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The three largest ancestries in Hillside in 2016 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.

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
Hillside - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2011 to 2016
Australian
23720.312.425020.812.9-13
English
21518.411.718915.711.8+26
map this data in atlas.idItalian1159.96.51089.07.0+7
Maltese
927.95.71048.76.7-12
Irish
706.03.3685.73.1+2
Indian
544.64.9473.94.3+7
Filipino
474.03.9504.23.6-3
Greek
423.63.6564.73.9-14
Croatian
403.42.5574.72.9-17
Scottish
363.12.5433.62.5-7
Macedonian
292.52.9352.93.3-6
map this data in atlas.idVietnamese292.516.030.212.8+26
Sinhalese
282.41.0413.40.8-13
Chinese
262.26.5352.95.9-9
Punjabi
221.90.930.20.3+19
German
211.81.7201.71.8+1
Samoan
201.71.1131.10.6+7
Lebanese
201.71.0151.21.0+5
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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)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2011 to 2016
Not stated927.96.8988.29.2-6

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% Italian, City of Brimbank: 6.5% Maltese, City of Brimbank: 5.7% Irish, City of Brimbank: 3.3% Indian, City of Brimbank: 4.9% Filipino, City of Brimbank: 3.9% Greek, City of Brimbank: 3.6% Croatian, City of Brimbank: 2.5% Scottish, City of Brimbank: 2.5% Australian, Hillside: 20.3% English, Hillside: 18.4% Italian, Hillside: 9.9% Maltese, Hillside: 7.9% Irish, Hillside: 6.0% Indian, Hillside: 4.6% Filipino, Hillside: 4.0% Greek, Hillside: 3.6% Croatian, Hillside: 3.4% Scottish, Hillside: 3.1%
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, Hillside: -13 English, Hillside: +26 Italian, Hillside: +7 Maltese, Hillside: -12 Irish, Hillside: +2 Indian, Hillside: +7 Filipino, Hillside: -3 Greek, Hillside: -14 Croatian, Hillside: -17 Scottish, Hillside: -7
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 Hillside in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Australian (237 people or 20.3%)
  • English (215 people or 18.4%)
  • Italian (115 people or 9.9%)
  • Maltese (92 people or 7.9%)
  • Irish (70 people or 6.0%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 729 responses in total, or 62.47% 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 (20.3% compared to 12.4%)
  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (18.4% compared to 11.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Vietnamese ancestry (2.5% compared to 16.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (2.2% compared to 6.5%)

Emerging groups

There were no major differences in Hillside between 2011 and 2016.

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