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The three largest ancestries in Oakleigh 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 Oakleigh 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 Oakleigh'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
Oakleigh - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2006 to 2011
Australian
1,63121.719.41,85026.924.1-219
English
1,61821.519.91,30419.020.3+314
map this data in atlas.idGreek1,15115.37.61,04815.27.7+103
map this data in atlas.idChinese7019.318.34887.114.3+213
Irish
6949.26.75748.46.8+120
Italian
5717.65.65568.15.8+15
Scottish
5457.25.63975.85.5+148
Indian
3504.75.31992.93.8+151
German
1502.02.41412.12.6+9
Sinhalese
1041.43.6440.62.9+60
Korean
901.21.4560.80.7+34
Polish
851.11.0731.11.1+12
Vietnamese
620.81.6400.61.3+22
French
610.80.5640.90.5-3
Dutch
610.81.1811.21.3-20
Spanish
540.70.3390.60.3+15
Russian
530.70.6450.70.7+8
Hungarian
530.70.5460.70.6+7
Mauritian
510.70.4380.60.3+13
Serbian
500.70.5390.60.5+11
Egyptian
480.60.3390.60.4+9
Croatian
430.60.5340.50.5+9
Japanese
420.60.4240.30.4+18
New Zealander
420.60.6650.90.6-23
Maltese
400.50.4350.50.4+5
Other Indian subcontinent
360.50.3100.10.2+26
Cypriot
340.50.3150.20.1+19
Lebanese
310.40.3270.40.3+4
Inadequately Described
280.40.3250.40.3+3
Welsh
280.40.3450.70.4-17
Thai
240.30.370.10.2+17
Maori
230.30.2300.40.2-7
Chilean
230.30.2230.30.20
Filipino
230.30.7280.40.6-5
Jewish
210.30.1100.10.2+11
Czech
200.30.1130.20.2+7
Nepalese
200.30.100.00.0+20
Other Middle-Eastern peoples
200.30.160.10.1+14
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Oakleigh - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2006 to 2011
Not stated3795.04.85838.56.7-204

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% Italian, City of Monash: 5.6% Scottish, City of Monash: 5.6% Indian, City of Monash: 5.3% German, City of Monash: 2.4% Sinhalese, City of Monash: 3.6% Australian, Oakleigh: 21.7% English, Oakleigh: 21.5% Greek, Oakleigh: 15.3% Chinese, Oakleigh: 9.3% Irish, Oakleigh: 9.2% Italian, Oakleigh: 7.6% Scottish, Oakleigh: 7.2% Indian, Oakleigh: 4.7% German, Oakleigh: 2.0% Sinhalese, Oakleigh: 1.4%
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 Australian, Oakleigh: -219 English, Oakleigh: +314 Greek, Oakleigh: +103 Chinese, Oakleigh: +213 Irish, Oakleigh: +120 Italian, Oakleigh: +15 Scottish, Oakleigh: +148 Indian, Oakleigh: +151 German, Oakleigh: +9 Sinhalese, Oakleigh: +60
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 Oakleigh in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Australian (1,631 people or 21.7%)
  • English (1,618 people or 21.5%)
  • Greek (1,151 people or 15.3%)
  • Chinese (701 people or 9.3%)
  • Irish (694 people or 9.2%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 5,795 responses in total, or 77.07% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Greek ancestry (15.3% compared to 7.6%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Irish ancestry (9.2% compared to 6.7%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (21.7% compared to 19.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (9.3% compared to 18.3%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+314 persons)
  • Australian (-219 persons)
  • Chinese (+213 persons)
  • Indian (+151 persons)

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