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The three largest ancestries in Bundoora in 2016 were English, Chinese 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 Bundoora 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 Bundoora'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
Bundoora - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%City of Whittlesea %Number%City of Whittlesea %2011 to 2016
English
2,11415.518.71,76415.318.3+350
Chinese
2,06215.14.41,17110.13.4+891
Australian
2,05715.020.01,95216.920.5+105
map this data in atlas.idItalian1,77513.013.21,69314.714.9+82
Greek
1,0137.45.98657.56.5+148
map this data in atlas.idMacedonian8556.36.68847.78.2-29
Irish
7045.15.66275.45.3+77
Indian
6764.96.74013.54.1+275
Scottish
5474.04.34513.94.2+96
Sinhalese
2832.11.71781.51.2+105
Lebanese
2631.92.42702.32.4-7
Filipino
2011.51.61541.31.3+47
Vietnamese
1971.42.41691.52.3+28
German
1891.41.82081.81.8-19
Croatian
1761.30.92051.81.0-29
Arab not further described
1721.30.9710.60.6+101
Maltese
1631.22.01651.42.2-2
Iranian
1290.90.7310.30.2+98
Other Arab peoples
1180.90.2260.20.1+92
Inadequately Described
800.60.7220.20.4+58
Polish
730.50.5710.60.5+2
Turkish
720.51.1560.51.2+16
Spanish
710.50.5490.40.4+22
Egyptian
710.50.71060.90.7-35
Serbian
680.50.7720.60.8-4
Tamil
650.50.5810.70.5-16
Albanian
600.40.5560.50.4+4
Dutch
580.40.6560.50.7+2
Malay
540.40.2500.40.2+4
Somali
540.40.3370.30.2+17
Thai
490.40.2330.30.1+16
New Zealander
440.30.4260.20.4+18
Cypriot
380.30.4370.30.4+1
French
360.30.3260.20.2+10
Pakistani
360.30.6220.20.3+14
Other Indian subcontinent
350.30.9310.30.3+4
Assyrian/Chaldean
340.20.4210.20.3+13
Portuguese
340.20.3320.30.3+2
Punjabi
270.20.870.10.3+20
Bengali
270.20.2330.30.1-6
Iraqi
270.21.1190.20.8+8
Nepalese
260.20.3100.10.0+16
Austrian
240.20.1110.10.1+13
Korean
230.20.1320.30.1-9
Samoan
230.20.690.10.4+14
Slovene
230.20.1170.10.1+6
South African
220.20.2260.20.1-4
Indonesian
220.20.2190.20.2+3
Mauritian
200.10.2210.20.2-1
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Bundoora - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Whittlesea %Number%City of Whittlesea %2011 to 2016
Not stated7345.45.48847.76.3-150

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 Whittlesea: 18.7% Chinese, City of Whittlesea: 4.4% Australian, City of Whittlesea: 20.0% Italian, City of Whittlesea: 13.2% Greek, City of Whittlesea: 5.9% Macedonian, City of Whittlesea: 6.6% Irish, City of Whittlesea: 5.6% Indian, City of Whittlesea: 6.7% Scottish, City of Whittlesea: 4.3% Sinhalese, City of Whittlesea: 1.7% English, Bundoora: 15.5% Chinese, Bundoora: 15.1% Australian, Bundoora: 15.0% Italian, Bundoora: 13.0% Greek, Bundoora: 7.4% Macedonian, Bundoora: 6.3% Irish, Bundoora: 5.1% Indian, Bundoora: 4.9% Scottish, Bundoora: 4.0% Sinhalese, Bundoora: 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, Bundoora: +350 Chinese, Bundoora: +891 Australian, Bundoora: +105 Italian, Bundoora: +82 Greek, Bundoora: +148 Macedonian, Bundoora: -29 Irish, Bundoora: +77 Indian, Bundoora: +275 Scottish, Bundoora: +96 Sinhalese, Bundoora: +105
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 Bundoora in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (2,114 people or 15.5%)
  • Chinese (2,062 people or 15.1%)
  • Australian (2,057 people or 15.0%)
  • Italian (1,775 people or 13.0%)
  • Greek (1,013 people or 7.4%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 9,021 responses in total, or 65.94% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in Bundoora and the City of Whittlesea were:

  • A larger percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (15.1% compared to 4.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (15.0% compared to 20.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (15.5% compared to 18.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Indian ancestry (4.9% compared to 6.7%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Chinese (+891 persons)
  • English (+350 persons)
  • Indian (+275 persons)
  • Greek (+148 persons)

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