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The three largest ancestries in Keilor 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 Keilor 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 Keilor'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
Keilor - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
Australian
1,55226.712.91,79329.915.1-241
English
1,38923.911.81,32522.111.8+64
map this data in atlas.idItalian85614.77.078413.17.8+72
Irish
4317.43.14848.13.2-53
Scottish
3676.32.53425.72.5+25
Greek
3215.53.93135.24.6+8
Maltese
2273.96.72143.68.1+13
Croatian
2203.82.92083.53.5+12
German
1743.01.81793.02.0-5
Chinese
1292.25.91141.95.1+15
Polish
1282.21.61362.32.0-9
Macedonian
1212.13.3901.53.7+31
Serbian
811.41.4761.31.6+5
Indian
811.44.3761.32.2+5
Dutch
631.10.5701.20.6-6
map this data in atlas.idVietnamese631.112.8510.810.7+12
Lebanese
601.01.0611.01.1-1
Cypriot
490.80.6260.40.3+23
Filipino
470.83.6390.63.1+8
Ukrainian
420.70.5601.00.6-18
Turkish
380.71.5571.01.8-19
Slovene
290.50.3380.60.3-9
Welsh
240.40.1120.20.2+12
Egyptian
240.40.6190.30.6+6
Austrian
240.40.2210.30.2+3
Spanish
230.40.8270.50.9-4
Russian
220.40.280.10.3+14
Hungarian
220.40.3300.50.4-8
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Keilor - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
Not stated3325.79.24207.010.0-89

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% Irish, City of Brimbank: 3.1% Scottish, City of Brimbank: 2.5% Greek, City of Brimbank: 3.9% Maltese, City of Brimbank: 6.7% Croatian, City of Brimbank: 2.9% German, City of Brimbank: 1.8% Chinese, City of Brimbank: 5.9% Australian, Keilor: 26.7% English, Keilor: 23.9% Italian, Keilor: 14.7% Irish, Keilor: 7.4% Scottish, Keilor: 6.3% Greek, Keilor: 5.5% Maltese, Keilor: 3.9% Croatian, Keilor: 3.8% German, Keilor: 3.0% Chinese, Keilor: 2.2%
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, Keilor: -241 English, Keilor: +64 Italian, Keilor: +72 Irish, Keilor: -53 Scottish, Keilor: +25 Greek, Keilor: +8 Maltese, Keilor: +13 Croatian, Keilor: +12 German, Keilor: -5 Chinese, Keilor: +15
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 Keilor in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Australian (1,552 people or 26.7%)
  • English (1,389 people or 23.9%)
  • Italian (856 people or 14.7%)
  • Irish (431 people or 7.4%)
  • Scottish (367 people or 6.3%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 4,595 responses in total, or 79.15% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (26.7% compared to 12.9%)
  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (23.9% compared to 11.8%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Italian ancestry (14.7% compared to 7.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Vietnamese ancestry (1.1% 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 (-241 persons)
  • Italian (+72 persons)
  • English (+64 persons)
  • Irish (-53 persons)

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