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The three largest ancestries in Burwood East 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 East 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 East'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 East - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%City of Whitehorse %Number%City of Whitehorse %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idChinese2,73626.722.22,24022.115.9+496
English
1,83017.826.51,91718.928.1-87
Australian
1,68916.523.11,91318.927.2-224
Greek
1,04710.23.71,19811.84.1-151
map this data in atlas.idIrish6336.29.75885.89.7+45
Scottish
5695.57.95475.48.1+22
Italian
5255.14.55375.34.8-12
Indian
5115.04.04414.43.0+70
Sinhalese
3263.21.62732.71.3+53
Vietnamese
2502.41.52442.41.2+6
German
2092.03.02422.43.2-33
Filipino
1201.20.8770.80.6+43
Korean
1021.00.8780.80.7+24
Indonesian
940.90.4590.60.3+35
Polish
880.90.8700.70.8+18
Dutch
680.71.41091.11.5-41
Iranian
610.60.7220.20.4+39
Cypriot
570.60.2480.50.2+9
Croatian
550.50.4470.50.5+8
Tamil
490.50.1570.60.2-8
Malay
410.40.6370.40.3+4
Maltese
410.40.4380.40.5+3
Japanese
400.40.4430.40.3-3
Hungarian
370.40.4560.60.5-19
Russian
370.40.3470.50.3-10
Inadequately Described
350.30.5150.10.3+20
New Zealander
350.30.6530.50.7-18
Macedonian
330.30.2440.40.3-11
Egyptian
290.30.2210.20.2+8
Thai
280.30.3460.50.3-18
South African
270.30.4240.20.5+3
Welsh
250.20.5380.40.5-13
Lebanese
250.20.2180.20.2+7
French
220.20.5610.60.5-39
Swiss
220.20.2140.10.2+8
Spanish
210.20.3100.10.3+11
Romanian
180.20.1220.20.1-4
Punjabi
170.20.130.00.1+14
Khmer (Cambodian)
170.20.2220.20.2-5
Bengali
160.20.1110.10.1+5
Armenian
150.10.1240.20.1-9
Other Central Asian
150.10.030.00.0+12
Ukrainian
150.10.2260.30.2-11
Other Indian subcontinent
140.10.3170.20.2-3
Chilean
130.10.1160.20.1-3
Austrian
130.10.2240.20.3-11
Other British
130.10.100.00.0+13
Slovene
120.10.1190.20.1-7
Maori
120.10.170.10.1+5
Turkish
110.10.1240.20.1-13
Other Arab peoples
100.10.1200.20.0-10
Fijian
100.10.1100.10.10
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Burwood East - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Whitehorse %Number%City of Whitehorse %2011 to 2016
Not stated3853.84.33763.75.0+9

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% Greek, City of Whitehorse: 3.7% Irish, City of Whitehorse: 9.7% Scottish, City of Whitehorse: 7.9% Italian, City of Whitehorse: 4.5% Indian, City of Whitehorse: 4.0% Sinhalese, City of Whitehorse: 1.6% Vietnamese, City of Whitehorse: 1.5% Chinese, Burwood East: 26.7% English, Burwood East: 17.8% Australian, Burwood East: 16.5% Greek, Burwood East: 10.2% Irish, Burwood East: 6.2% Scottish, Burwood East: 5.5% Italian, Burwood East: 5.1% Indian, Burwood East: 5.0% Sinhalese, Burwood East: 3.2% Vietnamese, Burwood East: 2.4%
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, Burwood East: +496 English, Burwood East: -87 Australian, Burwood East: -224 Greek, Burwood East: -151 Irish, Burwood East: +45 Scottish, Burwood East: +22 Italian, Burwood East: -12 Indian, Burwood East: +70 Sinhalese, Burwood East: +53 Vietnamese, Burwood East: +6
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 East in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Chinese (2,736 people or 26.7%)
  • English (1,830 people or 17.8%)
  • Australian (1,689 people or 16.5%)
  • Greek (1,047 people or 10.2%)
  • Irish (633 people or 6.2%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 7,935 responses in total, or 77.32% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Greek ancestry (10.2% compared to 3.7%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (26.7% compared to 22.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (17.8% compared to 26.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (16.5% compared to 23.1%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Chinese (+496 persons)
  • Australian (-224 persons)
  • Greek (-151 persons)
  • English (-87 persons)

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