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The three largest ancestries in Mulgrave in 2011 were Australian, English 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 Mulgrave 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 Mulgrave'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
Mulgrave - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2006 to 2011
Australian
3,25218.419.43,55221.824.1-300
English
3,06917.419.92,93918.120.3+130
map this data in atlas.idChinese2,25112.818.31,3668.414.3+885
map this data in atlas.idGreek1,87210.67.61,73710.77.7+135
Italian
1,3577.75.61,2797.95.8+78
Irish
9715.56.79635.96.8+8
Scottish
8584.95.67484.65.5+110
Sinhalese
7784.43.64973.12.9+281
Indian
7534.35.35043.13.8+249
Vietnamese
5303.01.64322.71.3+98
German
4032.32.44472.72.6-44
Dutch
2201.21.12221.41.3-2
Serbian
2011.10.52001.20.5+1
Polish
1991.11.02081.31.1-9
Filipino
1861.10.71631.00.6+23
Croatian
1811.00.52021.20.5-21
Armenian
1701.00.51821.10.6-12
Tamil
1400.80.6430.30.4+97
Hungarian
1220.70.51370.80.6-15
Indonesian
1210.70.6640.40.5+57
French
1110.60.51000.60.5+11
Lebanese
1050.60.31020.60.3+3
Mauritian
1010.60.41070.70.3-6
Malay
980.60.5340.20.5+64
Egyptian
930.50.3870.50.4+6
Maltese
840.50.4780.50.4+6
New Zealander
810.50.6520.30.6+29
Spanish
760.40.31110.70.3-35
Inadequately Described
760.40.3510.30.3+25
Macedonian
720.40.2860.50.2-14
Khmer (Cambodian)
690.40.2630.40.2+6
Chilean
670.40.2450.30.2+22
Portuguese
660.40.2400.20.2+26
South African
630.40.4610.40.5+2
Cypriot
620.40.3170.10.1+45
Russian
610.30.6740.50.7-13
Afghan
600.30.2290.20.2+31
Iranian
580.30.3310.20.2+27
Turkish
560.30.2420.30.2+14
Korean
510.31.480.00.7+43
Bosnian
500.30.1330.20.1+17
Austrian
490.30.2550.30.3-6
Anglo-Indian
490.30.1530.30.2-4
Bengali
450.30.3240.10.2+21
Pakistani
440.20.2170.10.2+27
Ukrainian
430.20.2250.20.2+18
Slovene
400.20.1360.20.1+4
Welsh
390.20.3390.20.40
Other Indian subcontinent
350.20.3400.20.2-5
Japanese
350.20.4160.10.4+19
Maori
330.20.2310.20.2+2
Sudanese
330.20.1350.20.1-2
Romanian
320.20.1350.20.1-3
Fijian
300.20.150.00.1+25
American
290.20.2380.20.2-9
Canadian
280.20.1130.10.1+15
Cook Islander
250.10.1160.10.1+9
Lithuanian
250.10.1270.20.1-2
Thai
250.10.3300.20.2-5
Salvadoran
240.10.060.00.0+18
Czech
230.10.1300.20.2-7
Arab not further described
220.10.1140.10.1+8
Danish
210.10.1200.10.2+1
Swiss
210.10.2250.20.2-4
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Mulgrave - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2006 to 2011
Not stated9215.24.81,3188.16.7-397

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% Chinese, City of Monash: 18.3% Greek, City of Monash: 7.6% Italian, City of Monash: 5.6% Irish, City of Monash: 6.7% Scottish, City of Monash: 5.6% Sinhalese, City of Monash: 3.6% Indian, City of Monash: 5.3% Vietnamese, City of Monash: 1.6% Australian, Mulgrave: 18.4% English, Mulgrave: 17.4% Chinese, Mulgrave: 12.8% Greek, Mulgrave: 10.6% Italian, Mulgrave: 7.7% Irish, Mulgrave: 5.5% Scottish, Mulgrave: 4.9% Sinhalese, Mulgrave: 4.4% Indian, Mulgrave: 4.3% Vietnamese, Mulgrave: 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 Australian, Mulgrave: -300 English, Mulgrave: +130 Chinese, Mulgrave: +885 Greek, Mulgrave: +135 Italian, Mulgrave: +78 Irish, Mulgrave: +8 Scottish, Mulgrave: +110 Sinhalese, Mulgrave: +281 Indian, Mulgrave: +249 Vietnamese, Mulgrave: +98
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 Mulgrave in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Australian (3,252 people or 18.4%)
  • English (3,069 people or 17.4%)
  • Chinese (2,251 people or 12.8%)
  • Greek (1,872 people or 10.6%)
  • Italian (1,357 people or 7.7%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 11,801 responses in total, or 66.87% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Greek ancestry (10.6% compared to 7.6%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Italian ancestry (7.7% compared to 5.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (12.8% compared to 18.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (17.4% compared to 19.9%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Chinese (+885 persons)
  • Australian (-300 persons)
  • Sinhalese (+281 persons)
  • Indian (+249 persons)

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