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Ancestry

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The three largest ancestries in the City of Stonnington in 2016 were English, Australian and Irish.

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 Stonnington 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 Stonnington'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 Stonnington - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2011 to 2016
English
32,50531.326.628,21030.326.9+4,295
Australian
24,61623.724.024,23626.026.4+380
map this data in atlas.idIrish13,23612.79.111,20512.08.8+2,031
map this data in atlas.idScottish10,49610.17.39,1869.97.2+1,310
Chinese
9,1018.87.96,1656.66.1+2,936
Greek
5,1324.93.65,0145.43.9+118
Italian
4,8454.76.74,1544.57.0+691
German
3,7243.63.03,2993.53.0+425
Indian
3,4263.34.42,8343.03.2+592
Polish
2,3462.31.12,2052.41.1+141
Dutch
1,4081.41.51,2731.41.6+135
French
1,2011.20.69491.00.5+252
Russian
1,0861.00.59301.00.5+156
New Zealander
1,0271.00.71,0281.10.7-1
Sinhalese
8720.81.56460.71.2+226
Vietnamese
7700.72.45630.62.0+207
Inadequately Described
7060.70.75060.50.4+200
South African
6410.60.44800.50.4+161
Jewish
6320.60.29391.00.3-307
Hungarian
6250.60.45820.60.5+43
Filipino
6240.61.34310.51.1+193
Welsh
6170.60.54780.50.5+139
Japanese
5330.50.34280.50.2+105
Spanish
5200.50.53730.40.5+147
American
4760.50.35000.50.3-24
Croatian
4640.40.84230.50.9+41
Austrian
4470.40.23710.40.2+76
Indonesian
4340.40.34180.40.3+16
Serbian
4210.40.63490.40.7+72
Thai
4120.40.33230.30.2+89
Korean
3980.40.43510.40.3+47
Ukrainian
3960.40.32530.30.3+143
Maltese
3840.41.53010.31.6+83
Iranian
3810.40.42170.20.2+164
Turkish
3630.30.82910.30.8+72
Malay
3450.30.32900.30.2+55
Lebanese
3090.31.03010.31.0+8
Swedish
2830.30.22500.30.1+33
Danish
2750.30.22590.30.2+16
Colombian
2730.30.11470.20.1+126
Swiss
2550.20.12020.20.1+53
Other Middle-Eastern peoples
2430.20.22500.30.1-7
Canadian
2380.20.11900.20.1+48
Egyptian
2380.20.31710.20.3+67
Cypriot
2320.20.31990.20.2+33
Czech
2280.20.12230.20.1+5
Macedonian
2230.20.91610.21.0+62
Maori
2200.20.41760.20.4+44
Portuguese
2190.20.31370.10.2+82
Mauritian
2110.20.32010.20.3+10
Romanian
1900.20.21680.20.2+22
Other Eastern European
1860.20.11530.20.1+33
Other Indian subcontinent
1770.20.41820.20.2-5
Lithuanian
1760.20.11280.10.1+48
Nepalese
1620.20.2780.10.1+84
Latvian
1560.20.11410.20.1+15
Norwegian
1550.10.11390.10.1+16
Chilean
1380.10.21020.10.2+36
Brazilian
1340.10.1730.10.0+61
Other South American
1180.10.1570.10.1+61
Armenian
1130.10.1820.10.1+31
Pakistani
1100.10.4900.10.2+20
Taiwanese
1050.10.1560.10.0+49
Slovene
960.10.1820.10.1+14
Burmese peoples
870.10.3560.10.2+31
Khmer (Cambodian)
860.10.4650.10.3+21
Mexican
800.10.0490.10.0+31
Slovak
790.10.1790.10.10
Singaporean
780.10.0570.10.0+21
Bulgarian
780.10.0490.10.0+29
Belgian
780.10.0640.10.0+14
Argentinian
780.10.1420.00.1+36
Bosnian
770.10.2590.10.2+18
Fijian
770.10.2570.10.1+20
Finnish
730.10.1690.10.1+4
Other Arab peoples
720.10.1450.00.1+27
Anglo-Indian
700.10.1720.10.1-2
Arab not further described
700.10.2530.10.2+17
Other British
670.10.1410.00.0+26
Other Southern/South East European
640.10.100.00.0+64
Other Southern and East African
610.10.1910.10.1-30
Albanian
610.10.2340.00.2+27
Sudanese
590.10.3290.00.2+30
Bengali
570.10.2640.10.1-7
Caribbean Islander
570.10.0420.00.0+15
Tamil
560.10.2350.00.2+21
Other Northern Asian
560.10.0190.00.0+37
Samoan
520.10.4310.00.3+21
Other North-Western European
510.00.0410.00.0+10
Palestinian
510.00.1120.00.0+39
Central and West African
510.00.1290.00.1+22
Australian Aboriginal
510.00.1140.00.1+37
Estonian
490.00.0500.10.0-1
Peruvian
480.00.0310.00.0+17
Iraqi
450.00.3220.00.2+23
Other North American
440.00.1310.00.0+13
Afghan
430.00.4110.00.2+32
Other Central Asian
410.00.2380.00.1+3
Zimbabwean
390.00.1410.00.0-2
Ethiopian
370.00.2170.00.1+20
Seychellois
340.00.0470.10.0-13
Punjabi
330.00.3120.00.1+21
Other South-East Asian
310.00.0460.00.0-15
Eritrean
270.00.1240.00.1+3
Lao
270.00.1340.00.1-7
Uruguayan
240.00.0140.00.0+10
Tongan
210.00.1130.00.1+8
Syrian
210.00.1180.00.1+3
Native American (Indian)
190.00.090.00.0+10
Afrikaner
190.00.0130.00.0+6
Salvadoran
180.00.1180.00.10
Other Polynesian
180.00.0170.00.0+1
Timorese
180.00.1140.00.1+4
Somali
160.00.2200.00.1-4
Kurdish
150.00.1150.00.00
Cook Islander
140.00.1190.00.1-5
Assyrian/Chaldean
100.00.360.00.2+4
Papua New Guinean
100.00.0110.00.0-1
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
City of Stonnington - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2011 to 2016
Not stated7,9187.66.26,7187.26.4+1,200

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% Irish, Greater Melbourne: 9.1% Scottish, Greater Melbourne: 7.3% Chinese, Greater Melbourne: 7.9% Greek, Greater Melbourne: 3.6% Italian, Greater Melbourne: 6.7% German, Greater Melbourne: 3.0% Indian, Greater Melbourne: 4.4% Polish, Greater Melbourne: 1.1% English, City of Stonnington: 31.3% Australian, City of Stonnington: 23.7% Irish, City of Stonnington: 12.7% Scottish, City of Stonnington: 10.1% Chinese, City of Stonnington: 8.8% Greek, City of Stonnington: 4.9% Italian, City of Stonnington: 4.7% German, City of Stonnington: 3.6% Indian, City of Stonnington: 3.3% Polish, City of Stonnington: 2.3%
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 Stonnington: +4,295 Australian, City of Stonnington: +380 Irish, City of Stonnington: +2,031 Scottish, City of Stonnington: +1,310 Chinese, City of Stonnington: +2,936 Greek, City of Stonnington: +118 Italian, City of Stonnington: +691 German, City of Stonnington: +425 Indian, City of Stonnington: +592 Polish, City of Stonnington: +141
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 Stonnington in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (32,505 people or 31.3%)
  • Australian (24,616 people or 23.7%)
  • Irish (13,236 people or 12.7%)
  • Scottish (10,496 people or 10.1%)
  • Chinese (9,101 people or 8.8%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 89,954 responses in total, or 86.64% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (31.3% compared to 26.6%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Irish ancestry (12.7% compared to 9.1%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Scottish ancestry (10.1% compared to 7.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Italian ancestry (4.7% compared to 6.7%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+4,295 persons)
  • Chinese (+2,936 persons)
  • Irish (+2,031 persons)
  • Scottish (+1,310 persons)

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