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The three largest ancestries in Hume City in 2016 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 Hume City 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 Hume City'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
Hume City - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%NWMPHN area %Number%NWMPHN area %2011 to 2016
Australian40,59720.620.237,62722.522.1+2,970
English38,09719.321.533,63920.121.5+4,458
Italian16,7798.58.516,0089.69.3+771
Turkish14,2587.21.513,5518.11.7+707
Irish12,0536.18.310,2946.18.0+1,759
Indian10,3695.35.24,7992.93.5+5,570
Assyrian/Chaldean10,2245.20.75,7533.40.5+4,471
Scottish9,2064.76.17,7054.65.9+1,501
Lebanese9,1294.61.87,0984.21.8+2,031
Iraqi5,9633.00.54,1242.50.4+1,839
Maltese5,0192.52.94,8242.93.2+195
Greek4,8022.43.64,4702.74.0+332
Sinhalese4,0922.11.02,9921.80.8+1,100
German3,8962.02.63,4142.02.6+482
Filipino3,4821.82.02,6661.61.8+816
Chinese2,8561.46.82,0721.25.3+784
Samoan2,5151.30.61,5600.90.4+955
Pakistani2,3081.20.86810.40.4+1,627
Arab not further described2,0461.00.41,4250.90.3+621
Vietnamese2,0441.04.01,7891.13.5+255
Croatian1,7590.91.21,8031.11.3-44
Other Indian subcontinent1,6880.90.65140.30.2+1,174
Inadequately Described1,6110.80.86930.40.5+918
Punjabi1,3970.70.42500.10.1+1,147
Egyptian1,3290.70.49070.50.4+422
Dutch1,3200.70.91,2960.81.0+24
Polish1,3150.71.01,2500.71.1+65
Macedonian1,1770.61.21,0670.61.4+110
Syrian1,1180.60.27250.40.2+393
Serbian1,0490.50.71,0130.60.8+36
Spanish1,0460.50.79030.50.6+143
New Zealander1,0180.50.77630.50.7+255
Somali8580.40.43740.20.3+484
Maori8340.40.56690.40.5+165
Cypriot7780.40.36270.40.3+151
Nepalese7730.40.41680.10.2+605
Kurdish7330.40.14520.30.1+281
Portuguese7250.40.35180.30.2+207
Fijian6960.40.24240.30.2+272
Ukrainian6130.30.36100.40.3+3
Iranian5900.30.31930.10.1+397
Hmong5720.30.04960.30.0+76
French5390.30.54230.30.4+116
Hungarian4510.20.34490.30.3+2
Palestinian4510.20.12330.10.1+218
Welsh4210.20.44150.20.4+6
Thai4080.20.42240.10.2+184
Other Middle-Eastern peoples4040.20.11590.10.1+245
Other Arab peoples3940.20.21730.10.1+221
Bengali3680.20.31610.10.2+207
Malay3660.20.32430.10.3+123
Timorese3630.20.12440.10.1+119
Eritrean3540.20.22160.10.1+138
Indonesian3330.20.42010.10.3+132
Central and West African3150.20.21560.10.1+159
Bosnian3140.20.22610.20.2+53
Russian3130.20.32400.10.3+73
South African3110.20.22520.20.2+59
Tongan3100.20.21850.10.1+125
Other Central Asian3070.20.11030.10.0+204
Slovene3010.20.12940.20.2+7
Afghan2960.20.1570.00.1+239
Other Oceanian (inc. Melanesia & Micronesia)2860.10.11820.10.1+104
Mauritian2830.10.22100.10.2+73
Anglo-Indian2720.10.13040.20.1-32
American2690.10.22220.10.2+47
Cook Islander2640.10.11690.10.1+95
Chilean2480.10.32360.10.3+12
Albanian2400.10.31620.10.3+78
Salvadoran2280.10.12330.10.1-5
Australian Aboriginal2220.10.11620.10.1+60
Armenian2160.10.01240.10.0+92
Austrian1940.10.22090.10.2-15
Other Southern and East African1930.10.21960.10.2-3
Tamil1600.10.11110.10.1+49
Japanese1460.10.31050.10.2+41
Other Polynesian1440.10.1680.00.0+76
Finnish1410.10.11480.10.1-7
Danish1390.10.11370.10.1+2
Canadian1350.10.11330.10.1+2
Argentinian1300.10.11230.10.1+7
Ethiopian1260.10.4640.00.3+62
Swedish1260.10.11300.10.1-4
Romanian1240.10.1920.10.1+32
Sudanese1210.10.4410.00.3+80
Jordanian1210.10.01000.10.0+21
Norwegian1170.10.1770.00.1+40
Swiss1170.10.11000.10.1+17
Korean1140.10.4440.00.2+70
Burmese peoples1110.10.5670.00.2+44
Latvian1090.10.1860.10.1+23
Lao950.00.1720.00.1+23
Other South American950.00.1740.00.1+21
Khmer (Cambodian)890.00.1550.00.1+34
Uruguayan880.00.0610.00.0+27
Other Eastern European850.00.0380.00.0+47
Peruvian850.00.0690.00.0+16
Zimbabwean840.00.0740.00.0+10
Singaporean780.00.0480.00.0+30
Czech750.00.1770.00.1-2
Other North American700.00.1450.00.1+25
Other British690.00.0270.00.0+42
Lithuanian610.00.1550.00.1+6
Bulgarian610.00.0330.00.0+28
Other Southern/South East European550.00.100.00.0+55
Other South-East Asian530.00.0510.00.0+2
Papua New Guinean510.00.0420.00.0+9
Brazilian480.00.160.00.0+42
Other North-Western European450.00.0180.00.0+27
Slovak410.00.1510.00.1-10
Colombian410.00.2370.00.1+4
Mexican400.00.1110.00.0+29
Other Northern Asian380.00.0150.00.0+23
Taiwanese350.00.1120.00.0+23
Caribbean Islander330.00.0250.00.0+8
Seychellois310.00.0340.00.0-3
Belgian300.00.0230.00.0+7
Estonian270.00.0290.00.0-2
Jewish240.00.1170.00.0+7
Other Central American160.00.0200.00.0-4
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Hume City - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%NWMPHN area %Number%NWMPHN area %2011 to 2016
Not stated12,7126.47.212,1847.37.8+528

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 Australian, NWMPHN area: 20.2% English, NWMPHN area: 21.5% Italian, NWMPHN area: 8.5% Turkish, NWMPHN area: 1.5% Irish, NWMPHN area: 8.3% Indian, NWMPHN area: 5.2% Assyrian/Chaldean, NWMPHN area: 0.7% Scottish, NWMPHN area: 6.1% Lebanese, NWMPHN area: 1.8% Iraqi, NWMPHN area: 0.5% Australian, Hume City: 20.6% English, Hume City: 19.3% Italian, Hume City: 8.5% Turkish, Hume City: 7.2% Irish, Hume City: 6.1% Indian, Hume City: 5.3% Assyrian/Chaldean, Hume City: 5.2% Scottish, Hume City: 4.7% Lebanese, Hume City: 4.6% Iraqi, Hume City: 3.0%
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 Australian, Hume City: +2,970 English, Hume City: +4,458 Italian, Hume City: +771 Turkish, Hume City: +707 Irish, Hume City: +1,759 Indian, Hume City: +5,570 Assyrian/Chaldean, Hume City: +4,471 Scottish, Hume City: +1,501 Lebanese, Hume City: +2,031 Iraqi, Hume City: +1,839
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 Hume City in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Australian (40,597 people or 20.6%)
  • English (38,097 people or 19.3%)
  • Italian (16,779 people or 8.5%)
  • Turkish (14,258 people or 7.2%)
  • Irish (12,053 people or 6.1%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 121,784 responses in total, or 61.70% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in Hume City and NWMPHN area were:

  • A larger percentage of people with Turkish ancestry (7.2% compared to 1.5%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Assyrian/Chaldean ancestry (5.2% compared to 0.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (1.4% compared to 6.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Vietnamese ancestry (1.0% compared to 4.0%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Indian (+5,570 persons)
  • Assyrian/Chaldean (+4,471 persons)
  • English (+4,458 persons)
  • Australian (+2,970 persons)

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