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The three largest ancestries in the City of Moonee Valley in 2011 were Australian, English 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.

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)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
Australian
26,62324.826.429,06928.430.2-2,446
English
24,51622.826.921,42621.025.7+3,090
map this data in atlas.idItalian18,07216.87.017,21616.87.2+856
map this data in atlas.idIrish12,22311.48.810,74910.58.4+1,474
Scottish
7,1676.77.25,9335.86.7+1,234
Greek
5,3885.03.95,0224.94.1+366
Chinese
4,4374.16.13,8603.85.0+577
German
2,8672.73.02,6132.63.1+254
Indian
2,7452.63.21,5391.51.9+1,206
Maltese
2,5502.41.62,3252.31.6+225
Vietnamese
2,1022.02.01,8291.81.7+273
Croatian
1,6601.50.91,4551.40.9+205
Polish
1,1731.11.11,2391.21.2-66
Dutch
1,0481.01.69210.91.7+127
Lebanese
9000.81.07990.80.9+101
Macedonian
7620.71.06180.61.0+144
Filipino
7310.71.16420.60.9+89
Turkish
6810.60.85120.50.8+169
Ukrainian
6680.60.36910.70.3-23
Sinhalese
6520.61.26230.61.0+29
Spanish
6130.60.55650.60.4+48
New Zealander
5840.50.74320.40.6+152
Serbian
5110.50.75480.50.7-37
Somali
5080.50.15080.50.10
French
4570.40.53970.40.5+60
Welsh
4300.40.53910.40.5+39
Ethiopian
4240.40.13150.30.1+109
Egyptian
3880.40.33090.30.3+79
Inadequately Described
3690.30.43100.30.3+59
Slovene
3550.30.13160.30.1+39
American
2970.30.32770.30.3+20
Hungarian
2930.30.52630.30.5+30
Russian
2860.30.52770.30.5+9
Other Southern and East African
2840.30.11240.10.1+160
Chilean
2740.30.22460.20.2+28
Eritrean
2740.30.11800.20.0+94
Japanese
2590.20.21920.20.2+67
Cypriot
2430.20.21180.10.1+125
Austrian
2150.20.22280.20.3-13
Maori
2130.20.41990.20.3+14
Sudanese
2070.20.21320.10.2+75
Portuguese
1910.20.21840.20.2+7
Thai
1840.20.21200.10.2+64
Korean
1780.20.31220.10.2+56
Arab not further described
1680.20.21230.10.1+45
Nepalese
1680.20.1170.00.0+151
Danish
1670.20.21600.20.2+7
Albanian
1650.20.21430.10.2+22
Other Indian subcontinent
1620.20.2380.00.1+124
Canadian
1610.10.11350.10.1+26
South African
1540.10.41410.10.4+13
Mauritian
1520.10.3920.10.3+60
Malay
1520.10.2990.10.2+53
Syrian
1470.10.11220.10.1+25
Swedish
1470.10.11470.10.10
Indonesian
1330.10.31140.10.2+19
Assyrian/Chaldean
1300.10.21170.10.2+13
Anglo-Indian
1260.10.11090.10.1+17
Pakistani
1140.10.2660.10.1+48
Swiss
1130.10.11020.10.1+11
Bosnian
1120.10.2580.10.2+54
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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)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
Not stated6,8106.36.48,0487.98.1-1,238

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, Greater Melbourne: 26.4% English, Greater Melbourne: 26.9% Italian, Greater Melbourne: 7.0% Irish, Greater Melbourne: 8.8% Scottish, Greater Melbourne: 7.2% Greek, Greater Melbourne: 3.9% Chinese, Greater Melbourne: 6.1% German, Greater Melbourne: 3.0% Indian, Greater Melbourne: 3.2% Maltese, Greater Melbourne: 1.6% Australian, City of Moonee Valley: 24.8% English, City of Moonee Valley: 22.8% Italian, City of Moonee Valley: 16.8% Irish, City of Moonee Valley: 11.4% Scottish, City of Moonee Valley: 6.7% Greek, City of Moonee Valley: 5.0% Chinese, City of Moonee Valley: 4.1% German, City of Moonee Valley: 2.7% Indian, City of Moonee Valley: 2.6% Maltese, City of Moonee Valley: 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 Australian, City of Moonee Valley: -2,446 English, City of Moonee Valley: +3,090 Italian, City of Moonee Valley: +856 Irish, City of Moonee Valley: +1,474 Scottish, City of Moonee Valley: +1,234 Greek, City of Moonee Valley: +366 Chinese, City of Moonee Valley: +577 German, City of Moonee Valley: +254 Indian, City of Moonee Valley: +1,206 Maltese, City of Moonee Valley: +225
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 City of Moonee Valley in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Australian (26,623 people or 24.8%)
  • English (24,516 people or 22.8%)
  • Italian (18,072 people or 16.8%)
  • Irish (12,223 people or 11.4%)
  • Scottish (7,167 people or 6.7%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 88,601 responses in total, or 82.46% 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 (16.8% compared to 7.0%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Irish ancestry (11.4% compared to 8.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (22.8% compared to 26.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (4.1% compared to 6.1%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+3,090 persons)
  • Australian (-2,446 persons)
  • Irish (+1,474 persons)
  • Scottish (+1,234 persons)

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