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The three largest ancestries in Blackburn North in 2016 were English, Australian and Chinese.

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 Blackburn North 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 Blackburn North'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
Blackburn North - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%City of Whitehorse %Number%City of Whitehorse %2011 to 2016
English
1,95426.326.51,95327.828.1+1
Australian
1,78123.923.11,95027.827.2-169
map this data in atlas.idChinese1,53520.622.297813.915.9+557
map this data in atlas.idIrish6588.89.75998.59.7+59
Scottish
5717.77.95698.18.1+2
Italian
4746.44.54887.04.8-14
Greek
3614.93.73745.34.1-13
Indian
2293.14.01632.33.0+66
German
1802.43.02233.23.2-43
Vietnamese
1271.71.5731.01.2+54
Dutch
1261.71.41351.91.5-9
Sinhalese
1181.61.61171.71.3+1
Iranian
1131.50.7650.90.4+48
Filipino
620.80.8480.70.6+14
Korean
600.80.8300.40.7+30
South African
500.70.4400.60.5+10
New Zealander
490.70.6600.90.7-11
Japanese
480.60.4300.40.3+18
Malay
460.60.6160.20.3+30
Maltese
460.60.4560.80.5-10
Welsh
430.60.5400.60.5+3
French
420.60.5410.60.5+1
Polish
370.50.8440.60.8-7
Spanish
350.50.3400.60.3-5
Pakistani
270.40.390.10.1+18
Hungarian
270.40.4130.20.5+14
Thai
250.30.3230.30.3+2
Serbian
240.30.3360.50.4-12
Croatian
240.30.4370.50.5-13
Other Indian subcontinent
230.30.360.10.2+17
Macedonian
210.30.2250.40.3-4
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Blackburn North - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Whitehorse %Number%City of Whitehorse %2011 to 2016
Not stated2653.64.33144.55.0-49

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 Whitehorse: 26.5% Australian, City of Whitehorse: 23.1% Chinese, City of Whitehorse: 22.2% Irish, City of Whitehorse: 9.7% Scottish, City of Whitehorse: 7.9% Italian, City of Whitehorse: 4.5% Greek, City of Whitehorse: 3.7% Indian, City of Whitehorse: 4.0% German, City of Whitehorse: 3.0% Vietnamese, City of Whitehorse: 1.5% English, Blackburn North: 26.3% Australian, Blackburn North: 23.9% Chinese, Blackburn North: 20.6% Irish, Blackburn North: 8.8% Scottish, Blackburn North: 7.7% Italian, Blackburn North: 6.4% Greek, Blackburn North: 4.9% Indian, Blackburn North: 3.1% German, Blackburn North: 2.4% Vietnamese, Blackburn North: 1.7%
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, Blackburn North: +1 Australian, Blackburn North: -169 Chinese, Blackburn North: +557 Irish, Blackburn North: +59 Scottish, Blackburn North: +2 Italian, Blackburn North: -14 Greek, Blackburn North: -13 Indian, Blackburn North: +66 German, Blackburn North: -43 Vietnamese, Blackburn North: +54
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 Blackburn North in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (1,954 people or 26.3%)
  • Australian (1,781 people or 23.9%)
  • Chinese (1,535 people or 20.6%)
  • Irish (658 people or 8.8%)
  • Scottish (571 people or 7.7%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 6,499 responses in total, or 87.33% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in Blackburn North and the City of Whitehorse were:

  • A larger percentage of people with Italian ancestry (6.4% compared to 4.5%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Greek ancestry (4.9% compared to 3.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (20.6% compared to 22.2%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Chinese (+557 persons)
  • Australian (-169 persons)
  • Indian (+66 persons)
  • Irish (+59 persons)

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