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The three largest ancestries in Travancore in 2011 were English, Australian and Chinese.

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 Travancore 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 Travancore'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
Travancore - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Moonee Valley %Number%City of Moonee Valley %2006 to 2011
English
35720.922.818619.921.0+171
Australian
32819.224.830132.128.4+27
Chinese
30217.74.1798.43.8+223
map this data in atlas.idIrish17410.211.49810.510.5+76
map this data in atlas.idItalian1237.216.8919.716.8+32
Scottish
1146.76.7586.25.8+56
Indian
925.42.6171.91.5+75
German
533.12.7262.72.6+27
Arab not further described
422.50.230.30.1+39
Korean
291.70.230.30.1+26
Malay
291.70.100.00.1+29
Greek
281.65.0414.34.9-13
New Zealander
231.30.5121.30.4+11
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Travancore - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Moonee Valley %Number%City of Moonee Valley %2006 to 2011
Not stated1307.66.39710.37.9+33

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% Chinese, City of Moonee Valley: 4.1% Irish, City of Moonee Valley: 11.4% Italian, City of Moonee Valley: 16.8% Scottish, City of Moonee Valley: 6.7% Indian, City of Moonee Valley: 2.6% German, City of Moonee Valley: 2.7% Arab not further described, City of Moonee Valley: 0.2% Korean, City of Moonee Valley: 0.2% English, Travancore: 20.9% Australian, Travancore: 19.2% Chinese, Travancore: 17.7% Irish, Travancore: 10.2% Italian, Travancore: 7.2% Scottish, Travancore: 6.7% Indian, Travancore: 5.4% German, Travancore: 3.1% Arab not further described, Travancore: 2.5% Korean, Travancore: 1.7%
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, Travancore: +171 Australian, Travancore: +27 Chinese, Travancore: +223 Irish, Travancore: +76 Italian, Travancore: +32 Scottish, Travancore: +56 Indian, Travancore: +75 German, Travancore: +27 Arab not further described, Travancore: +39 Korean, Travancore: +26
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 Travancore in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (357 people or 20.9%)
  • Australian (328 people or 19.2%)
  • Chinese (302 people or 17.7%)
  • Irish (174 people or 10.2%)
  • Italian (123 people or 7.2%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 1,284 responses in total, or 75.31% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (17.7% compared to 4.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Italian ancestry (7.2% compared to 16.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (19.2% compared to 24.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Greek ancestry (1.6% compared to 5.0%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Chinese (+223 persons)
  • English (+171 persons)
  • Irish (+76 persons)
  • Indian (+75 persons)

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