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

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.

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)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2006 to 2011
English
7,86724.519.97,64425.020.3+223
Australian
7,48323.319.48,89929.124.1-1,416
map this data in atlas.idChinese5,04815.718.33,46311.314.3+1,585
Irish
2,7878.76.72,5918.56.8+196
Scottish
2,3127.25.62,1617.15.5+151
map this data in atlas.idGreek2,3087.27.62,1767.17.7+132
Italian
1,5424.85.61,4094.65.8+133
Sinhalese
1,2784.03.69353.12.9+343
Indian
1,2083.85.37772.53.8+431
German
9713.02.48982.92.6+73
Korean
5311.71.42400.80.7+291
Polish
4371.41.04031.31.1+34
Dutch
4031.31.15091.71.3-106
Vietnamese
3231.01.62921.01.3+31
Russian
2020.60.62170.70.7-15
Hungarian
1830.60.51920.60.6-9
New Zealander
1820.60.62390.80.6-57
South African
1770.60.41690.60.5+8
Filipino
1680.50.71270.40.6+41
Tamil
1480.50.6930.30.4+55
Japanese
1420.40.41370.40.4+5
French
1410.40.51570.50.5-16
Croatian
1410.40.51110.40.5+30
Welsh
1230.40.31400.50.4-17
Maltese
1160.40.41220.40.4-6
Malay
1090.30.5760.20.5+33
Serbian
900.30.51150.40.5-25
Other Indian subcontinent
880.30.3240.10.2+64
Iranian
870.30.3440.10.2+43
Egyptian
860.30.3780.30.4+8
Thai
780.20.3390.10.2+39
Mauritian
770.20.4630.20.3+14
Spanish
770.20.3790.30.3-2
American
750.20.2960.30.2-21
Danish
740.20.1590.20.2+15
Inadequately Described
740.20.3890.30.3-15
Slovene
690.20.1460.20.1+23
Ukrainian
670.20.2620.20.2+5
Pakistani
670.20.270.00.2+60
Indonesian
650.20.61090.40.5-44
Cypriot
620.20.3260.10.1+36
Austrian
620.20.2820.30.3-20
Armenian
600.20.5670.20.6-7
Macedonian
600.20.2470.20.2+13
Latvian
580.20.1540.20.1+4
Lebanese
550.20.3580.20.3-3
Swiss
530.20.2450.10.2+8
Czech
520.20.1570.20.2-5
Maori
500.20.2270.10.2+23
Chilean
470.10.2290.10.2+18
Bengali
470.10.3410.10.2+6
Canadian
410.10.1590.20.1-18
Brazilian
380.10.0340.10.0+4
Jewish
380.10.1560.20.2-18
Swedish
380.10.1410.10.1-3
Slovak
370.10.1310.10.1+6
Anglo-Indian
370.10.1350.10.2+2
Romanian
350.10.1400.10.1-5
Taiwanese
340.10.190.00.1+25
Turkish
330.10.2290.10.2+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)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2006 to 2011
Not stated1,1393.64.81,7325.76.7-593

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 English, City of Monash: 19.9% Australian, City of Monash: 19.4% Chinese, City of Monash: 18.3% Irish, City of Monash: 6.7% Scottish, City of Monash: 5.6% Greek, City of Monash: 7.6% Italian, City of Monash: 5.6% Sinhalese, City of Monash: 3.6% Indian, City of Monash: 5.3% German, City of Monash: 2.4% English, Mount Waverley: 24.5% Australian, Mount Waverley: 23.3% Chinese, Mount Waverley: 15.7% Irish, Mount Waverley: 8.7% Scottish, Mount Waverley: 7.2% Greek, Mount Waverley: 7.2% Italian, Mount Waverley: 4.8% Sinhalese, Mount Waverley: 4.0% Indian, Mount Waverley: 3.8% German, Mount Waverley: 3.0%
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 English, Mount Waverley: +223 Australian, Mount Waverley: -1,416 Chinese, Mount Waverley: +1,585 Irish, Mount Waverley: +196 Scottish, Mount Waverley: +151 Greek, Mount Waverley: +132 Italian, Mount Waverley: +133 Sinhalese, Mount Waverley: +343 Indian, Mount Waverley: +431 German, Mount Waverley: +73
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 Mount Waverley in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (7,867 people or 24.5%)
  • Australian (7,483 people or 23.3%)
  • Chinese (5,048 people or 15.7%)
  • Irish (2,787 people or 8.7%)
  • Scottish (2,312 people or 7.2%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 25,497 responses in total, or 79.51% 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 (24.5% compared to 19.9%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (23.3% compared to 19.4%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Irish ancestry (8.7% compared to 6.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (15.7% compared to 18.3%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Chinese (+1,585 persons)
  • Australian (-1,416 persons)
  • Indian (+431 persons)
  • Sinhalese (+343 persons)

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