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The three largest ancestries in Malvern East 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 Malvern East 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 Malvern East'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
Malvern East - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%City of Stonnington %Number%City of Stonnington %2011 to 2016
English
6,36829.231.35,97429.030.3+393
Australian
5,67126.023.75,76328.026.0-92
map this data in atlas.idIrish2,75812.712.72,43311.812.0+324
Chinese
2,75012.68.81,8288.96.6+922
map this data in atlas.idScottish1,9999.210.11,8378.99.9+162
Greek
1,6797.74.91,6047.85.4+75
Italian
1,2215.64.71,1485.64.5+73
Indian
7623.53.35982.93.0+165
German
7393.43.66713.33.5+68
Polish
3351.52.33181.52.4+17
Sinhalese
2701.20.82001.00.7+70
Dutch
2481.11.42941.41.4-46
Vietnamese
2141.00.71790.90.6+36
French
1990.91.21860.91.0+14
South African
1690.80.61180.60.5+51
Russian
1400.61.01070.51.0+33
New Zealander
1300.61.01550.81.1-25
Welsh
1110.50.6790.40.5+32
Indonesian
1050.50.41160.60.4-12
Croatian
980.50.4930.50.5+5
Hungarian
950.40.61290.60.6-35
Japanese
860.40.5730.40.5+13
Jewish
830.40.61060.51.0-23
Thai
780.40.4500.20.3+27
Filipino
720.30.6740.40.5-2
Korean
670.30.41210.60.4-54
Iranian
640.30.4370.20.2+27
American
640.30.5930.50.5-29
Malay
630.30.3570.30.3+6
Austrian
590.30.41000.50.4-42
Serbian
590.30.4440.20.4+15
Cypriot
580.30.2620.30.2-4
Macedonian
560.30.2500.20.2+6
Spanish
550.30.5360.20.4+19
Danish
550.30.3470.20.3+7
Turkish
480.20.3320.20.3+17
Ukrainian
430.20.4410.20.3+2
Inadequately Described
390.20.71100.50.5-70
Maltese
360.20.4660.30.3-30
Mauritian
330.20.2430.20.2-11
Other Middle-Eastern peoples
330.20.2470.20.3-14
Swiss
330.20.2230.10.2+10
Czech
320.10.2260.10.2+6
Other Eastern European
310.10.2510.30.2-21
Lithuanian
310.10.2280.10.1+2
Lebanese
300.10.3370.20.3-8
Pakistani
300.10.1280.10.1+2
Canadian
290.10.2410.20.2-12
Portuguese
280.10.2330.20.1-4
Armenian
250.10.1230.10.1+2
Egyptian
230.10.2480.20.2-25
Colombian
220.10.3100.10.2+12
Other Indian subcontinent
220.10.2280.10.2-6
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Malvern East - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Stonnington %Number%City of Stonnington %2011 to 2016
Not stated9434.37.69884.87.2-45

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, City of Stonnington: 31.3% Australian, City of Stonnington: 23.7% Irish, City of Stonnington: 12.7% Chinese, City of Stonnington: 8.8% Scottish, City of Stonnington: 10.1% Greek, City of Stonnington: 4.9% Italian, City of Stonnington: 4.7% Indian, City of Stonnington: 3.3% German, City of Stonnington: 3.6% Polish, City of Stonnington: 2.3% English, Malvern East: 29.2% Australian, Malvern East: 26.0% Irish, Malvern East: 12.7% Chinese, Malvern East: 12.6% Scottish, Malvern East: 9.2% Greek, Malvern East: 7.7% Italian, Malvern East: 5.6% Indian, Malvern East: 3.5% German, Malvern East: 3.4% Polish, Malvern East: 1.5%
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, Malvern East: +393 Australian, Malvern East: -92 Irish, Malvern East: +324 Chinese, Malvern East: +922 Scottish, Malvern East: +162 Greek, Malvern East: +75 Italian, Malvern East: +73 Indian, Malvern East: +165 German, Malvern East: +68 Polish, Malvern East: +17
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 Malvern East in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (6,368 people or 29.2%)
  • Australian (5,671 people or 26.0%)
  • Irish (2,758 people or 12.7%)
  • Chinese (2,750 people or 12.6%)
  • Scottish (1,999 people or 9.2%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 19,546 responses in total, or 89.70% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in Malvern East and the City of Stonnington were:

  • A larger percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (12.6% compared to 8.8%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Greek ancestry (7.7% compared to 4.9%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (26.0% compared to 23.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (29.2% compared to 31.3%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Chinese (+922 persons)
  • English (+393 persons)
  • Irish (+324 persons)
  • Indian (+165 persons)

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