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

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 Delahey 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 Delahey'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
Delahey - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
Australian
89310.612.999011.415.1-97
map this data in atlas.idVietnamese8139.612.88229.410.7-9
English
8099.611.88219.411.8-12
Maltese
7228.66.78369.68.1-114
Filipino
5887.03.66137.03.1-25
Chinese
5506.55.95936.85.1-43
Macedonian
4915.83.35115.93.7-20
map this data in atlas.idItalian4164.97.04254.97.8-9
Indian
3504.14.32022.32.2+148
Greek
2573.03.93073.54.6-50
Turkish
2302.71.53173.61.8-87
Croatian
2212.62.92572.93.5-36
Irish
1962.33.11661.93.2+30
Timorese
1912.30.41892.20.3+2
Polish
1641.91.61752.02.0-11
Serbian
1451.71.41401.61.6+5
Lebanese
1301.51.01371.61.1-7
Scottish
1251.52.51421.62.5-17
Ukrainian
921.10.5640.70.6+28
Spanish
901.10.8800.90.9+10
German
881.01.81261.42.0-38
Lao
770.90.2650.70.2+12
Sinhalese
680.80.8730.80.6-5
Chilean
670.80.5570.70.5+10
Albanian
670.80.6700.80.6-3
Cypriot
640.80.6370.40.3+27
Egyptian
610.70.6630.70.6-2
Samoan
570.70.6370.40.4+20
Maori
460.50.5220.30.4+24
Dutch
460.50.5530.60.6-7
Inadequately Described
430.50.5180.20.4+25
Bosnian
400.50.7740.80.8-34
Hungarian
310.40.3320.40.4-1
New Zealander
300.40.3120.10.2+18
Tamil
280.30.1180.20.1+10
Arab not further described
260.30.2110.10.2+15
Sudanese
220.30.8190.20.8+3
Syrian
220.30.270.10.1+15
Pakistani
210.20.4280.30.2-7
Portuguese
210.20.3300.30.4-9
Anglo-Indian
200.20.2400.50.2-20
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Delahey - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
Not stated7458.89.289210.210.0-147

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 Australian, City of Brimbank: 12.9% Vietnamese, City of Brimbank: 12.8% English, City of Brimbank: 11.8% Maltese, City of Brimbank: 6.7% Filipino, City of Brimbank: 3.6% Chinese, City of Brimbank: 5.9% Macedonian, City of Brimbank: 3.3% Italian, City of Brimbank: 7.0% Indian, City of Brimbank: 4.3% Greek, City of Brimbank: 3.9% Australian, Delahey: 10.6% Vietnamese, Delahey: 9.6% English, Delahey: 9.6% Maltese, Delahey: 8.6% Filipino, Delahey: 7.0% Chinese, Delahey: 6.5% Macedonian, Delahey: 5.8% Italian, Delahey: 4.9% Indian, Delahey: 4.1% Greek, Delahey: 3.0%
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 Australian, Delahey: -97 Vietnamese, Delahey: -9 English, Delahey: -12 Maltese, Delahey: -114 Filipino, Delahey: -25 Chinese, Delahey: -43 Macedonian, Delahey: -20 Italian, Delahey: -9 Indian, Delahey: +148 Greek, Delahey: -50
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 Delahey in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Australian (893 people or 10.6%)
  • Vietnamese (813 people or 9.6%)
  • English (809 people or 9.6%)
  • Maltese (722 people or 8.6%)
  • Filipino (588 people or 7.0%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 3,825 responses in total, or 45.35% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Filipino ancestry (7.0% compared to 3.6%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Macedonian ancestry (5.8% compared to 3.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Vietnamese ancestry (9.6% compared to 12.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (10.6% compared to 12.9%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Indian (+148 persons)
  • Maltese (-114 persons)
  • Australian (-97 persons)
  • Turkish (-87 persons)

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