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The three largest ancestries in Oakleigh South 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 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.

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)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2006 to 2011
Australian
1,15923.519.41,20925.524.1-50
English
1,08121.919.998620.820.3+95
map this data in atlas.idGreek67913.77.662413.27.7+55
map this data in atlas.idChinese3837.818.33136.614.3+70
Irish
3707.56.73477.36.8+23
Italian
2956.05.63066.55.8-11
Scottish
2745.55.62906.15.5-16
Indian
2535.15.31212.63.8+132
Sinhalese
961.93.6731.52.9+23
German
881.82.41072.32.6-19
Vietnamese
641.31.6811.71.3-17
Polish
601.21.0761.61.1-16
Dutch
551.11.1701.51.3-15
Japanese
521.10.4210.50.4+31
Russian
511.00.6621.30.7-11
Ukrainian
420.90.2270.60.2+16
Jewish
420.90.1150.30.2+27
Filipino
420.90.7430.90.6-1
Korean
390.81.4240.50.7+15
French
370.70.5290.60.5+8
Hungarian
360.70.5310.70.6+5
New Zealander
340.70.6390.80.6-5
Turkish
300.60.230.10.2+27
Lebanese
290.60.3200.40.3+9
Maltese
290.60.4300.60.4-1
Mauritian
290.60.4230.50.3+6
Khmer (Cambodian)
270.50.2170.40.2+10
Indonesian
250.50.6140.30.5+11
South African
250.50.490.20.5+16
Cypriot
220.40.3180.40.1+4
Chilean
200.40.2210.50.2-1
Serbian
200.40.5320.70.5-12
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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)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2006 to 2011
Not stated2775.64.83367.16.7-59

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% Sinhalese, City of Monash: 3.6% German, City of Monash: 2.4% Australian, Oakleigh South: 23.5% English, Oakleigh South: 21.9% Greek, Oakleigh South: 13.7% Chinese, Oakleigh South: 7.8% Irish, Oakleigh South: 7.5% Italian, Oakleigh South: 6.0% Scottish, Oakleigh South: 5.5% Indian, Oakleigh South: 5.1% Sinhalese, Oakleigh South: 1.9% German, Oakleigh South: 1.8%
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 South: -50 English, Oakleigh South: +95 Greek, Oakleigh South: +55 Chinese, Oakleigh South: +70 Irish, Oakleigh South: +23 Italian, Oakleigh South: -11 Scottish, Oakleigh South: -16 Indian, Oakleigh South: +132 Sinhalese, Oakleigh South: +23 German, Oakleigh South: -19
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 South in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Australian (1,159 people or 23.5%)
  • English (1,081 people or 21.9%)
  • Greek (679 people or 13.7%)
  • Chinese (383 people or 7.8%)
  • Irish (370 people or 7.5%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 3,672 responses in total, or 74.32% 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 (13.7% compared to 7.6%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (23.5% compared to 19.4%)
  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (21.9% compared to 19.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (7.8% compared to 18.3%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Indian (+132 persons)
  • English (+95 persons)
  • Chinese (+70 persons)
  • Greek (+55 persons)

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