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The three largest ancestries in Sunshine North in 2011 were Vietnamese, Chinese 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 Sunshine North 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 Sunshine North'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
Sunshine North - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idVietnamese2,95427.812.82,51724.810.7+437
Chinese
1,16911.05.91,06810.55.1+101
Australian
1,0209.612.91,18811.715.1-168
English
9348.811.89789.611.8-44
Maltese
8437.96.79959.88.1-152
map this data in atlas.idItalian5234.97.06596.57.8-136
Filipino
2352.23.62182.13.1+17
Scottish
2202.12.52142.12.5+6
Indian
2182.04.3840.82.2+134
Irish
2152.03.12832.83.2-68
Polish
1931.81.62442.42.0-51
Greek
1721.63.92132.14.6-41
Croatian
1681.62.91581.63.5+10
Burmese peoples
1241.20.300.00.0+124
German
1151.11.81491.52.0-34
Sudanese
1021.00.81491.50.8-47
Turkish
780.71.5670.71.8+11
Spanish
720.70.8690.70.9+3
Inadequately Described
640.60.5570.60.4+7
Chilean
640.60.5860.80.5-22
Ukrainian
630.60.5650.60.6-2
Central and West African
620.60.2170.20.1+45
Salvadoran
550.50.2330.30.2+22
Macedonian
510.53.3740.73.7-23
Pakistani
460.40.470.10.2+39
Serbian
440.41.4730.71.6-29
Other Southern and East African
420.40.3120.10.1+30
Lebanese
410.41.0460.51.1-5
Sinhalese
370.30.8350.30.6+2
Fijian
330.30.260.10.1+27
Hungarian
320.30.3300.30.4+2
Cypriot
320.30.6150.10.3+17
Ethiopian
310.30.4350.30.3-4
New Zealander
300.30.3200.20.2+10
Egyptian
270.30.680.10.6+19
Maori
260.20.5330.30.4-7
Other Indian subcontinent
250.20.330.00.1+22
Timorese
240.20.4190.20.3+5
Slovene
230.20.3320.30.3-9
Bengali
230.20.2140.10.1+9
Punjabi
210.20.390.10.1+12
Russian
200.20.2280.30.3-8
French
200.20.2100.10.2+10
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Sunshine North - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
Not stated1,13610.79.29379.210.0+199

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% Chinese, City of Brimbank: 5.9% Australian, City of Brimbank: 12.9% English, City of Brimbank: 11.8% Maltese, City of Brimbank: 6.7% Italian, City of Brimbank: 7.0% Filipino, City of Brimbank: 3.6% Scottish, City of Brimbank: 2.5% Indian, City of Brimbank: 4.3% Irish, City of Brimbank: 3.1% Vietnamese, Sunshine North: 27.8% Chinese, Sunshine North: 11.0% Australian, Sunshine North: 9.6% English, Sunshine North: 8.8% Maltese, Sunshine North: 7.9% Italian, Sunshine North: 4.9% Filipino, Sunshine North: 2.2% Scottish, Sunshine North: 2.1% Indian, Sunshine North: 2.0% Irish, Sunshine North: 2.0%
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, Sunshine North: +437 Chinese, Sunshine North: +101 Australian, Sunshine North: -168 English, Sunshine North: -44 Maltese, Sunshine North: -152 Italian, Sunshine North: -136 Filipino, Sunshine North: +17 Scottish, Sunshine North: +6 Indian, Sunshine North: +134 Irish, Sunshine North: -68
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 Sunshine North in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Vietnamese (2,954 people or 27.8%)
  • Chinese (1,169 people or 11.0%)
  • Australian (1,020 people or 9.6%)
  • English (934 people or 8.8%)
  • Maltese (843 people or 7.9%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 6,920 responses in total, or 65.06% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in Sunshine North and City of Brimbank were:

  • A larger percentage of people with Vietnamese ancestry (27.8% compared to 12.8%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (11.0% compared to 5.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (9.6% compared to 12.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (8.8% 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 (+437 persons)
  • Australian (-168 persons)
  • Maltese (-152 persons)
  • Italian (-136 persons)

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