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The three largest ancestries in Essendon North in 2011 were Australian, English 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 North 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 North'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
Essendon North - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Moonee Valley %Number%City of Moonee Valley %2006 to 2011
Australian
62927.424.862731.228.4+2
English
55724.322.845422.621.0+103
map this data in atlas.idItalian36015.716.828914.416.8+71
map this data in atlas.idIrish26711.611.428614.210.5-19
Scottish
1667.26.71195.95.8+47
Indian
1325.82.6482.41.5+84
Greek
984.35.0974.84.9+1
German
773.42.7773.82.60
Chinese
632.74.1532.63.8+10
Maltese
542.42.4361.82.3+18
Croatian
281.21.5160.81.4+12
Dutch
251.11.0190.90.9+6
Serbian
200.90.5110.50.5+9
Spanish
200.90.660.30.6+14
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Essendon North - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Moonee Valley %Number%City of Moonee Valley %2006 to 2011
Not stated2038.96.31567.87.9+47

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% Italian, City of Moonee Valley: 16.8% Irish, City of Moonee Valley: 11.4% Scottish, City of Moonee Valley: 6.7% Indian, City of Moonee Valley: 2.6% Greek, City of Moonee Valley: 5.0% German, City of Moonee Valley: 2.7% Chinese, City of Moonee Valley: 4.1% Maltese, City of Moonee Valley: 2.4% Australian, Essendon North: 27.4% English, Essendon North: 24.3% Italian, Essendon North: 15.7% Irish, Essendon North: 11.6% Scottish, Essendon North: 7.2% Indian, Essendon North: 5.8% Greek, Essendon North: 4.3% German, Essendon North: 3.4% Chinese, Essendon North: 2.7% Maltese, Essendon North: 2.4%
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, Essendon North: +2 English, Essendon North: +103 Italian, Essendon North: +71 Irish, Essendon North: -19 Scottish, Essendon North: +47 Indian, Essendon North: +84 Greek, Essendon North: +1 German, Essendon North: 0 Chinese, Essendon North: +10 Maltese, Essendon North: +18
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 Essendon North in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Australian (629 people or 27.4%)
  • English (557 people or 24.3%)
  • Italian (360 people or 15.7%)
  • Irish (267 people or 11.6%)
  • Scottish (166 people or 7.2%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 1,979 responses in total, or 86.31% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Indian ancestry (5.8% compared to 2.6%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (27.4% compared to 24.8%)
  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (24.3% compared to 22.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (2.7% compared to 4.1%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+103 persons)
  • Indian (+84 persons)
  • Italian (+71 persons)

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