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The three largest ancestries in Cairnlea in 2011 were Vietnamese, Chinese and Australian.

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 Cairnlea 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 Cairnlea'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
Cairnlea - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idVietnamese2,09823.812.81,19419.210.7+905
Chinese
93110.55.96179.95.1+314
Australian
7778.812.95468.815.1+232
Filipino
6937.83.65849.43.1+109
English
6247.111.84457.111.8+179
Maltese
4344.96.73555.78.1+80
Macedonian
3473.93.32554.13.7+92
map this data in atlas.idItalian3383.87.02684.37.8+71
Indian
3283.74.31332.12.2+195
Bosnian
2012.30.71312.10.8+71
Croatian
1942.22.91312.13.5+63
Greek
1872.13.91362.24.6+51
Turkish
1491.71.51242.01.8+25
Serbian
1211.41.4671.11.6+55
Irish
1181.33.1841.33.2+35
Spanish
951.10.8570.90.9+38
Polish
911.01.6891.42.0+2
Scottish
871.02.5881.42.5-1
Albanian
830.90.6370.60.6+46
Lao
790.90.2560.90.2+23
Sinhalese
730.80.8370.60.6+36
German
730.81.8540.92.0+19
Samoan
690.80.6350.60.4+34
Timorese
610.70.4360.60.3+25
Pakistani
600.70.4340.50.2+27
Cook Islander
550.60.1300.50.1+25
Chilean
510.60.5390.60.5+13
Lebanese
430.51.0460.71.1-3
Inadequately Described
420.50.5360.60.4+6
Maori
370.40.5260.40.4+11
Other Indian subcontinent
370.40.370.10.1+30
Portuguese
370.40.3300.50.4+7
Cypriot
340.40.660.10.3+28
Fijian
320.40.2180.30.1+15
Bengali
300.30.2200.30.1+10
Dutch
230.30.5230.40.6+1
New Zealander
220.20.390.10.2+13
Khmer (Cambodian)
210.20.1150.20.0+6
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Cairnlea - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
Not stated6997.99.268611.010.0+14

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 Vietnamese, City of Brimbank: 12.8% Chinese, City of Brimbank: 5.9% Australian, City of Brimbank: 12.9% Filipino, City of Brimbank: 3.6% English, City of Brimbank: 11.8% Maltese, City of Brimbank: 6.7% Macedonian, City of Brimbank: 3.3% Italian, City of Brimbank: 7.0% Indian, City of Brimbank: 4.3% Bosnian, City of Brimbank: 0.7% Vietnamese, Cairnlea: 23.8% Chinese, Cairnlea: 10.5% Australian, Cairnlea: 8.8% Filipino, Cairnlea: 7.8% English, Cairnlea: 7.1% Maltese, Cairnlea: 4.9% Macedonian, Cairnlea: 3.9% Italian, Cairnlea: 3.8% Indian, Cairnlea: 3.7% Bosnian, Cairnlea: 2.3%
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 Vietnamese, Cairnlea: +905 Chinese, Cairnlea: +314 Australian, Cairnlea: +232 Filipino, Cairnlea: +109 English, Cairnlea: +179 Maltese, Cairnlea: +80 Macedonian, Cairnlea: +92 Italian, Cairnlea: +71 Indian, Cairnlea: +195 Bosnian, Cairnlea: +71
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 Cairnlea in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Vietnamese (2,098 people or 23.8%)
  • Chinese (931 people or 10.5%)
  • Australian (777 people or 8.8%)
  • Filipino (693 people or 7.8%)
  • English (624 people or 7.1%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 5,123 responses in total, or 58.02% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Vietnamese ancestry (23.8% compared to 12.8%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (10.5% compared to 5.9%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Filipino ancestry (7.8% compared to 3.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (7.1% compared to 11.8%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Vietnamese (+905 persons)
  • Chinese (+314 persons)
  • Australian (+232 persons)
  • Indian (+195 persons)

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