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The three largest ancestries in South 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 South 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 South 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
South Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%City of Stonnington %Number%City of Stonnington %2011 to 2016
English
10,25432.731.38,94630.930.3+1,308
Australian
7,33623.423.77,38525.526.0-49
map this data in atlas.idIrish4,22113.512.73,63512.612.0+586
map this data in atlas.idScottish3,36110.710.12,87910.09.9+482
Greek
1,7655.64.91,7876.25.4-22
Chinese
1,5755.08.81,4685.16.6+108
Italian
1,3934.44.71,1233.94.5+270
German
1,1793.83.61,0613.73.5+118
Indian
8182.63.36942.43.0+124
Polish
7842.52.36942.42.4+90
Dutch
4461.41.44351.51.4+11
French
4441.41.22851.01.0+159
New Zealander
3611.21.03491.21.1+12
Russian
3111.01.03021.01.0+9
Filipino
2370.80.61400.50.5+97
Jewish
1950.60.62991.01.0-103
Vietnamese
1780.60.71590.60.6+19
Spanish
1740.60.51150.40.4+58
Sinhalese
1680.50.81600.60.7+8
Inadequately Described
1630.50.71290.40.5+34
Turkish
1620.50.31830.60.3-21
Hungarian
1590.50.61440.50.6+15
Welsh
1570.50.61910.70.5-35
Japanese
1560.50.51530.50.5+3
South African
1390.40.61300.40.5+9
Ukrainian
1320.40.4880.30.3+45
American
1290.40.51630.60.5-34
Croatian
1280.40.41240.40.5+3
Maltese
1170.40.41080.40.3+9
Thai
1160.40.4920.30.3+24
Austrian
1110.40.41120.40.4-1
Korean
980.30.4910.30.4+7
Serbian
980.30.41330.50.4-35
Maori
870.30.2560.20.2+31
Colombian
810.30.3510.20.2+30
Malay
740.20.31200.40.3-45
Iranian
730.20.4480.20.2+25
Danish
730.20.3990.30.3-25
Cypriot
720.20.2730.30.2-1
Indonesian
720.20.41290.40.4-57
Egyptian
650.20.2570.20.2+9
Swedish
630.20.3680.20.3-5
Swiss
630.20.2790.30.2-16
Nepalese
620.20.2160.10.1+46
Portuguese
610.20.2360.10.1+25
Czech
610.20.2580.20.2+2
Canadian
580.20.2540.20.2+4
Mauritian
550.20.2640.20.2-9
Other Middle-Eastern peoples
530.20.2700.20.3-17
Other Eastern European
520.20.2620.20.2-11
Macedonian
510.20.2670.20.2-17
Lebanese
440.10.3800.30.3-36
Other Indian subcontinent
370.10.2480.20.2-11
Romanian
370.10.2540.20.2-17
Norwegian
360.10.1710.20.1-36
Chilean
350.10.1390.10.1-4
Lithuanian
340.10.2380.10.1-4
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
South Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Stonnington %Number%City of Stonnington %2011 to 2016
Not stated2,8219.07.62,3518.17.2+470

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% Scottish, City of Stonnington: 10.1% Greek, City of Stonnington: 4.9% Chinese, City of Stonnington: 8.8% Italian, City of Stonnington: 4.7% German, City of Stonnington: 3.6% Indian, City of Stonnington: 3.3% Polish, City of Stonnington: 2.3% English, South Ward: 32.7% Australian, South Ward: 23.4% Irish, South Ward: 13.5% Scottish, South Ward: 10.7% Greek, South Ward: 5.6% Chinese, South Ward: 5.0% Italian, South Ward: 4.4% German, South Ward: 3.8% Indian, South Ward: 2.6% Polish, South Ward: 2.5%
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, South Ward: +1,308 Australian, South Ward: -49 Irish, South Ward: +586 Scottish, South Ward: +482 Greek, South Ward: -22 Chinese, South Ward: +108 Italian, South Ward: +270 German, South Ward: +118 Indian, South Ward: +124 Polish, South Ward: +90
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 South Ward in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (10,254 people or 32.7%)
  • Australian (7,336 people or 23.4%)
  • Irish (4,221 people or 13.5%)
  • Scottish (3,361 people or 10.7%)
  • Greek (1,765 people or 5.6%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 26,937 responses in total, or 85.90% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (32.7% compared to 31.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (5.0% compared to 8.8%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+1,308 persons)
  • Irish (+586 persons)
  • Scottish (+482 persons)
  • Italian (+270 persons)

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