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The three largest ancestries in Brighton East 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 Brighton East 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 Brighton East'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
Brighton East - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%City of Bayside %Number%City of Bayside %2011 to 2016
English
5,08632.938.04,55730.236.5+529
Australian
4,21827.329.94,45929.632.3-241
map this data in atlas.idIrish1,80311.713.61,63210.812.5+171
map this data in atlas.idScottish1,56310.111.41,2968.610.6+267
Italian
8895.85.28205.44.7+70
Chinese
8185.33.75333.52.5+284
Greek
7504.93.87444.93.5+6
German
6544.24.26004.04.1+54
Polish
5093.31.85533.71.8-44
Russian
3342.21.23612.41.3-26
Indian
2571.71.32011.30.9+56
Jewish
2561.70.73162.10.8-61
Dutch
2231.41.61891.31.5+34
South African
1751.10.92281.51.0-53
French
1350.90.91541.00.9-19
Ukrainian
1300.80.5550.40.3+75
New Zealander
1290.81.01190.81.0+10
Hungarian
1210.80.61070.70.6+14
Other Middle-Eastern peoples
1130.70.21380.90.3-25
Sinhalese
1020.70.5790.50.5+23
Welsh
950.60.8710.50.6+24
Serbian
880.60.5740.50.4+14
American
860.60.6740.50.6+12
Japanese
850.60.4740.50.4+11
Croatian
820.50.6910.60.6-9
Austrian
780.50.4780.50.40
Filipino
730.50.3300.20.3+44
Inadequately Described
710.50.5700.50.30
Vietnamese
600.40.3450.30.2+15
Other Eastern European
550.40.2380.30.1+17
Lebanese
540.40.4540.40.40
Cypriot
490.30.2420.30.1+7
Lithuanian
460.30.2250.20.1+21
Maltese
450.30.4630.40.4-18
Spanish
440.30.4560.40.3-12
Danish
370.20.4370.20.30
Canadian
370.20.3400.30.3-3
Egyptian
330.20.3430.30.2-9
Swedish
330.20.3410.30.3-7
Romanian
330.20.2390.30.2-6
Turkish
310.20.3370.20.3-5
Thai
290.20.2140.10.1+15
Portuguese
290.20.2360.20.2-7
Argentinian
280.20.160.00.0+21
Swiss
260.20.3170.10.2+9
Czech
240.20.2300.20.3-7
Iranian
240.20.2190.10.1+5
Macedonian
210.10.2350.20.2-14
Other Southern/South East European
210.10.100.00.0+21
Chilean
210.10.1240.20.1-3
Brazilian
200.10.1200.10.10
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Brighton East - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Bayside %Number%City of Bayside %2011 to 2016
Not stated8715.65.58405.65.5+31

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 Bayside: 38.0% Australian, City of Bayside: 29.9% Irish, City of Bayside: 13.6% Scottish, City of Bayside: 11.4% Italian, City of Bayside: 5.2% Chinese, City of Bayside: 3.7% Greek, City of Bayside: 3.8% German, City of Bayside: 4.2% Polish, City of Bayside: 1.8% Russian, City of Bayside: 1.2% English, Brighton East: 32.9% Australian, Brighton East: 27.3% Irish, Brighton East: 11.7% Scottish, Brighton East: 10.1% Italian, Brighton East: 5.8% Chinese, Brighton East: 5.3% Greek, Brighton East: 4.9% German, Brighton East: 4.2% Polish, Brighton East: 3.3% Russian, Brighton East: 2.2%
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, Brighton East: +529 Australian, Brighton East: -241 Irish, Brighton East: +171 Scottish, Brighton East: +267 Italian, Brighton East: +70 Chinese, Brighton East: +284 Greek, Brighton East: +6 German, Brighton East: +54 Polish, Brighton East: -44 Russian, Brighton East: -26
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 Brighton East in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (5,086 people or 32.9%)
  • Australian (4,218 people or 27.3%)
  • Irish (1,803 people or 11.7%)
  • Scottish (1,563 people or 10.1%)
  • Italian (889 people or 5.8%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 13,559 responses in total, or 87.68% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in Brighton East and City of Bayside were:

  • A larger percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (5.3% compared to 3.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (32.9% compared to 38.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (27.3% compared to 29.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Irish ancestry (11.7% compared to 13.6%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+529 persons)
  • Chinese (+284 persons)
  • Scottish (+267 persons)
  • Australian (-241 persons)

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