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The three largest ancestries in Essendon North in 2016 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.

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 North - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%City of Moonee Valley %Number%City of Moonee Valley %2011 to 2016
Australian
67622.623.162927.424.8+47
English
67022.423.655724.322.8+113
map this data in atlas.idItalian45515.216.736015.716.8+95
map this data in atlas.idIrish34211.411.826711.611.4+75
Indian
2548.52.91325.82.6+122
Scottish
1966.67.11667.26.7+30
Greek
1204.05.0984.35.0+22
Maltese
913.02.4542.42.4+37
Chinese
893.04.8632.74.1+26
German
852.82.7773.42.7+8
Sinhalese
361.20.6170.70.6+19
Croatian
311.01.6281.21.5+3
Dutch
260.91.0251.11.0+1
Lebanese
260.90.9190.80.8+7
Vietnamese
240.82.690.42.0+15
Pakistani
230.80.280.30.1+15
Polish
230.81.1190.81.1+4
Spanish
220.70.6200.90.6+2
Iranian
220.70.400.00.1+22
Macedonian
210.70.8140.60.7+7
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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)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Moonee Valley %Number%City of Moonee Valley %2011 to 2016
Not stated2769.26.22038.96.3+73

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 Australian, City of Moonee Valley: 23.1% English, City of Moonee Valley: 23.6% Italian, City of Moonee Valley: 16.7% Irish, City of Moonee Valley: 11.8% Indian, City of Moonee Valley: 2.9% Scottish, City of Moonee Valley: 7.1% Greek, City of Moonee Valley: 5.0% Maltese, City of Moonee Valley: 2.4% Chinese, City of Moonee Valley: 4.8% German, City of Moonee Valley: 2.7% Australian, Essendon North: 22.6% English, Essendon North: 22.4% Italian, Essendon North: 15.2% Irish, Essendon North: 11.4% Indian, Essendon North: 8.5% Scottish, Essendon North: 6.6% Greek, Essendon North: 4.0% Maltese, Essendon North: 3.0% Chinese, Essendon North: 3.0% German, Essendon North: 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 Australian, Essendon North: +47 English, Essendon North: +113 Italian, Essendon North: +95 Irish, Essendon North: +75 Indian, Essendon North: +122 Scottish, Essendon North: +30 Greek, Essendon North: +22 Maltese, Essendon North: +37 Chinese, Essendon North: +26 German, Essendon North: +8
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 North in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Australian (676 people or 22.6%)
  • English (670 people or 22.4%)
  • Italian (455 people or 15.2%)
  • Irish (342 people or 11.4%)
  • Indian (254 people or 8.5%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 2,397 responses in total, or 80.11% 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 (8.5% compared to 2.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (3.0% compared to 4.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Vietnamese ancestry (0.8% compared to 2.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Italian ancestry (15.2% compared to 16.7%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Indian (+122 persons)
  • English (+113 persons)
  • Italian (+95 persons)
  • Irish (+75 persons)

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