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The three largest ancestries in Avondale Heights in 2011 were Italian, Australian 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 Avondale Heights 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 Avondale Heights'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
Avondale Heights - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Moonee Valley %Number%City of Moonee Valley %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idItalian2,81525.616.83,02727.316.8-212
Australian
1,53314.024.81,68315.228.4-150
English
1,35412.322.81,28511.621.0+69
Greek
7877.25.07917.14.9-4
Chinese
7496.84.17356.63.8+14
Vietnamese
6175.62.06045.51.8+13
map this data in atlas.idIrish5194.711.44043.610.5+115
Croatian
4053.71.53723.41.4+33
Maltese
3893.52.43763.42.3+13
Scottish
3032.86.72762.55.8+27
Macedonian
2722.50.72852.60.6-13
Indian
2041.92.6790.71.5+125
German
1951.82.71901.72.6+5
Filipino
1871.70.71711.50.6+16
Polish
1671.51.11551.41.2+12
Lebanese
1281.20.81321.20.8-4
Serbian
1201.10.51241.10.5-4
Spanish
950.90.61071.00.6-12
Egyptian
810.70.4590.50.3+22
Dutch
800.71.0570.50.9+23
Turkish
760.70.6480.40.5+28
Chilean
680.60.3540.50.2+14
Slovene
600.50.3830.70.3-23
Ukrainian
550.50.6550.50.70
Sinhalese
540.50.6520.50.6+2
Syrian
440.40.1550.50.1-11
Portuguese
370.30.2410.40.2-4
New Zealander
360.30.5260.20.4+10
Austrian
350.30.2330.30.2+2
Assyrian/Chaldean
340.30.1320.30.1+2
Cypriot
310.30.2290.30.1+2
Albanian
300.30.2430.40.1-13
Hungarian
300.30.3270.20.3+3
American
250.20.3150.10.3+10
Iranian
240.20.1160.10.1+8
Other Indian subcontinent
240.20.230.00.0+21
Russian
240.20.3230.20.3+1
Maori
230.20.2290.30.2-6
Inadequately Described
230.20.3280.30.3-5
French
210.20.4410.40.4-20
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Avondale Heights - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Moonee Valley %Number%City of Moonee Valley %2006 to 2011
Not stated5595.16.37296.67.9-170

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 Italian, City of Moonee Valley: 16.8% Australian, City of Moonee Valley: 24.8% English, City of Moonee Valley: 22.8% Greek, City of Moonee Valley: 5.0% Chinese, City of Moonee Valley: 4.1% Vietnamese, City of Moonee Valley: 2.0% Irish, City of Moonee Valley: 11.4% Croatian, City of Moonee Valley: 1.5% Maltese, City of Moonee Valley: 2.4% Scottish, City of Moonee Valley: 6.7% Italian, Avondale Heights: 25.6% Australian, Avondale Heights: 14.0% English, Avondale Heights: 12.3% Greek, Avondale Heights: 7.2% Chinese, Avondale Heights: 6.8% Vietnamese, Avondale Heights: 5.6% Irish, Avondale Heights: 4.7% Croatian, Avondale Heights: 3.7% Maltese, Avondale Heights: 3.5% Scottish, Avondale Heights: 2.8%
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 Italian, Avondale Heights: -212 Australian, Avondale Heights: -150 English, Avondale Heights: +69 Greek, Avondale Heights: -4 Chinese, Avondale Heights: +14 Vietnamese, Avondale Heights: +13 Irish, Avondale Heights: +115 Croatian, Avondale Heights: +33 Maltese, Avondale Heights: +13 Scottish, Avondale Heights: +27
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 Avondale Heights in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Italian (2,815 people or 25.6%)
  • Australian (1,533 people or 14.0%)
  • English (1,354 people or 12.3%)
  • Greek (787 people or 7.2%)
  • Chinese (749 people or 6.8%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 7,238 responses in total, or 65.90% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in Avondale Heights and the City of Moonee Valley were:

  • A larger percentage of people with Italian ancestry (25.6% compared to 16.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (14.0% compared to 24.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (12.3% compared to 22.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Irish ancestry (4.7% compared to 11.4%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Italian (-212 persons)
  • Australian (-150 persons)
  • Indian (+125 persons)
  • Irish (+115 persons)

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