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The three largest ancestries in Ashwood - Burwood in 2016 were English, Australian 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.

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
Ashwood - Burwood - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2011 to 2016
English
2,33524.218.12,09224.819.9+243
Australian
2,08121.615.72,19026.019.4-109
map this data in atlas.idChinese1,82418.924.11,17213.918.3+652
Irish
9209.56.37779.26.7+143
Scottish
7197.55.16537.85.6+66
Italian
5235.45.14405.25.6+83
map this data in atlas.idGreek4654.87.04715.67.6-6
Indian
3173.36.72773.35.3+40
German
2572.72.22112.52.4+46
Sinhalese
1982.14.11611.93.6+37
Dutch
1311.41.01311.61.10
Vietnamese
1271.31.9851.01.6+42
Polish
1121.20.91261.51.0-14
Korean
880.91.4861.01.4+2
Croatian
710.70.5660.80.5+5
French
690.70.5410.50.5+28
Russian
650.70.5490.60.6+16
Egyptian
610.60.4280.30.3+33
New Zealander
580.60.5680.80.6-10
Serbian
520.50.5510.60.5+1
Filipino
490.50.8620.70.7-13
Thai
470.50.3290.30.3+18
Malay
450.50.7260.30.5+19
Afghan
370.40.2230.30.2+14
Maltese
360.40.4260.30.4+10
Inadequately Described
360.40.6430.50.3-7
Hungarian
350.40.5360.40.5-1
South African
340.40.3450.50.4-11
Lebanese
320.30.3320.40.30
Indonesian
320.30.7350.40.6-3
Iranian
300.30.5300.40.30
Maori
300.30.1240.30.2+6
Japanese
290.30.5190.20.4+10
Cypriot
290.30.3150.20.3+14
Sudanese
290.30.1140.20.1+15
Ukrainian
290.30.2240.30.2+5
Turkish
250.30.2270.30.2-2
American
240.20.2180.20.2+6
Canadian
240.20.1240.30.10
Spanish
220.20.3280.30.3-6
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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)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2011 to 2016
Not stated6937.25.04615.54.8+232

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 English, City of Monash: 18.1% Australian, City of Monash: 15.7% Chinese, City of Monash: 24.1% Irish, City of Monash: 6.3% Scottish, City of Monash: 5.1% Italian, City of Monash: 5.1% Greek, City of Monash: 7.0% Indian, City of Monash: 6.7% German, City of Monash: 2.2% Sinhalese, City of Monash: 4.1% English, Ashwood - Burwood: 24.2% Australian, Ashwood - Burwood: 21.6% Chinese, Ashwood - Burwood: 18.9% Irish, Ashwood - Burwood: 9.5% Scottish, Ashwood - Burwood: 7.5% Italian, Ashwood - Burwood: 5.4% Greek, Ashwood - Burwood: 4.8% Indian, Ashwood - Burwood: 3.3% German, Ashwood - Burwood: 2.7% Sinhalese, Ashwood - Burwood: 2.1%
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 English, Ashwood - Burwood: +243 Australian, Ashwood - Burwood: -109 Chinese, Ashwood - Burwood: +652 Irish, Ashwood - Burwood: +143 Scottish, Ashwood - Burwood: +66 Italian, Ashwood - Burwood: +83 Greek, Ashwood - Burwood: -6 Indian, Ashwood - Burwood: +40 German, Ashwood - Burwood: +46 Sinhalese, Ashwood - Burwood: +37
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 Ashwood - Burwood in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (2,335 people or 24.2%)
  • Australian (2,081 people or 21.6%)
  • Chinese (1,824 people or 18.9%)
  • Irish (920 people or 9.5%)
  • Scottish (719 people or 7.5%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 7,879 responses in total, or 81.76% 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 English ancestry (24.2% compared to 18.1%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (21.6% compared to 15.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (18.9% compared to 24.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Indian ancestry (3.3% compared to 6.7%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Chinese (+652 persons)
  • English (+243 persons)
  • Irish (+143 persons)
  • Australian (-109 persons)

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