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Airport West - Essendon Fields

Ancestry

The three largest ancestries in Airport West - Essendon Fields in 2011 were Australian, Italian and English.

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 Airport West - Essendon Fields 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 Airport West - Essendon Fields'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
Airport West - Essendon Fields - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Moonee Valley %Number%City of Moonee Valley %2006 to 2011
Australian
1,72624.824.81,84027.628.4-114
map this data in atlas.idItalian1,65723.816.81,56423.516.8+93
English
1,54522.222.81,31119.721.0+234
map this data in atlas.idIrish6178.911.45958.910.5+22
Scottish
4786.96.73525.35.8+126
Greek
3655.25.03315.04.9+34
Maltese
2323.32.42704.12.3-38
German
1782.62.71642.52.6+14
Chinese
1512.24.11261.93.8+25
Indian
1492.12.6861.31.5+63
Sinhalese
851.20.6881.30.6-3
Croatian
841.21.51071.61.4-23
Polish
711.01.1791.21.2-8
Ukrainian
681.00.6701.10.7-2
Dutch
671.01.0831.20.9-16
Lebanese
560.80.8280.40.8+28
Spanish
510.70.6300.50.6+21
Filipino
400.60.7470.70.6-7
Turkish
320.50.6190.30.5+13
New Zealander
290.40.5300.50.4-1
Serbian
290.40.5210.30.5+8
French
270.40.4300.50.4-3
Macedonian
270.40.7160.20.6+11
Cypriot
260.40.2100.20.1+16
Vietnamese
260.42.0330.51.8-7
Assyrian/Chaldean
250.40.1200.30.1+5
Hungarian
240.30.3120.20.3+12
Japanese
220.30.260.10.2+16
Slovene
210.30.3240.40.3-3
Russian
210.30.3350.50.3-14
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Airport West - Essendon Fields - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Moonee Valley %Number%City of Moonee Valley %2006 to 2011
Not stated4176.06.35348.07.9-117

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 Moonee Valley: 24.8% Italian, City of Moonee Valley: 16.8% English, City of Moonee Valley: 22.8% Irish, City of Moonee Valley: 11.4% Scottish, City of Moonee Valley: 6.7% Greek, City of Moonee Valley: 5.0% Maltese, City of Moonee Valley: 2.4% German, City of Moonee Valley: 2.7% Chinese, City of Moonee Valley: 4.1% Indian, City of Moonee Valley: 2.6% Australian, Airport West - Essendon Fields: 24.8% Italian, Airport West - Essendon Fields: 23.8% English, Airport West - Essendon Fields: 22.2% Irish, Airport West - Essendon Fields: 8.9% Scottish, Airport West - Essendon Fields: 6.9% Greek, Airport West - Essendon Fields: 5.2% Maltese, Airport West - Essendon Fields: 3.3% German, Airport West - Essendon Fields: 2.6% Chinese, Airport West - Essendon Fields: 2.2% Indian, Airport West - Essendon Fields: 2.1%
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, Airport West - Essendon Fields: -114 Italian, Airport West - Essendon Fields: +93 English, Airport West - Essendon Fields: +234 Irish, Airport West - Essendon Fields: +22 Scottish, Airport West - Essendon Fields: +126 Greek, Airport West - Essendon Fields: +34 Maltese, Airport West - Essendon Fields: -38 German, Airport West - Essendon Fields: +14 Chinese, Airport West - Essendon Fields: +25 Indian, Airport West - Essendon Fields: +63
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 Airport West - Essendon Fields in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Australian (1,726 people or 24.8%)
  • Italian (1,657 people or 23.8%)
  • English (1,545 people or 22.2%)
  • Irish (617 people or 8.9%)
  • Scottish (478 people or 6.9%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 6,023 responses in total, or 86.56% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in Airport West - Essendon Fields and the City of Moonee Valley were:

  • A larger percentage of people with Italian ancestry (23.8% compared to 16.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Irish ancestry (8.9% compared to 11.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (2.2% compared to 4.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Vietnamese ancestry (0.4% compared to 2.0%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+234 persons)
  • Scottish (+126 persons)
  • Australian (-114 persons)
  • Italian (+93 persons)

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