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The three largest ancestries in Keilor Downs 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 Downs 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 Downs'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 Downs - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2011 to 2016
Australian
1,45214.512.41,51214.612.9-60
English
1,31613.211.71,16911.311.8+147
map this data in atlas.idItalian1,09611.06.51,20111.67.0-105
Greek
7437.43.67547.33.9-11
Maltese
7047.05.78658.46.7-161
map this data in atlas.idVietnamese6896.916.06546.312.8+35
Macedonian
5545.52.95635.53.3-9
Croatian
4794.82.55325.22.9-53
Chinese
3463.56.53283.25.9+18
Indian
3113.14.92202.14.3+91
Irish
3063.13.32832.73.1+23
Scottish
2922.92.52642.62.5+28
Lebanese
2512.51.02372.31.0+14
Serbian
2012.01.31871.81.4+14
German
1901.91.72001.91.8-10
Turkish
1901.91.32382.31.5-48
Polish
1791.81.42152.11.6-36
Sinhalese
1711.71.01261.20.8+45
Albanian
1671.70.61631.60.6+4
Filipino
1501.53.91561.53.6-6
Cypriot
1481.50.61371.30.6+11
Egyptian
1041.00.61311.30.6-27
Spanish
1041.00.9800.80.8+24
Chilean
740.70.5710.70.5+3
Sudanese
670.70.8410.40.8+26
Inadequately Described
620.61.1300.30.5+32
Syrian
580.60.2650.60.2-7
Maori
540.50.5160.20.5+38
Assyrian/Chaldean
500.50.2580.60.1-8
Bosnian
480.50.7430.40.7+5
Punjabi
460.50.9200.20.3+26
Samoan
440.41.1300.30.6+14
Portuguese
440.40.3360.30.3+8
Dutch
420.40.4600.60.5-18
Ukrainian
370.40.4440.40.5-7
Slovene
360.40.2500.50.3-14
Argentinian
340.30.1200.20.2+14
Other Indian subcontinent
330.30.7210.20.3+12
New Zealander
300.30.4270.30.3+3
Pakistani
260.30.980.10.4+18
Ethiopian
260.30.730.00.4+23
Fijian
250.20.380.10.2+17
Tamil
230.20.3170.20.1+6
Anglo-Indian
220.20.1360.30.2-14
French
200.20.2190.20.2+1
Thai
200.20.3130.10.2+7
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Keilor Downs - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2011 to 2016
Not stated4924.96.86506.39.2-158

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% Greek, City of Brimbank: 3.6% Maltese, City of Brimbank: 5.7% Vietnamese, City of Brimbank: 16.0% Macedonian, City of Brimbank: 2.9% Croatian, City of Brimbank: 2.5% Chinese, City of Brimbank: 6.5% Indian, City of Brimbank: 4.9% Australian, Keilor Downs: 14.5% English, Keilor Downs: 13.2% Italian, Keilor Downs: 11.0% Greek, Keilor Downs: 7.4% Maltese, Keilor Downs: 7.0% Vietnamese, Keilor Downs: 6.9% Macedonian, Keilor Downs: 5.5% Croatian, Keilor Downs: 4.8% Chinese, Keilor Downs: 3.5% Indian, Keilor Downs: 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, Keilor Downs: -60 English, Keilor Downs: +147 Italian, Keilor Downs: -105 Greek, Keilor Downs: -11 Maltese, Keilor Downs: -161 Vietnamese, Keilor Downs: +35 Macedonian, Keilor Downs: -9 Croatian, Keilor Downs: -53 Chinese, Keilor Downs: +18 Indian, Keilor Downs: +91
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 Downs in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Australian (1,452 people or 14.5%)
  • English (1,316 people or 13.2%)
  • Italian (1,096 people or 11.0%)
  • Greek (743 people or 7.4%)
  • Maltese (704 people or 7.0%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 5,311 responses in total, or 53.09% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Italian ancestry (11.0% compared to 6.5%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Greek ancestry (7.4% compared to 3.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Vietnamese ancestry (6.9% compared to 16.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (3.5% compared to 6.5%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Maltese (-161 persons)
  • English (+147 persons)
  • Italian (-105 persons)
  • Indian (+91 persons)

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