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The three largest ancestries in Brighton East in 2011 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.

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)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Bayside %Number%City of Bayside %2006 to 2011
English
4,57430.336.54,28929.534.4+285
Australian
4,47229.632.34,78132.836.4-309
map this data in atlas.idIrish1,63810.812.51,51310.411.7+126
map this data in atlas.idScottish1,3028.610.61,1738.19.4+129
Italian
8215.44.77245.04.5+97
Greek
7474.93.57004.83.5+47
German
6034.04.16104.23.9-7
Polish
5543.71.85543.81.90
Chinese
5353.52.53892.71.9+146
Russian
3622.41.32932.01.1+69
Jewish
3172.10.81871.30.6+130
South African
2291.51.01621.10.8+68
Indian
2021.30.92021.40.80
Dutch
1901.31.52131.51.4-23
French
1541.00.9920.60.7+63
Other Middle-Eastern peoples
1380.90.31250.90.3+13
New Zealander
1200.81.01220.81.0-2
Hungarian
1080.70.61611.10.6-54
Croatian
920.60.6620.40.5+30
Sinhalese
800.50.5670.50.4+13
Austrian
790.50.4720.50.4+7
American
750.50.6890.60.6-14
Japanese
750.50.41090.70.5-34
Serbian
750.50.4590.40.4+15
Welsh
720.50.6620.40.6+10
Inadequately Described
710.50.3550.40.2+16
Maltese
640.40.4620.40.4+2
Spanish
570.40.3390.30.3+18
Ukrainian
550.40.3550.40.30
Lebanese
550.40.4490.30.4+6
Vietnamese
460.30.2270.20.1+19
Egyptian
430.30.2330.20.2+10
Cypriot
420.30.1160.10.1+26
Canadian
410.30.3430.30.3-2
Swedish
410.30.3330.20.3+9
Romanian
400.30.2510.30.2-11
Other Eastern European
380.30.1330.20.1+5
Turkish
370.20.3240.20.2+13
Danish
370.20.3430.30.3-6
Macedonian
360.20.290.10.1+27
Portuguese
360.20.2300.20.1+6
Korean
340.20.1250.20.1+9
Norwegian
330.20.2100.10.2+23
Mauritian
310.20.2260.20.1+4
Czech
310.20.3370.30.3-6
Filipino
300.20.3190.10.2+11
Latvian
280.20.2180.10.1+10
Lithuanian
260.20.1390.30.1-14
Slovene
260.20.1140.10.1+12
Indonesian
250.20.1200.10.1+5
Chilean
250.20.1110.10.1+13
Maori
230.20.2200.10.2+3
Brazilian
210.10.130.00.0+18
Colombian
210.10.100.00.0+21
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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)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Bayside %Number%City of Bayside %2006 to 2011
Not stated8415.65.59756.76.6-134

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Ancestry, 2011
Ancestry, 2011 English, City of Bayside: 36.5% Australian, City of Bayside: 32.3% Irish, City of Bayside: 12.5% Scottish, City of Bayside: 10.6% Italian, City of Bayside: 4.7% Greek, City of Bayside: 3.5% German, City of Bayside: 4.1% Polish, City of Bayside: 1.8% Chinese, City of Bayside: 2.5% Russian, City of Bayside: 1.3% English, Brighton East: 30.3% Australian, Brighton East: 29.6% Irish, Brighton East: 10.8% Scottish, Brighton East: 8.6% Italian, Brighton East: 5.4% Greek, Brighton East: 4.9% German, Brighton East: 4.0% Polish, Brighton East: 3.7% Chinese, Brighton East: 3.5% Russian, Brighton East: 2.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in ancestry, 2006 to 2011
Change in ancestry, 2006 to 2011 English, Brighton East: +285 Australian, Brighton East: -309 Irish, Brighton East: +126 Scottish, Brighton East: +129 Italian, Brighton East: +97 Greek, Brighton East: +47 German, Brighton East: -7 Polish, Brighton East: 0 Chinese, Brighton East: +146 Russian, Brighton East: +69
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (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 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (4,574 people or 30.3%)
  • Australian (4,472 people or 29.6%)
  • Irish (1,638 people or 10.8%)
  • Scottish (1,302 people or 8.6%)
  • Italian (821 people or 5.4%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 12,807 responses in total, or 84.71% 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 Polish ancestry (3.7% compared to 1.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (30.3% compared to 36.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (29.6% compared to 32.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Scottish ancestry (8.6% compared to 10.6%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the reported ancestries of the population in this area between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Australian (-309 persons)
  • English (+285 persons)
  • Chinese (+146 persons)
  • Jewish (+130 persons)

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