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The three largest ancestries in Wheelers Hill in 2011 were English, Australian 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 Wheelers Hill 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 Wheelers Hill'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
Wheelers Hill - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2006 to 2011
English
4,17121.819.94,14220.920.3+29
Australian
3,87620.319.44,86724.524.1-991
map this data in atlas.idChinese2,92015.318.32,58513.014.3+335
Italian
1,4847.85.61,5497.85.8-65
map this data in atlas.idGreek1,4087.47.61,4127.17.7-4
Irish
1,1856.26.71,2206.16.8-35
Scottish
1,1536.05.61,0935.55.5+60
Indian
8024.25.37083.63.8+94
Sinhalese
6033.23.65592.82.9+44
German
4622.42.45052.52.6-43
Armenian
3391.80.53321.70.6+7
Vietnamese
2701.41.61770.91.3+93
Dutch
2471.31.12711.41.3-24
Polish
2121.11.02051.01.1+7
Croatian
1500.80.51320.70.5+18
Egyptian
1370.70.31360.70.4+1
Korean
1350.71.4980.50.7+37
New Zealander
1280.70.61260.60.6+2
Hungarian
1170.60.51320.70.6-15
South African
1120.60.41030.50.5+9
Tamil
1110.60.6890.40.4+22
Maltese
1090.60.41360.70.4-27
French
990.50.51270.60.5-28
Serbian
990.50.51190.60.5-20
Russian
980.50.6940.50.7+4
Welsh
890.50.3880.40.4+1
Malay
880.50.5990.50.5-11
Iranian
860.50.3690.30.2+17
Cypriot
720.40.3220.10.1+50
Mauritian
710.40.4810.40.3-10
Indonesian
670.40.6360.20.5+31
Filipino
670.40.7690.30.6-2
Turkish
650.30.2550.30.2+10
Lebanese
630.30.3470.20.3+16
Inadequately Described
620.30.3340.20.3+28
Macedonian
600.30.2540.30.2+6
Khmer (Cambodian)
580.30.2340.20.2+24
Afghan
520.30.2450.20.2+7
American
490.30.2320.20.2+17
Austrian
490.30.2470.20.3+2
Swiss
480.30.2290.10.2+19
Taiwanese
480.30.1360.20.1+12
Anglo-Indian
450.20.1140.10.2+31
Japanese
450.20.4420.20.4+3
Spanish
390.20.3320.20.3+7
Romanian
380.20.1370.20.1+1
Arab not further described
350.20.1140.10.1+21
Chilean
330.20.2210.10.2+12
Portuguese
330.20.2380.20.2-5
Slovene
330.20.1160.10.1+17
Jewish
310.20.160.00.2+25
Czech
300.20.1210.10.2+9
Other Indian subcontinent
290.20.3520.30.2-23
Thai
270.10.3200.10.2+7
Ukrainian
270.10.2300.20.2-3
Other Middle-Eastern peoples
250.10.160.00.1+19
Lithuanian
230.10.1330.20.1-10
Swedish
220.10.1180.10.1+4
Danish
210.10.1270.10.2-6
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Wheelers Hill - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2006 to 2011
Not stated6623.54.81,2396.26.7-577

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 English, City of Monash: 19.9% Australian, City of Monash: 19.4% Chinese, City of Monash: 18.3% Italian, City of Monash: 5.6% Greek, City of Monash: 7.6% Irish, City of Monash: 6.7% Scottish, City of Monash: 5.6% Indian, City of Monash: 5.3% Sinhalese, City of Monash: 3.6% German, City of Monash: 2.4% English, Wheelers Hill: 21.8% Australian, Wheelers Hill: 20.3% Chinese, Wheelers Hill: 15.3% Italian, Wheelers Hill: 7.8% Greek, Wheelers Hill: 7.4% Irish, Wheelers Hill: 6.2% Scottish, Wheelers Hill: 6.0% Indian, Wheelers Hill: 4.2% Sinhalese, Wheelers Hill: 3.2% German, Wheelers Hill: 2.4%
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 English, Wheelers Hill: +29 Australian, Wheelers Hill: -991 Chinese, Wheelers Hill: +335 Italian, Wheelers Hill: -65 Greek, Wheelers Hill: -4 Irish, Wheelers Hill: -35 Scottish, Wheelers Hill: +60 Indian, Wheelers Hill: +94 Sinhalese, Wheelers Hill: +44 German, Wheelers Hill: -43
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 Wheelers Hill in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (4,171 people or 21.8%)
  • Australian (3,876 people or 20.3%)
  • Chinese (2,920 people or 15.3%)
  • Italian (1,484 people or 7.8%)
  • Greek (1,408 people or 7.4%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 13,859 responses in total, or 72.58% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Italian ancestry (7.8% compared to 5.6%)
  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (21.8% compared to 19.9%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Armenian ancestry (1.8% compared to 0.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (15.3% compared to 18.3%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Australian (-991 persons)
  • Chinese (+335 persons)
  • Indian (+94 persons)
  • Vietnamese (+93 persons)

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