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Epping North - Wollert

Ancestry

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The three largest ancestries in Epping North - Wollert in 2016 were Indian, Australian and Italian.

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 Epping North - Wollert 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 Epping North - Wollert'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
Epping North - Wollert - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%City of Whittlesea %Number%City of Whittlesea %2011 to 2016
Indian
4,00715.46.71,0789.34.1+2,929
Australian
3,35112.920.01,64914.320.5+1,702
map this data in atlas.idItalian3,05911.813.21,70814.814.9+1,351
English
2,88311.118.71,48812.918.3+1,395
map this data in atlas.idMacedonian1,9407.56.61,16410.18.2+776
Greek
1,1284.35.95815.06.5+547
Chinese
9183.54.43793.33.4+539
Sinhalese
8733.41.73493.01.2+524
Irish
7012.75.64073.55.3+294
Lebanese
6222.42.42181.92.4+405
Other Indian subcontinent
5932.30.9970.80.3+497
Punjabi
5472.10.8700.60.3+477
Filipino
5392.11.62582.21.3+282
Scottish
5082.04.32952.64.2+213
Iraqi
4981.91.11221.10.8+376
Turkish
4421.71.12211.91.2+221
Maltese
4301.72.02692.32.2+161
Vietnamese
4101.62.41621.42.3+248
Pakistani
3821.50.6890.80.3+293
Arab not further described
3461.30.9870.80.6+259
Tamil
2681.00.51201.00.5+148
Inadequately Described
2511.00.7920.80.4+159
Samoan
2390.90.6860.80.4+152
German
2350.91.81411.21.8+94
Albanian
1950.80.5710.60.4+124
Iranian
1880.70.7160.10.2+172
Egyptian
1790.70.7760.70.7+103
Kurdish
1780.70.4470.40.2+131
Nepalese
1660.60.3150.10.0+152
Assyrian/Chaldean
1530.60.4850.70.3+68
Serbian
1460.60.7760.70.8+70
Croatian
1340.50.9760.71.0+59
Syrian
1340.50.5380.30.4+96
Somali
1230.50.3400.30.2+83
Afghan
1160.40.2500.40.2+66
Portuguese
1130.40.3270.20.3+86
Mauritian
1070.40.2540.50.2+53
Spanish
1010.40.5650.60.4+36
New Zealander
990.40.4350.30.4+64
Polish
960.40.5620.50.5+34
Cypriot
960.40.4260.20.4+70
Maori
910.40.3410.40.3+50
Bengali
800.30.2250.20.1+55
Central and West African
770.30.2180.20.1+59
Dutch
750.30.6620.50.7+13
Fijian
740.30.2350.30.2+39
Sudanese
660.30.180.10.1+58
Indonesian
600.20.2260.20.2+34
Zimbabwean
600.20.1230.20.1+37
Thai
570.20.2130.10.1+43
Other Middle-Eastern peoples
520.20.190.10.1+42
Malay
510.20.2170.10.2+34
Bosnian
440.20.1160.10.2+28
French
430.20.3310.30.2+12
Khmer (Cambodian)
430.20.3270.20.3+16
Other Arab peoples
420.20.2110.10.1+31
Timorese
420.20.1180.20.1+24
Cook Islander
370.10.170.10.1+30
Brazilian
340.10.1170.10.0+17
Tongan
310.10.170.10.0+24
Ukrainian
310.10.1290.30.1+2
Palestinian
270.10.1140.10.1+13
Japanese
250.10.160.10.1+19
Anglo-Indian
250.10.1120.10.1+13
Russian
240.10.2240.20.20
Welsh
240.10.2150.10.2+9
Other South American
230.10.100.00.0+23
Eritrean
230.10.0190.20.0+4
Argentinian
220.10.1200.20.1+2
Australian Aboriginal
220.10.290.10.1+13
Other Oceanian (inc. Melanesia & Micronesia)
210.10.090.10.0+12
South African
200.10.2130.10.1+7
Colombian
200.10.060.10.0+14
Hungarian
200.10.2170.10.2+3
Norwegian
190.10.1160.10.1+3
Swedish
160.10.100.00.1+16
Austrian
130.10.160.10.1+7
Caribbean Islander
120.00.030.00.0+9
Other Southern and East African
120.00.160.10.1+6
Other Central Asian
120.00.100.00.0+12
Uruguayan
120.00.030.00.0+9
Taiwanese
100.00.000.00.0+10
Jordanian
100.00.050.00.0+5
Romanian
100.00.160.10.1+4
Ethiopian
100.00.030.00.0+7
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Epping North - Wollert - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Whittlesea %Number%City of Whittlesea %2011 to 2016
Not stated1,5856.15.46845.96.3+902

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 Indian, City of Whittlesea: 6.7% Australian, City of Whittlesea: 20.0% Italian, City of Whittlesea: 13.2% English, City of Whittlesea: 18.7% Macedonian, City of Whittlesea: 6.6% Greek, City of Whittlesea: 5.9% Chinese, City of Whittlesea: 4.4% Sinhalese, City of Whittlesea: 1.7% Irish, City of Whittlesea: 5.6% Lebanese, City of Whittlesea: 2.4% Indian, Epping North - Wollert: 15.4% Australian, Epping North - Wollert: 12.9% Italian, Epping North - Wollert: 11.8% English, Epping North - Wollert: 11.1% Macedonian, Epping North - Wollert: 7.5% Greek, Epping North - Wollert: 4.3% Chinese, Epping North - Wollert: 3.5% Sinhalese, Epping North - Wollert: 3.4% Irish, Epping North - Wollert: 2.7% Lebanese, Epping North - Wollert: 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 Indian, Epping North - Wollert: +2,929 Australian, Epping North - Wollert: +1,702 Italian, Epping North - Wollert: +1,351 English, Epping North - Wollert: +1,395 Macedonian, Epping North - Wollert: +776 Greek, Epping North - Wollert: +547 Chinese, Epping North - Wollert: +539 Sinhalese, Epping North - Wollert: +524 Irish, Epping North - Wollert: +294 Lebanese, Epping North - Wollert: +405
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 Epping North - Wollert in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Indian (4,007 people or 15.4%)
  • Australian (3,351 people or 12.9%)
  • Italian (3,059 people or 11.8%)
  • English (2,883 people or 11.1%)
  • Macedonian (1,940 people or 7.5%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 15,240 responses in total, or 58.75% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in Epping North - Wollert and the City of Whittlesea were:

  • A larger percentage of people with Indian ancestry (15.4% compared to 6.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (11.1% compared to 18.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (12.9% compared to 20.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Irish ancestry (2.7% compared to 5.6%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Indian (+2,929 persons)
  • Australian (+1,702 persons)
  • English (+1,395 persons)
  • Italian (+1,351 persons)

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