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The three largest ancestries in Flemington in 2011 were English, Australian and Irish.

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 Flemington 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 Flemington'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
Flemington - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Moonee Valley %Number%City of Moonee Valley %2006 to 2011
English
1,52620.522.81,17316.321.0+353
Australian
1,41218.924.81,53721.428.4-125
map this data in atlas.idIrish78110.511.46509.010.5+131
Chinese
74410.04.179211.03.8-48
Scottish
5086.86.73945.55.8+114
Vietnamese
4185.62.03965.51.8+22
map this data in atlas.idItalian3775.116.83454.816.8+32
Somali
3354.50.53625.00.5-27
German
2283.12.71912.72.6+37
Indian
2132.92.6921.31.5+121
Ethiopian
1962.60.41752.40.3+21
Eritrean
1532.10.3981.40.2+55
Other Southern and East African
1151.50.3450.60.1+70
Turkish
1121.50.6851.20.5+27
Greek
1091.55.01251.74.9-16
Sudanese
911.20.2540.80.1+37
Dutch
771.01.0711.00.9+6
Inadequately Described
761.00.3590.80.3+17
Maltese
690.92.4660.92.3+3
Filipino
620.80.7370.50.6+25
New Zealander
430.60.5340.50.4+9
Sinhalese
430.60.6380.50.6+5
Polish
400.51.1530.71.2-13
American
400.50.3250.30.3+15
Japanese
390.50.260.10.2+33
French
360.50.4130.20.4+23
Chilean
360.50.390.10.2+27
Croatian
350.51.5430.61.4-9
Spanish
350.50.6490.70.6-14
Welsh
310.40.4310.40.40
Timorese
300.40.1470.60.1-17
Malay
300.40.1240.30.1+6
Other Indian subcontinent
290.40.260.10.0+23
Serbian
290.40.5420.60.5-13
Arab not further described
290.40.2170.20.1+12
Salvadoran
270.40.1200.30.1+7
Other Arab peoples
260.30.1200.30.0+6
Lebanese
240.30.8150.20.8+9
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Flemington - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Moonee Valley %Number%City of Moonee Valley %2006 to 2011
Not stated81110.96.31,17416.37.9-363

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 English, City of Moonee Valley: 22.8% Australian, City of Moonee Valley: 24.8% Irish, City of Moonee Valley: 11.4% Chinese, City of Moonee Valley: 4.1% Scottish, City of Moonee Valley: 6.7% Vietnamese, City of Moonee Valley: 2.0% Italian, City of Moonee Valley: 16.8% Somali, City of Moonee Valley: 0.5% German, City of Moonee Valley: 2.7% Indian, City of Moonee Valley: 2.6% English, Flemington: 20.5% Australian, Flemington: 18.9% Irish, Flemington: 10.5% Chinese, Flemington: 10.0% Scottish, Flemington: 6.8% Vietnamese, Flemington: 5.6% Italian, Flemington: 5.1% Somali, Flemington: 4.5% German, Flemington: 3.1% Indian, Flemington: 2.9%
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 English, Flemington: +353 Australian, Flemington: -125 Irish, Flemington: +131 Chinese, Flemington: -48 Scottish, Flemington: +114 Vietnamese, Flemington: +22 Italian, Flemington: +32 Somali, Flemington: -27 German, Flemington: +37 Indian, Flemington: +121
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 Flemington in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (1,526 people or 20.5%)
  • Australian (1,412 people or 18.9%)
  • Irish (781 people or 10.5%)
  • Chinese (744 people or 10.0%)
  • Scottish (508 people or 6.8%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 4,971 responses in total, or 66.65% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (10.0% compared to 4.1%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Somali ancestry (4.5% compared to 0.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Italian ancestry (5.1% compared to 16.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (18.9% compared to 24.8%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+353 persons)
  • Irish (+131 persons)
  • Australian (-125 persons)
  • Indian (+121 persons)

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