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The three largest ancestries in Melrose Park in 2011 were Australian, English and Scottish.

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 Melrose Park 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 Melrose Park'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
Melrose Park - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2006 to 2011
Australian
83138.935.581839.040.3+13
English
73134.240.366631.737.5+65
map this data in atlas.idScottish1858.79.51567.48.2+29
map this data in atlas.idIrish1778.39.01678.08.2+10
German
1436.77.81678.07.3-24
Greek
1085.13.61406.73.7-32
Chinese
733.42.8271.32.3+46
Italian
632.93.9763.63.7-13
Dutch
391.81.7311.51.8+8
Indian
271.31.4221.00.9+5
Filipino
231.10.4100.50.4+13
Cypriot
200.90.2140.70.1+6
Lebanese
200.90.7241.10.7-4
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Melrose Park - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2006 to 2011
Not stated713.33.61256.04.4-54

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 Mitcham: 35.5% English, City of Mitcham: 40.3% Scottish, City of Mitcham: 9.5% Irish, City of Mitcham: 9.0% German, City of Mitcham: 7.8% Greek, City of Mitcham: 3.6% Chinese, City of Mitcham: 2.8% Italian, City of Mitcham: 3.9% Dutch, City of Mitcham: 1.7% Indian, City of Mitcham: 1.4% Australian, Melrose Park: 38.9% English, Melrose Park: 34.2% Scottish, Melrose Park: 8.7% Irish, Melrose Park: 8.3% German, Melrose Park: 6.7% Greek, Melrose Park: 5.1% Chinese, Melrose Park: 3.4% Italian, Melrose Park: 2.9% Dutch, Melrose Park: 1.8% Indian, Melrose Park: 1.3%
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, Melrose Park: +13 English, Melrose Park: +65 Scottish, Melrose Park: +29 Irish, Melrose Park: +10 German, Melrose Park: -24 Greek, Melrose Park: -32 Chinese, Melrose Park: +46 Italian, Melrose Park: -13 Dutch, Melrose Park: +8 Indian, Melrose Park: +5
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 Melrose Park in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Australian (831 people or 38.9%)
  • English (731 people or 34.2%)
  • Scottish (185 people or 8.7%)
  • Irish (177 people or 8.3%)
  • German (143 people or 6.7%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 2,067 responses in total, or 96.77% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in Melrose Park and the City of Mitcham were:

  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (38.9% compared to 35.5%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Greek ancestry (5.1% compared to 3.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (34.2% compared to 40.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with German ancestry (6.7% compared to 7.8%)

Emerging groups

The largest change in the reported ancestries of the population in this area between 2006 and 2011 was:

  • English (+65 persons)

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