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The three largest ancestries in Clayton in 2016 were Chinese, Indian and English.

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 Clayton 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 Clayton'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
Clayton - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idChinese7,18337.124.14,44028.618.3+2,743
Indian
2,10310.96.71,5439.95.3+560
English
1,93210.018.11,68110.819.9+251
Australian
1,5598.115.71,63710.519.4-78
map this data in atlas.idGreek9845.17.01,0616.87.6-77
Italian
7383.85.17334.75.6+5
Irish
6283.26.35923.86.7+36
Sinhalese
5482.84.14633.03.6+85
Indonesian
4592.40.73021.90.6+157
Scottish
4552.45.14372.85.6+18
Vietnamese
3882.01.92981.91.6+90
Korean
3091.61.42961.91.4+13
Bengali
2661.40.41841.20.3+82
Filipino
2491.30.82411.60.7+8
German
2221.12.21921.22.4+30
Other Indian subcontinent
1620.80.4940.60.3+68
Malay
1590.80.72081.30.5-49
Punjabi
1270.70.2650.40.1+62
Japanese
1130.60.5680.40.4+45
Dutch
1120.61.01300.81.1-18
Inadequately Described
990.50.6800.50.3+19
Thai
940.50.3450.30.3+49
Pakistani
860.40.3810.50.2+5
Iranian
840.40.5630.40.3+21
Nepalese
770.40.2290.20.1+48
Polish
730.40.9840.51.0-11
French
690.40.5470.30.5+22
Russian
680.40.5720.50.6-4
Arab not further described
670.30.2420.30.1+25
Spanish
650.30.3560.40.3+9
New Zealander
520.30.5780.50.6-26
Mauritian
510.30.3730.50.4-22
Tamil
510.30.6620.40.6-11
Khmer (Cambodian)
450.20.3330.20.2+12
Hungarian
430.20.5580.40.5-15
Croatian
430.20.5470.30.5-4
Singaporean
360.20.1180.10.1+18
Other South-East Asian
310.20.1240.20.1+7
Cypriot
310.20.3200.10.3+11
Cook Islander
310.20.1400.30.1-9
Maltese
300.20.4480.30.4-18
Portuguese
300.20.2180.10.2+12
Ukrainian
290.10.2370.20.2-8
Austrian
290.10.2140.10.2+15
American
250.10.2230.10.2+2
Other Arab peoples
250.10.1590.40.1-34
Maori
240.10.1640.40.2-40
Burmese peoples
240.10.1250.20.1-1
Central and West African
240.10.1190.10.0+5
Lebanese
230.10.3150.10.3+8
Sudanese
230.10.1390.30.1-16
Chilean
200.10.2140.10.2+6
Colombian
200.10.160.00.0+14
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Clayton - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2011 to 2016
Not stated1,1345.95.01,0186.54.8+116

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 Chinese, City of Monash: 24.1% Indian, City of Monash: 6.7% English, City of Monash: 18.1% Australian, City of Monash: 15.7% Greek, City of Monash: 7.0% Italian, City of Monash: 5.1% Irish, City of Monash: 6.3% Sinhalese, City of Monash: 4.1% Indonesian, City of Monash: 0.7% Scottish, City of Monash: 5.1% Chinese, Clayton: 37.1% Indian, Clayton: 10.9% English, Clayton: 10.0% Australian, Clayton: 8.1% Greek, Clayton: 5.1% Italian, Clayton: 3.8% Irish, Clayton: 3.2% Sinhalese, Clayton: 2.8% Indonesian, Clayton: 2.4% Scottish, Clayton: 2.4%
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 Chinese, Clayton: +2,743 Indian, Clayton: +560 English, Clayton: +251 Australian, Clayton: -78 Greek, Clayton: -77 Italian, Clayton: +5 Irish, Clayton: +36 Sinhalese, Clayton: +85 Indonesian, Clayton: +157 Scottish, Clayton: +18
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 Clayton in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Chinese (7,183 people or 37.1%)
  • Indian (2,103 people or 10.9%)
  • English (1,932 people or 10.0%)
  • Australian (1,559 people or 8.1%)
  • Greek (984 people or 5.1%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 13,761 responses in total, or 71.09% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in Clayton and City of Monash were:

  • A larger percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (37.1% compared to 24.1%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Indian ancestry (10.9% compared to 6.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (10.0% compared to 18.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (8.1% compared to 15.7%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Chinese (+2,743 persons)
  • Indian (+560 persons)
  • English (+251 persons)
  • Indonesian (+157 persons)

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