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The three largest ancestries in Ashwood - Burwood in 2011 were Australian, English and Chinese.

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 Ashwood - Burwood 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 Ashwood - Burwood'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
Ashwood - Burwood - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2006 to 2011
Australian
2,19026.019.42,45631.524.1-266
English
2,09224.819.91,87424.020.3+218
map this data in atlas.idChinese1,17213.918.377910.014.3+393
Irish
7779.26.77369.46.8+41
Scottish
6537.85.65336.85.5+120
map this data in atlas.idGreek4715.67.63885.07.7+83
Italian
4405.25.64085.25.8+32
Indian
2773.35.31772.33.8+100
German
2112.52.42162.82.6-5
Sinhalese
1611.93.61441.82.9+17
Dutch
1311.61.11081.41.3+23
Polish
1261.51.0901.21.1+36
Korean
861.01.4170.20.7+69
Vietnamese
851.01.6921.21.3-7
New Zealander
680.80.6480.60.6+20
Croatian
660.80.5400.50.5+26
Filipino
620.70.7600.80.6+2
Serbian
510.60.5430.60.5+8
Russian
490.60.6720.90.7-23
South African
450.50.4240.30.5+21
Inadequately Described
430.50.3220.30.3+21
French
410.50.5350.40.5+6
Hungarian
360.40.5430.60.6-7
Indonesian
350.40.6380.50.5-3
Mauritian
340.40.4130.20.3+21
Lebanese
320.40.3340.40.3-2
Iranian
300.40.3140.20.2+16
Thai
290.30.3290.40.20
Spanish
280.30.3400.50.3-12
Egyptian
280.30.3180.20.4+10
Turkish
270.30.2100.10.2+17
Malay
260.30.5250.30.5+1
Maltese
260.30.4370.50.4-11
Maori
240.30.2210.30.2+3
Ukrainian
240.30.2130.20.2+11
Canadian
240.30.1280.40.1-4
Afghan
230.30.2290.40.2-6
Macedonian
210.20.2100.10.2+11
Welsh
210.20.3420.50.4-21
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Ashwood - Burwood - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2006 to 2011
Not stated4615.54.84856.26.7-24

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 Monash: 19.4% English, City of Monash: 19.9% Chinese, City of Monash: 18.3% Irish, City of Monash: 6.7% Scottish, City of Monash: 5.6% Greek, City of Monash: 7.6% Italian, City of Monash: 5.6% Indian, City of Monash: 5.3% German, City of Monash: 2.4% Sinhalese, City of Monash: 3.6% Australian, Ashwood - Burwood: 26.0% English, Ashwood - Burwood: 24.8% Chinese, Ashwood - Burwood: 13.9% Irish, Ashwood - Burwood: 9.2% Scottish, Ashwood - Burwood: 7.8% Greek, Ashwood - Burwood: 5.6% Italian, Ashwood - Burwood: 5.2% Indian, Ashwood - Burwood: 3.3% German, Ashwood - Burwood: 2.5% Sinhalese, Ashwood - Burwood: 1.9%
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, Ashwood - Burwood: -266 English, Ashwood - Burwood: +218 Chinese, Ashwood - Burwood: +393 Irish, Ashwood - Burwood: +41 Scottish, Ashwood - Burwood: +120 Greek, Ashwood - Burwood: +83 Italian, Ashwood - Burwood: +32 Indian, Ashwood - Burwood: +100 German, Ashwood - Burwood: -5 Sinhalese, Ashwood - Burwood: +17
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 Ashwood - Burwood in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Australian (2,190 people or 26.0%)
  • English (2,092 people or 24.8%)
  • Chinese (1,172 people or 13.9%)
  • Irish (777 people or 9.2%)
  • Scottish (653 people or 7.8%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 6,884 responses in total, or 81.71% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in Ashwood - Burwood and City of Monash were:

  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (26.0% compared to 19.4%)
  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (24.8% compared to 19.9%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Irish ancestry (9.2% compared to 6.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (13.9% compared to 18.3%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Chinese (+393 persons)
  • Australian (-266 persons)
  • English (+218 persons)
  • Scottish (+120 persons)

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