City of MonashCommunity profile
Skip to content

Oakleigh East - Huntingdale

Ancestry

The three largest ancestries in Oakleigh East - Huntingdale 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 Oakleigh East - Huntingdale 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 East - Huntingdale'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 East - Huntingdale - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2006 to 2011
Australian
1,38817.919.41,52121.024.1-133
English
1,28216.519.91,12115.520.3+161
map this data in atlas.idChinese1,02813.218.373610.214.3+292
map this data in atlas.idGreek89911.67.690112.57.7-2
Italian
85611.05.693612.95.8-80
Indian
4686.05.33314.63.8+137
Irish
4525.86.74466.26.8+6
Scottish
3214.15.63554.95.5-34
Sinhalese
2453.23.62323.22.9+13
German
1501.92.41542.12.6-4
Vietnamese
1171.51.6881.21.3+29
Filipino
971.20.7801.10.6+17
Polish
881.11.0781.11.1+10
Korean
861.11.4370.50.7+49
Dutch
700.91.1570.81.3+13
French
520.70.5330.50.5+19
Russian
520.70.6530.70.7-1
Mauritian
480.60.4350.50.3+13
Bengali
460.60.3540.70.2-8
Indonesian
460.60.6691.00.5-23
Malay
450.60.5130.20.5+32
Spanish
390.50.3300.40.3+9
Serbian
390.50.5470.60.5-8
Japanese
380.50.4200.30.4+18
Hungarian
370.50.5380.50.6-1
New Zealander
370.50.6260.40.6+11
Croatian
330.40.5330.50.50
Inadequately Described
320.40.3210.30.3+11
Maori
310.40.2380.50.2-7
Maltese
290.40.4270.40.4+2
Turkish
280.40.2260.40.2+2
Pakistani
270.30.2170.20.2+10
Cypriot
260.30.390.10.1+17
Egyptian
260.30.3270.40.4-1
South African
250.30.4330.50.5-8
Khmer (Cambodian)
230.30.2110.20.2+12
Other Indian subcontinent
210.30.3170.20.2+4
Show me more!

Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Oakleigh East - Huntingdale - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2006 to 2011
Not stated4505.84.84085.66.7+42

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% Indian, City of Monash: 5.3% Irish, City of Monash: 6.7% Scottish, City of Monash: 5.6% Sinhalese, City of Monash: 3.6% German, City of Monash: 2.4% Australian, Oakleigh East - Huntingdale: 17.9% English, Oakleigh East - Huntingdale: 16.5% Chinese, Oakleigh East - Huntingdale: 13.2% Greek, Oakleigh East - Huntingdale: 11.6% Italian, Oakleigh East - Huntingdale: 11.0% Indian, Oakleigh East - Huntingdale: 6.0% Irish, Oakleigh East - Huntingdale: 5.8% Scottish, Oakleigh East - Huntingdale: 4.1% Sinhalese, Oakleigh East - Huntingdale: 3.2% German, Oakleigh East - Huntingdale: 1.9%
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 East - Huntingdale: -133 English, Oakleigh East - Huntingdale: +161 Chinese, Oakleigh East - Huntingdale: +292 Greek, Oakleigh East - Huntingdale: -2 Italian, Oakleigh East - Huntingdale: -80 Indian, Oakleigh East - Huntingdale: +137 Irish, Oakleigh East - Huntingdale: +6 Scottish, Oakleigh East - Huntingdale: -34 Sinhalese, Oakleigh East - Huntingdale: +13 German, Oakleigh East - Huntingdale: -4
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 East - Huntingdale in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Australian (1,388 people or 17.9%)
  • English (1,282 people or 16.5%)
  • Chinese (1,028 people or 13.2%)
  • Greek (899 people or 11.6%)
  • Italian (856 people or 11.0%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 5,453 responses in total, or 70.21% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Italian ancestry (11.0% compared to 5.6%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Greek ancestry (11.6% compared to 7.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (13.2% compared to 18.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (16.5% 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 (+292 persons)
  • English (+161 persons)
  • Indian (+137 persons)
  • Australian (-133 persons)

To continue building your demographic story go to...