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Ancestry

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The three largest ancestries in the City of Moonee Valley in 2016 were English, Australian and Italian.

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 the City of Moonee Valley 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 the City of Moonee Valley'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
City of Moonee Valley - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2011 to 2016
English
27,52123.626.624,51622.826.9+3,005
Australian
26,93123.124.026,62324.826.4+308
map this data in atlas.idItalian19,47916.76.718,07216.87.0+1,407
map this data in atlas.idIrish13,78411.89.112,22311.48.8+1,561
Scottish
8,2737.17.37,1676.77.2+1,106
Greek
5,7905.03.65,3885.03.9+402
Chinese
5,5864.87.94,4374.16.1+1,149
Indian
3,4252.94.42,7452.63.2+680
German
3,1852.73.02,8672.73.0+318
Vietnamese
3,0122.62.42,1022.02.0+910
Maltese
2,8412.41.52,5502.41.6+291
Croatian
1,9041.60.81,6601.50.9+244
Polish
1,2841.11.11,1731.11.1+111
Dutch
1,1481.01.51,0481.01.6+100
Lebanese
1,0480.91.09000.81.0+148
Filipino
9230.81.37310.71.1+192
Macedonian
8940.80.97620.71.0+132
Turkish
8650.70.86810.60.8+184
Sinhalese
7550.61.56520.61.2+103
Spanish
7450.60.56130.60.5+132
Ukrainian
7110.60.36680.60.3+43
Inadequately Described
6920.60.73690.30.4+323
New Zealander
6770.60.75840.50.7+93
Somali
6740.60.25080.50.1+166
Serbian
6550.60.65110.50.7+144
Ethiopian
5720.50.24240.40.1+148
French
5650.50.64570.40.5+108
Egyptian
5300.50.33880.40.3+142
Welsh
5090.40.54300.40.5+79
Iranian
4800.40.41050.10.2+375
Nepalese
4070.30.21680.20.1+239
Cypriot
3840.30.32430.20.2+141
Hungarian
3240.30.42930.30.5+31
Russian
3230.30.52860.30.5+37
Slovene
3190.30.13550.30.1-36
Chilean
3180.30.22740.30.2+44
Thai
3150.30.31840.20.2+131
Korean
3140.30.41780.20.3+136
Japanese
3110.30.32590.20.2+52
Eritrean
3100.30.12740.30.1+36
American
2960.30.32970.30.3-1
Portuguese
2810.20.31910.20.2+90
Other Southern and East African
2660.20.12840.30.1-18
Sudanese
2660.20.32070.20.2+59
Other Indian subcontinent
2490.20.41620.20.2+87
Austrian
2390.20.22150.20.2+24
Malay
2330.20.31520.10.2+81
South African
2150.20.41540.10.4+61
Maori
2040.20.42130.20.4-9
Pakistani
2030.20.41140.10.2+89
Danish
2020.20.21670.20.2+35
Colombian
2020.20.1980.10.1+104
Albanian
2010.20.21650.20.2+36
Syrian
2000.20.11470.10.1+53
Assyrian/Chaldean
1990.20.31300.10.2+69
Indonesian
1820.20.31330.10.3+49
Arab not further described
1720.10.21680.20.2+4
Swedish
1670.10.21470.10.1+20
Mauritian
1650.10.31520.10.3+13
Bosnian
1540.10.21120.10.2+42
Anglo-Indian
1480.10.11260.10.1+22
Canadian
1450.10.11610.10.1-16
Other Arab peoples
1380.10.1650.10.1+73
Swiss
1310.10.11130.10.1+18
Argentinian
1300.10.11050.10.1+25
Latvian
1250.10.11020.10.1+23
Bengali
1190.10.2700.10.1+49
Other South American
1180.10.1590.10.1+59
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
City of Moonee Valley - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2011 to 2016
Not stated7,2636.26.26,8106.36.4+453

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, Greater Melbourne: 26.6% Australian, Greater Melbourne: 24.0% Italian, Greater Melbourne: 6.7% Irish, Greater Melbourne: 9.1% Scottish, Greater Melbourne: 7.3% Greek, Greater Melbourne: 3.6% Chinese, Greater Melbourne: 7.9% Indian, Greater Melbourne: 4.4% German, Greater Melbourne: 3.0% Vietnamese, Greater Melbourne: 2.4% English, City of Moonee Valley: 23.6% Australian, City of Moonee Valley: 23.1% Italian, City of Moonee Valley: 16.7% Irish, City of Moonee Valley: 11.8% Scottish, City of Moonee Valley: 7.1% Greek, City of Moonee Valley: 5.0% Chinese, City of Moonee Valley: 4.8% Indian, City of Moonee Valley: 2.9% German, City of Moonee Valley: 2.7% Vietnamese, City of Moonee Valley: 2.6%
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, City of Moonee Valley: +3,005 Australian, City of Moonee Valley: +308 Italian, City of Moonee Valley: +1,407 Irish, City of Moonee Valley: +1,561 Scottish, City of Moonee Valley: +1,106 Greek, City of Moonee Valley: +402 Chinese, City of Moonee Valley: +1,149 Indian, City of Moonee Valley: +680 German, City of Moonee Valley: +318 Vietnamese, City of Moonee Valley: +910
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 City of Moonee Valley in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (27,521 people or 23.6%)
  • Australian (26,931 people or 23.1%)
  • Italian (19,479 people or 16.7%)
  • Irish (13,784 people or 11.8%)
  • Scottish (8,273 people or 7.1%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 95,988 responses in total, or 82.27% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in the City of Moonee Valley and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A larger percentage of people with Italian ancestry (16.7% compared to 6.7%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Irish ancestry (11.8% compared to 9.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (4.8% compared to 7.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (23.6% compared to 26.6%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+3,005 persons)
  • Irish (+1,561 persons)
  • Italian (+1,407 persons)
  • Chinese (+1,149 persons)

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