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The three largest ancestries in Strathmore Heights in 2011 were Australian, English 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 Strathmore Heights 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 Strathmore Heights'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
Strathmore Heights - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Moonee Valley %Number%City of Moonee Valley %2006 to 2011
Australian
31633.824.835538.528.4-39
English
26027.822.820922.721.0+51
map this data in atlas.idIrish11812.611.49310.110.5+25
map this data in atlas.idItalian10010.716.810811.716.8-8
Scottish
879.36.7798.65.8+8
German
394.22.7343.72.6+5
Greek
394.25.0333.64.9+6
Lebanese
242.60.8272.90.8-3
Maltese
232.52.4212.32.3+2

Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Strathmore Heights - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Moonee Valley %Number%City of Moonee Valley %2006 to 2011
Not stated252.76.3454.97.9-20

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% Irish, City of Moonee Valley: 11.4% Italian, City of Moonee Valley: 16.8% Scottish, City of Moonee Valley: 6.7% Greek, City of Moonee Valley: 5.0% German, City of Moonee Valley: 2.7% Lebanese, City of Moonee Valley: 0.8% Maltese, City of Moonee Valley: 2.4% Australian, Strathmore Heights: 33.8% English, Strathmore Heights: 27.8% Irish, Strathmore Heights: 12.6% Italian, Strathmore Heights: 10.7% Scottish, Strathmore Heights: 9.3% Greek, Strathmore Heights: 4.2% German, Strathmore Heights: 4.2% Lebanese, Strathmore Heights: 2.6% Maltese, Strathmore Heights: 2.5%
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, Strathmore Heights: -39 English, Strathmore Heights: +51 Irish, Strathmore Heights: +25 Italian, Strathmore Heights: -8 Scottish, Strathmore Heights: +8 Greek, Strathmore Heights: +6 German, Strathmore Heights: +5 Lebanese, Strathmore Heights: -3 Maltese, Strathmore Heights: +2
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 Strathmore Heights in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Australian (316 people or 33.8%)
  • English (260 people or 27.8%)
  • Irish (118 people or 12.6%)
  • Italian (100 people or 10.7%)
  • Scottish (87 people or 9.3%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 881 responses in total, or 94.22% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (33.8% compared to 24.8%)
  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (27.8% compared to 22.8%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Scottish ancestry (9.3% compared to 6.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Italian ancestry (10.7% compared to 16.8%)

Emerging groups

The largest change in the reported ancestries of the population in this area between 2006 and 2011 was:

  • English (+51 persons)

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