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The three largest ancestries in Hillside in 2011 were Australian, English and Italian.

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 Hillside 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 Hillside'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
Hillside - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
Australian
25020.812.927924.415.1-29
English
18915.711.820517.911.8-16
map this data in atlas.idItalian1089.07.011810.37.8-10
Maltese
1048.76.71028.98.1+2
Irish
685.73.1453.93.2+23
Croatian
574.72.9433.83.5+14
Greek
564.73.9504.44.6+6
Filipino
504.23.6343.03.1+16
Indian
473.94.3171.52.2+30
Scottish
433.62.5464.02.5-3
Sinhalese
413.40.8272.40.6+14
Macedonian
352.93.3201.73.7+15
Chinese
352.95.9322.85.1+3
Turkish
211.71.5201.71.8+1
German
201.71.8171.52.0+3
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Hillside - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
Not stated988.29.2978.510.0+1

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% English, City of Brimbank: 11.8% Italian, City of Brimbank: 7.0% Maltese, City of Brimbank: 6.7% Irish, City of Brimbank: 3.1% Croatian, City of Brimbank: 2.9% Greek, City of Brimbank: 3.9% Filipino, City of Brimbank: 3.6% Indian, City of Brimbank: 4.3% Scottish, City of Brimbank: 2.5% Australian, Hillside: 20.8% English, Hillside: 15.7% Italian, Hillside: 9.0% Maltese, Hillside: 8.7% Irish, Hillside: 5.7% Croatian, Hillside: 4.7% Greek, Hillside: 4.7% Filipino, Hillside: 4.2% Indian, Hillside: 3.9% Scottish, Hillside: 3.6%
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, Hillside: -29 English, Hillside: -16 Italian, Hillside: -10 Maltese, Hillside: +2 Irish, Hillside: +23 Croatian, Hillside: +14 Greek, Hillside: +6 Filipino, Hillside: +16 Indian, Hillside: +30 Scottish, Hillside: -3
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 Hillside in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Australian (250 people or 20.8%)
  • English (189 people or 15.7%)
  • Italian (108 people or 9.0%)
  • Maltese (104 people or 8.7%)
  • Irish (68 people or 5.7%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 719 responses in total, or 59.82% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (20.8% compared to 12.9%)
  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (15.7% compared to 11.8%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Sinhalese ancestry (3.4% compared to 0.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (2.9% compared to 5.9%)

Emerging groups

There were no major differences in Hillside between 2006 and 2011.

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