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The three largest ancestries in Oakleigh South in 2016 were English, Australian 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 South 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 South'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
Oakleigh South - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2011 to 2016
English
1,00919.918.11,08121.919.9-72
Australian
95718.915.71,15923.519.4-202
map this data in atlas.idGreek68313.57.067913.77.6+4
map this data in atlas.idChinese60211.924.13837.818.3+219
Irish
4088.06.33707.56.7+38
Scottish
3336.65.12745.55.6+59
Italian
3056.05.12956.05.6+10
Indian
2855.66.72535.15.3+32
German
1172.32.2881.82.4+29
Sinhalese
1092.14.1961.93.6+13
Vietnamese
951.91.9641.31.6+31
Korean
681.31.4390.81.4+29
Filipino
581.10.8420.90.7+16
Dutch
561.11.0551.11.1+1
Polish
491.00.9601.21.0-11
Russian
440.90.5511.00.6-7
Japanese
440.90.5521.10.4-8
Cypriot
410.80.3220.40.3+19
Jewish
400.80.2420.90.1-2
New Zealander
400.80.5340.70.6+6
Lebanese
390.80.3290.60.3+10
French
350.70.5370.70.5-2
Hungarian
340.70.5360.70.5-2
Pakistani
310.60.3100.20.2+21
Other Middle-Eastern peoples
300.60.1130.30.1+17
Ukrainian
290.60.2420.90.2-13
Serbian
260.50.5200.40.5+6
South African
240.50.3250.50.4-1
Maltese
230.50.4290.60.4-6
Khmer (Cambodian)
220.40.3270.50.2-5
Mauritian
210.40.3290.60.4-8
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Oakleigh South - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2011 to 2016
Not stated2795.55.02775.64.8+2

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 English, City of Monash: 18.1% Australian, City of Monash: 15.7% Greek, City of Monash: 7.0% Chinese, City of Monash: 24.1% Irish, City of Monash: 6.3% Scottish, City of Monash: 5.1% Italian, City of Monash: 5.1% Indian, City of Monash: 6.7% German, City of Monash: 2.2% Sinhalese, City of Monash: 4.1% English, Oakleigh South: 19.9% Australian, Oakleigh South: 18.9% Greek, Oakleigh South: 13.5% Chinese, Oakleigh South: 11.9% Irish, Oakleigh South: 8.0% Scottish, Oakleigh South: 6.6% Italian, Oakleigh South: 6.0% Indian, Oakleigh South: 5.6% German, Oakleigh South: 2.3% Sinhalese, Oakleigh South: 2.1%
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 English, Oakleigh South: -72 Australian, Oakleigh South: -202 Greek, Oakleigh South: +4 Chinese, Oakleigh South: +219 Irish, Oakleigh South: +38 Scottish, Oakleigh South: +59 Italian, Oakleigh South: +10 Indian, Oakleigh South: +32 German, Oakleigh South: +29 Sinhalese, Oakleigh South: +13
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 Oakleigh South in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (1,009 people or 19.9%)
  • Australian (957 people or 18.9%)
  • Greek (683 people or 13.5%)
  • Chinese (602 people or 11.9%)
  • Irish (408 people or 8.0%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 3,659 responses in total, or 72.11% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Greek ancestry (13.5% compared to 7.0%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (18.9% compared to 15.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (11.9% compared to 24.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Sinhalese ancestry (2.1% compared to 4.1%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Chinese (+219 persons)
  • Australian (-202 persons)
  • English (-72 persons)
  • Scottish (+59 persons)

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