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The three largest ancestries in East Ward 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 East Ward 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 East Ward'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
East Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%City of Stonnington %Number%City of Stonnington %2011 to 2016
English
11,28731.131.310,30729.830.3+980
Australian
9,69726.723.79,79028.326.0-94
map this data in atlas.idIrish4,72213.012.74,09711.812.0+625
Chinese
3,67810.18.82,6657.76.6+1,012
map this data in atlas.idScottish3,5039.610.13,2729.49.9+231
Greek
2,4036.64.92,3456.85.4+59
Italian
1,8765.24.71,7355.04.5+142
Indian
1,6384.53.31,3643.93.0+274
German
1,2753.53.61,0963.23.5+179
Polish
5881.62.35521.62.4+36
Dutch
4381.21.44481.31.4-10
Sinhalese
4011.10.83421.00.7+59
French
3190.91.22970.91.0+22
South African
2720.70.61950.60.5+77
Vietnamese
2660.70.72300.70.6+36
New Zealander
2570.71.02850.81.1-28
Russian
2500.71.02080.61.0+42
Hungarian
2040.60.62210.60.6-17
Welsh
1710.50.61370.40.5+34
Croatian
1610.40.41690.50.5-8
Filipino
1490.40.61470.40.5+2
Japanese
1320.40.51170.30.5+15
American
1320.40.51710.50.5-39
Jewish
1300.40.61810.51.0-51
Indonesian
1300.40.41460.40.4-15
Thai
1170.30.41000.30.3+17
Spanish
1140.30.5760.20.4+37
Inadequately Described
1120.30.71600.50.5-47
Korean
1110.30.41740.50.4-63
Iranian
1100.30.4690.20.2+41
Malay
1090.30.3940.30.3+15
Austrian
1070.30.41490.40.4-42
Maltese
1010.30.41280.40.3-27
Serbian
970.30.4920.30.4+5
Danish
820.20.3830.20.3-1
Nepalese
790.20.2600.20.1+19
Ukrainian
790.20.4750.20.3+4
Cypriot
740.20.2970.30.2-23
Turkish
730.20.3440.10.3+29
Other Indian subcontinent
720.20.2960.30.2-24
Macedonian
700.20.2690.20.2+1
Colombian
640.20.3390.10.2+26
Lebanese
600.20.3820.20.3-23
Mauritian
590.20.2720.20.2-13
Swiss
580.20.2550.20.2+3
Canadian
480.10.2720.20.2-24
Egyptian
480.10.2670.20.2-19
Other Middle-Eastern peoples
470.10.2670.20.3-21
Pakistani
460.10.1580.20.1-12
Czech
440.10.2700.20.2-26
Portuguese
410.10.2490.10.1-8
Lithuanian
380.10.2440.10.1-6
Other Eastern European
350.10.2720.20.2-37
Swedish
350.10.3800.20.3-45
Armenian
350.10.1370.10.1-2
Bosnian
300.10.1320.10.1-2
Slovene
300.10.1340.10.1-4
Burmese peoples
250.10.1200.10.1+5
Slovak
240.10.1210.10.1+3
Norwegian
240.10.1280.10.1-4
Khmer (Cambodian)
230.10.1240.10.1-1
Latvian
220.10.2520.20.2-30
Maori
210.10.2520.20.2-31
Taiwanese
210.10.1230.10.1-2
Arab not further described
210.10.190.00.1+12
Anglo-Indian
190.10.1410.10.1-22
Mexican
190.10.130.00.1+16
Tamil
180.00.170.00.0+11
Romanian
180.00.2360.10.2-19
Peruvian
180.00.0100.00.0+8
Fijian
180.00.1160.00.1+2
Belgian
170.00.1290.10.1-12
Bengali
160.00.1350.10.1-19
Brazilian
160.00.1160.00.10
Other South American
160.00.1100.00.1+6
Afghan
130.00.0110.00.0+2
Australian Aboriginal
100.00.060.00.0+4
Lao
100.00.0130.00.0-3
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
East Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Stonnington %Number%City of Stonnington %2011 to 2016
Not stated1,7814.97.61,8365.37.2-55

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, East Ward: 31.1% Australian, East Ward: 26.7% Irish, East Ward: 13.0% Chinese, East Ward: 10.1% Scottish, East Ward: 9.6% Greek, East Ward: 6.6% Italian, East Ward: 5.2% Indian, East Ward: 4.5% German, East Ward: 3.5% Polish, East Ward: 1.6%
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, East Ward: +980 Australian, East Ward: -94 Irish, East Ward: +625 Chinese, East Ward: +1,012 Scottish, East Ward: +231 Greek, East Ward: +59 Italian, East Ward: +142 Indian, East Ward: +274 German, East Ward: +179 Polish, East Ward: +36
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 East Ward in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (11,287 people or 31.1%)
  • Australian (9,697 people or 26.7%)
  • Irish (4,722 people or 13.0%)
  • Chinese (3,678 people or 10.1%)
  • Scottish (3,503 people or 9.6%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 32,887 responses in total, or 90.48% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (26.7% compared to 23.7%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Greek ancestry (6.6% compared to 4.9%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (10.1% compared to 8.8%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Indian ancestry (4.5% compared to 3.3%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Chinese (+1,012 persons)
  • English (+980 persons)
  • Irish (+625 persons)
  • Indian (+274 persons)

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