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The three largest ancestries in Mount 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 Mount 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 Mount 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
Mount Waverley - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idChinese7,50522.324.15,04815.718.3+2,457
English
7,21721.418.17,86724.519.9-650
Australian
6,10918.115.77,48323.319.4-1,374
Irish
2,6287.86.32,7878.76.7-159
map this data in atlas.idGreek2,2496.77.02,3087.27.6-59
Scottish
2,0926.25.12,3127.25.6-220
Indian
1,8355.46.71,2083.85.3+627
Sinhalese
1,5704.74.11,2784.03.6+292
Italian
1,4814.45.11,5424.85.6-61
German
8032.42.29713.02.4-168
Korean
5531.61.45311.71.4+22
Vietnamese
4381.31.93231.01.6+115
Dutch
3881.21.04031.31.1-15
Polish
3411.00.94371.41.0-96
Filipino
2120.60.81680.50.7+44
Japanese
2090.60.51420.40.4+67
Iranian
1700.50.5870.30.3+83
Malay
1690.50.71090.30.5+60
Russian
1660.50.52020.60.6-36
Hungarian
1640.50.51830.60.5-19
French
1550.50.51410.40.5+14
Tamil
1510.40.61480.50.6+3
South African
1310.40.31770.60.4-46
Indonesian
1260.40.7650.20.6+61
Maltese
1250.40.41160.40.4+9
Inadequately Described
1230.40.6740.20.3+49
New Zealander
1150.30.51820.60.6-67
Other Indian subcontinent
1100.30.4880.30.3+22
Serbian
1100.30.5900.30.5+20
Welsh
1050.30.31230.40.3-18
Croatian
1000.30.51410.40.5-41
Bengali
880.30.4470.10.3+41
Thai
790.20.3780.20.3+1
Ukrainian
760.20.2670.20.2+9
Mauritian
760.20.3770.20.4-1
Egyptian
710.20.4860.30.3-15
Spanish
700.20.3770.20.3-7
Cypriot
640.20.3620.20.3+2
Pakistani
620.20.3670.20.2-5
American
460.10.2750.20.2-29
Macedonian
460.10.2600.20.2-14
Armenian
450.10.5600.20.5-15
Anglo-Indian
440.10.1370.10.1+7
Brazilian
430.10.1380.10.0+5
Austrian
420.10.2620.20.2-20
Lebanese
410.10.3550.20.3-14
Khmer (Cambodian)
400.10.3160.00.2+24
Canadian
400.10.1410.10.1-1
Portuguese
390.10.2260.10.2+13
Slovene
390.10.1690.20.1-30
Chilean
380.10.2470.10.2-9
Iraqi
380.10.160.00.0+32
Swiss
370.10.1530.20.2-16
Latvian
350.10.1580.20.1-23
Swedish
340.10.1380.10.1-4
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Mount Waverley - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2011 to 2016
Not stated1,5174.55.01,1393.64.8+378

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% Irish, City of Monash: 6.3% Greek, City of Monash: 7.0% Scottish, City of Monash: 5.1% Indian, City of Monash: 6.7% Sinhalese, City of Monash: 4.1% Italian, City of Monash: 5.1% German, City of Monash: 2.2% Chinese, Mount Waverley: 22.3% English, Mount Waverley: 21.4% Australian, Mount Waverley: 18.1% Irish, Mount Waverley: 7.8% Greek, Mount Waverley: 6.7% Scottish, Mount Waverley: 6.2% Indian, Mount Waverley: 5.4% Sinhalese, Mount Waverley: 4.7% Italian, Mount Waverley: 4.4% German, Mount Waverley: 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, Mount Waverley: +2,457 English, Mount Waverley: -650 Australian, Mount Waverley: -1,374 Irish, Mount Waverley: -159 Greek, Mount Waverley: -59 Scottish, Mount Waverley: -220 Indian, Mount Waverley: +627 Sinhalese, Mount Waverley: +292 Italian, Mount Waverley: -61 German, Mount Waverley: -168
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 Mount Waverley in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Chinese (7,505 people or 22.3%)
  • English (7,217 people or 21.4%)
  • Australian (6,109 people or 18.1%)
  • Irish (2,628 people or 7.8%)
  • Greek (2,249 people or 6.7%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 25,708 responses in total, or 76.31% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (21.4% compared to 18.1%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (18.1% compared to 15.7%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Irish ancestry (7.8% compared to 6.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (22.3% compared to 24.1%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Chinese (+2,457 persons)
  • Australian (-1,374 persons)
  • English (-650 persons)
  • Indian (+627 persons)

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