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The three largest ancestries in Wheelers Hill in 2016 were English, Chinese and Australian.

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.

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
Wheelers Hill - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2011 to 2016
English
4,26521.618.14,17121.819.9+94
map this data in atlas.idChinese4,23321.524.12,92015.318.3+1,313
Australian
3,43117.415.73,87620.319.4-445
Italian
1,4057.15.11,4847.85.6-79
Irish
1,3246.76.31,1856.26.7+139
map this data in atlas.idGreek1,2646.47.01,4087.47.6-144
Scottish
1,2096.15.11,1536.05.6+56
Indian
9905.06.78024.25.3+188
Sinhalese
7053.64.16033.23.6+102
German
4932.52.24622.42.4+31
Armenian
3351.70.53391.80.5-4
Vietnamese
2611.31.92701.41.6-9
Dutch
2291.21.02471.31.1-18
Korean
1670.81.41350.71.4+32
Polish
1670.80.92121.11.0-45
Egyptian
1550.80.41370.70.3+18
Croatian
1550.80.51500.80.5+5
French
1300.70.5990.50.5+31
Hungarian
1200.60.51170.60.5+3
Malay
1190.60.7880.50.5+31
Tamil
1170.60.61110.60.6+6
Filipino
1120.60.8670.40.7+45
Iranian
1040.50.5860.50.3+18
Maltese
880.40.41090.60.4-21
New Zealander
850.40.51280.70.6-43
South African
830.40.31120.60.4-29
Inadequately Described
800.40.6620.30.3+18
Turkish
770.40.2650.30.2+12
Welsh
730.40.3890.50.3-16
Russian
720.40.5980.50.6-26
Lebanese
700.40.3630.30.3+7
Japanese
680.30.5450.20.4+23
Serbian
630.30.5990.50.5-36
Portuguese
580.30.2330.20.2+25
Indonesian
530.30.7670.40.6-14
Cypriot
530.30.3720.40.3-19
Spanish
530.30.3390.20.3+14
Khmer (Cambodian)
520.30.3580.30.2-6
Macedonian
520.30.2600.30.2-8
Mauritian
500.30.3710.40.4-21
Taiwanese
430.20.2480.30.1-5
Austrian
410.20.2490.30.2-8
Other Indian subcontinent
370.20.4290.20.3+8
Afghan
360.20.2520.30.2-16
Anglo-Indian
330.20.1450.20.1-12
Slovene
320.20.1330.20.1-1
Ukrainian
300.20.2270.10.2+3
Swiss
290.10.1480.30.2-19
Thai
270.10.3270.10.30
Bengali
270.10.4190.10.3+8
Romanian
250.10.1380.20.1-13
Other Middle-Eastern peoples
230.10.1250.10.1-2
Arab not further described
230.10.2350.20.1-12
Danish
210.10.1210.10.10
Sudanese
200.10.100.00.1+20
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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)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2011 to 2016
Not stated6713.45.06623.54.8+9

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% Chinese, City of Monash: 24.1% Australian, City of Monash: 15.7% Italian, City of Monash: 5.1% Irish, City of Monash: 6.3% Greek, City of Monash: 7.0% Scottish, City of Monash: 5.1% Indian, City of Monash: 6.7% Sinhalese, City of Monash: 4.1% German, City of Monash: 2.2% English, Wheelers Hill: 21.6% Chinese, Wheelers Hill: 21.5% Australian, Wheelers Hill: 17.4% Italian, Wheelers Hill: 7.1% Irish, Wheelers Hill: 6.7% Greek, Wheelers Hill: 6.4% Scottish, Wheelers Hill: 6.1% Indian, Wheelers Hill: 5.0% Sinhalese, Wheelers Hill: 3.6% German, Wheelers Hill: 2.5%
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, Wheelers Hill: +94 Chinese, Wheelers Hill: +1,313 Australian, Wheelers Hill: -445 Italian, Wheelers Hill: -79 Irish, Wheelers Hill: +139 Greek, Wheelers Hill: -144 Scottish, Wheelers Hill: +56 Indian, Wheelers Hill: +188 Sinhalese, Wheelers Hill: +102 German, Wheelers Hill: +31
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 Wheelers Hill in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (4,265 people or 21.6%)
  • Chinese (4,233 people or 21.5%)
  • Australian (3,431 people or 17.4%)
  • Italian (1,405 people or 7.1%)
  • Irish (1,324 people or 6.7%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 14,658 responses in total, or 74.40% 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 English ancestry (21.6% compared to 18.1%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Italian ancestry (7.1% compared to 5.1%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (17.4% compared to 15.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (21.5% compared to 24.1%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Chinese (+1,313 persons)
  • Australian (-445 persons)
  • Indian (+188 persons)
  • Greek (-144 persons)

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