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The three largest ancestries in Moonee Ponds 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 Moonee Ponds 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 Moonee Ponds'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
Moonee Ponds - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%City of Moonee Valley %Number%City of Moonee Valley %2011 to 2016
English
3,75026.423.63,39525.122.8+355
Australian
3,56025.023.13,62026.724.8-60
map this data in atlas.idItalian2,40916.916.72,40117.716.8+8
map this data in atlas.idIrish1,99414.011.81,79613.311.4+198
Scottish
1,1448.07.11,0978.16.7+47
Greek
7475.35.07335.45.0+14
Chinese
5654.04.83972.94.1+168
German
4693.32.74453.32.7+24
Indian
3972.82.93652.72.6+32
Maltese
2731.92.42712.02.4+2
Croatian
1991.41.61881.41.5+11
Vietnamese
1801.32.6960.72.0+84
Polish
1481.01.11541.11.1-6
Dutch
1411.01.01491.11.0-8
New Zealander
1230.90.6970.70.5+26
Macedonian
1120.80.8890.70.7+23
Filipino
1060.70.8780.60.7+28
Nepalese
930.70.3460.30.2+47
Spanish
910.60.6710.50.6+20
French
800.60.5700.50.4+10
Lebanese
760.50.9750.60.8+1
Thai
700.50.3240.20.2+46
Turkish
600.40.7490.40.6+11
Welsh
570.40.4890.70.4-32
Cypriot
550.40.3300.20.2+25
Russian
530.40.3460.30.3+7
Japanese
520.40.3350.30.2+17
Serbian
500.40.6640.50.5-14
Ukrainian
480.30.6740.50.6-26
Hungarian
430.30.3450.30.3-2
Inadequately Described
350.20.6350.30.30
American
350.20.3390.30.3-4
Egyptian
340.20.5330.20.4+1
Sinhalese
340.20.6480.40.6-14
Slovene
320.20.3450.30.3-13
Danish
300.20.2400.30.2-10
Other Indian subcontinent
290.20.2200.10.2+9
Colombian
270.20.2310.20.1-4
Iranian
260.20.4100.10.1+16
Anglo-Indian
250.20.1150.10.1+10
Maori
250.20.2360.30.2-11
Chilean
240.20.3320.20.3-8
Korean
220.20.300.00.2+22
Malay
200.10.2150.10.1+5
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Moonee Ponds - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Moonee Valley %Number%City of Moonee Valley %2011 to 2016
Not stated8536.06.27345.46.3+119

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% Chinese, City of Moonee Valley: 4.8% German, City of Moonee Valley: 2.7% Indian, City of Moonee Valley: 2.9% Maltese, City of Moonee Valley: 2.4% English, Moonee Ponds: 26.4% Australian, Moonee Ponds: 25.0% Italian, Moonee Ponds: 16.9% Irish, Moonee Ponds: 14.0% Scottish, Moonee Ponds: 8.0% Greek, Moonee Ponds: 5.3% Chinese, Moonee Ponds: 4.0% German, Moonee Ponds: 3.3% Indian, Moonee Ponds: 2.8% Maltese, Moonee Ponds: 1.9%
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, Moonee Ponds: +355 Australian, Moonee Ponds: -60 Italian, Moonee Ponds: +8 Irish, Moonee Ponds: +198 Scottish, Moonee Ponds: +47 Greek, Moonee Ponds: +14 Chinese, Moonee Ponds: +168 German, Moonee Ponds: +24 Indian, Moonee Ponds: +32 Maltese, Moonee Ponds: +2
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 Moonee Ponds in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (3,750 people or 26.4%)
  • Australian (3,560 people or 25.0%)
  • Italian (2,409 people or 16.9%)
  • Irish (1,994 people or 14.0%)
  • Scottish (1,144 people or 8.0%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 12,857 responses in total, or 90.39% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (26.4% compared to 23.6%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Irish ancestry (14.0% compared to 11.8%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (25.0% compared to 23.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Vietnamese ancestry (1.3% compared to 2.6%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+355 persons)
  • Irish (+198 persons)
  • Chinese (+168 persons)
  • Vietnamese (+84 persons)

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