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The three largest ancestries in Malvern in 2016 were English, Australian and Scottish.

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 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'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 - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%City of Unley %Number%City of Unley %2011 to 2016
English
1,02840.136.91,02339.735.8+5
Australian
77330.229.383732.531.0-64
map this data in atlas.idScottish2469.610.12068.09.3+40
German
2298.97.71847.17.6+45
map this data in atlas.idIrish2228.710.32479.69.7-25
Italian
1827.16.01887.35.9-6
Greek
1656.45.41566.16.0+9
Chinese
1335.26.0903.54.4+43
Indian
331.32.4220.91.8+11
Polish
301.21.2291.11.1+1
Dutch
251.01.2321.21.3-7
Latvian
220.90.4180.70.4+4
Korean
200.80.5180.70.6+2
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Malvern - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Unley %Number%City of Unley %2011 to 2016
Not stated813.24.91475.75.7-66

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 Unley: 36.9% Australian, City of Unley: 29.3% Scottish, City of Unley: 10.1% German, City of Unley: 7.7% Irish, City of Unley: 10.3% Italian, City of Unley: 6.0% Greek, City of Unley: 5.4% Chinese, City of Unley: 6.0% Indian, City of Unley: 2.4% Polish, City of Unley: 1.2% English, Malvern: 40.1% Australian, Malvern: 30.2% Scottish, Malvern: 9.6% German, Malvern: 8.9% Irish, Malvern: 8.7% Italian, Malvern: 7.1% Greek, Malvern: 6.4% Chinese, Malvern: 5.2% Indian, Malvern: 1.3% Polish, Malvern: 1.2%
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: +5 Australian, Malvern: -64 Scottish, Malvern: +40 German, Malvern: +45 Irish, Malvern: -25 Italian, Malvern: -6 Greek, Malvern: +9 Chinese, Malvern: +43 Indian, Malvern: +11 Polish, Malvern: +1
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 in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (1,028 people or 40.1%)
  • Australian (773 people or 30.2%)
  • Scottish (246 people or 9.6%)
  • German (229 people or 8.9%)
  • Irish (222 people or 8.7%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 2,498 responses in total, or 97.46% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (40.1% compared to 36.9%)
  • A larger percentage of people with German ancestry (8.9% compared to 7.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Irish ancestry (8.7% compared to 10.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Indian ancestry (1.3% compared to 2.4%)

Emerging groups

The largest change in the reported ancestries of the population in this area between 2011 and 2016 was:

  • Australian (-64 persons)

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