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The three largest ancestries in St Albans 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 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'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 - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idVietnamese9,16924.516.06,79619.412.8+2,373
English
2,9307.811.72,9328.411.8-2
Australian
2,8777.712.42,7227.812.9+155
Chinese
2,6187.06.52,2716.55.9+347
Indian
2,3656.34.91,9575.64.3+408
Maltese
2,0545.55.72,4096.96.7-355
Filipino
1,2573.43.91,1923.43.6+65
Croatian
1,0752.92.51,3383.82.9-263
Greek
1,0512.83.61,1363.23.9-85
map this data in atlas.idItalian9782.66.51,0413.07.0-63
Macedonian
7982.12.99082.63.3-110
Samoan
6591.81.12380.70.6+421
Irish
6581.83.36561.93.1+2
German
6571.81.76651.91.8-8
Punjabi
6491.70.91930.60.3+456
Serbian
6371.71.38432.41.4-206
Pakistani
5361.40.91450.40.4+391
Scottish
4391.22.54881.42.5-49
Other Indian subcontinent
4391.20.71920.50.3+247
Polish
4381.21.45881.71.6-150
Sudanese
4031.10.85101.50.8-107
Inadequately Described
3671.01.12220.60.5+145
Lebanese
3540.91.03200.91.0+34
Bosnian
3360.90.73631.00.7-27
Burmese peoples
2600.71.1380.10.3+222
Spanish
2590.70.92230.60.8+36
Turkish
2420.61.33150.91.5-73
Ethiopian
2290.60.71110.30.4+118
Sinhalese
2030.51.01960.60.8+7
Maori
1940.50.51350.40.5+59
Albanian
1810.50.62290.70.6-48
Tongan
1740.50.4760.20.2+98
Nepalese
1670.40.3800.20.2+87
Egyptian
1620.40.61500.40.6+12
Central and West African
1600.40.3740.20.2+86
Ukrainian
1420.40.41980.60.5-56
Cypriot
1290.30.61550.40.6-26
Slovene
1270.30.21870.50.3-60
Thai
1230.30.3650.20.2+58
Chilean
1060.30.51430.40.5-37
Hungarian
1060.30.31320.40.3-26
Dutch
1050.30.41320.40.5-27
New Zealander
1020.30.4880.30.3+14
Eritrean
990.30.3510.10.2+48
Iranian
960.30.3270.10.1+69
Portuguese
920.20.3700.20.3+22
Other Central Asian
890.20.260.00.0+83
Fijian
830.20.3550.20.2+28
Somali
730.20.2530.20.1+20
Salvadoran
700.20.21090.30.2-39
Russian
670.20.21000.30.2-33
Slovak
670.20.1880.30.1-21
Romanian
660.20.21030.30.2-37
Assyrian/Chaldean
660.20.2130.00.1+53
Other Oceanian (inc. Melanesia & Micronesia)
640.20.1280.10.1+36
Timorese
630.20.4540.20.4+9
Afghan
570.20.2280.10.1+29
Bengali
530.10.3770.20.2-24
Lao
520.10.3770.20.2-25
Cook Islander
470.10.270.00.1+40
Austrian
470.10.1780.20.2-31
Tamil
450.10.3150.00.1+30
Other Southern and East African
430.10.21060.30.3-63
Malay
410.10.1360.10.1+5
Arab not further described
380.10.2540.20.2-16
French
380.10.2470.10.2-9
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
St Albans - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2011 to 2016
Not stated3,2318.66.84,24112.19.2-1,010

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% Chinese, City of Brimbank: 6.5% Indian, City of Brimbank: 4.9% Maltese, City of Brimbank: 5.7% Filipino, City of Brimbank: 3.9% Croatian, City of Brimbank: 2.5% Greek, City of Brimbank: 3.6% Italian, City of Brimbank: 6.5% Vietnamese, St Albans: 24.5% English, St Albans: 7.8% Australian, St Albans: 7.7% Chinese, St Albans: 7.0% Indian, St Albans: 6.3% Maltese, St Albans: 5.5% Filipino, St Albans: 3.4% Croatian, St Albans: 2.9% Greek, St Albans: 2.8% Italian, St Albans: 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: +2,373 English, St Albans: -2 Australian, St Albans: +155 Chinese, St Albans: +347 Indian, St Albans: +408 Maltese, St Albans: -355 Filipino, St Albans: +65 Croatian, St Albans: -263 Greek, St Albans: -85 Italian, St Albans: -63
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 in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Vietnamese (9,169 people or 24.5%)
  • English (2,930 people or 7.8%)
  • Australian (2,877 people or 7.7%)
  • Chinese (2,618 people or 7.0%)
  • Indian (2,365 people or 6.3%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 19,959 responses in total, or 53.31% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Vietnamese ancestry (24.5% 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 (2.6% compared to 6.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (7.8% 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 (+2,373 persons)
  • Punjabi (+456 persons)
  • Samoan (+421 persons)
  • Indian (+408 persons)

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