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The three largest ancestries in 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 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 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%NWMPHN area %Number%NWMPHN area %2011 to 2016
English35,73322.021.329,05419.721.5+6,679
Australian32,51620.020.230,44820.722.1+2,068
Italian25,37715.69.124,81216.99.3+565
Irish16,81410.38.113,2549.08.0+3,560
Scottish11,0906.85.98,9676.15.9+2,123
Greek9,8836.13.99,8456.74.0+38
Lebanese6,9744.32.06,5844.51.8+390
Chinese6,2473.84.94,8173.35.3+1,430
Indian5,5653.45.34,5353.13.5+1,030
German4,3502.72.53,7752.62.6+575
Turkish3,3262.01.73,2422.21.7+84
Pakistani3,1351.90.81,5171.00.4+1,618
Maltese2,8121.73.12,7191.83.2+93
Nepalese2,5771.60.51,2870.90.2+1,290
Vietnamese1,6901.04.31,2010.83.5+489
Dutch1,6601.00.91,3710.91.0+289
Filipino1,5971.02.21,2060.81.8+391
Polish1,5310.91.01,3620.91.1+169
Sinhalese1,3880.91.01,2770.90.8+111
Croatian1,2350.81.31,2040.81.3+31
New Zealander1,1760.70.79200.60.7+256
Inadequately Described1,1040.70.86290.40.5+475
Spanish9940.60.77600.50.6+234
French9490.60.56570.40.4+292
Welsh7790.50.46040.40.4+175
Assyrian/Chaldean7280.40.86540.40.5+74
Other Indian subcontinent7270.40.65140.30.2+213
Serbian7170.40.86470.40.8+70
Bengali7100.40.45680.40.2+142
Arab not further described6850.40.47290.50.3-44
Indonesian6840.40.34610.30.3+223
Iranian6630.40.32950.20.1+368
Egyptian6600.40.45480.40.4+112
Macedonian6320.41.45430.41.4+89
Cypriot6190.40.34610.30.3+158
Japanese5660.30.23770.30.2+189
American5450.30.24460.30.2+99
Ukrainian5440.30.34950.30.3+49
Thai4970.30.32870.20.2+210
Iraqi4960.30.54750.30.4+21
Russian4900.30.34250.30.3+65
Kurdish4840.30.14270.30.1+57
Malay4790.30.24760.30.3+3
Syrian4300.30.23670.20.2+63
Hungarian4280.30.33550.20.3+73
Maori4150.30.63310.20.5+84
Portuguese3820.20.33060.20.2+76
Korean3450.20.22790.20.2+66
Punjabi3410.20.51670.10.1+174
Other Arab peoples3200.20.22830.20.1+37
Colombian3040.20.11800.10.1+124
Danish2930.20.12000.10.1+93
Austrian2920.20.22410.20.2+51
South African2890.20.22340.20.2+55
Swedish2880.20.12110.10.1+77
Samoan2820.20.62690.20.4+13
Mauritian2780.20.22880.20.2-10
Chilean2610.20.31700.10.3+91
Canadian2560.20.12080.10.1+48
Swiss2500.20.11820.10.1+68
Slovene2370.10.22440.20.2-7
Fijian2080.10.21770.10.2+31
Other South American2040.10.1950.10.1+109
Afghan2030.10.1800.10.1+123
Albanian2000.10.31700.10.3+30
Argentinian1990.10.11060.10.1+93
Australian Aboriginal1910.10.11340.10.1+57
Latvian1880.10.11880.10.10
Somali1870.10.31170.10.3+70
Bosnian1750.10.21600.10.2+15
Burmese peoples1720.10.51290.10.2+43
Other Middle-Eastern peoples1720.10.11100.10.1+62
Norwegian1720.10.11240.10.1+48
Central and West African1640.10.2900.10.1+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%NWMPHN area %Number%NWMPHN area %2011 to 2016
Not stated10,3276.46.810,7527.37.8-425

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, 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% Lebanese, NWMPHN area: 2.0% Chinese, NWMPHN area: 4.9% Indian, NWMPHN area: 5.3% German, NWMPHN area: 2.5% 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 City of Moreland and NWMPHN area were:

  • A larger percentage of people with Italian ancestry (15.6% compared to 9.1%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Lebanese ancestry (4.3% compared to 2.0%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Irish ancestry (10.3% compared to 8.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Vietnamese ancestry (1.0% compared to 4.3%)

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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