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The three largest ancestries in Ascot Vale in 2011 were Australian, English 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.

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)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Moonee Valley %Number%City of Moonee Valley %2006 to 2011
Australian
3,38725.124.83,60928.928.4-222
English
3,38625.122.82,70621.721.0+680
map this data in atlas.idIrish1,80613.411.41,36811.010.5+438
map this data in atlas.idItalian1,38010.216.81,41111.316.8-31
Scottish
1,0297.66.77926.35.8+237
Chinese
6664.94.16114.93.8+55
Greek
5404.05.05394.34.9+1
German
4113.02.73402.72.6+71
Vietnamese
3672.72.03592.91.8+8
Maltese
3052.32.42522.02.3+53
Indian
2461.82.61421.11.5+104
Ethiopian
1781.30.41020.80.3+76
Dutch
1521.11.01211.00.9+31
Somali
1411.00.51211.00.5+20
Croatian
1280.91.51090.91.4+19
New Zealander
1120.80.5750.60.4+37
Spanish
1010.70.6930.70.6+8
Polish
920.71.1950.81.2-3
Eritrean
880.70.3660.50.2+22
Other Southern and East African
800.60.3290.20.1+51
Turkish
800.60.6430.30.5+37
Sudanese
790.60.2650.50.1+14
Inadequately Described
760.60.3920.70.3-16
French
760.60.4580.50.4+18
Welsh
740.50.4700.60.4+4
Sinhalese
640.50.6390.30.6+25
Filipino
600.40.7700.60.6-10
American
570.40.3770.60.3-20
Lebanese
520.40.8470.40.8+5
Ukrainian
500.40.6500.40.70
Serbian
440.30.5470.40.5-3
Egyptian
430.30.4290.20.3+14
Chilean
410.30.3670.50.2-26
Russian
410.30.3410.30.30
Macedonian
400.30.7230.20.6+17
Austrian
400.30.2310.20.2+9
Maori
390.30.2270.20.2+12
Korean
320.20.2140.10.1+18
Canadian
310.20.1210.20.1+10
Colombian
310.20.1150.10.0+16
Slovene
310.20.3210.20.3+10
South African
310.20.1140.10.1+17
Thai
270.20.2260.20.1+2
Salvadoran
270.20.1290.20.1-2
Swiss
260.20.1190.20.1+7
Pakistani
240.20.160.10.1+18
Indonesian
240.20.1100.10.1+14
Cypriot
240.20.2120.10.1+12
Japanese
230.20.2360.30.2-13
Arab not further described
210.20.260.00.1+15
Swedish
210.20.1120.10.1+9
Danish
200.10.2180.10.2+2
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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)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Moonee Valley %Number%City of Moonee Valley %2006 to 2011
Not stated1,0707.96.31,32510.67.9-255

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% English, City of Moonee Valley: 22.8% Irish, City of Moonee Valley: 11.4% Italian, City of Moonee Valley: 16.8% Scottish, City of Moonee Valley: 6.7% Chinese, City of Moonee Valley: 4.1% Greek, City of Moonee Valley: 5.0% German, City of Moonee Valley: 2.7% Vietnamese, City of Moonee Valley: 2.0% Maltese, City of Moonee Valley: 2.4% Australian, Ascot Vale: 25.1% English, Ascot Vale: 25.1% Irish, Ascot Vale: 13.4% Italian, Ascot Vale: 10.2% Scottish, Ascot Vale: 7.6% Chinese, Ascot Vale: 4.9% Greek, Ascot Vale: 4.0% German, Ascot Vale: 3.0% Vietnamese, Ascot Vale: 2.7% Maltese, Ascot Vale: 2.3%
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, Ascot Vale: -222 English, Ascot Vale: +680 Irish, Ascot Vale: +438 Italian, Ascot Vale: -31 Scottish, Ascot Vale: +237 Chinese, Ascot Vale: +55 Greek, Ascot Vale: +1 German, Ascot Vale: +71 Vietnamese, Ascot Vale: +8 Maltese, Ascot Vale: +53
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 Ascot Vale in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Australian (3,387 people or 25.1%)
  • English (3,386 people or 25.1%)
  • Irish (1,806 people or 13.4%)
  • Italian (1,380 people or 10.2%)
  • Scottish (1,029 people or 7.6%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 10,988 responses in total, or 81.47% 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 (25.1% compared to 22.8%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Irish ancestry (13.4% compared to 11.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Italian ancestry (10.2% compared to 16.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Greek ancestry (4.0% compared to 5.0%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+680 persons)
  • Irish (+438 persons)
  • Scottish (+237 persons)
  • Australian (-222 persons)

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