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The three largest ancestries in Blackburn South 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 South 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 South'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 South - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%City of Whitehorse %Number%City of Whitehorse %2011 to 2016
English
3,07528.526.52,97628.128.1+99
Australian
2,74325.523.13,03428.727.2-291
map this data in atlas.idChinese1,99518.522.21,41513.415.9+580
map this data in atlas.idIrish1,08110.09.79959.49.7+86
Scottish
8688.17.98908.48.1-22
Greek
5655.23.75805.54.1-15
Italian
4984.64.54734.54.8+25
German
3353.13.03293.13.2+6
Indian
3172.94.02512.43.0+66
Vietnamese
1591.51.5970.91.2+62
Dutch
1501.41.41761.71.5-26
Sinhalese
1481.41.61381.31.3+10
New Zealander
1000.90.6630.60.7+37
Polish
940.90.8900.90.8+4
Korean
710.70.8630.60.7+8
Welsh
670.60.5810.80.5-14
South African
640.60.4710.70.5-7
Filipino
630.60.8770.70.6-14
Iranian
600.60.7390.40.4+21
Inadequately Described
570.50.5420.40.3+15
Maltese
510.50.4650.60.5-14
Russian
400.40.3430.40.3-3
Macedonian
390.40.2400.40.3-1
American
390.40.3380.40.3+1
Croatian
380.40.4550.50.5-17
French
350.30.5630.60.5-28
Hungarian
340.30.4620.60.5-28
Spanish
340.30.3360.30.3-2
Malay
320.30.6460.40.3-14
Japanese
270.30.4390.40.3-12
Serbian
270.30.3250.20.4+2
Other Indian subcontinent
270.30.390.10.2+18
Tamil
260.20.1120.10.2+14
Indonesian
250.20.490.10.3+16
Ukrainian
240.20.2270.30.2-3
Khmer (Cambodian)
220.20.2210.20.2+1
Cypriot
210.20.2210.20.20
Canadian
190.20.1210.20.2-2
Afghan
190.20.1150.10.1+4
Lao
190.20.160.10.1+13
Lebanese
190.20.2300.30.2-11
Thai
180.20.3240.20.3-6
Mauritian
150.10.230.00.2+12
Portuguese
150.10.1190.20.1-4
Egyptian
140.10.2110.10.2+3
Czech
140.10.1290.30.1-15
Danish
140.10.2150.10.2-1
Maori
130.10.1240.20.1-11
Swedish
130.10.2140.10.2-1
Lithuanian
120.10.1120.10.10
Turkish
110.10.160.10.1+5
Tongan
100.10.1300.30.1-20
Pakistani
100.10.3130.10.1-3
Argentinian
100.10.0180.20.1-8
Fijian
100.10.160.10.1+4
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Blackburn South - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Whitehorse %Number%City of Whitehorse %2011 to 2016
Not stated4984.64.36205.95.0-122

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% Greek, City of Whitehorse: 3.7% Italian, City of Whitehorse: 4.5% German, City of Whitehorse: 3.0% Indian, City of Whitehorse: 4.0% Vietnamese, City of Whitehorse: 1.5% English, Blackburn South: 28.5% Australian, Blackburn South: 25.5% Chinese, Blackburn South: 18.5% Irish, Blackburn South: 10.0% Scottish, Blackburn South: 8.1% Greek, Blackburn South: 5.2% Italian, Blackburn South: 4.6% German, Blackburn South: 3.1% Indian, Blackburn South: 2.9% Vietnamese, Blackburn South: 1.5%
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, Blackburn South: +99 Australian, Blackburn South: -291 Chinese, Blackburn South: +580 Irish, Blackburn South: +86 Scottish, Blackburn South: -22 Greek, Blackburn South: -15 Italian, Blackburn South: +25 German, Blackburn South: +6 Indian, Blackburn South: +66 Vietnamese, Blackburn South: +62
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 South in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (3,075 people or 28.5%)
  • Australian (2,743 people or 25.5%)
  • Chinese (1,995 people or 18.5%)
  • Irish (1,081 people or 10.0%)
  • Scottish (868 people or 8.1%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 9,762 responses in total, or 90.58% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (25.5% compared to 23.1%)
  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (28.5% compared to 26.5%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Greek ancestry (5.2% compared to 3.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (18.5% 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 (+580 persons)
  • Australian (-291 persons)
  • English (+99 persons)
  • Irish (+86 persons)

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