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The three largest ancestries in Melton South 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 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.

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 South - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2011 to 2016
Australian
3,14932.524.12,91034.225.7+240
English
3,12432.222.53,02135.523.0+104
Irish
8268.56.07989.46.0+29
Scottish
7217.45.16988.25.2+24
German
3643.82.63504.12.7+14
map this data in atlas.idMaltese3633.87.63293.97.9+35
map this data in atlas.idItalian3263.46.63053.67.0+21
Indian
3253.45.0981.23.4+227
Filipino
2012.14.1881.03.5+114
Dutch
1361.41.01291.51.1+8
Chinese
1351.42.9821.02.6+53
Greek
1131.22.4891.02.6+25
Burmese peoples
1111.10.230.00.0+108
Polish
1011.01.21031.21.3-2
Serbian
1011.01.2871.01.2+14
Samoan
1001.00.9380.40.6+62
New Zealander
740.80.6550.60.6+19
Inadequately Described
730.80.9320.40.5+41
Sudanese
710.71.2220.30.5+49
Sinhalese
700.71.2430.51.0+28
Spanish
700.71.0360.40.9+34
Vietnamese
570.62.2330.41.7+24
Maori
550.60.6620.70.6-6
Welsh
510.50.3430.50.3+9
Punjabi
500.50.540.00.1+47
Central and West African
490.50.400.00.1+49
French
480.50.4480.60.40
Croatian
470.51.8450.52.0+3
Pakistani
420.40.6180.20.4+25
Macedonian
410.42.5490.62.5-8
Other Indian subcontinent
320.30.530.00.1+29
Lebanese
320.30.8260.30.8+6
Hungarian
280.30.3350.40.4-7
Turkish
280.31.0180.21.1+10
Thai
250.30.3170.20.2+8
Portuguese
250.30.4180.20.4+7
Russian
220.20.2220.30.2+1
Fijian
220.20.3120.10.3+10
Bengali
200.20.240.00.1+17
Other Polynesian
200.20.130.00.1+17
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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)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2011 to 2016
Not stated9099.47.286510.27.5+45

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% German, City of Melton: 2.6% Maltese, City of Melton: 7.6% Italian, City of Melton: 6.6% Indian, City of Melton: 5.0% Filipino, City of Melton: 4.1% Dutch, City of Melton: 1.0% Australian, Melton South: 32.5% English, Melton South: 32.2% Irish, Melton South: 8.5% Scottish, Melton South: 7.4% German, Melton South: 3.8% Maltese, Melton South: 3.8% Italian, Melton South: 3.4% Indian, Melton South: 3.4% Filipino, Melton South: 2.1% Dutch, Melton South: 1.4%
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 South: +240 English, Melton South: +104 Irish, Melton South: +29 Scottish, Melton South: +24 German, Melton South: +14 Maltese, Melton South: +35 Italian, Melton South: +21 Indian, Melton South: +227 Filipino, Melton South: +114 Dutch, Melton South: +8
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 South in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Australian (3,149 people or 32.5%)
  • English (3,124 people or 32.2%)
  • Irish (826 people or 8.5%)
  • Scottish (721 people or 7.4%)
  • German (364 people or 3.8%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 8,184 responses in total, or 84.46% 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 (32.2% compared to 22.5%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (32.5% compared to 24.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Maltese ancestry (3.8% compared to 7.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Italian ancestry (3.4% compared to 6.6%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Australian (+240 persons)
  • Indian (+227 persons)
  • Filipino (+114 persons)
  • Burmese peoples (+108 persons)

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