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The three largest ancestries in Nunawading 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 Nunawading 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 Nunawading'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
Nunawading - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%City of Whitehorse %Number%City of Whitehorse %2011 to 2016
English
3,11626.926.53,00028.128.1+116
Australian
2,92025.223.13,11529.227.2-195
map this data in atlas.idChinese2,00217.322.21,35412.715.9+648
map this data in atlas.idIrish1,0879.49.71,0559.99.7+32
Scottish
9408.17.98848.38.1+56
Indian
5604.84.04113.93.0+149
Italian
4844.24.54794.54.8+5
German
3433.03.03203.03.2+23
Greek
2732.43.72682.54.1+5
Vietnamese
2382.11.51771.71.2+61
Dutch
1611.41.41771.71.5-16
Nepalese
1201.00.2500.50.1+70
Iranian
1151.00.7520.50.4+63
Sinhalese
1131.01.61101.01.3+3
Filipino
940.80.8870.80.6+7
Polish
920.80.81061.00.8-14
Korean
830.70.8710.70.7+12
Khmer (Cambodian)
770.70.2920.90.2-15
Welsh
700.60.5570.50.5+13
New Zealander
690.60.6680.60.7+1
Croatian
630.50.4570.50.5+6
Inadequately Described
630.50.5380.40.3+25
Maltese
580.50.4320.30.5+26
Pakistani
570.50.3140.10.1+43
South African
460.40.4490.50.5-3
Japanese
450.40.4510.50.3-6
French
440.40.5480.50.5-4
Other Indian subcontinent
430.40.3220.20.2+21
Serbian
420.40.3640.60.4-22
Hungarian
420.40.4680.60.5-26
Malay
370.30.6140.10.3+23
Thai
340.30.350.00.3+29
Spanish
330.30.3310.30.3+2
Russian
310.30.3250.20.3+6
Punjabi
300.30.1130.10.1+17
American
300.30.3330.30.3-3
Indonesian
270.20.460.10.3+21
Fijian
260.20.1140.10.1+12
Portuguese
210.20.1250.20.1-4
Lao
200.20.1130.10.1+7
Lebanese
200.20.2200.20.20
Other Central Asian
200.20.0100.10.0+10
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Nunawading - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Whitehorse %Number%City of Whitehorse %2011 to 2016
Not stated6225.44.36015.65.0+21

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% Indian, City of Whitehorse: 4.0% Italian, City of Whitehorse: 4.5% German, City of Whitehorse: 3.0% Greek, City of Whitehorse: 3.7% Vietnamese, City of Whitehorse: 1.5% English, Nunawading: 26.9% Australian, Nunawading: 25.2% Chinese, Nunawading: 17.3% Irish, Nunawading: 9.4% Scottish, Nunawading: 8.1% Indian, Nunawading: 4.8% Italian, Nunawading: 4.2% German, Nunawading: 3.0% Greek, Nunawading: 2.4% Vietnamese, Nunawading: 2.1%
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, Nunawading: +116 Australian, Nunawading: -195 Chinese, Nunawading: +648 Irish, Nunawading: +32 Scottish, Nunawading: +56 Indian, Nunawading: +149 Italian, Nunawading: +5 German, Nunawading: +23 Greek, Nunawading: +5 Vietnamese, Nunawading: +61
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 Nunawading in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (3,116 people or 26.9%)
  • Australian (2,920 people or 25.2%)
  • Chinese (2,002 people or 17.3%)
  • Irish (1,087 people or 9.4%)
  • Scottish (940 people or 8.1%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 10,065 responses in total, or 87.01% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (25.2% compared to 23.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (17.3% compared to 22.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Greek ancestry (2.4% compared to 3.7%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Chinese (+648 persons)
  • Australian (-195 persons)
  • Indian (+149 persons)
  • English (+116 persons)

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