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The three largest ancestries in Burwood 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 Burwood 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 Burwood'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
Burwood - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%City of Whitehorse %Number%City of Whitehorse %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idChinese3,49628.522.22,33121.615.9+1,165
English
2,53620.726.52,52623.428.1+10
Australian
2,11317.223.12,26020.927.2-147
map this data in atlas.idIrish9647.99.79088.49.7+56
Scottish
7826.47.97346.88.1+48
Indian
6705.54.03493.23.0+321
Greek
5784.73.76185.74.1-40
Italian
4623.84.54674.34.8-5
Sinhalese
4033.31.62762.61.3+127
German
2782.33.02632.43.2+15
Vietnamese
2502.01.52051.91.2+45
Dutch
1231.01.41381.31.5-15
Indonesian
1010.80.4960.90.3+5
Filipino
960.80.8540.50.6+42
Polish
940.80.81121.00.8-18
Korean
800.70.8710.70.7+9
French
760.60.5570.50.5+19
Malay
760.60.6480.40.3+28
Thai
610.50.3450.40.3+16
Inadequately Described
510.40.5490.50.3+2
Maltese
420.30.4260.20.5+16
South African
410.30.4310.30.5+10
Iranian
400.30.7320.30.4+8
New Zealander
380.30.6580.50.7-20
Croatian
330.30.4300.30.5+3
Pakistani
320.30.3210.20.1+11
Serbian
320.30.3350.30.4-3
Bengali
290.20.1190.20.1+10
Hungarian
290.20.4330.30.5-4
Japanese
280.20.4540.50.3-26
Mauritian
270.20.2290.30.2-2
Other Arab peoples
260.20.1120.10.0+14
Spanish
250.20.3270.30.3-2
Taiwanese
230.20.290.10.1+14
Russian
230.20.3380.40.3-15
Portuguese
200.20.190.10.1+11
Macedonian
200.20.2230.20.3-3
Welsh
200.20.5500.50.5-30
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Burwood - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Whitehorse %Number%City of Whitehorse %2011 to 2016
Not stated6034.94.35855.45.0+18

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% Greek, City of Whitehorse: 3.7% Italian, City of Whitehorse: 4.5% Sinhalese, City of Whitehorse: 1.6% German, City of Whitehorse: 3.0% Chinese, Burwood: 28.5% English, Burwood: 20.7% Australian, Burwood: 17.2% Irish, Burwood: 7.9% Scottish, Burwood: 6.4% Indian, Burwood: 5.5% Greek, Burwood: 4.7% Italian, Burwood: 3.8% Sinhalese, Burwood: 3.3% German, Burwood: 2.3%
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, Burwood: +1,165 English, Burwood: +10 Australian, Burwood: -147 Irish, Burwood: +56 Scottish, Burwood: +48 Indian, Burwood: +321 Greek, Burwood: -40 Italian, Burwood: -5 Sinhalese, Burwood: +127 German, Burwood: +15
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 Burwood in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Chinese (3,496 people or 28.5%)
  • English (2,536 people or 20.7%)
  • Australian (2,113 people or 17.2%)
  • Irish (964 people or 7.9%)
  • Scottish (782 people or 6.4%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 9,891 responses in total, or 80.70% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (28.5% compared to 22.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (17.2% compared to 23.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (20.7% compared to 26.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Irish ancestry (7.9% 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 (+1,165 persons)
  • Indian (+321 persons)
  • Australian (-147 persons)
  • Sinhalese (+127 persons)

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