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The three largest ancestries in Glen Waverley 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 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.

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)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idChinese10,49826.818.38,00921.014.3+2,489
English
7,51619.219.97,97120.920.3-455
Australian
6,94417.719.49,21924.124.1-2,275
Indian
2,4706.35.31,8854.93.8+585
Irish
2,3245.96.72,4116.36.8-87
Scottish
2,1155.45.62,1305.65.5-15
Sinhalese
1,8034.63.61,5154.02.9+288
map this data in atlas.idGreek1,3023.37.61,3533.57.7-51
Italian
1,1272.95.61,2563.35.8-129
German
9542.42.41,0312.72.6-77
Korean
7391.91.43430.90.7+396
Vietnamese
6091.61.64861.31.3+123
Tamil
5301.40.62970.80.4+233
Dutch
4161.11.14931.31.3-77
Polish
3010.81.03651.01.1-64
Malay
2710.70.52160.60.5+55
Armenian
2050.50.52350.60.6-30
Hungarian
1940.50.52050.50.6-11
Filipino
1920.50.71620.40.6+30
Russian
1900.50.61710.40.7+19
New Zealander
1880.50.61880.50.60
Indonesian
1830.50.61210.30.5+62
Iranian
1830.50.31330.30.2+50
South African
1760.40.41940.50.5-18
French
1410.40.51350.40.5+6
Serbian
1350.30.51580.40.5-23
Croatian
1310.30.51520.40.5-21
Maltese
1260.30.41400.40.4-14
Spanish
1020.30.3850.20.3+17
Japanese
1010.30.41340.40.4-33
Pakistani
1000.30.2470.10.2+53
Welsh
990.30.31690.40.4-70
Cypriot
990.30.360.00.1+93
Bengali
990.30.3740.20.2+25
Egyptian
950.20.31000.30.4-5
Other Indian subcontinent
940.20.3480.10.2+46
Thai
940.20.3740.20.2+20
Khmer (Cambodian)
920.20.2410.10.2+51
Inadequately Described
880.20.3900.20.3-2
Austrian
840.20.2840.20.30
Ukrainian
790.20.2600.20.2+19
Swiss
700.20.2570.10.2+13
American
660.20.2560.10.2+10
Taiwanese
650.20.1560.10.1+9
Afghan
600.20.2720.20.2-12
Lebanese
590.20.3760.20.3-17
Macedonian
560.10.2630.20.2-7
Mauritian
560.10.4570.10.3-1
Danish
530.10.1740.20.2-21
Other South-East Asian
510.10.140.00.0+47
Turkish
460.10.2710.20.2-25
Other South American
440.10.1270.10.1+17
Arab not further described
430.10.1270.10.1+16
Slovene
420.10.1760.20.1-34
Anglo-Indian
410.10.1370.10.2+4
Latvian
400.10.1500.10.1-10
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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)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2006 to 2011
Not stated1,8284.74.82,2936.06.7-465

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% Irish, City of Monash: 6.7% Scottish, City of Monash: 5.6% Sinhalese, City of Monash: 3.6% Greek, City of Monash: 7.6% Italian, City of Monash: 5.6% German, City of Monash: 2.4% Chinese, Glen Waverley: 26.8% English, Glen Waverley: 19.2% Australian, Glen Waverley: 17.7% Indian, Glen Waverley: 6.3% Irish, Glen Waverley: 5.9% Scottish, Glen Waverley: 5.4% Sinhalese, Glen Waverley: 4.6% Greek, Glen Waverley: 3.3% Italian, Glen Waverley: 2.9% German, Glen Waverley: 2.4%
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, Glen Waverley: +2,489 English, Glen Waverley: -455 Australian, Glen Waverley: -2,275 Indian, Glen Waverley: +585 Irish, Glen Waverley: -87 Scottish, Glen Waverley: -15 Sinhalese, Glen Waverley: +288 Greek, Glen Waverley: -51 Italian, Glen Waverley: -129 German, Glen Waverley: -77
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 Glen Waverley in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Chinese (10,498 people or 26.8%)
  • English (7,516 people or 19.2%)
  • Australian (6,944 people or 17.7%)
  • Indian (2,470 people or 6.3%)
  • Irish (2,324 people or 5.9%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 29,752 responses in total, or 75.86% 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 (26.8% compared to 18.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Greek ancestry (3.3% compared to 7.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Italian ancestry (2.9% compared to 5.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (17.7% 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 (+2,489 persons)
  • Australian (-2,275 persons)
  • Indian (+585 persons)
  • English (-455 persons)

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