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The three largest ancestries in Melton East in 2016 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.

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 East - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2011 to 2016
Australian
11,05616.824.110,32318.225.7+733
English
9,74314.822.58,21214.523.0+1,531
map this data in atlas.idMaltese5,9569.17.65,3509.47.9+606
map this data in atlas.idItalian5,8288.96.65,2799.37.0+549
Indian
4,5646.95.03,0955.53.4+1,469
Filipino
3,8105.84.13,2325.73.5+578
Chinese
2,9564.52.92,2824.02.6+674
Macedonian
2,8494.32.52,3974.22.5+452
Irish
2,5123.86.02,1163.76.0+396
Vietnamese
2,4053.72.21,6122.81.7+793
Greek
2,3053.52.42,0693.72.6+236
Scottish
1,9833.05.11,8293.25.2+154
Croatian
1,6902.61.81,5902.82.0+100
German
1,2111.82.61,0491.92.7+162
Sinhalese
1,1081.71.28791.61.0+229
Turkish
9961.51.09131.61.1+83
Egyptian
9561.50.95721.00.6+384
Serbian
9161.41.27451.31.2+171
Polish
8741.31.27701.41.3+104
Lebanese
8561.30.86611.20.8+195
Spanish
8531.31.06521.20.9+201
Pakistani
6060.90.63620.60.4+244
Ethiopian
5600.90.53180.60.3+242
Cypriot
5180.80.54160.70.5+102
Albanian
5180.80.54040.70.4+114
Chilean
5140.80.64410.80.6+73
Sudanese
4870.71.21420.30.5+345
Inadequately Described
4660.70.93080.50.5+158
Dutch
4180.61.04670.81.1-49
Punjabi
4180.60.51040.20.1+314
Bosnian
3790.60.43100.50.3+69
Timorese
3720.60.32650.50.2+107
Samoan
3470.50.92790.50.6+68
Other Indian subcontinent
3460.50.51280.20.1+218
Portuguese
3390.50.43210.60.4+18
New Zealander
2880.40.62680.50.6+20
Salvadoran
2460.40.32300.40.3+16
Central and West African
2390.40.4780.10.1+161
Maori
2370.40.62370.40.60
Fijian
2180.30.32080.40.3+10
Afghan
2150.30.21630.30.1+52
Thai
2100.30.31340.20.2+76
Ukrainian
2040.30.32030.40.3+1
French
1900.30.41250.20.4+65
Hungarian
1880.30.32170.40.4-29
Arab not further described
1860.30.2840.10.1+102
Assyrian/Chaldean
1830.30.2910.20.1+92
Malay
1810.30.21450.30.2+36
Slovak
1730.30.21830.30.2-10
Romanian
1580.20.21520.30.2+6
Iranian
1570.20.2610.10.1+96
Lao
1460.20.11250.20.1+21
Iraqi
1450.20.2940.20.1+51
Indonesian
1360.20.21200.20.1+16
Argentinian
1330.20.2910.20.1+42
Anglo-Indian
1280.20.21390.20.2-11
Bengali
1270.20.21230.20.1+4
Korean
1260.20.11230.20.1+3
South African
1220.20.21710.30.2-49
Other Southern and East African
1160.20.11140.20.1+2
Slovene
1100.20.11040.20.2+6
Tamil
1050.20.1940.20.1+11
Syrian
1030.20.1680.10.1+35
Japanese
1000.20.1960.20.1+4
Other Middle-Eastern peoples
920.10.1710.10.1+21
American
890.10.2720.10.2+17
Tongan
870.10.2530.10.2+34
Russian
860.10.2960.20.2-10
Eritrean
840.10.1440.10.0+40
Other North American
830.10.1680.10.1+15
Mauritian
780.10.21240.20.2-46
Other Oceanian (inc. Melanesia & Micronesia)
760.10.1400.10.1+36
Welsh
680.10.3870.20.3-19
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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)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2011 to 2016
Not stated3,4185.27.23,2175.77.5+201

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% Maltese, City of Melton: 7.6% Italian, City of Melton: 6.6% Indian, City of Melton: 5.0% Filipino, City of Melton: 4.1% Chinese, City of Melton: 2.9% Macedonian, City of Melton: 2.5% Irish, City of Melton: 6.0% Vietnamese, City of Melton: 2.2% Australian, Melton East: 16.8% English, Melton East: 14.8% Maltese, Melton East: 9.1% Italian, Melton East: 8.9% Indian, Melton East: 6.9% Filipino, Melton East: 5.8% Chinese, Melton East: 4.5% Macedonian, Melton East: 4.3% Irish, Melton East: 3.8% Vietnamese, Melton East: 3.7%
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, Melton East: +733 English, Melton East: +1,531 Maltese, Melton East: +606 Italian, Melton East: +549 Indian, Melton East: +1,469 Filipino, Melton East: +578 Chinese, Melton East: +674 Macedonian, Melton East: +452 Irish, Melton East: +396 Vietnamese, Melton East: +793
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 East in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Australian (11,056 people or 16.8%)
  • English (9,743 people or 14.8%)
  • Maltese (5,956 people or 9.1%)
  • Italian (5,828 people or 8.9%)
  • Indian (4,564 people or 6.9%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 37,147 responses in total, or 56.48% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Italian ancestry (8.9% compared to 6.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (14.8% compared to 22.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (16.8% compared to 24.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Irish ancestry (3.8% compared to 6.0%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+1,531 persons)
  • Indian (+1,469 persons)
  • Vietnamese (+793 persons)
  • Australian (+733 persons)

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