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The three largest ancestries in Kealba 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 Kealba 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 Kealba'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
Kealba - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
Australian
56717.912.967521.215.1-108
English
49115.511.849415.511.8-3
map this data in atlas.idItalian33910.77.034710.97.8-8
map this data in atlas.idVietnamese3099.812.82136.710.7+96
Maltese
2066.56.72116.68.1-5
Irish
1655.23.11645.23.2+1
Scottish
1344.22.51033.22.5+31
Greek
1334.23.91574.94.6-24
Chinese
1264.05.9953.05.1+31
Macedonian
1063.43.31003.13.7+6
Croatian
973.12.9943.03.5+3
German
792.51.8802.52.0-1
Filipino
752.43.6511.63.1+24
Lebanese
702.21.0491.51.1+21
Indian
611.94.3652.02.2-4
Polish
531.71.6601.92.0-7
Serbian
431.41.4531.71.6-10
Spanish
411.30.8451.40.9-4
Cypriot
341.10.650.20.3+29
Chilean
311.00.5421.30.5-11
Dutch
270.90.5180.60.6+9
Egyptian
250.80.6210.70.6+4
Sinhalese
240.80.8110.30.6+13
Maori
240.80.5270.80.4-3
Albanian
230.70.6260.80.6-3
Hungarian
210.70.3240.80.4-3
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Kealba - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
Not stated2237.19.234410.810.0-121

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% Vietnamese, City of Brimbank: 12.8% Maltese, City of Brimbank: 6.7% Irish, City of Brimbank: 3.1% Scottish, City of Brimbank: 2.5% Greek, City of Brimbank: 3.9% Chinese, City of Brimbank: 5.9% Macedonian, City of Brimbank: 3.3% Australian, Kealba: 17.9% English, Kealba: 15.5% Italian, Kealba: 10.7% Vietnamese, Kealba: 9.8% Maltese, Kealba: 6.5% Irish, Kealba: 5.2% Scottish, Kealba: 4.2% Greek, Kealba: 4.2% Chinese, Kealba: 4.0% Macedonian, Kealba: 3.4%
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, Kealba: -108 English, Kealba: -3 Italian, Kealba: -8 Vietnamese, Kealba: +96 Maltese, Kealba: -5 Irish, Kealba: +1 Scottish, Kealba: +31 Greek, Kealba: -24 Chinese, Kealba: +31 Macedonian, Kealba: +6
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 Kealba in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Australian (567 people or 17.9%)
  • English (491 people or 15.5%)
  • Italian (339 people or 10.7%)
  • Vietnamese (309 people or 9.8%)
  • Maltese (206 people or 6.5%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 1,912 responses in total, or 60.47% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (17.9% compared to 12.9%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Italian ancestry (10.7% compared to 7.0%)
  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (15.5% compared to 11.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Vietnamese ancestry (9.8% compared to 12.8%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Australian (-108 persons)
  • Vietnamese (+96 persons)

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