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The three largest ancestries in St Albans (West) in 2016 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 (West) 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 (West)'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 (West) - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idVietnamese2,85519.216.02,12715.612.8+728
English
1,2258.211.71,1078.111.8+118
Australian
1,1457.712.41,0757.912.9+70
Indian
1,1087.54.98766.44.3+232
Chinese
1,0517.16.58616.35.9+190
Maltese
7775.25.78546.36.7-77
Filipino
5153.53.95434.03.6-28
Greek
4643.13.64993.73.9-35
Serbian
3992.71.35123.81.4-113
Macedonian
3802.62.94863.63.3-106
map this data in atlas.idItalian3722.56.53652.77.0+7
Croatian
3352.32.53722.72.9-37
Punjabi
3112.10.9920.70.3+219
Pakistani
2982.00.9760.60.4+222
Irish
2571.73.32511.83.1+6
Samoan
2501.71.1950.70.6+155
Other Indian subcontinent
2311.60.71030.80.3+128
Scottish
2081.42.51911.42.5+17
Burmese peoples
2031.41.160.00.3+197
German
2001.31.72211.61.8-21
Bosnian
1811.20.71911.40.7-10
Polish
1651.11.42331.71.6-68
Inadequately Described
1591.11.11020.70.5+57
Lebanese
1431.01.01240.91.0+19
Nepalese
1280.90.3410.30.2+87
Spanish
1260.80.9870.60.8+39
Sudanese
1040.70.81881.40.8-84
Sinhalese
1040.71.0880.60.8+16
Turkish
900.61.31180.91.5-28
Egyptian
900.60.6700.50.6+20
Ethiopian
890.60.7700.50.4+19
Maori
820.60.5530.40.5+29
Tongan
780.50.4420.30.2+36
Albanian
620.40.61060.80.6-44
Eritrean
600.40.3180.10.2+42
Ukrainian
560.40.4820.60.5-26
Slovene
550.40.2810.60.3-26
New Zealander
520.30.4190.10.3+33
Iranian
470.30.380.10.1+39
Lao
440.30.3650.50.2-21
Cypriot
440.30.6380.30.6+6
Central and West African
420.30.3260.20.2+16
Other Central Asian
420.30.230.00.0+39
Hungarian
410.30.3560.40.3-15
Portuguese
390.30.3350.30.3+4
Russian
370.20.2380.30.2-1
Thai
360.20.3360.30.20
Timorese
330.20.4340.20.4-1
Assyrian/Chaldean
320.20.250.00.1+27
Dutch
310.20.4240.20.5+7
Chilean
300.20.5480.40.5-18
Other Oceanian (inc. Melanesia & Micronesia)
300.20.1190.10.1+11
Slovak
280.20.1480.40.1-20
Bengali
270.20.3340.20.2-7
French
260.20.2220.20.2+4
Romanian
240.20.2510.40.2-27
Cook Islander
210.10.200.00.1+21
Fijian
200.10.3220.20.2-2
Other North American
200.10.130.00.1+17
Papua New Guinean
200.10.0130.10.0+7
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
St Albans (West) - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2011 to 2016
Not stated1,3439.06.81,65312.19.2-310

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% English, City of Brimbank: 11.7% Australian, City of Brimbank: 12.4% Indian, City of Brimbank: 4.9% Chinese, City of Brimbank: 6.5% Maltese, City of Brimbank: 5.7% Filipino, City of Brimbank: 3.9% Greek, City of Brimbank: 3.6% Serbian, City of Brimbank: 1.3% Macedonian, City of Brimbank: 2.9% Vietnamese, St Albans (West): 19.2% English, St Albans (West): 8.2% Australian, St Albans (West): 7.7% Indian, St Albans (West): 7.5% Chinese, St Albans (West): 7.1% Maltese, St Albans (West): 5.2% Filipino, St Albans (West): 3.5% Greek, St Albans (West): 3.1% Serbian, St Albans (West): 2.7% Macedonian, St Albans (West): 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 (West): +728 English, St Albans (West): +118 Australian, St Albans (West): +70 Indian, St Albans (West): +232 Chinese, St Albans (West): +190 Maltese, St Albans (West): -77 Filipino, St Albans (West): -28 Greek, St Albans (West): -35 Serbian, St Albans (West): -113 Macedonian, St Albans (West): -106
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 (West) in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Vietnamese (2,855 people or 19.2%)
  • English (1,225 people or 8.2%)
  • Australian (1,145 people or 7.7%)
  • Indian (1,108 people or 7.5%)
  • Chinese (1,051 people or 7.1%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 7,384 responses in total, or 49.68% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Vietnamese ancestry (19.2% compared to 16.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (7.7% compared to 12.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Italian ancestry (2.5% compared to 6.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (8.2% compared to 11.7%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Vietnamese (+728 persons)
  • Indian (+232 persons)
  • Pakistani (+222 persons)
  • Punjabi (+219 persons)

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