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The three largest ancestries in the City of Moreland 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 the City of Moreland 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 the City of Moreland'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
City of Moreland - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2011 to 2016
English
35,73322.026.629,05419.726.9+6,679
Australian
32,51620.024.030,44820.726.4+2,068
map this data in atlas.idItalian25,37715.66.724,81216.97.0+565
map this data in atlas.idIrish16,81410.39.113,2549.08.8+3,560
Scottish
11,0906.87.38,9676.17.2+2,123
Greek
9,8836.13.69,8456.73.9+38
Lebanese
6,9744.31.06,5844.51.0+390
Chinese
6,2473.87.94,8173.36.1+1,430
Indian
5,5653.44.44,5353.13.2+1,030
German
4,3502.73.03,7752.63.0+575
Turkish
3,3262.00.83,2422.20.8+84
Pakistani
3,1351.90.41,5171.00.2+1,618
Maltese
2,8121.71.52,7191.81.6+93
Nepalese
2,5771.60.21,2870.90.1+1,290
Vietnamese
1,6901.02.41,2010.82.0+489
Dutch
1,6601.01.51,3710.91.6+289
Filipino
1,5971.01.31,2060.81.1+391
Polish
1,5310.91.11,3620.91.1+169
Sinhalese
1,3880.91.51,2770.91.2+111
Croatian
1,2350.80.81,2040.80.9+31
New Zealander
1,1760.70.79200.60.7+256
Inadequately Described
1,1040.70.76290.40.4+475
Spanish
9940.60.57600.50.5+234
French
9490.60.66570.40.5+292
Welsh
7790.50.56040.40.5+175
Assyrian/Chaldean
7280.40.36540.40.2+74
Other Indian subcontinent
7270.40.45140.30.2+213
Serbian
7170.40.66470.40.7+70
Bengali
7100.40.25680.40.1+142
Arab not further described
6850.40.27290.50.2-44
Indonesian
6840.40.34610.30.3+223
Iranian
6630.40.42950.20.2+368
Egyptian
6600.40.35480.40.3+112
Macedonian
6320.40.95430.41.0+89
Cypriot
6190.40.34610.30.2+158
Japanese
5660.30.33770.30.2+189
American
5450.30.34460.30.3+99
Ukrainian
5440.30.34950.30.3+49
Thai
4970.30.32870.20.2+210
Iraqi
4960.30.34750.30.2+21
Russian
4900.30.54250.30.5+65
Kurdish
4840.30.14270.30.0+57
Malay
4790.30.34760.30.2+3
Syrian
4300.30.13670.20.1+63
Hungarian
4280.30.43550.20.5+73
Maori
4150.30.43310.20.4+84
Portuguese
3820.20.33060.20.2+76
Korean
3450.20.42790.20.3+66
Punjabi
3410.20.31670.10.1+174
Other Arab peoples
3200.20.12830.20.1+37
Colombian
3040.20.11800.10.1+124
Danish
2930.20.22000.10.2+93
Austrian
2920.20.22410.20.2+51
South African
2890.20.42340.20.4+55
Swedish
2880.20.22110.10.1+77
Samoan
2820.20.42690.20.3+13
Mauritian
2780.20.32880.20.3-10
Chilean
2610.20.21700.10.2+91
Canadian
2560.20.12080.10.1+48
Swiss
2500.20.11820.10.1+68
Slovene
2370.10.12440.20.1-7
Fijian
2080.10.21770.10.1+31
Other South American
2040.10.1950.10.1+109
Afghan
2030.10.4800.10.2+123
Albanian
2000.10.21700.10.2+30
Argentinian
1990.10.11060.10.1+93
Australian Aboriginal
1910.10.11340.10.1+57
Latvian
1880.10.11880.10.10
Somali
1870.10.21170.10.1+70
Bosnian
1750.10.21600.10.2+15
Burmese peoples
1720.10.31290.10.2+43
Other Middle-Eastern peoples
1720.10.21100.10.1+62
Norwegian
1720.10.11240.10.1+48
Central and West African
1640.10.1900.10.1+74
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
City of Moreland - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2011 to 2016
Not stated10,3276.46.210,7527.36.4-425

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, Greater Melbourne: 26.6% Australian, Greater Melbourne: 24.0% Italian, Greater Melbourne: 6.7% Irish, Greater Melbourne: 9.1% Scottish, Greater Melbourne: 7.3% Greek, Greater Melbourne: 3.6% Lebanese, Greater Melbourne: 1.0% Chinese, Greater Melbourne: 7.9% Indian, Greater Melbourne: 4.4% German, Greater Melbourne: 3.0% English, City of Moreland: 22.0% Australian, City of Moreland: 20.0% Italian, City of Moreland: 15.6% Irish, City of Moreland: 10.3% Scottish, City of Moreland: 6.8% Greek, City of Moreland: 6.1% Lebanese, City of Moreland: 4.3% Chinese, City of Moreland: 3.8% Indian, City of Moreland: 3.4% German, City of Moreland: 2.7%
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, City of Moreland: +6,679 Australian, City of Moreland: +2,068 Italian, City of Moreland: +565 Irish, City of Moreland: +3,560 Scottish, City of Moreland: +2,123 Greek, City of Moreland: +38 Lebanese, City of Moreland: +390 Chinese, City of Moreland: +1,430 Indian, City of Moreland: +1,030 German, City of Moreland: +575
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 City of Moreland in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (35,733 people or 22.0%)
  • Australian (32,516 people or 20.0%)
  • Italian (25,377 people or 15.6%)
  • Irish (16,814 people or 10.3%)
  • Scottish (11,090 people or 6.8%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 121,530 responses in total, or 74.76% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in the City of Moreland and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A larger percentage of people with Italian ancestry (15.6% compared to 6.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (22.0% compared to 26.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (3.8% compared to 7.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (20.0% compared to 24.0%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+6,679 persons)
  • Irish (+3,560 persons)
  • Scottish (+2,123 persons)
  • Australian (+2,068 persons)

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