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City of Moonee Valley

Ancestry

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The three largest ancestries in City of Moonee Valley 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 City of Moonee Valley 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 City of Moonee Valley'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 Moonee Valley - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%NWMPHN area %Number%NWMPHN area %2011 to 2016
English27,52123.621.324,51622.821.5+3,005
Australian26,93123.120.226,62324.822.1+308
Italian19,47916.79.118,07216.89.3+1,407
Irish13,78411.88.112,22311.48.0+1,561
Scottish8,2737.15.97,1676.75.9+1,106
Greek5,7905.03.95,3885.04.0+402
Chinese5,5864.84.94,4374.15.3+1,149
Indian3,4252.95.32,7452.63.5+680
German3,1852.72.52,8672.72.6+318
Vietnamese3,0122.64.32,1022.03.5+910
Maltese2,8412.43.12,5502.43.2+291
Croatian1,9041.61.31,6601.51.3+244
Polish1,2841.11.01,1731.11.1+111
Dutch1,1481.00.91,0481.01.0+100
Lebanese1,0480.92.09000.81.8+148
Filipino9230.82.27310.71.8+192
Macedonian8940.81.47620.71.4+132
Turkish8650.71.76810.61.7+184
Sinhalese7550.61.06520.60.8+103
Spanish7450.60.76130.60.6+132
Ukrainian7110.60.36680.60.3+43
Inadequately Described6920.60.83690.30.5+323
New Zealander6770.60.75840.50.7+93
Somali6740.60.35080.50.3+166
Serbian6550.60.85110.50.8+144
Ethiopian5720.50.44240.40.3+148
French5650.50.54570.40.4+108
Egyptian5300.50.43880.40.4+142
Welsh5090.40.44300.40.4+79
Iranian4800.40.31050.10.1+375
Nepalese4070.30.51680.20.2+239
Cypriot3840.30.32430.20.3+141
Hungarian3240.30.32930.30.3+31
Russian3230.30.32860.30.3+37
Slovene3190.30.23550.30.2-36
Chilean3180.30.32740.30.3+44
Thai3150.30.31840.20.2+131
Korean3140.30.21780.20.2+136
Japanese3110.30.22590.20.2+52
Eritrean3100.30.22740.30.1+36
American2960.30.22970.30.2-1
Portuguese2810.20.31910.20.2+90
Other Southern and East African2660.20.22840.30.2-18
Sudanese2660.20.52070.20.3+59
Other Indian subcontinent2490.20.61620.20.2+87
Austrian2390.20.22150.20.2+24
Malay2330.20.21520.10.3+81
South African2150.20.21540.10.2+61
Maori2040.20.62130.20.5-9
Pakistani2030.20.81140.10.4+89
Danish2020.20.11670.20.1+35
Colombian2020.20.1980.10.1+104
Albanian2010.20.31650.20.3+36
Syrian2000.20.21470.10.2+53
Assyrian/Chaldean1990.20.81300.10.5+69
Indonesian1820.20.31330.10.3+49
Arab not further described1720.10.41680.20.3+4
Swedish1670.10.11470.10.1+20
Mauritian1650.10.21520.10.2+13
Bosnian1540.10.21120.10.2+42
Anglo-Indian1480.10.11260.10.1+22
Canadian1450.10.11610.10.1-16
Other Arab peoples1380.10.2650.10.1+73
Swiss1310.10.11130.10.1+18
Argentinian1300.10.11050.10.1+25
Latvian1250.10.11020.10.1+23
Bengali1190.10.4700.10.2+49
Other South American1180.10.1590.10.1+59
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
City of Moonee Valley - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%NWMPHN area %Number%NWMPHN area %2011 to 2016
Not stated7,2636.26.86,8106.37.8+453

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, NWMPHN area: 21.3% Australian, NWMPHN area: 20.2% Italian, NWMPHN area: 9.1% Irish, NWMPHN area: 8.1% Scottish, NWMPHN area: 5.9% Greek, NWMPHN area: 3.9% Chinese, NWMPHN area: 4.9% Indian, NWMPHN area: 5.3% German, NWMPHN area: 2.5% Vietnamese, NWMPHN area: 4.3% English, City of Moonee Valley: 23.6% Australian, City of Moonee Valley: 23.1% Italian, City of Moonee Valley: 16.7% Irish, City of Moonee Valley: 11.8% Scottish, City of Moonee Valley: 7.1% Greek, City of Moonee Valley: 5.0% Chinese, City of Moonee Valley: 4.8% Indian, City of Moonee Valley: 2.9% German, City of Moonee Valley: 2.7% Vietnamese, City of Moonee Valley: 2.6%
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 Moonee Valley: +3,005 Australian, City of Moonee Valley: +308 Italian, City of Moonee Valley: +1,407 Irish, City of Moonee Valley: +1,561 Scottish, City of Moonee Valley: +1,106 Greek, City of Moonee Valley: +402 Chinese, City of Moonee Valley: +1,149 Indian, City of Moonee Valley: +680 German, City of Moonee Valley: +318 Vietnamese, City of Moonee Valley: +910
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 Moonee Valley in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (27,521 people or 23.6%)
  • Australian (26,931 people or 23.1%)
  • Italian (19,479 people or 16.7%)
  • Irish (13,784 people or 11.8%)
  • Scottish (8,273 people or 7.1%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 95,988 responses in total, or 82.27% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Italian ancestry (16.7% compared to 9.1%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Irish ancestry (11.8% compared to 8.1%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (23.1% compared to 20.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Indian ancestry (2.9% compared to 5.3%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+3,005 persons)
  • Irish (+1,561 persons)
  • Italian (+1,407 persons)
  • Chinese (+1,149 persons)

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