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The three largest ancestries in Sydenham in 2011 were Australian, English and Indian.

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 Sydenham 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 Sydenham'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
Sydenham - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
Australian
1,73516.812.92,06821.515.1-333
English
1,56315.111.81,46515.211.8+98
Indian
1,04210.14.34394.62.2+603
map this data in atlas.idItalian9889.67.098510.27.8+3
Maltese
7297.16.77928.28.1-63
Croatian
4043.92.94314.53.5-27
Irish
3963.83.14024.23.2-6
Filipino
3933.83.62802.93.1+113
Macedonian
3653.53.33874.03.7-22
Greek
3443.33.93723.94.6-28
Chinese
3433.35.92412.55.1+102
Scottish
3153.12.53363.52.5-21
Sinhalese
2082.00.81761.80.6+32
German
1831.81.82012.12.0-18
map this data in atlas.idVietnamese1721.712.81471.510.7+25
Turkish
1461.41.52002.11.8-54
Serbian
1301.31.41201.21.6+10
Polish
1301.31.61321.42.0-2
Lebanese
1101.11.01031.11.1+7
Spanish
1031.00.8890.90.9+14
Egyptian
960.90.6700.70.6+26
Dutch
820.80.5991.00.6-17
Anglo-Indian
660.60.2400.40.2+26
Samoan
660.60.6320.30.4+34
Inadequately Described
650.60.5470.50.4+18
New Zealander
600.60.3340.40.2+26
Other Indian subcontinent
540.50.3150.20.1+39
Portuguese
540.50.3360.40.4+18
Pakistani
510.50.4360.40.2+15
Hungarian
450.40.3440.50.4+1
Punjabi
430.40.3200.20.1+23
Maori
420.40.5480.50.4-6
Timorese
390.40.4360.40.3+3
Salvadoran
380.40.2240.20.2+14
Albanian
380.40.6600.60.6-22
French
350.30.2310.30.2+4
Ukrainian
350.30.5180.20.6+17
Chilean
340.30.5320.30.5+2
Argentinian
320.30.2230.20.2+9
Cypriot
290.30.6230.20.3+6
Tamil
260.30.170.10.1+19
Bosnian
240.20.7260.30.8-2
Arab not further described
230.20.2380.40.2-15
Russian
230.20.2210.20.3+2
Eritrean
220.20.2240.20.1-2
Lao
220.20.2150.20.2+7
Mauritian
210.20.1160.20.1+5
Romanian
210.20.2170.20.3+4
South African
210.20.1170.20.1+4
Uruguayan
210.20.1160.20.1+5
Slovene
200.20.3250.30.3-5
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Sydenham - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
Not stated8017.89.28929.310.0-91

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 Australian, City of Brimbank: 12.9% English, City of Brimbank: 11.8% Indian, City of Brimbank: 4.3% Italian, City of Brimbank: 7.0% Maltese, City of Brimbank: 6.7% Croatian, City of Brimbank: 2.9% Irish, City of Brimbank: 3.1% Filipino, City of Brimbank: 3.6% Macedonian, City of Brimbank: 3.3% Greek, City of Brimbank: 3.9% Australian, Sydenham: 16.8% English, Sydenham: 15.1% Indian, Sydenham: 10.1% Italian, Sydenham: 9.6% Maltese, Sydenham: 7.1% Croatian, Sydenham: 3.9% Irish, Sydenham: 3.8% Filipino, Sydenham: 3.8% Macedonian, Sydenham: 3.5% Greek, Sydenham: 3.3%
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 Australian, Sydenham: -333 English, Sydenham: +98 Indian, Sydenham: +603 Italian, Sydenham: +3 Maltese, Sydenham: -63 Croatian, Sydenham: -27 Irish, Sydenham: -6 Filipino, Sydenham: +113 Macedonian, Sydenham: -22 Greek, Sydenham: -28
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 Sydenham in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Australian (1,735 people or 16.8%)
  • English (1,563 people or 15.1%)
  • Indian (1,042 people or 10.1%)
  • Italian (988 people or 9.6%)
  • Maltese (729 people or 7.1%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 6,057 responses in total, or 58.66% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Indian ancestry (10.1% compared to 4.3%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (16.8% compared to 12.9%)
  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (15.1% compared to 11.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Vietnamese ancestry (1.7% compared to 12.8%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Indian (+603 persons)
  • Australian (-333 persons)
  • Filipino (+113 persons)
  • Chinese (+102 persons)

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