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The three largest ancestries in Essendon in 2016 were English, Australian 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 Essendon 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 Essendon'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
Essendon - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%City of Moonee Valley %Number%City of Moonee Valley %2011 to 2016
English
5,34226.023.64,89526.022.8+447
Australian
5,09824.823.15,29728.124.8-199
map this data in atlas.idItalian3,09115.016.72,78814.816.8+303
map this data in atlas.idIrish2,91714.211.82,58713.711.4+330
Scottish
1,6568.17.11,4847.96.7+172
Greek
9564.65.08634.65.0+93
Indian
9114.42.97504.02.6+161
Chinese
7893.84.85983.24.1+191
German
5962.92.74852.62.7+111
Maltese
4542.22.43431.82.4+111
Croatian
3011.51.62121.11.5+89
Dutch
2421.21.02041.11.0+38
Vietnamese
2301.12.61240.72.0+106
Polish
2151.01.11750.91.1+40
Lebanese
1800.90.91750.90.8+5
Nepalese
1730.80.3400.20.2+133
Sinhalese
1540.70.6920.50.6+62
Turkish
1130.50.7950.50.6+18
Ukrainian
1080.50.61300.70.6-22
Spanish
1020.50.6890.50.6+13
New Zealander
970.50.61000.50.5-3
Filipino
970.50.81080.60.7-11
Macedonian
890.40.8700.40.7+19
Korean
880.40.3580.30.2+30
French
870.40.5820.40.4+5
Serbian
840.40.6600.30.5+24
Inadequately Described
830.40.6480.30.3+35
Russian
750.40.3470.20.3+28
Cypriot
680.30.3580.30.2+10
Welsh
670.30.4580.30.4+9
Egyptian
590.30.5810.40.4-22
Other Indian subcontinent
580.30.2420.20.2+16
Hungarian
540.30.3700.40.3-16
Iranian
530.30.4180.10.1+35
Pakistani
530.30.2230.10.1+30
Thai
490.20.3360.20.2+13
Japanese
490.20.3550.30.2-6
American
490.20.3560.30.3-7
Colombian
410.20.2180.10.1+23
Austrian
380.20.2530.30.2-15
Anglo-Indian
360.20.1450.20.1-9
Mauritian
360.20.1370.20.1-1
Albanian
340.20.2250.10.2+9
Syrian
330.20.2190.10.1+14
Portuguese
320.20.2340.20.2-2
Assyrian/Chaldean
310.20.280.00.1+23
Chilean
300.10.3240.10.3+6
Danish
300.10.2230.10.2+7
South African
280.10.2220.10.1+6
Slovene
270.10.3490.30.3-22
Swiss
220.10.1240.10.1-2
Bengali
210.10.1220.10.1-1
Other Southern and East African
210.10.2190.10.3+2
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Essendon - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Moonee Valley %Number%City of Moonee Valley %2011 to 2016
Not stated1,2235.96.21,1095.96.3+114

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% 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% Indian, City of Moonee Valley: 2.9% Chinese, City of Moonee Valley: 4.8% German, City of Moonee Valley: 2.7% Maltese, City of Moonee Valley: 2.4% English, Essendon: 26.0% Australian, Essendon: 24.8% Italian, Essendon: 15.0% Irish, Essendon: 14.2% Scottish, Essendon: 8.1% Greek, Essendon: 4.6% Indian, Essendon: 4.4% Chinese, Essendon: 3.8% German, Essendon: 2.9% Maltese, Essendon: 2.2%
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, Essendon: +447 Australian, Essendon: -199 Italian, Essendon: +303 Irish, Essendon: +330 Scottish, Essendon: +172 Greek, Essendon: +93 Indian, Essendon: +161 Chinese, Essendon: +191 German, Essendon: +111 Maltese, Essendon: +111
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 Essendon in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (5,342 people or 26.0%)
  • Australian (5,098 people or 24.8%)
  • Italian (3,091 people or 15.0%)
  • Irish (2,917 people or 14.2%)
  • Scottish (1,656 people or 8.1%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 18,104 responses in total, or 88.05% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (26.0% compared to 23.6%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Irish ancestry (14.2% compared to 11.8%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (24.8% compared to 23.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Italian ancestry (15.0% 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 (+447 persons)
  • Irish (+330 persons)
  • Italian (+303 persons)
  • Australian (-199 persons)

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