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The three largest ancestries in Derrimut in 2011 were Australian, Vietnamese and Filipino.

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 Derrimut 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 Derrimut'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
Derrimut - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
Australian
77312.912.921814.515.1+555
map this data in atlas.idVietnamese68811.512.816811.110.7+520
Filipino
65310.93.619713.13.1+456
English
61310.211.81348.911.8+479
Chinese
5318.95.91137.55.1+418
Indian
3716.24.3744.92.2+297
Maltese
2313.96.7966.48.1+135
map this data in atlas.idItalian2213.77.0523.47.8+169
Irish
1442.43.1281.93.2+116
Greek
1372.33.9382.54.6+99
Macedonian
1312.23.3342.33.7+97
Scottish
1232.12.5463.12.5+77
Maori
1131.90.5100.70.4+103
Sudanese
1091.80.800.00.8+109
Sinhalese
1011.70.8100.70.6+91
Croatian
1011.72.9402.73.5+61
German
891.51.8291.92.0+60
Spanish
841.40.8211.40.9+63
Samoan
781.30.6171.10.4+61
Serbian
771.31.4181.21.6+59
Timorese
711.20.4211.40.3+50
Ethiopian
681.10.4151.00.3+53
Turkish
651.11.5130.91.8+52
Bosnian
601.00.7120.80.8+48
Inadequately Described
540.90.550.30.4+49
Polish
490.81.6100.72.0+39
Pakistani
470.80.490.60.2+38
Tongan
410.70.270.50.2+34
Indonesian
390.70.130.20.1+36
Chilean
380.60.5221.50.5+16
Egyptian
330.60.670.50.6+26
Dutch
310.50.580.50.6+23
Salvadoran
310.50.230.20.2+28
Thai
290.50.200.00.1+29
Fijian
260.40.230.20.1+23
Lao
260.40.2221.50.2+4
Lebanese
220.41.030.21.1+19
Ukrainian
220.40.5110.70.6+11
Other Indian subcontinent
210.40.3100.70.1+11
Albanian
200.30.630.20.6+17
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Derrimut - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
Not stated5188.79.215310.110.0+365

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% Filipino, City of Brimbank: 3.6% English, City of Brimbank: 11.8% Chinese, City of Brimbank: 5.9% Indian, City of Brimbank: 4.3% Maltese, City of Brimbank: 6.7% Italian, City of Brimbank: 7.0% Irish, City of Brimbank: 3.1% Greek, City of Brimbank: 3.9% Australian, Derrimut: 12.9% Vietnamese, Derrimut: 11.5% Filipino, Derrimut: 10.9% English, Derrimut: 10.2% Chinese, Derrimut: 8.9% Indian, Derrimut: 6.2% Maltese, Derrimut: 3.9% Italian, Derrimut: 3.7% Irish, Derrimut: 2.4% Greek, Derrimut: 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 Australian, Derrimut: +555 Vietnamese, Derrimut: +520 Filipino, Derrimut: +456 English, Derrimut: +479 Chinese, Derrimut: +418 Indian, Derrimut: +297 Maltese, Derrimut: +135 Italian, Derrimut: +169 Irish, Derrimut: +116 Greek, Derrimut: +99
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 Derrimut in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Australian (773 people or 12.9%)
  • Vietnamese (688 people or 11.5%)
  • Filipino (653 people or 10.9%)
  • English (613 people or 10.2%)
  • Chinese (531 people or 8.9%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 3,258 responses in total, or 54.43% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Filipino ancestry (10.9% compared to 3.6%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (8.9% compared to 5.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Italian ancestry (3.7% compared to 7.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Maltese ancestry (3.9% compared to 6.7%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Australian (+555 persons)
  • Vietnamese (+520 persons)
  • English (+479 persons)
  • Filipino (+456 persons)

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