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The three largest ancestries in St Albans (East) in 2016 were Vietnamese, Australian and English.

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.

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
St Albans (East) - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idVietnamese6,31428.016.04,66921.812.8+1,645
Australian
1,7327.712.41,6477.712.9+85
English
1,7057.611.71,8258.511.8-120
Chinese
1,5676.96.51,4106.65.9+157
Maltese
1,2775.75.71,5557.36.7-278
Indian
1,2575.64.91,0815.04.3+176
Filipino
7423.33.96493.03.6+93
Croatian
7403.32.59664.52.9-226
map this data in atlas.idItalian6062.76.56763.27.0-70
Greek
5872.63.66373.03.9-50
German
4572.01.74442.11.8+13
Macedonian
4181.92.94222.03.3-4
Samoan
4091.81.11430.70.6+266
Irish
4011.83.34051.93.1-4
Punjabi
3381.50.91010.50.3+237
Sudanese
2991.30.83221.50.8-23
Polish
2731.21.43551.71.6-82
Pakistani
2381.10.9690.30.4+169
Serbian
2381.11.33311.51.4-93
Scottish
2311.02.52971.42.5-66
Lebanese
2110.91.01960.91.0+15
Inadequately Described
2080.91.11200.60.5+88
Other Indian subcontinent
2080.90.7890.40.3+119
Bosnian
1550.70.71720.80.7-17
Turkish
1520.71.31970.91.5-45
Ethiopian
1400.60.7410.20.4+99
Spanish
1330.60.91360.60.8-3
Albanian
1190.50.61230.60.6-4
Central and West African
1180.50.3480.20.2+70
Maori
1120.50.5820.40.5+30
Sinhalese
990.41.01080.50.8-9
Tongan
960.40.4340.20.2+62
Thai
870.40.3290.10.2+58
Ukrainian
860.40.41160.50.5-30
Cypriot
850.40.61170.50.6-32
Chilean
760.30.5950.40.5-19
Dutch
740.30.41080.50.5-34
Egyptian
720.30.6800.40.6-8
Slovene
720.30.21060.50.3-34
Hungarian
650.30.3760.40.3-11
Fijian
630.30.3330.20.2+30
Somali
610.30.2280.10.1+33
Burmese peoples
570.31.1320.10.3+25
Portuguese
530.20.3350.20.3+18
Salvadoran
520.20.2920.40.2-40
New Zealander
500.20.4690.30.3-19
Iranian
490.20.3190.10.1+30
Other Central Asian
470.20.230.00.0+44
Romanian
420.20.2520.20.2-10
Afghan
410.20.2190.10.1+22
Eritrean
390.20.3330.20.2+6
Nepalese
390.20.3390.20.20
Slovak
390.20.1400.20.1-1
Other Oceanian (inc. Melanesia & Micronesia)
340.20.190.00.1+25
Assyrian/Chaldean
340.20.280.00.1+26
Other Southern and East African
330.10.2660.30.3-33
Austrian
320.10.1570.30.2-25
Arab not further described
300.10.2340.20.2-4
Russian
300.10.2620.30.2-32
Timorese
300.10.4200.10.4+10
Malay
290.10.1170.10.1+12
Iraqi
260.10.2170.10.1+9
Bengali
260.10.3430.20.2-17
Cook Islander
260.10.270.00.1+19
Tamil
260.10.390.00.1+17
Mauritian
230.10.1190.10.1+4
Anglo-Indian
230.10.1370.20.2-14
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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)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2011 to 2016
Not stated1,8888.46.82,58812.19.2-700

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 Vietnamese, City of Brimbank: 16.0% Australian, City of Brimbank: 12.4% English, City of Brimbank: 11.7% Chinese, City of Brimbank: 6.5% Maltese, City of Brimbank: 5.7% Indian, City of Brimbank: 4.9% Filipino, City of Brimbank: 3.9% Croatian, City of Brimbank: 2.5% Italian, City of Brimbank: 6.5% Greek, City of Brimbank: 3.6% Vietnamese, St Albans (East): 28.0% Australian, St Albans (East): 7.7% English, St Albans (East): 7.6% Chinese, St Albans (East): 6.9% Maltese, St Albans (East): 5.7% Indian, St Albans (East): 5.6% Filipino, St Albans (East): 3.3% Croatian, St Albans (East): 3.3% Italian, St Albans (East): 2.7% Greek, St Albans (East): 2.6%
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 Vietnamese, St Albans (East): +1,645 Australian, St Albans (East): +85 English, St Albans (East): -120 Chinese, St Albans (East): +157 Maltese, St Albans (East): -278 Indian, St Albans (East): +176 Filipino, St Albans (East): +93 Croatian, St Albans (East): -226 Italian, St Albans (East): -70 Greek, St Albans (East): -50
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 St Albans (East) in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Vietnamese (6,314 people or 28.0%)
  • Australian (1,732 people or 7.7%)
  • English (1,705 people or 7.6%)
  • Chinese (1,567 people or 6.9%)
  • Maltese (1,277 people or 5.7%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 12,595 responses in total, or 55.78% 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 (28.0% compared to 16.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (7.7% compared to 12.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (7.6% compared to 11.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Italian ancestry (2.7% compared to 6.5%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Vietnamese (+1,645 persons)
  • Maltese (-278 persons)
  • Samoan (+266 persons)
  • Punjabi (+237 persons)

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