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The three largest ancestries in North 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 North 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 North 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
North Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%City of Stonnington %Number%City of Stonnington %2011 to 2016
English
10,93130.331.38,93930.230.3+1,992
Australian
7,57221.023.77,02523.726.0+547
map this data in atlas.idIrish4,31612.012.73,41111.512.0+905
Chinese
3,78810.58.82,0076.86.6+1,782
map this data in atlas.idScottish3,64010.110.13,06410.49.9+576
Italian
1,6024.44.71,2504.24.5+352
German
1,2513.53.61,0963.73.5+155
Greek
9862.74.99153.15.4+71
Polish
9752.72.39733.32.4+2
Indian
9612.73.38252.83.0+136
Russian
5171.41.03961.31.0+122
Dutch
4451.21.43571.21.4+88
French
4051.11.23741.31.0+31
New Zealander
3461.01.03291.11.1+17
Vietnamese
2530.70.71590.50.6+93
Jewish
2500.70.64571.51.0-207
Sinhalese
2350.70.81490.50.7+86
Japanese
2150.60.51540.50.5+61
Inadequately Described
2120.60.72000.70.5+11
Hungarian
2090.60.61920.70.6+17
Welsh
2070.60.61350.50.5+73
Filipino
2050.60.61260.40.5+79
Indonesian
1950.50.41210.40.4+74
South African
1890.50.61440.50.5+45
Spanish
1770.50.51480.50.4+29
American
1660.50.51480.50.5+18
Iranian
1610.40.4940.30.2+67
Austrian
1560.40.41170.40.4+39
Ukrainian
1510.40.4860.30.3+65
Serbian
1430.40.41150.40.4+28
Lebanese
1400.40.31420.50.3-2
Thai
1370.40.41110.40.3+26
Korean
1270.40.41030.30.4+24
Croatian
1180.30.41340.50.5-16
Maltese
1100.30.4910.30.3+20
Malay
1050.30.31050.40.30
Swedish
980.30.31020.30.3-4
Colombian
950.30.3460.20.2+49
Turkish
940.30.3710.20.3+23
Romanian
870.20.2690.20.2+18
Swiss
830.20.2480.20.2+35
Danish
810.20.3780.30.3+2
Czech
760.20.2740.30.2+2
Egyptian
730.20.2520.20.2+21
Canadian
700.20.2480.20.2+22
Maori
700.20.2560.20.2+14
Macedonian
690.20.2480.20.2+21
Other Middle-Eastern peoples
610.20.21200.40.3-58
Portuguese
520.10.2300.10.1+22
Taiwanese
500.10.1280.10.1+22
Mauritian
460.10.2620.20.2-16
Lithuanian
430.10.2520.20.1-9
Chilean
430.10.1450.20.1-2
Latvian
410.10.2540.20.2-13
Other Eastern European
400.10.2400.10.20
Brazilian
390.10.1350.10.1+4
Other South American
380.10.1140.00.1+24
Pakistani
350.10.1310.10.1+4
Other Northern Asian
320.10.1100.00.0+22
Khmer (Cambodian)
320.10.1130.00.1+19
Norwegian
310.10.1480.20.1-17
Armenian
300.10.1250.10.1+5
Argentinian
280.10.1240.10.0+4
Sudanese
280.10.140.00.0+24
Cypriot
270.10.2440.10.2-17
Burmese peoples
260.10.180.00.1+18
Arab not further described
230.10.1250.10.1-2
Singaporean
230.10.1150.10.1+8
Finnish
220.10.1270.10.1-5
Eritrean
220.10.0210.10.0+1
Afghan
210.10.0110.00.0+10
Other Indian subcontinent
200.10.2310.10.2-11
Mexican
190.10.1280.10.1-9
Albanian
170.00.1190.10.0-2
Bulgarian
170.00.1230.10.1-6
Belgian
170.00.1220.10.1-5
Iraqi
150.00.0100.00.0+5
Samoan
150.00.1200.10.0-5
Other Arab peoples
140.00.160.00.0+8
Bosnian
140.00.1120.00.1+2
Australian Aboriginal
140.00.0120.00.0+2
Ethiopian
140.00.0110.00.0+3
Nepalese
130.00.2190.10.1-6
Slovene
130.00.1190.10.1-6
Slovak
120.00.1200.10.1-8
Tamil
120.00.130.00.0+9
Zimbabwean
110.00.0130.00.0-2
Syrian
110.00.0110.00.00
Anglo-Indian
100.00.1160.10.1-6
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
North Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Stonnington %Number%City of Stonnington %2011 to 2016
Not stated3,2869.17.62,5158.57.2+771

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% Italian, City of Stonnington: 4.7% German, City of Stonnington: 3.6% Greek, City of Stonnington: 4.9% Polish, City of Stonnington: 2.3% Indian, City of Stonnington: 3.3% English, North Ward: 30.3% Australian, North Ward: 21.0% Irish, North Ward: 12.0% Chinese, North Ward: 10.5% Scottish, North Ward: 10.1% Italian, North Ward: 4.4% German, North Ward: 3.5% Greek, North Ward: 2.7% Polish, North Ward: 2.7% Indian, North Ward: 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, North Ward: +1,992 Australian, North Ward: +547 Irish, North Ward: +905 Chinese, North Ward: +1,782 Scottish, North Ward: +576 Italian, North Ward: +352 German, North Ward: +155 Greek, North Ward: +71 Polish, North Ward: +2 Indian, North Ward: +136
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 North Ward in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (10,931 people or 30.3%)
  • Australian (7,572 people or 21.0%)
  • Irish (4,316 people or 12.0%)
  • Chinese (3,788 people or 10.5%)
  • Scottish (3,640 people or 10.1%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 30,247 responses in total, or 83.95% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (10.5% compared to 8.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (21.0% compared to 23.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Greek ancestry (2.7% compared to 4.9%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+1,992 persons)
  • Chinese (+1,782 persons)
  • Irish (+905 persons)
  • Scottish (+576 persons)

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