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The three largest ancestries in Ascot Vale in 2016 were English, Australian and Irish.

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 Ascot Vale 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 Ascot Vale'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
Ascot Vale - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%City of Moonee Valley %Number%City of Moonee Valley %2011 to 2016
English
4,00027.223.63,38625.122.8+614
Australian
3,57224.323.13,38725.124.8+185
map this data in atlas.idIrish2,15814.711.81,80613.411.4+352
map this data in atlas.idItalian1,4229.716.71,38010.216.8+42
Scottish
1,2838.77.11,0297.66.7+254
Chinese
8145.54.86664.94.1+148
Greek
5513.75.05404.05.0+11
Vietnamese
5433.72.63672.72.0+176
German
4613.12.74113.02.7+50
Maltese
2471.72.43052.32.4-58
Indian
2421.62.92461.82.6-4
Ethiopian
2211.50.51781.30.4+43
Somali
2011.40.61411.00.5+60
Dutch
1831.21.01521.11.0+31
Croatian
1501.01.61280.91.5+22
New Zealander
1350.90.61120.80.5+23
Inadequately Described
1270.90.6760.60.3+51
Filipino
1210.80.8600.40.7+61
Polish
1160.81.1920.71.1+24
Eritrean
1070.70.3880.70.3+19
Spanish
940.60.61010.70.6-7
Welsh
930.60.4740.50.4+19
Sudanese
840.60.2790.60.2+5
Other Southern and East African
750.50.2800.60.3-5
French
710.50.5760.60.4-5
Turkish
680.50.7800.60.6-12
Ukrainian
680.50.6500.40.6+18
Lebanese
560.40.9520.40.8+4
American
530.40.3570.40.3-4
Thai
530.40.3270.20.2+26
Serbian
530.40.6440.30.5+9
Chilean
510.30.3410.30.3+10
Macedonian
510.30.8400.30.7+11
Russian
460.30.3410.30.3+5
Iranian
420.30.4140.10.1+28
Indonesian
380.30.2240.20.1+14
Colombian
380.30.2310.20.1+7
Egyptian
360.20.5430.30.4-7
Cypriot
300.20.3240.20.2+6
Japanese
300.20.3230.20.2+7
Malay
290.20.2190.10.1+10
Danish
290.20.2200.10.2+9
Sinhalese
290.20.6640.50.6-35
Hungarian
280.20.3170.10.3+11
Central and West African
270.20.160.00.0+21
Korean
260.20.3320.20.2-6
Nepalese
240.20.3140.10.2+10
Salvadoran
240.20.1270.20.1-3
Iraqi
230.20.1150.10.0+8
Pakistani
200.10.2240.20.1-4
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Ascot Vale - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Moonee Valley %Number%City of Moonee Valley %2011 to 2016
Not stated1,0827.46.21,0707.96.3+12

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 Moonee Valley: 23.6% Australian, City of Moonee Valley: 23.1% Irish, City of Moonee Valley: 11.8% Italian, City of Moonee Valley: 16.7% Scottish, City of Moonee Valley: 7.1% Chinese, City of Moonee Valley: 4.8% Greek, City of Moonee Valley: 5.0% Vietnamese, City of Moonee Valley: 2.6% German, City of Moonee Valley: 2.7% Maltese, City of Moonee Valley: 2.4% English, Ascot Vale: 27.2% Australian, Ascot Vale: 24.3% Irish, Ascot Vale: 14.7% Italian, Ascot Vale: 9.7% Scottish, Ascot Vale: 8.7% Chinese, Ascot Vale: 5.5% Greek, Ascot Vale: 3.7% Vietnamese, Ascot Vale: 3.7% German, Ascot Vale: 3.1% Maltese, Ascot Vale: 1.7%
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, Ascot Vale: +614 Australian, Ascot Vale: +185 Irish, Ascot Vale: +352 Italian, Ascot Vale: +42 Scottish, Ascot Vale: +254 Chinese, Ascot Vale: +148 Greek, Ascot Vale: +11 Vietnamese, Ascot Vale: +176 German, Ascot Vale: +50 Maltese, Ascot Vale: -58
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 Ascot Vale in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (4,000 people or 27.2%)
  • Australian (3,572 people or 24.3%)
  • Irish (2,158 people or 14.7%)
  • Italian (1,422 people or 9.7%)
  • Scottish (1,283 people or 8.7%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 12,435 responses in total, or 84.57% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in Ascot Vale and the City of Moonee Valley were:

  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (27.2% compared to 23.6%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Irish ancestry (14.7% compared to 11.8%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Scottish ancestry (8.7% compared to 7.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Italian ancestry (9.7% compared to 16.7%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+614 persons)
  • Irish (+352 persons)
  • Scottish (+254 persons)
  • Australian (+185 persons)

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