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The three largest ancestries in Belvoir in 2016 were Australian, English 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 Belvoir 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 Belvoir'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
Belvoir - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%City of Wodonga %Number%City of Wodonga %2011 to 2016
Australian
1,45342.142.11,49343.143.5-40
English
1,41140.839.81,34138.739.3+70
map this data in atlas.idIrish42112.212.938511.112.2+36
map this data in atlas.idScottish34410.010.53119.09.9+33
German
2406.97.02457.17.2-5
Italian
852.52.81063.12.6-21
Dutch
601.71.9762.22.2-16
Chinese
501.40.7210.60.6+29
Filipino
381.10.7260.70.4+12
Croatian
270.80.6270.80.70
Polish
230.70.7300.90.7-7
Serbian
200.60.5250.70.6-5
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Belvoir - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Wodonga %Number%City of Wodonga %2011 to 2016
Not stated2417.06.81775.15.5+64

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 Australian, City of Wodonga: 42.1% English, City of Wodonga: 39.8% Irish, City of Wodonga: 12.9% Scottish, City of Wodonga: 10.5% German, City of Wodonga: 7.0% Italian, City of Wodonga: 2.8% Dutch, City of Wodonga: 1.9% Chinese, City of Wodonga: 0.7% Filipino, City of Wodonga: 0.7% Croatian, City of Wodonga: 0.6% Australian, Belvoir: 42.1% English, Belvoir: 40.8% Irish, Belvoir: 12.2% Scottish, Belvoir: 10.0% German, Belvoir: 6.9% Italian, Belvoir: 2.5% Dutch, Belvoir: 1.7% Chinese, Belvoir: 1.4% Filipino, Belvoir: 1.1% Croatian, Belvoir: 0.8%
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 Australian, Belvoir: -40 English, Belvoir: +70 Irish, Belvoir: +36 Scottish, Belvoir: +33 German, Belvoir: -5 Italian, Belvoir: -21 Dutch, Belvoir: -16 Chinese, Belvoir: +29 Filipino, Belvoir: +12 Croatian, Belvoir: 0
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 Belvoir in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Australian (1,453 people or 42.1%)
  • English (1,411 people or 40.8%)
  • Irish (421 people or 12.2%)
  • Scottish (344 people or 10.0%)
  • German (240 people or 6.9%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 3,869 responses in total, or 111.98% of all responses.

The major difference between the ancestries of the population in Belvoir and City of Wodonga was:

  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (40.8% compared to 39.8%)

Emerging groups

The largest change in the reported ancestries of the population in this area between 2011 and 2016 was:

  • English (+70 persons)

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