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The three largest ancestries in Ardeer in 2011 were English, Australian and Vietnamese.

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 Ardeer 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 Ardeer'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
Ardeer - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
English
41414.711.835713.911.8+57
Australian
38813.712.940315.715.1-15
map this data in atlas.idVietnamese31811.312.826410.310.7+54
Maltese
2328.26.727210.68.1-40
Polish
1766.21.62118.22.0-35
map this data in atlas.idItalian1224.37.01044.07.8+18
German
1053.71.8993.82.0+6
Indian
1043.74.3301.22.2+74
Irish
1033.63.1833.23.2+20
Chinese
933.35.9582.35.1+35
Scottish
923.32.5823.22.5+10
Ukrainian
903.20.51194.60.6-29
Sudanese
501.80.8451.70.8+5
Croatian
441.62.9602.33.5-16
Filipino
361.33.6281.13.1+8
Greek
271.03.9572.24.6-30
Macedonian
230.83.3341.33.7-11
Serbian
220.81.4431.71.6-21
Burmese peoples
210.70.300.00.0+21
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Ardeer - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
Not stated36412.99.225810.010.0+106

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% Vietnamese, City of Brimbank: 12.8% Maltese, City of Brimbank: 6.7% Polish, City of Brimbank: 1.6% Italian, City of Brimbank: 7.0% German, City of Brimbank: 1.8% Indian, City of Brimbank: 4.3% Irish, City of Brimbank: 3.1% Chinese, City of Brimbank: 5.9% English, Ardeer: 14.7% Australian, Ardeer: 13.7% Vietnamese, Ardeer: 11.3% Maltese, Ardeer: 8.2% Polish, Ardeer: 6.2% Italian, Ardeer: 4.3% German, Ardeer: 3.7% Indian, Ardeer: 3.7% Irish, Ardeer: 3.6% Chinese, Ardeer: 3.3%
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, Ardeer: +57 Australian, Ardeer: -15 Vietnamese, Ardeer: +54 Maltese, Ardeer: -40 Polish, Ardeer: -35 Italian, Ardeer: +18 German, Ardeer: +6 Indian, Ardeer: +74 Irish, Ardeer: +20 Chinese, Ardeer: +35
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 Ardeer in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (414 people or 14.7%)
  • Australian (388 people or 13.7%)
  • Vietnamese (318 people or 11.3%)
  • Maltese (232 people or 8.2%)
  • Polish (176 people or 6.2%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 1,528 responses in total, or 54.11% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Polish ancestry (6.2% compared to 1.6%)
  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (14.7% compared to 11.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Greek ancestry (1.0% compared to 3.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Italian ancestry (4.3% compared to 7.0%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Indian (+74 persons)
  • English (+57 persons)
  • Vietnamese (+54 persons)

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