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The three largest ancestries in Delahey in 2016 were Australian, English 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 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.

Please note: Due to changes in ABS rules around perturbation and additivity of data to protect the confidentiality of individuals in 2016, counts of ancestry groups and totals derived from them may differ slightly from those published by the ABS. For more information see notes on data confidentiality.

Derived from the Census question:

'What is the person's ancestry?'

Multi-response

Total population

Ancestry - Ranked by size
Delahey - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2011 to 2016
Australian
1,00812.112.489310.612.9+115
English
93011.211.78099.611.8+121
map this data in atlas.idVietnamese88110.616.08139.612.8+68
Maltese
6377.75.77228.66.7-85
Chinese
5706.96.55506.55.9+20
Filipino
5536.63.95887.03.6-35
Macedonian
4665.62.94915.83.3-25
map this data in atlas.idItalian4175.06.54164.97.0+1
Indian
3804.64.93504.14.3+30
Greek
2653.23.62573.03.9+8
Timorese
2563.10.41912.30.4+65
Irish
2372.83.31962.33.1+41
Turkish
2272.71.32302.71.5-3
Croatian
2012.42.52212.62.9-20
German
1611.91.7881.01.8+73
Serbian
1601.91.31451.71.4+15
Scottish
1521.82.51251.52.5+27
Polish
1321.61.41641.91.6-32
Lebanese
1191.41.01301.51.0-11
Spanish
1001.20.9901.10.8+10
Ukrainian
971.20.4921.10.5+5
Sinhalese
841.01.0680.80.8+16
Inadequately Described
821.01.1430.50.5+39
Lao
760.90.3770.90.2-1
Samoan
690.81.1570.70.6+12
Egyptian
640.80.6610.70.6+3
Cypriot
640.80.6640.80.60
Albanian
630.80.6670.80.6-4
Other Indian subcontinent
600.70.790.10.3+51
Sudanese
580.70.8220.30.8+36
Bosnian
520.60.7400.50.7+12
Punjabi
510.60.9180.20.3+33
Chilean
430.50.5670.80.5-24
Syrian
410.50.2220.30.2+19
Portuguese
360.40.3210.20.3+15
Pakistani
360.40.9210.20.4+15
Arab not further described
330.40.2260.30.2+7
Ethiopian
300.40.7190.20.4+11
Fijian
290.30.3130.20.2+16
Hungarian
260.30.3310.40.3-5
Dutch
260.30.4460.50.5-20
Romanian
230.30.2140.20.2+9
Assyrian/Chaldean
210.30.270.10.1+14
Argentinian
200.20.160.10.2+14
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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)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2011 to 2016
Not stated4555.56.87458.89.2-290

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Ancestry, 2016
Ancestry, 2016 Australian, City of Brimbank: 12.4% English, City of Brimbank: 11.7% Vietnamese, City of Brimbank: 16.0% Maltese, City of Brimbank: 5.7% Chinese, City of Brimbank: 6.5% Filipino, City of Brimbank: 3.9% Macedonian, City of Brimbank: 2.9% Italian, City of Brimbank: 6.5% Indian, City of Brimbank: 4.9% Greek, City of Brimbank: 3.6% Australian, Delahey: 12.1% English, Delahey: 11.2% Vietnamese, Delahey: 10.6% Maltese, Delahey: 7.7% Chinese, Delahey: 6.9% Filipino, Delahey: 6.6% Macedonian, Delahey: 5.6% Italian, Delahey: 5.0% Indian, Delahey: 4.6% Greek, Delahey: 3.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in ancestry, 2011 to 2016
Change in ancestry, 2011 to 2016 Australian, Delahey: +115 English, Delahey: +121 Vietnamese, Delahey: +68 Maltese, Delahey: -85 Chinese, Delahey: +20 Filipino, Delahey: -35 Macedonian, Delahey: -25 Italian, Delahey: +1 Indian, Delahey: +30 Greek, Delahey: +8
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (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 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Australian (1,008 people or 12.1%)
  • English (930 people or 11.2%)
  • Vietnamese (881 people or 10.6%)
  • Maltese (637 people or 7.7%)
  • Chinese (570 people or 6.9%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 4,026 responses in total, or 48.40% 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 (6.6% compared to 3.9%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Timorese ancestry (3.1% compared to 0.4%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Macedonian ancestry (5.6% compared to 2.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Vietnamese ancestry (10.6% compared to 16.0%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the reported ancestries of the population in this area between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • English (+121 persons)
  • Australian (+115 persons)
  • Maltese (-85 persons)
  • German (+73 persons)

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