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The three largest ancestries in Hughesdale in 2011 were Australian, English and Greek.

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 Hughesdale 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 Hughesdale'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
Hughesdale - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2006 to 2011
Australian
1,70424.219.41,82028.024.1-116
English
1,46120.719.91,32520.420.3+136
map this data in atlas.idGreek99114.07.696514.87.7+26
map this data in atlas.idChinese74610.618.35498.414.3+197
Irish
6048.66.76309.76.8-26
Indian
4396.25.32133.33.8+226
Scottish
4005.75.64016.25.5-1
Italian
3635.15.63755.85.8-12
German
1852.62.41662.62.6+19
Sinhalese
1161.63.6741.12.9+42
Korean
821.21.4610.90.7+21
Vietnamese
731.01.6360.61.3+37
Dutch
721.01.1671.01.3+5
Russian
660.90.6641.00.7+2
Polish
630.91.0891.41.1-26
New Zealander
530.80.6350.50.6+18
Japanese
500.70.4290.40.4+21
Filipino
470.70.7300.50.6+17
Lebanese
420.60.3340.50.3+8
South African
420.60.4210.30.5+21
Indonesian
380.50.6390.60.5-1
Hungarian
360.50.5320.50.6+4
Jewish
340.50.1200.30.2+14
Mauritian
330.50.4350.50.3-2
Spanish
320.50.3350.50.3-3
French
320.50.5500.80.5-18
Maltese
290.40.4440.70.4-15
Ukrainian
260.40.2200.30.2+6
Croatian
260.40.5270.40.5-1
Welsh
250.40.3210.30.4+4
Other Indian subcontinent
250.40.3170.30.2+8
Serbian
240.30.5320.50.5-8
Egyptian
230.30.3160.20.4+7
Chilean
210.30.2100.20.2+11
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Hughesdale - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2006 to 2011
Not stated3715.34.83495.46.7+22

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 Australian, City of Monash: 19.4% English, City of Monash: 19.9% Greek, City of Monash: 7.6% Chinese, City of Monash: 18.3% Irish, City of Monash: 6.7% Indian, City of Monash: 5.3% Scottish, City of Monash: 5.6% Italian, City of Monash: 5.6% German, City of Monash: 2.4% Sinhalese, City of Monash: 3.6% Australian, Hughesdale: 24.2% English, Hughesdale: 20.7% Greek, Hughesdale: 14.0% Chinese, Hughesdale: 10.6% Irish, Hughesdale: 8.6% Indian, Hughesdale: 6.2% Scottish, Hughesdale: 5.7% Italian, Hughesdale: 5.1% German, Hughesdale: 2.6% Sinhalese, Hughesdale: 1.6%
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 Australian, Hughesdale: -116 English, Hughesdale: +136 Greek, Hughesdale: +26 Chinese, Hughesdale: +197 Irish, Hughesdale: -26 Indian, Hughesdale: +226 Scottish, Hughesdale: -1 Italian, Hughesdale: -12 German, Hughesdale: +19 Sinhalese, Hughesdale: +42
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 Hughesdale in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Australian (1,704 people or 24.2%)
  • English (1,461 people or 20.7%)
  • Greek (991 people or 14.0%)
  • Chinese (746 people or 10.6%)
  • Irish (604 people or 8.6%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 5,506 responses in total, or 78.04% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Greek ancestry (14.0% compared to 7.6%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (24.2% compared to 19.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (10.6% compared to 18.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Sinhalese ancestry (1.6% compared to 3.6%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Indian (+226 persons)
  • Chinese (+197 persons)
  • English (+136 persons)
  • Australian (-116 persons)

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