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The three largest ancestries in St Albans (East) in 2011 were Vietnamese, English and Australian.

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 St Albans (East) 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 St Albans (East)'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
St Albans (East) - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idVietnamese4,66921.812.83,66417.610.7+1,005
English
1,8258.511.81,7538.411.8+72
Australian
1,6477.712.91,9759.515.1-328
Maltese
1,5557.36.71,9189.28.1-363
Chinese
1,4106.65.91,3376.45.1+73
Indian
1,0815.04.33151.52.2+766
Croatian
9664.52.91,0995.33.5-133
map this data in atlas.idItalian6763.27.07983.87.8-122
Filipino
6493.03.65992.93.1+50
Greek
6373.03.97433.64.6-106
German
4442.11.85612.72.0-117
Macedonian
4222.03.35442.63.7-122
Irish
4051.93.14072.03.2-2
Polish
3551.71.64342.12.0-79
Serbian
3311.51.43531.71.6-22
Sudanese
3221.50.82881.40.8+34
Scottish
2971.42.52961.42.5+1
Turkish
1970.91.52741.31.8-77
Lebanese
1960.91.02811.41.1-85
Bosnian
1720.80.73061.50.8-134
Samoan
1430.70.6900.40.4+53
Spanish
1360.60.81580.80.9-22
Albanian
1230.60.61650.80.6-42
Inadequately Described
1200.60.51270.60.4-7
Cypriot
1170.50.6260.10.3+91
Ukrainian
1160.50.51200.60.6-4
Sinhalese
1080.50.81000.50.6+8
Dutch
1080.50.51470.70.6-39
Slovene
1060.50.3890.40.3+17
Punjabi
1010.50.390.00.1+92
Chilean
950.40.5920.40.5+3
Salvadoran
920.40.2740.40.2+18
Other Indian subcontinent
890.40.3270.10.1+62
Maori
820.40.5950.50.4-13
Egyptian
800.40.6870.40.6-7
Hungarian
760.40.3960.50.4-20
New Zealander
690.30.3410.20.2+28
Pakistani
690.30.4310.10.2+38
Other Southern and East African
660.30.3270.10.1+39
Russian
620.30.2530.30.3+9
Austrian
570.30.2810.40.2-24
Romanian
520.20.2770.40.3-25
Central and West African
480.20.290.00.1+39
Bengali
430.20.2280.10.1+15
Ethiopian
410.20.4360.20.3+5
Slovak
400.20.1600.30.2-20
Nepalese
390.20.270.00.0+32
Anglo-Indian
370.20.2410.20.2-4
Portuguese
350.20.3470.20.4-12
Tongan
340.20.270.00.2+27
Arab not further described
340.20.2230.10.2+11
Fijian
330.20.2100.00.1+23
Eritrean
330.20.2210.10.1+12
Burmese peoples
320.10.300.00.0+32
Thai
290.10.2340.20.1-5
Somali
280.10.1300.10.1-2
Welsh
260.10.1160.10.2+10
Finnish
250.10.0280.10.1-3
French
250.10.2250.10.20
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
St Albans (East) - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
Not stated2,58812.19.22,47811.910.0+110

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 Vietnamese, City of Brimbank: 12.8% English, City of Brimbank: 11.8% Australian, City of Brimbank: 12.9% Maltese, City of Brimbank: 6.7% Chinese, City of Brimbank: 5.9% Indian, City of Brimbank: 4.3% Croatian, City of Brimbank: 2.9% Italian, City of Brimbank: 7.0% Filipino, City of Brimbank: 3.6% Greek, City of Brimbank: 3.9% Vietnamese, St Albans (East): 21.8% English, St Albans (East): 8.5% Australian, St Albans (East): 7.7% Maltese, St Albans (East): 7.3% Chinese, St Albans (East): 6.6% Indian, St Albans (East): 5.0% Croatian, St Albans (East): 4.5% Italian, St Albans (East): 3.2% Filipino, St Albans (East): 3.0% Greek, St Albans (East): 3.0%
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 Vietnamese, St Albans (East): +1,005 English, St Albans (East): +72 Australian, St Albans (East): -328 Maltese, St Albans (East): -363 Chinese, St Albans (East): +73 Indian, St Albans (East): +766 Croatian, St Albans (East): -133 Italian, St Albans (East): -122 Filipino, St Albans (East): +50 Greek, St Albans (East): -106
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 St Albans (East) in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Vietnamese (4,669 people or 21.8%)
  • English (1,825 people or 8.5%)
  • Australian (1,647 people or 7.7%)
  • Maltese (1,555 people or 7.3%)
  • Chinese (1,410 people or 6.6%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 11,106 responses in total, or 51.79% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in St Albans (East) and City of Brimbank were:

  • A larger percentage of people with Vietnamese ancestry (21.8% compared to 12.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (7.7% compared to 12.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Italian ancestry (3.2% compared to 7.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (8.5% compared to 11.8%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Vietnamese (+1,005 persons)
  • Indian (+766 persons)
  • Maltese (-363 persons)
  • Australian (-328 persons)

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