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The three largest ancestries in Melton South in 2011 were English, Australian 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 South 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 South'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 South - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
English
3,02135.523.02,81934.123.7+202
Australian
2,91034.225.73,21338.930.2-303
Irish
7989.46.08069.86.3-8
Scottish
6988.25.25887.15.5+110
German
3504.12.73844.63.1-34
map this data in atlas.idMaltese3293.97.93734.58.0-44
map this data in atlas.idItalian3053.67.02563.16.8+49
Dutch
1291.51.11581.91.3-29
Polish
1031.21.31431.71.5-40
Indian
981.23.4570.71.9+41
Greek
891.02.6921.12.8-3
Filipino
881.03.5370.42.7+51
Serbian
871.01.2791.01.3+8
Chinese
821.02.6340.41.8+48
Maori
620.70.6450.50.4+17
New Zealander
550.60.6240.30.5+31
Macedonian
490.62.5100.12.2+39
French
480.60.4300.40.4+18
Croatian
450.52.0480.62.0-3
Sinhalese
430.51.0160.20.7+27
Welsh
430.50.3450.50.4-2
Samoan
380.40.6290.40.3+9
Spanish
360.40.9300.41.0+6
Hungarian
350.40.4470.60.5-12
Ukrainian
340.40.3310.40.3+3
Vietnamese
330.41.790.11.0+24
Inadequately Described
320.40.5190.20.3+13
Egyptian
310.40.6220.30.5+9
Lebanese
260.30.8250.30.6+1
Russian
220.30.2150.20.2+7
Sudanese
220.30.500.00.1+22
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Melton South - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
Not stated86510.27.58129.88.4+53

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 English, City of Melton: 23.0% Australian, City of Melton: 25.7% Irish, City of Melton: 6.0% Scottish, City of Melton: 5.2% German, City of Melton: 2.7% Maltese, City of Melton: 7.9% Italian, City of Melton: 7.0% Dutch, City of Melton: 1.1% Polish, City of Melton: 1.3% Indian, City of Melton: 3.4% English, Melton South: 35.5% Australian, Melton South: 34.2% Irish, Melton South: 9.4% Scottish, Melton South: 8.2% German, Melton South: 4.1% Maltese, Melton South: 3.9% Italian, Melton South: 3.6% Dutch, Melton South: 1.5% Polish, Melton South: 1.2% Indian, Melton South: 1.2%
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 English, Melton South: +202 Australian, Melton South: -303 Irish, Melton South: -8 Scottish, Melton South: +110 German, Melton South: -34 Maltese, Melton South: -44 Italian, Melton South: +49 Dutch, Melton South: -29 Polish, Melton South: -40 Indian, Melton South: +41
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 South in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (3,021 people or 35.5%)
  • Australian (2,910 people or 34.2%)
  • Irish (798 people or 9.4%)
  • Scottish (698 people or 8.2%)
  • German (350 people or 4.1%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 7,777 responses in total, or 91.32% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (35.5% compared to 23.0%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (34.2% compared to 25.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Maltese ancestry (3.9% compared to 7.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Italian ancestry (3.6% compared to 7.0%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Australian (-303 persons)
  • English (+202 persons)
  • Scottish (+110 persons)
  • Filipino (+51 persons)

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