6% Indian, City of Melton: 5.0% Chinese, City of Melton: 2.9% Greek, City of Melton: 2.4% Australian, Melton: 32.2% English, Melton: 32.0% Irish, Melton: 9.3% Scottish, Melton: 7.8% Maltese, Melton: 5.0% German, Melton: 3.6% Italian, Melton: 3.4% Indian, Melton: 1.8% Chinese, Melton: 1.6% Greek, Melton: 1.5%
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, Melton: -57 English, Melton: -84 Irish, Melton: -56 Scottish, Melton: +6 Maltese, Melton: +36 German, Melton: +10 Italian, Melton: -16 Indian, Melton: +75 Chinese, Melton: +25 Greek, Melton: -20
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 Melton in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Australian (2,631 people or 32.2%)
  • English (2,619 people or 32.0%)
  • Irish (761 people or 9.3%)
  • Scottish (636 people or 7.8%)
  • Maltese (409 people or 5.0%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 7,056 responses in total, or 86.32% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (32.0% compared to 22.5%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (32.2% compared to 24.1%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Irish ancestry (9.3% compared to 6.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Indian ancestry (1.8% compared to 5.0%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Burmese peoples (+103 persons)
  • English (-84 persons)
  • Indian (+75 persons)
  • Australian (-57 persons)

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