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The three largest ancestries in Avondale Heights in 2016 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.

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
Avondale Heights - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%City of Moonee Valley %Number%City of Moonee Valley %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idItalian2,92425.216.72,81525.616.8+109
Australian
1,67014.423.11,53314.024.8+137
English
1,52113.123.61,35412.322.8+167
Greek
8587.45.07877.25.0+71
Vietnamese
8347.22.66175.62.0+217
Chinese
7856.84.87496.84.1+36
map this data in atlas.idIrish5324.611.85194.711.4+13
Croatian
4073.51.64053.71.5+2
Scottish
3863.37.13032.86.7+83
Maltese
3202.82.43893.52.4-69
Macedonian
2542.20.82722.50.7-18
Indian
2221.92.92041.92.6+18
German
1911.62.71951.82.7-4
Filipino
1801.60.81871.70.7-7
Iranian
1581.40.4240.20.1+134
Polish
1521.31.11671.51.1-15
Lebanese
1241.10.91281.20.8-4
Egyptian
1080.90.5810.70.4+27
Serbian
900.80.61201.10.5-30
Spanish
870.70.6950.90.6-8
Turkish
760.70.7760.70.60
Dutch
710.61.0800.71.0-9
Slovene
700.60.3600.50.3+10
Ukrainian
640.60.6550.50.6+9
Cypriot
590.50.3310.30.2+28
Syrian
570.50.2440.40.1+13
Chilean
510.40.3680.60.3-17
Sinhalese
470.40.6540.50.6-7
New Zealander
380.30.6360.30.5+2
Portuguese
330.30.2370.30.2-4
Assyrian/Chaldean
320.30.2340.30.1-2
Pakistani
320.30.2160.10.1+16
Inadequately Described
310.30.6230.20.3+8
Malay
310.30.2130.10.1+18
Hungarian
270.20.3300.30.3-3
Arab not further described
240.20.1140.10.2+10
Austrian
230.20.2350.30.2-12
Punjabi
220.20.190.10.1+13
Other Arab peoples
220.20.100.00.1+22
Thai
220.20.3170.20.2+5
Mauritian
210.20.1150.10.1+6
Albanian
210.20.2300.30.2-9
Maori
200.20.2230.20.2-3
Iraqi
200.20.1170.20.0+3
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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)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Moonee Valley %Number%City of Moonee Valley %2011 to 2016
Not stated6495.66.25595.16.3+90

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 Italian, City of Moonee Valley: 16.7% Australian, City of Moonee Valley: 23.1% English, City of Moonee Valley: 23.6% Greek, City of Moonee Valley: 5.0% Vietnamese, City of Moonee Valley: 2.6% Chinese, City of Moonee Valley: 4.8% Irish, City of Moonee Valley: 11.8% Croatian, City of Moonee Valley: 1.6% Scottish, City of Moonee Valley: 7.1% Maltese, City of Moonee Valley: 2.4% Italian, Avondale Heights: 25.2% Australian, Avondale Heights: 14.4% English, Avondale Heights: 13.1% Greek, Avondale Heights: 7.4% Vietnamese, Avondale Heights: 7.2% Chinese, Avondale Heights: 6.8% Irish, Avondale Heights: 4.6% Croatian, Avondale Heights: 3.5% Scottish, Avondale Heights: 3.3% Maltese, Avondale Heights: 2.8%
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 Italian, Avondale Heights: +109 Australian, Avondale Heights: +137 English, Avondale Heights: +167 Greek, Avondale Heights: +71 Vietnamese, Avondale Heights: +217 Chinese, Avondale Heights: +36 Irish, Avondale Heights: +13 Croatian, Avondale Heights: +2 Scottish, Avondale Heights: +83 Maltese, Avondale Heights: -69
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 Avondale Heights in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Italian (2,924 people or 25.2%)
  • Australian (1,670 people or 14.4%)
  • English (1,521 people or 13.1%)
  • Greek (858 people or 7.4%)
  • Vietnamese (834 people or 7.2%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 7,807 responses in total, or 67.28% 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 (25.2% compared to 16.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (13.1% compared to 23.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (14.4% compared to 23.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Irish ancestry (4.6% compared to 11.8%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Vietnamese (+217 persons)
  • English (+167 persons)
  • Australian (+137 persons)
  • Iranian (+134 persons)

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