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The three largest ancestries in Box Hill in 2016 were Chinese, English and Australian.

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 Box Hill 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 Box Hill'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
Box Hill - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%City of Whitehorse %Number%City of Whitehorse %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idChinese4,87242.722.23,14232.515.9+1,730
English
1,96317.226.51,94020.128.1+23
Australian
1,50313.223.11,80418.727.2-301
map this data in atlas.idIrish7236.39.76666.99.7+57
Scottish
5424.77.95045.28.1+38
Indian
5224.64.04154.33.0+107
Italian
3292.94.53253.44.8+4
German
2772.43.02362.43.2+41
Korean
2091.80.81421.50.7+67
Vietnamese
1591.41.51301.31.2+29
Greek
1371.23.71261.34.1+11
Filipino
1241.10.8570.60.6+67
Sinhalese
1010.91.6951.01.3+6
Dutch
980.91.4900.91.5+8
Malay
870.80.6380.40.3+49
Iranian
640.60.7450.50.4+19
Japanese
630.60.4250.30.3+38
Taiwanese
540.50.280.10.1+46
Polish
480.40.8400.40.8+8
Thai
460.40.3660.70.3-20
French
450.40.5340.40.5+11
New Zealander
410.40.6420.40.7-1
Maltese
390.30.4370.40.5+2
Spanish
380.30.3350.40.3+3
Welsh
360.30.5310.30.5+5
Bengali
310.30.1290.30.1+2
Inadequately Described
290.30.5260.30.3+3
Nepalese
280.20.2110.10.1+17
Other Indian subcontinent
270.20.3400.40.2-13
Indonesian
230.20.4520.50.3-29
Croatian
230.20.4260.30.5-3
American
200.20.3160.20.3+4
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Box Hill - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Whitehorse %Number%City of Whitehorse %2011 to 2016
Not stated7706.74.38779.15.0-107

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 Chinese, City of Whitehorse: 22.2% English, City of Whitehorse: 26.5% Australian, City of Whitehorse: 23.1% Irish, City of Whitehorse: 9.7% Scottish, City of Whitehorse: 7.9% Indian, City of Whitehorse: 4.0% Italian, City of Whitehorse: 4.5% German, City of Whitehorse: 3.0% Korean, City of Whitehorse: 0.8% Vietnamese, City of Whitehorse: 1.5% Chinese, Box Hill: 42.7% English, Box Hill: 17.2% Australian, Box Hill: 13.2% Irish, Box Hill: 6.3% Scottish, Box Hill: 4.7% Indian, Box Hill: 4.6% Italian, Box Hill: 2.9% German, Box Hill: 2.4% Korean, Box Hill: 1.8% Vietnamese, Box Hill: 1.4%
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 Chinese, Box Hill: +1,730 English, Box Hill: +23 Australian, Box Hill: -301 Irish, Box Hill: +57 Scottish, Box Hill: +38 Indian, Box Hill: +107 Italian, Box Hill: +4 German, Box Hill: +41 Korean, Box Hill: +67 Vietnamese, Box Hill: +29
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 Box Hill in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Chinese (4,872 people or 42.7%)
  • English (1,963 people or 17.2%)
  • Australian (1,503 people or 13.2%)
  • Irish (723 people or 6.3%)
  • Scottish (542 people or 4.7%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 9,603 responses in total, or 84.07% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in Box Hill and the City of Whitehorse were:

  • A larger percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (42.7% compared to 22.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (13.2% compared to 23.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (17.2% compared to 26.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Irish ancestry (6.3% compared to 9.7%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Chinese (+1,730 persons)
  • Australian (-301 persons)
  • Indian (+107 persons)
  • Korean (+67 persons)

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