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Airport West - Essendon Fields

Ancestry

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The three largest ancestries in Airport West - Essendon Fields in 2016 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 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.

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
Airport West - Essendon Fields - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%City of Moonee Valley %Number%City of Moonee Valley %2011 to 2016
Australian
1,80323.923.11,72624.824.8+77
English
1,78923.723.61,54522.222.8+244
map this data in atlas.idItalian1,73723.016.71,65723.816.8+80
map this data in atlas.idIrish81610.811.86178.911.4+199
Scottish
5607.47.14786.96.7+82
Greek
3855.15.03655.25.0+20
Maltese
2853.82.42323.32.4+53
Indian
2243.02.91492.12.6+75
Chinese
1912.54.81512.24.1+40
German
1832.42.71782.62.7+5
Croatian
1241.61.6841.21.5+40
Filipino
710.90.8400.60.7+31
Spanish
700.90.6510.70.6+19
Ukrainian
700.90.6681.00.6+2
Sinhalese
620.80.6851.20.6-23
Dutch
580.81.0671.01.0-9
Polish
550.71.1711.01.1-16
New Zealander
420.60.6290.40.5+13
Vietnamese
420.62.6260.42.0+16
Turkish
400.50.7320.50.6+8
Lebanese
360.50.9560.80.8-20
Welsh
330.40.4190.30.4+14
Macedonian
310.40.8270.40.7+4
Egyptian
310.40.540.10.4+27
French
250.30.5270.40.4-2
Nepalese
240.30.330.00.2+21
Japanese
230.30.3220.30.2+1
Albanian
230.30.290.10.2+14
Cypriot
210.30.3260.40.2-5
Serbian
200.30.6290.40.5-9
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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)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Moonee Valley %Number%City of Moonee Valley %2011 to 2016
Not stated4475.96.24176.06.3+30

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 Australian, City of Moonee Valley: 23.1% English, City of Moonee Valley: 23.6% 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% Maltese, City of Moonee Valley: 2.4% Indian, City of Moonee Valley: 2.9% Chinese, City of Moonee Valley: 4.8% German, City of Moonee Valley: 2.7% Australian, Airport West - Essendon Fields: 23.9% English, Airport West - Essendon Fields: 23.7% Italian, Airport West - Essendon Fields: 23.0% Irish, Airport West - Essendon Fields: 10.8% Scottish, Airport West - Essendon Fields: 7.4% Greek, Airport West - Essendon Fields: 5.1% Maltese, Airport West - Essendon Fields: 3.8% Indian, Airport West - Essendon Fields: 3.0% Chinese, Airport West - Essendon Fields: 2.5% German, Airport West - Essendon Fields: 2.4%
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 Australian, Airport West - Essendon Fields: +77 English, Airport West - Essendon Fields: +244 Italian, Airport West - Essendon Fields: +80 Irish, Airport West - Essendon Fields: +199 Scottish, Airport West - Essendon Fields: +82 Greek, Airport West - Essendon Fields: +20 Maltese, Airport West - Essendon Fields: +53 Indian, Airport West - Essendon Fields: +75 Chinese, Airport West - Essendon Fields: +40 German, Airport West - Essendon Fields: +5
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 Airport West - Essendon Fields in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Australian (1,803 people or 23.9%)
  • English (1,789 people or 23.7%)
  • Italian (1,737 people or 23.0%)
  • Irish (816 people or 10.8%)
  • Scottish (560 people or 7.4%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 6,705 responses in total, or 88.71% 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 (23.0% compared to 16.7%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Maltese ancestry (3.8% compared to 2.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (2.5% compared to 4.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Vietnamese ancestry (0.6% compared to 2.6%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+244 persons)
  • Irish (+199 persons)
  • Scottish (+82 persons)
  • Italian (+80 persons)

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