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The three largest ancestries in Moonee Ponds 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 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.

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)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Moonee Valley %Number%City of Moonee Valley %2006 to 2011
Australian
3,62026.724.83,78629.728.4-166
English
3,39525.122.82,86922.521.0+526
map this data in atlas.idItalian2,40117.716.82,24617.616.8+155
map this data in atlas.idIrish1,79613.311.41,57912.410.5+217
Scottish
1,0978.16.78506.75.8+247
Greek
7335.45.07055.54.9+29
German
4453.32.73692.92.6+76
Chinese
3972.94.13582.83.8+39
Indian
3652.72.62361.91.5+129
Maltese
2712.02.42171.72.3+54
Croatian
1881.41.51531.21.4+35
Polish
1541.11.11441.11.2+10
Dutch
1491.11.01231.00.9+26
New Zealander
970.70.5780.60.4+19
Vietnamese
960.72.0580.51.8+38
Welsh
890.70.4670.50.4+22
Macedonian
890.70.7580.50.6+31
Filipino
780.60.7680.50.6+10
Lebanese
750.60.8740.60.8+1
Ukrainian
740.50.6640.50.7+10
Spanish
710.50.6660.50.6+5
French
700.50.4580.50.4+12
Serbian
640.50.5490.40.5+15
Turkish
490.40.6560.40.5-7
Sinhalese
480.40.6690.50.6-21
Nepalese
460.30.260.00.0+40
Russian
460.30.3330.30.3+13
Slovene
450.30.3280.20.3+17
Hungarian
450.30.3330.30.3+12
Danish
400.30.2200.20.2+20
American
390.30.3250.20.3+14
Maori
360.30.2240.20.2+12
Japanese
350.30.2270.20.2+8
Inadequately Described
350.30.390.10.3+26
Egyptian
330.20.4230.20.3+10
Chilean
320.20.3270.20.2+5
Colombian
310.20.100.00.0+31
Cypriot
300.20.290.10.1+21
South African
300.20.1130.10.1+17
Swedish
290.20.1200.20.1+9
Albanian
250.20.2140.10.1+11
Thai
240.20.230.00.1+21
Other Southern and East African
230.20.350.00.1+18
Indonesian
220.20.1160.10.1+6
Other Indian subcontinent
200.10.290.10.0+11
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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)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Moonee Valley %Number%City of Moonee Valley %2006 to 2011
Not stated7345.46.31,0388.17.9-304

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% Greek, City of Moonee Valley: 5.0% German, City of Moonee Valley: 2.7% Chinese, City of Moonee Valley: 4.1% Indian, City of Moonee Valley: 2.6% Maltese, City of Moonee Valley: 2.4% Australian, Moonee Ponds: 26.7% English, Moonee Ponds: 25.1% Italian, Moonee Ponds: 17.7% Irish, Moonee Ponds: 13.3% Scottish, Moonee Ponds: 8.1% Greek, Moonee Ponds: 5.4% German, Moonee Ponds: 3.3% Chinese, Moonee Ponds: 2.9% Indian, Moonee Ponds: 2.7% Maltese, Moonee Ponds: 2.0%
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, Moonee Ponds: -166 English, Moonee Ponds: +526 Italian, Moonee Ponds: +155 Irish, Moonee Ponds: +217 Scottish, Moonee Ponds: +247 Greek, Moonee Ponds: +29 German, Moonee Ponds: +76 Chinese, Moonee Ponds: +39 Indian, Moonee Ponds: +129 Maltese, Moonee Ponds: +54
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 Moonee Ponds in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Australian (3,620 people or 26.7%)
  • English (3,395 people or 25.1%)
  • Italian (2,401 people or 17.7%)
  • Irish (1,796 people or 13.3%)
  • Scottish (1,097 people or 8.1%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 12,309 responses in total, or 90.92% 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 (25.1% compared to 22.8%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (26.7% compared to 24.8%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Irish ancestry (13.3% compared to 11.4%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Scottish ancestry (8.1% compared to 6.7%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+526 persons)
  • Scottish (+247 persons)
  • Irish (+217 persons)
  • Australian (-166 persons)

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