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The three largest ancestries in Clayton in 2011 were Chinese, English and Australian.

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.

Derived from the Census question:

'What is the person's ancestry?'

Multi-response

Total population

Ancestry - Ranked by size
Clayton - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idChinese4,44028.618.33,45524.414.3+985
English
1,68110.819.91,60111.320.3+80
Australian
1,63710.519.41,59711.324.1+40
Indian
1,5439.95.39536.73.8+590
map this data in atlas.idGreek1,0616.87.61,0687.57.7-7
Italian
7334.75.67385.25.8-5
Irish
5923.86.74873.46.8+105
Sinhalese
4633.03.64433.12.9+20
Scottish
4372.85.63432.45.5+94
Indonesian
3021.90.62822.00.5+20
Vietnamese
2981.91.62241.61.3+74
Korean
2961.91.42111.50.7+85
Filipino
2411.60.71821.30.6+59
Malay
2081.30.52631.90.5-55
German
1921.22.41951.42.6-3
Bengali
1841.20.3830.60.2+101
Dutch
1300.81.11361.01.3-6
Other Indian subcontinent
940.60.3610.40.2+33
Polish
840.51.0840.61.10
Pakistani
810.50.2850.60.2-4
Inadequately Described
800.50.3470.30.3+33
New Zealander
780.50.6640.50.6+14
Mauritian
730.50.4580.40.3+15
Russian
720.50.6580.40.7+14
Japanese
680.40.4770.50.4-9
Punjabi
650.40.1470.30.1+18
Maori
640.40.2800.60.2-16
Iranian
630.40.3390.30.2+24
Tamil
620.40.6540.40.4+8
Other Arab peoples
590.40.1240.20.0+35
Hungarian
580.40.5370.30.6+21
Other Southern and East African
560.40.1360.30.1+20
Spanish
560.40.3440.30.3+12
Fijian
500.30.1450.30.1+5
Maltese
480.30.4350.20.4+13
French
470.30.5540.40.5-7
Croatian
470.30.5460.30.5+1
Thai
450.30.3580.40.2-13
Welsh
420.30.3300.20.4+12
Serbian
420.30.5400.30.5+2
Arab not further described
420.30.1320.20.1+10
Cook Islander
400.30.11070.80.1-67
Sudanese
390.30.1360.30.1+3
Ukrainian
370.20.2470.30.2-10
Samoan
330.20.1280.20.1+6
Khmer (Cambodian)
330.20.2580.40.2-25
Nepalese
290.20.170.00.0+22
Zimbabwean
270.20.170.00.0+20
Turkish
270.20.2210.10.2+6
Burmese peoples
250.20.1190.10.0+6
Other South-East Asian
240.20.1180.10.0+6
American
230.10.2160.10.2+7
South African
230.10.4140.10.5+9
Swedish
220.10.1120.10.1+10
Cypriot
200.10.3160.10.1+4
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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)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2006 to 2011
Not stated1,0186.54.81,54010.96.7-522

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 Chinese, City of Monash: 18.3% English, City of Monash: 19.9% Australian, City of Monash: 19.4% Indian, City of Monash: 5.3% Greek, City of Monash: 7.6% Italian, City of Monash: 5.6% Irish, City of Monash: 6.7% Sinhalese, City of Monash: 3.6% Scottish, City of Monash: 5.6% Indonesian, City of Monash: 0.6% Chinese, Clayton: 28.6% English, Clayton: 10.8% Australian, Clayton: 10.5% Indian, Clayton: 9.9% Greek, Clayton: 6.8% Italian, Clayton: 4.7% Irish, Clayton: 3.8% Sinhalese, Clayton: 3.0% Scottish, Clayton: 2.8% Indonesian, Clayton: 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 Chinese, Clayton: +985 English, Clayton: +80 Australian, Clayton: +40 Indian, Clayton: +590 Greek, Clayton: -7 Italian, Clayton: -5 Irish, Clayton: +105 Sinhalese, Clayton: +20 Scottish, Clayton: +94 Indonesian, Clayton: +20
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 Clayton in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Chinese (4,440 people or 28.6%)
  • English (1,681 people or 10.8%)
  • Australian (1,637 people or 10.5%)
  • Indian (1,543 people or 9.9%)
  • Greek (1,061 people or 6.8%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 10,362 responses in total, or 66.66% 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 (28.6% compared to 18.3%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Indian ancestry (9.9% compared to 5.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (10.8% compared to 19.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (10.5% compared to 19.4%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Chinese (+985 persons)
  • Indian (+590 persons)
  • Irish (+105 persons)
  • Bengali (+101 persons)

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