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The three largest ancestries in Box Hill North 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 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 Box Hill 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
Box Hill North - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%City of Whitehorse %Number%City of Whitehorse %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idChinese3,62130.522.22,40521.915.9+1,216
English
2,74023.126.52,77125.328.1-31
Australian
2,23318.823.12,58123.527.2-348
map this data in atlas.idIrish1,0288.79.79778.99.7+51
Scottish
7836.67.97386.78.1+45
Italian
6455.44.56996.44.8-54
Greek
4103.53.74544.14.1-44
Indian
4003.44.03102.83.0+90
German
3072.63.03483.23.2-41
Vietnamese
1741.51.51531.41.2+21
Korean
1541.30.81651.50.7-11
Dutch
1321.11.41461.31.5-14
Sinhalese
1221.01.6840.81.3+38
Filipino
1100.90.8850.80.6+25
Malay
800.70.6300.30.3+50
New Zealander
780.70.6700.60.7+8
Iranian
730.60.7380.30.4+35
Polish
700.60.8590.50.8+11
Maltese
560.50.4480.40.5+8
French
540.50.5480.40.5+6
Croatian
480.40.4440.40.5+4
Japanese
480.40.4370.30.3+11
Cypriot
410.30.2270.20.2+14
Thai
390.30.3420.40.3-3
Taiwanese
370.30.2150.10.1+22
Pakistani
360.30.3330.30.1+3
Macedonian
340.30.2340.30.30
Russian
340.30.3210.20.3+13
American
320.30.3220.20.3+10
Other Indian subcontinent
310.30.3210.20.2+10
Welsh
310.30.5280.30.5+3
Hungarian
300.30.4510.50.5-21
Lebanese
280.20.2440.40.2-16
South African
280.20.4470.40.5-19
Spanish
260.20.3630.60.3-37
Indonesian
260.20.4170.20.3+9
Danish
250.20.2160.10.2+9
Other Northern Asian
180.20.070.10.0+11
Iraqi
170.10.000.00.0+17
Zimbabwean
170.10.160.10.1+11
Inadequately Described
160.10.5290.30.3-13
Czech
150.10.1220.20.1-7
Canadian
140.10.1120.10.2+2
Other Southern and East African
140.10.1120.10.1+2
Slovene
140.10.1190.20.1-5
Ukrainian
130.10.2180.20.2-5
Burmese peoples
130.10.1130.10.10
Colombian
120.10.100.00.1+12
Austrian
120.10.2280.30.3-16
Swiss
120.10.2200.20.2-8
Serbian
120.10.3170.20.4-5
Portuguese
110.10.1120.10.1-1
Romanian
110.10.160.10.1+5
Afghan
110.10.100.00.1+11
Egyptian
110.10.2160.10.2-5
Anglo-Indian
100.10.1160.10.1-6
Latvian
100.10.2210.20.2-11
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Box Hill North - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Whitehorse %Number%City of Whitehorse %2011 to 2016
Not stated4563.84.35004.65.0-44

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% 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% Chinese, Box Hill North: 30.5% English, Box Hill North: 23.1% Australian, Box Hill North: 18.8% Irish, Box Hill North: 8.7% Scottish, Box Hill North: 6.6% Italian, Box Hill North: 5.4% Greek, Box Hill North: 3.5% Indian, Box Hill North: 3.4% German, Box Hill North: 2.6% Vietnamese, Box Hill North: 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 Chinese, Box Hill North: +1,216 English, Box Hill North: -31 Australian, Box Hill North: -348 Irish, Box Hill North: +51 Scottish, Box Hill North: +45 Italian, Box Hill North: -54 Greek, Box Hill North: -44 Indian, Box Hill North: +90 German, Box Hill North: -41 Vietnamese, Box Hill North: +21
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 North in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Chinese (3,621 people or 30.5%)
  • English (2,740 people or 23.1%)
  • Australian (2,233 people or 18.8%)
  • Irish (1,028 people or 8.7%)
  • Scottish (783 people or 6.6%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 10,405 responses in total, or 87.58% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (30.5% compared to 22.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (18.8% compared to 23.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (23.1% compared to 26.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Scottish ancestry (6.6% compared to 7.9%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Chinese (+1,216 persons)
  • Australian (-348 persons)
  • Indian (+90 persons)
  • Italian (-54 persons)

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