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The three largest ancestries in Surrey Hills in 2016 were English, Australian and Irish.

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 Surrey Hills 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 Surrey Hills'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
Surrey Hills - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%City of Whitehorse %Number%City of Whitehorse %2011 to 2016
English
1,94936.926.51,74434.428.1+205
Australian
1,49128.323.11,70833.727.2-217
map this data in atlas.idIrish78814.99.764212.79.7+146
Scottish
61111.67.952510.38.1+86
map this data in atlas.idChinese60011.422.23947.815.9+206
Italian
2414.64.52254.44.8+16
German
1873.53.01853.63.2+2
Greek
1733.33.71593.14.1+14
Indian
1633.14.0741.53.0+89
Dutch
761.41.41142.21.5-38
Sinhalese
631.21.6541.11.3+9
Vietnamese
621.21.5300.61.2+32
Polish
531.00.8410.80.8+12
New Zealander
430.80.6220.40.7+21
Welsh
400.80.5290.60.5+11
South African
320.60.4330.70.5-1
Korean
320.60.8260.50.7+6
Filipino
300.60.8130.30.6+17
Hungarian
280.50.4250.50.5+3
French
270.50.5360.70.5-9
Inadequately Described
210.40.5140.30.3+7
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Surrey Hills - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Whitehorse %Number%City of Whitehorse %2011 to 2016
Not stated1913.64.33406.75.0-149

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% Irish, City of Whitehorse: 9.7% Scottish, City of Whitehorse: 7.9% Chinese, City of Whitehorse: 22.2% Italian, City of Whitehorse: 4.5% German, City of Whitehorse: 3.0% Greek, City of Whitehorse: 3.7% Indian, City of Whitehorse: 4.0% Dutch, City of Whitehorse: 1.4% English, Surrey Hills: 36.9% Australian, Surrey Hills: 28.3% Irish, Surrey Hills: 14.9% Scottish, Surrey Hills: 11.6% Chinese, Surrey Hills: 11.4% Italian, Surrey Hills: 4.6% German, Surrey Hills: 3.5% Greek, Surrey Hills: 3.3% Indian, Surrey Hills: 3.1% Dutch, Surrey Hills: 1.4%
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 English, Surrey Hills: +205 Australian, Surrey Hills: -217 Irish, Surrey Hills: +146 Scottish, Surrey Hills: +86 Chinese, Surrey Hills: +206 Italian, Surrey Hills: +16 German, Surrey Hills: +2 Greek, Surrey Hills: +14 Indian, Surrey Hills: +89 Dutch, Surrey Hills: -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 Surrey Hills in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (1,949 people or 36.9%)
  • Australian (1,491 people or 28.3%)
  • Irish (788 people or 14.9%)
  • Scottish (611 people or 11.6%)
  • Chinese (600 people or 11.4%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 5,439 responses in total, or 103.09% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (36.9% compared to 26.5%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Irish ancestry (14.9% compared to 9.7%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (28.3% compared to 23.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (11.4% compared to 22.2%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Australian (-217 persons)
  • Chinese (+206 persons)
  • English (+205 persons)
  • Irish (+146 persons)

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