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The three largest ancestries in Keilor 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 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.

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
Keilor - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2011 to 2016
Australian
1,52726.112.41,55126.712.9-24
English
1,44024.711.71,38823.911.8+52
map this data in atlas.idItalian90915.66.585514.77.0+53
Irish
5659.73.34307.43.1+134
Scottish
4708.02.53676.32.5+103
Greek
2915.03.63215.53.9-29
Maltese
2895.05.72263.96.7+63
Croatian
2414.12.52193.82.9+22
German
2003.41.71733.01.8+27
Polish
1392.41.41272.21.6+12
Chinese
1212.16.51282.25.9-7
Macedonian
1121.92.91202.13.3-9
Serbian
851.51.3811.41.4+4
Lebanese
741.31.0601.01.0+14
Indian
721.24.9801.44.3-8
map this data in atlas.idVietnamese641.116.0621.112.8+2
Dutch
540.90.4631.10.5-9
Cypriot
490.80.6480.80.6+1
Ukrainian
470.80.4420.70.5+5
Filipino
440.83.9460.83.6-2
Turkish
420.71.3380.71.5+4
Sinhalese
360.61.0180.30.8+18
Spanish
350.60.9230.40.8+12
Albanian
320.50.6130.20.6+19
Egyptian
270.50.6240.40.6+3
Hungarian
260.50.3210.40.3+5
French
240.40.2180.30.2+6
Slovene
230.40.2290.50.3-6
New Zealander
230.40.4150.30.3+8
Assyrian/Chaldean
220.40.2100.20.1+12
Austrian
180.30.1240.40.2-6
Inadequately Described
180.31.170.10.5+12
Russian
150.30.2220.40.2-7
Welsh
130.20.1230.40.1-10
Fijian
130.20.330.10.2+10
Bosnian
130.20.780.10.7+5
Maori
130.20.560.10.5+7
Other Indian subcontinent
120.20.730.10.3+9
Portuguese
110.20.3130.20.3-2
Iranian
110.20.330.10.1+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)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2011 to 2016
Not stated2454.26.83315.79.2-86

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% Irish, City of Brimbank: 3.3% Scottish, City of Brimbank: 2.5% Greek, City of Brimbank: 3.6% Maltese, City of Brimbank: 5.7% Croatian, City of Brimbank: 2.5% German, City of Brimbank: 1.7% Polish, City of Brimbank: 1.4% Australian, Keilor: 26.1% English, Keilor: 24.7% Italian, Keilor: 15.6% Irish, Keilor: 9.7% Scottish, Keilor: 8.0% Greek, Keilor: 5.0% Maltese, Keilor: 5.0% Croatian, Keilor: 4.1% German, Keilor: 3.4% Polish, Keilor: 2.4%
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, Keilor: -24 English, Keilor: +52 Italian, Keilor: +53 Irish, Keilor: +134 Scottish, Keilor: +103 Greek, Keilor: -29 Maltese, Keilor: +63 Croatian, Keilor: +22 German, Keilor: +27 Polish, Keilor: +12
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 Keilor in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Australian (1,527 people or 26.1%)
  • English (1,440 people or 24.7%)
  • Italian (909 people or 15.6%)
  • Irish (565 people or 9.7%)
  • Scottish (470 people or 8.0%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 4,911 responses in total, or 84.07% 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 (26.1% compared to 12.4%)
  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (24.7% compared to 11.7%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Italian ancestry (15.6% compared to 6.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Vietnamese ancestry (1.1% compared to 16.0%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the reported ancestries of the population in this area between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Irish (+134 persons)
  • Scottish (+103 persons)
  • Maltese (+63 persons)
  • Italian (+53 persons)

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