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The three largest ancestries in the City of Moreland 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 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.

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)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
Australian
30,44820.726.431,14522.930.2-697
English
29,05419.726.924,25917.925.7+4,795
map this data in atlas.idItalian24,81216.97.025,24318.67.2-431
map this data in atlas.idIrish13,2549.08.811,1008.28.4+2,154
Greek
9,8456.73.910,0207.44.1-175
Scottish
8,9676.17.26,9105.16.7+2,057
Lebanese
6,5844.51.06,2344.60.9+350
Chinese
4,8173.36.14,0853.05.0+732
Indian
4,5353.13.22,4721.81.9+2,063
German
3,7752.63.03,1702.33.1+605
Turkish
3,2422.20.82,8352.10.8+407
Maltese
2,7191.81.62,8722.11.6-153
Pakistani
1,5171.00.27530.60.1+764
Dutch
1,3710.91.61,1820.91.7+189
Polish
1,3620.91.11,3041.01.2+58
Nepalese
1,2870.90.11880.10.0+1,099
Sinhalese
1,2770.91.29670.71.0+310
Filipino
1,2060.81.19660.70.9+240
Croatian
1,2040.80.91,0650.80.9+139
Vietnamese
1,2010.82.01,0700.81.7+131
New Zealander
9200.60.76800.50.6+240
Spanish
7600.50.56270.50.4+133
Arab not further described
7290.50.25630.40.1+166
French
6570.40.56130.50.5+44
Assyrian/Chaldean
6540.40.27440.50.2-90
Serbian
6470.40.76440.50.7+3
Inadequately Described
6290.40.43910.30.3+238
Welsh
6040.40.55430.40.5+61
Bengali
5680.40.13270.20.1+241
Egyptian
5480.40.34610.30.3+87
Macedonian
5430.41.04370.31.0+106
Other Indian subcontinent
5140.30.21840.10.1+330
Ukrainian
4950.30.35310.40.3-36
Malay
4760.30.22400.20.2+236
Iraqi
4750.30.24180.30.1+57
Indonesian
4610.30.34170.30.2+44
Cypriot
4610.30.22630.20.1+198
American
4460.30.33440.30.3+102
Kurdish
4270.30.03000.20.0+127
Russian
4250.30.53860.30.5+39
Japanese
3770.30.22750.20.2+102
Syrian
3670.20.13110.20.1+56
Hungarian
3550.20.53500.30.5+5
Maori
3310.20.43010.20.3+30
Portuguese
3060.20.22740.20.2+32
Iranian
2950.20.21940.10.1+101
Mauritian
2880.20.32040.20.3+84
Thai
2870.20.21890.10.2+98
Other Arab peoples
2830.20.11970.10.0+86
Korean
2790.20.31460.10.2+133
Samoan
2690.20.32890.20.2-20
Slovene
2440.20.12370.20.1+7
Austrian
2410.20.22530.20.3-12
South African
2340.20.41390.10.4+95
Swedish
2110.10.11700.10.1+41
Other Southern and East African
2100.10.11170.10.1+93
Canadian
2080.10.11590.10.1+49
Danish
2000.10.21740.10.2+26
Latvian
1880.10.11770.10.1+11
Swiss
1820.10.11390.10.1+43
Colombian
1800.10.1710.10.0+109
Fijian
1770.10.11000.10.1+77
Chilean
1700.10.21490.10.2+21
Albanian
1700.10.21650.10.2+5
Punjabi
1670.10.1550.00.0+112
Bosnian
1600.10.21620.10.2-2
Czech
1520.10.11190.10.1+33
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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)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
Not stated10,7527.36.411,8378.78.1-1,085

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, Greater Melbourne: 26.4% English, Greater Melbourne: 26.9% Italian, Greater Melbourne: 7.0% Irish, Greater Melbourne: 8.8% Greek, Greater Melbourne: 3.9% Scottish, Greater Melbourne: 7.2% Lebanese, Greater Melbourne: 1.0% Chinese, Greater Melbourne: 6.1% Indian, Greater Melbourne: 3.2% German, Greater Melbourne: 3.0% Australian, City of Moreland: 20.7% English, City of Moreland: 19.7% Italian, City of Moreland: 16.9% Irish, City of Moreland: 9.0% Greek, City of Moreland: 6.7% Scottish, City of Moreland: 6.1% Lebanese, City of Moreland: 4.5% Chinese, City of Moreland: 3.3% Indian, City of Moreland: 3.1% German, City of Moreland: 2.6%
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, City of Moreland: -697 English, City of Moreland: +4,795 Italian, City of Moreland: -431 Irish, City of Moreland: +2,154 Greek, City of Moreland: -175 Scottish, City of Moreland: +2,057 Lebanese, City of Moreland: +350 Chinese, City of Moreland: +732 Indian, City of Moreland: +2,063 German, City of Moreland: +605
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 City of Moreland in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Australian (30,448 people or 20.7%)
  • English (29,054 people or 19.7%)
  • Italian (24,812 people or 16.9%)
  • Irish (13,254 people or 9.0%)
  • Greek (9,845 people or 6.7%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 107,413 responses in total, or 72.95% 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 (16.9% compared to 7.0%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Lebanese ancestry (4.5% compared to 1.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (19.7% compared to 26.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (20.7% compared to 26.4%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+4,795 persons)
  • Irish (+2,154 persons)
  • Indian (+2,063 persons)
  • Scottish (+2,057 persons)

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