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The three largest ancestries in Glen Waverley in 2016 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 Glen Waverley 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 Glen Waverley'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
Glen Waverley - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idChinese13,68134.024.110,49826.818.3+3,183
English
6,58016.418.17,51619.219.9-936
Australian
5,39513.415.76,94417.719.4-1,549
Indian
3,4938.76.72,4706.35.3+1,023
Sinhalese
2,3175.84.11,8034.63.6+514
Irish
2,0525.16.32,3245.96.7-272
Scottish
1,7914.55.12,1155.45.6-324
map this data in atlas.idGreek1,2363.17.01,3023.37.6-66
Italian
9982.55.11,1272.95.6-129
German
8552.12.29542.42.4-99
Vietnamese
7481.91.96091.61.6+139
Korean
6851.71.47391.91.4-54
Tamil
4831.20.65301.40.6-47
Malay
4191.00.72710.70.5+148
Dutch
3450.91.04161.11.1-71
Filipino
2310.60.81920.50.7+39
Iranian
2110.50.51830.50.3+28
Polish
1940.50.93010.81.0-107
Pakistani
1930.50.31000.30.2+93
Armenian
1900.50.52050.50.5-15
Indonesian
1800.40.71830.50.6-3
Russian
1620.40.51900.50.6-28
Hungarian
1560.40.51940.50.5-38
Japanese
1410.40.51010.30.4+40
French
1390.30.51410.40.5-2
Other Indian subcontinent
1370.30.4940.20.3+43
South African
1370.30.31760.40.4-39
Inadequately Described
1330.30.6880.20.3+45
Bengali
1260.30.4990.30.3+27
Croatian
1210.30.51310.30.5-10
Khmer (Cambodian)
1200.30.3920.20.2+28
Maltese
1130.30.41260.30.4-13
Serbian
1100.30.51350.30.5-25
Egyptian
1090.30.4950.20.3+14
New Zealander
970.20.51880.50.6-91
Welsh
970.20.3990.30.3-2
Taiwanese
940.20.2650.20.1+29
Thai
850.20.3940.20.3-9
Afghan
800.20.2600.20.2+20
Mauritian
690.20.3560.10.4+13
Turkish
680.20.2460.10.2+22
Portuguese
580.10.2340.10.2+24
Cypriot
550.10.3990.30.3-44
Spanish
550.10.31020.30.3-47
Austrian
500.10.2840.20.2-34
Arab not further described
480.10.2430.10.1+5
Lebanese
460.10.3590.20.3-13
Punjabi
450.10.2280.10.1+17
Ukrainian
450.10.2790.20.2-34
Danish
410.10.1530.10.1-12
Singaporean
400.10.1300.10.1+10
Nepalese
370.10.2240.10.1+13
Slovene
330.10.1420.10.1-9
Romanian
330.10.1330.10.10
Other Middle-Eastern peoples
300.10.1240.10.1+6
Macedonian
300.10.2560.10.2-26
Other South American
290.10.1440.10.1-15
Fijian
290.10.1140.00.1+15
Iraqi
280.10.1100.00.0+18
Swiss
280.10.1700.20.2-42
Jewish
260.10.2260.10.10
Maori
240.10.1340.10.2-10
Chilean
240.10.2240.10.20
Other Central Asian
230.10.1150.00.0+8
Bosnian
210.10.1340.10.1-13
Central and West African
190.00.1180.00.0+1
Colombian
190.00.1130.00.0+6
Czech
190.00.1360.10.1-17
Burmese peoples
180.00.1260.10.1-8
Anglo-Indian
180.00.1410.10.1-23
Swedish
180.00.1210.10.1-3
Brazilian
170.00.100.00.0+17
Zimbabwean
160.00.0200.10.1-4
Lithuanian
150.00.1350.10.1-20
American
140.00.2660.20.2-52
Latvian
130.00.1400.10.1-27
Palestinian
130.00.1100.00.0+3
Timorese
130.00.0180.00.0-5
Other British
120.00.0180.00.0-6
Lao
110.00.0100.00.0+1
Other South-East Asian
110.00.1510.10.1-40
Albanian
110.00.0140.00.0-3
Argentinian
110.00.1180.00.1-7
Sudanese
110.00.1110.00.10
Other North American
100.00.090.00.0+1
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Glen Waverley - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2011 to 2016
Not stated1,5063.75.01,8284.74.8-322

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% English, City of Monash: 18.1% Australian, City of Monash: 15.7% Indian, City of Monash: 6.7% Sinhalese, City of Monash: 4.1% Irish, City of Monash: 6.3% Scottish, City of Monash: 5.1% Greek, City of Monash: 7.0% Italian, City of Monash: 5.1% German, City of Monash: 2.2% Chinese, Glen Waverley: 34.0% English, Glen Waverley: 16.4% Australian, Glen Waverley: 13.4% Indian, Glen Waverley: 8.7% Sinhalese, Glen Waverley: 5.8% Irish, Glen Waverley: 5.1% Scottish, Glen Waverley: 4.5% Greek, Glen Waverley: 3.1% Italian, Glen Waverley: 2.5% German, Glen Waverley: 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 Chinese, Glen Waverley: +3,183 English, Glen Waverley: -936 Australian, Glen Waverley: -1,549 Indian, Glen Waverley: +1,023 Sinhalese, Glen Waverley: +514 Irish, Glen Waverley: -272 Scottish, Glen Waverley: -324 Greek, Glen Waverley: -66 Italian, Glen Waverley: -129 German, Glen Waverley: -99
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 Glen Waverley in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Chinese (13,681 people or 34.0%)
  • English (6,580 people or 16.4%)
  • Australian (5,395 people or 13.4%)
  • Indian (3,493 people or 8.7%)
  • Sinhalese (2,317 people or 5.8%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 31,466 responses in total, or 78.25% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (34.0% compared to 24.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Greek ancestry (3.1% compared to 7.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Italian ancestry (2.5% compared to 5.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (13.4% 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 (+3,183 persons)
  • Australian (-1,549 persons)
  • Indian (+1,023 persons)
  • English (-936 persons)

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