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The three largest ancestries in Box Hill 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 Box Hill 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 Box Hill 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
Box Hill South - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%City of Whitehorse %Number%City of Whitehorse %2011 to 2016
English
2,31127.426.52,27429.528.1+37
Australian
2,10424.923.12,22428.927.2-120
map this data in atlas.idChinese1,85021.922.21,23416.015.9+616
map this data in atlas.idIrish94011.19.784711.09.7+93
Scottish
7288.67.96969.08.1+32
Italian
3594.34.53033.94.8+56
Greek
2743.23.72563.34.1+18
Indian
2533.04.01872.43.0+66
German
2192.63.02072.73.2+12
Vietnamese
1381.61.51001.31.2+38
Sinhalese
1011.21.6811.11.3+20
Dutch
1001.21.4911.21.5+9
Polish
790.90.8700.90.8+9
New Zealander
760.90.6620.80.7+14
Filipino
690.80.8440.60.6+25
Korean
650.80.8360.50.7+29
Iranian
480.60.7190.20.4+29
Hungarian
430.50.4410.50.5+2
French
350.40.5510.70.5-16
South African
340.40.4370.50.5-3
Welsh
330.40.5550.70.5-22
Malay
330.40.6180.20.3+15
Inadequately Described
300.40.5190.20.3+11
Croatian
300.40.4430.60.5-13
Serbian
280.30.3240.30.4+4
Other Indian subcontinent
260.30.3210.30.2+5
American
260.30.3200.30.3+6
Indonesian
260.30.4310.40.3-5
Maltese
250.30.4250.30.50
Spanish
220.30.3220.30.30
Swiss
200.20.2210.30.2-1
Pakistani
200.20.3180.20.1+2
Japanese
200.20.4130.20.3+7
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Box Hill South - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Whitehorse %Number%City of Whitehorse %2011 to 2016
Not stated3934.74.33814.95.0+12

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, Box Hill South: 27.4% Australian, Box Hill South: 24.9% Chinese, Box Hill South: 21.9% Irish, Box Hill South: 11.1% Scottish, Box Hill South: 8.6% Italian, Box Hill South: 4.3% Greek, Box Hill South: 3.2% Indian, Box Hill South: 3.0% German, Box Hill South: 2.6% Vietnamese, Box Hill South: 1.6%
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, Box Hill South: +37 Australian, Box Hill South: -120 Chinese, Box Hill South: +616 Irish, Box Hill South: +93 Scottish, Box Hill South: +32 Italian, Box Hill South: +56 Greek, Box Hill South: +18 Indian, Box Hill South: +66 German, Box Hill South: +12 Vietnamese, Box Hill South: +38
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 South in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (2,311 people or 27.4%)
  • Australian (2,104 people or 24.9%)
  • Chinese (1,850 people or 21.9%)
  • Irish (940 people or 11.1%)
  • Scottish (728 people or 8.6%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 7,933 responses in total, or 93.92% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (24.9% compared to 23.1%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Irish ancestry (11.1% 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 (+616 persons)
  • Australian (-120 persons)
  • Irish (+93 persons)
  • Indian (+66 persons)

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