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The three largest ancestries in Albion in 2011 were English, Australian and Indian.

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 Albion 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 Albion'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
Albion - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
English
76317.611.862116.511.8+142
Australian
74717.312.975520.115.1-8
Indian
52712.24.32727.22.2+255
Chinese
2535.85.91965.25.1+57
Irish
2205.13.11995.33.2+21
map this data in atlas.idVietnamese2084.812.82155.710.7-7
Scottish
1874.32.51534.12.5+34
map this data in atlas.idItalian1653.87.01574.27.8+8
Maltese
1643.86.71794.88.1-15
Filipino
1232.83.61363.63.1-13
German
952.21.8792.12.0+16
Polish
922.11.6902.42.0+2
Greek
701.63.9731.94.6-3
Nepalese
591.40.2110.30.0+48
Bengali
581.30.2200.50.1+38
Punjabi
511.20.3260.70.1+25
Pakistani
451.00.470.20.2+38
Serbian
441.01.4631.71.6-19
Other Indian subcontinent
431.00.3180.50.1+25
Sudanese
350.80.8340.90.8+1
Croatian
310.72.9511.43.5-20
Burmese peoples
290.70.300.00.0+29
Papua New Guinean
290.70.000.00.0+29
Macedonian
280.63.3391.03.7-11
Ukrainian
260.60.5230.60.6+3
New Zealander
260.60.3270.70.2-1
Ethiopian
260.60.4180.50.3+8
Inadequately Described
250.60.5340.90.4-9
Lebanese
240.61.0210.61.1+3
Sinhalese
230.50.8230.60.60
Spanish
200.50.8330.90.9-13
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Albion - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
Not stated45210.49.251313.610.0-61

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 Brimbank: 11.8% Australian, City of Brimbank: 12.9% Indian, City of Brimbank: 4.3% Chinese, City of Brimbank: 5.9% Irish, City of Brimbank: 3.1% Vietnamese, City of Brimbank: 12.8% Scottish, City of Brimbank: 2.5% Italian, City of Brimbank: 7.0% Maltese, City of Brimbank: 6.7% Filipino, City of Brimbank: 3.6% English, Albion: 17.6% Australian, Albion: 17.3% Indian, Albion: 12.2% Chinese, Albion: 5.8% Irish, Albion: 5.1% Vietnamese, Albion: 4.8% Scottish, Albion: 4.3% Italian, Albion: 3.8% Maltese, Albion: 3.8% Filipino, Albion: 2.8%
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, Albion: +142 Australian, Albion: -8 Indian, Albion: +255 Chinese, Albion: +57 Irish, Albion: +21 Vietnamese, Albion: -7 Scottish, Albion: +34 Italian, Albion: +8 Maltese, Albion: -15 Filipino, Albion: -13
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 Albion in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (763 people or 17.6%)
  • Australian (747 people or 17.3%)
  • Indian (527 people or 12.2%)
  • Chinese (253 people or 5.8%)
  • Irish (220 people or 5.1%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 2,510 responses in total, or 58.02% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in Albion and City of Brimbank were:

  • A larger percentage of people with Indian ancestry (12.2% compared to 4.3%)
  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (17.6% compared to 11.8%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (17.3% compared to 12.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Vietnamese ancestry (4.8% compared to 12.8%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Indian (+255 persons)
  • English (+142 persons)
  • Chinese (+57 persons)

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