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The three largest ancestries in Melton East 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 Melton East 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 East'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
Melton East - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
Australian
10,32318.225.77,69320.830.2+2,630
English
8,21214.523.05,42514.723.7+2,787
map this data in atlas.idMaltese5,3509.47.93,5539.68.0+1,797
map this data in atlas.idItalian5,2799.37.03,5469.66.8+1,733
Filipino
3,2325.73.51,8625.02.7+1,370
Indian
3,0955.53.41,2843.51.9+1,811
Macedonian
2,3974.22.51,4904.02.2+907
Chinese
2,2824.02.61,1643.21.8+1,118
Irish
2,1163.76.01,4033.86.3+713
Greek
2,0693.72.61,5664.22.8+503
Scottish
1,8293.25.21,1943.25.5+635
Vietnamese
1,6122.81.77412.01.0+871
Croatian
1,5902.82.01,1853.22.0+405
German
1,0491.92.77892.13.1+260
Turkish
9131.61.16161.71.1+297
Sinhalese
8791.61.04501.20.7+429
Polish
7701.41.35221.41.5+248
Serbian
7451.31.26011.61.3+144
Lebanese
6611.20.83681.00.6+293
Spanish
6521.20.95791.61.0+73
Egyptian
5721.00.63410.90.5+231
Dutch
4670.81.13320.91.3+135
Chilean
4410.80.63591.00.6+82
Cypriot
4160.70.51180.30.2+298
Albanian
4040.70.42280.60.4+176
Pakistani
3620.60.41840.50.3+178
Portuguese
3210.60.42250.60.4+96
Ethiopian
3180.60.31690.50.2+149
Bosnian
3100.50.31720.50.3+138
Inadequately Described
3080.50.51420.40.3+166
Samoan
2790.50.61120.30.3+167
New Zealander
2680.50.61400.40.5+128
Timorese
2650.50.21660.40.2+99
Maori
2370.40.61100.30.4+127
Salvadoran
2300.40.31650.40.2+65
Hungarian
2170.40.41690.50.5+48
Fijian
2080.40.3330.10.1+175
Ukrainian
2030.40.31370.40.3+66
Slovak
1830.30.21240.30.2+59
South African
1710.30.2900.20.2+81
Afghan
1630.30.1350.10.1+128
Romanian
1520.30.21020.30.2+50
Malay
1450.30.2500.10.1+95
Sudanese
1420.30.5680.20.1+74
Anglo-Indian
1390.20.21030.30.2+36
Thai
1340.20.2730.20.1+61
Other Indian subcontinent
1280.20.1360.10.1+92
Lao
1250.20.1760.20.1+49
French
1250.20.41180.30.4+7
Mauritian
1240.20.2830.20.1+41
Korean
1230.20.1270.10.0+96
Bengali
1230.20.1510.10.1+72
Indonesian
1200.20.1510.10.1+69
Other Southern and East African
1140.20.1490.10.1+65
Punjabi
1040.20.1450.10.0+59
Slovene
1040.20.2590.20.2+45
Russian
960.20.21050.30.2-9
Japanese
960.20.1190.10.1+77
Iraqi
940.20.1130.00.0+81
Tamil
940.20.1160.00.0+78
Argentinian
910.20.1870.20.1+4
Assyrian/Chaldean
910.20.1750.20.1+16
Welsh
870.20.3910.20.4-4
Arab not further described
840.10.1880.20.1-4
Central and West African
780.10.1520.10.1+26
American
720.10.2860.20.2-14
Uruguayan
710.10.1360.10.0+35
Other Middle-Eastern peoples
710.10.160.00.0+65
Other North American
680.10.1450.10.1+23
Syrian
680.10.1190.10.0+49
Austrian
670.10.2620.20.2+5
Other South American
630.10.1670.20.1-4
Iranian
610.10.1250.10.0+36
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Melton East - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
Not stated3,2175.77.52,9388.08.4+279

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% Italian, City of Melton: 7.0% Filipino, City of Melton: 3.5% Indian, City of Melton: 3.4% Macedonian, City of Melton: 2.5% Chinese, City of Melton: 2.6% Irish, City of Melton: 6.0% Greek, City of Melton: 2.6% Australian, Melton East: 18.2% English, Melton East: 14.5% Maltese, Melton East: 9.4% Italian, Melton East: 9.3% Filipino, Melton East: 5.7% Indian, Melton East: 5.5% Macedonian, Melton East: 4.2% Chinese, Melton East: 4.0% Irish, Melton East: 3.7% Greek, Melton East: 3.7%
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, Melton East: +2,630 English, Melton East: +2,787 Maltese, Melton East: +1,797 Italian, Melton East: +1,733 Filipino, Melton East: +1,370 Indian, Melton East: +1,811 Macedonian, Melton East: +907 Chinese, Melton East: +1,118 Irish, Melton East: +713 Greek, Melton East: +503
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 Melton East in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Australian (10,323 people or 18.2%)
  • English (8,212 people or 14.5%)
  • Maltese (5,350 people or 9.4%)
  • Italian (5,279 people or 9.3%)
  • Filipino (3,232 people or 5.7%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 32,396 responses in total, or 57.19% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Italian ancestry (9.3% compared to 7.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (14.5% compared to 23.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (18.2% compared to 25.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Irish ancestry (3.7% compared to 6.0%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+2,787 persons)
  • Australian (+2,630 persons)
  • Indian (+1,811 persons)
  • Maltese (+1,797 persons)

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