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The three largest ancestries in St Albans (West) 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 (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.

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)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idVietnamese2,12715.612.81,50711.810.7+620
English
1,1078.111.81,0558.311.8+52
Australian
1,0757.912.91,2589.915.1-183
Indian
8766.44.32592.02.2+617
Chinese
8616.35.97375.85.1+124
Maltese
8546.36.71,0658.48.1-211
Filipino
5434.03.63963.13.1+147
Serbian
5123.81.45944.71.6-82
Greek
4993.73.95184.14.6-19
Macedonian
4863.63.35204.13.7-34
Croatian
3722.72.94953.93.5-123
map this data in atlas.idItalian3652.77.04443.57.8-79
Irish
2511.83.12471.93.2+4
Polish
2331.71.63112.42.0-78
German
2211.61.82812.22.0-60
Bosnian
1911.40.72341.80.8-43
Scottish
1911.42.51941.52.5-3
Sudanese
1881.40.81861.50.8+2
Lebanese
1240.91.01160.91.1+8
Turkish
1180.91.51291.01.8-11
Albanian
1060.80.6990.80.6+7
Other Indian subcontinent
1030.80.3220.20.1+81
Inadequately Described
1020.70.5490.40.4+53
Samoan
950.70.6750.60.4+20
Punjabi
920.70.3180.10.1+74
Sinhalese
880.60.8650.50.6+23
Spanish
870.60.8910.70.9-4
Ukrainian
820.60.5820.60.60
Slovene
810.60.3720.60.3+9
Pakistani
760.60.4660.50.2+10
Egyptian
700.50.6850.70.6-15
Ethiopian
700.50.4400.30.3+30
Lao
650.50.2510.40.2+14
Hungarian
560.40.3720.60.4-16
Maori
530.40.5410.30.4+12
Romanian
510.40.2480.40.3+3
Slovak
480.40.1580.50.2-10
Chilean
480.40.5600.50.5-12
Tongan
420.30.2100.10.2+32
Nepalese
410.30.200.00.0+41
Other Southern and East African
400.30.3180.10.1+22
Russian
380.30.2580.50.3-20
Cypriot
380.30.6380.30.30
Thai
360.30.2150.10.1+21
Portuguese
350.30.3240.20.4+11
Timorese
340.20.4290.20.3+5
Bengali
340.20.200.00.1+34
Indonesian
320.20.1150.10.1+17
Central and West African
260.20.2140.10.1+12
Somali
250.20.1180.10.1+7
Dutch
240.20.5490.40.6-25
Fijian
220.20.270.10.1+15
French
220.20.2280.20.2-6
Austrian
210.20.2490.40.2-28
Arab not further described
200.10.2100.10.2+10
Colombian
200.10.160.00.0+14
Other South American
200.10.1130.10.1+7
Uruguayan
200.10.180.10.1+12
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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)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
Not stated1,65312.19.21,84514.510.0-192

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% Indian, City of Brimbank: 4.3% Chinese, City of Brimbank: 5.9% Maltese, City of Brimbank: 6.7% Filipino, City of Brimbank: 3.6% Serbian, City of Brimbank: 1.4% Greek, City of Brimbank: 3.9% Macedonian, City of Brimbank: 3.3% Vietnamese, St Albans (West): 15.6% English, St Albans (West): 8.1% Australian, St Albans (West): 7.9% Indian, St Albans (West): 6.4% Chinese, St Albans (West): 6.3% Maltese, St Albans (West): 6.3% Filipino, St Albans (West): 4.0% Serbian, St Albans (West): 3.8% Greek, St Albans (West): 3.7% Macedonian, St Albans (West): 3.6%
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 (West): +620 English, St Albans (West): +52 Australian, St Albans (West): -183 Indian, St Albans (West): +617 Chinese, St Albans (West): +124 Maltese, St Albans (West): -211 Filipino, St Albans (West): +147 Serbian, St Albans (West): -82 Greek, St Albans (West): -19 Macedonian, St Albans (West): -34
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 (West) in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Vietnamese (2,127 people or 15.6%)
  • English (1,107 people or 8.1%)
  • Australian (1,075 people or 7.9%)
  • Indian (876 people or 6.4%)
  • Chinese (861 people or 6.3%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 6,046 responses in total, or 44.34% 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 (15.6% compared to 12.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (7.9% compared to 12.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Italian ancestry (2.7% compared to 7.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (8.1% 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 (+620 persons)
  • Indian (+617 persons)
  • Maltese (-211 persons)
  • Australian (-183 persons)

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