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The three largest ancestries in St Albans 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 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.

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)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idVietnamese6,79619.412.85,17115.410.7+1,625
English
2,9328.411.82,8088.411.8+124
Australian
2,7227.812.93,2339.615.1-511
Maltese
2,4096.96.72,9838.98.1-574
Chinese
2,2716.55.92,0746.25.1+197
Indian
1,9575.64.35741.72.2+1,383
Croatian
1,3383.82.91,5944.83.5-256
Filipino
1,1923.43.69953.03.1+197
Greek
1,1363.23.91,2613.84.6-125
map this data in atlas.idItalian1,0413.07.01,2423.77.8-201
Macedonian
9082.63.31,0643.23.7-156
Serbian
8432.41.49472.81.6-104
German
6651.91.88422.52.0-177
Irish
6561.93.16542.03.2+2
Polish
5881.71.67452.22.0-157
Sudanese
5101.50.84741.40.8+36
Scottish
4881.42.54901.52.5-2
Bosnian
3631.00.75401.60.8-177
Lebanese
3200.91.03971.21.1-77
Turkish
3150.91.54031.21.8-88
Samoan
2380.70.61650.50.4+73
Albanian
2290.70.62640.80.6-35
Spanish
2230.60.82490.70.9-26
Inadequately Described
2220.60.51760.50.4+46
Ukrainian
1980.60.52020.60.6-4
Sinhalese
1960.60.81650.50.6+31
Punjabi
1930.60.3270.10.1+166
Other Indian subcontinent
1920.50.3490.10.1+143
Slovene
1870.50.31610.50.3+26
Cypriot
1550.40.6640.20.3+91
Egyptian
1500.40.61720.50.6-22
Pakistani
1450.40.4970.30.2+48
Chilean
1430.40.51520.50.5-9
Maori
1350.40.51360.40.4-1
Dutch
1320.40.51960.60.6-64
Hungarian
1320.40.31680.50.4-36
Ethiopian
1110.30.4760.20.3+35
Salvadoran
1090.30.21140.30.2-5
Other Southern and East African
1060.30.3450.10.1+61
Romanian
1030.30.21250.40.3-22
Russian
1000.30.21110.30.3-11
Slovak
880.30.11180.40.2-30
New Zealander
880.30.3530.20.2+35
Nepalese
800.20.270.00.0+73
Austrian
780.20.21300.40.2-52
Bengali
770.20.2280.10.1+49
Lao
770.20.2600.20.2+17
Tongan
760.20.2170.10.2+59
Central and West African
740.20.2230.10.1+51
Portuguese
700.20.3710.20.4-1
Thai
650.20.2490.10.1+16
Fijian
550.20.2170.10.1+38
Arab not further described
540.20.2330.10.2+21
Timorese
540.20.4490.10.3+5
Somali
530.20.1480.10.1+5
Eritrean
510.10.2240.10.1+27
Anglo-Indian
470.10.2530.20.2-6
French
470.10.2530.20.2-6
Indonesian
410.10.1310.10.1+10
Welsh
410.10.1160.00.2+25
Uruguayan
390.10.1200.10.1+19
Burmese peoples
380.10.330.00.0+35
Malay
360.10.1110.00.1+25
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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)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
Not stated4,24112.19.24,32312.910.0-82

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% Maltese, City of Brimbank: 6.7% Chinese, City of Brimbank: 5.9% Indian, City of Brimbank: 4.3% Croatian, City of Brimbank: 2.9% Filipino, City of Brimbank: 3.6% Greek, City of Brimbank: 3.9% Italian, City of Brimbank: 7.0% Vietnamese, St Albans: 19.4% English, St Albans: 8.4% Australian, St Albans: 7.8% Maltese, St Albans: 6.9% Chinese, St Albans: 6.5% Indian, St Albans: 5.6% Croatian, St Albans: 3.8% Filipino, St Albans: 3.4% Greek, St Albans: 3.2% Italian, St Albans: 3.0%
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, St Albans: +1,625 English, St Albans: +124 Australian, St Albans: -511 Maltese, St Albans: -574 Chinese, St Albans: +197 Indian, St Albans: +1,383 Croatian, St Albans: -256 Filipino, St Albans: +197 Greek, St Albans: -125 Italian, St Albans: -201
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 in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Vietnamese (6,796 people or 19.4%)
  • English (2,932 people or 8.4%)
  • Australian (2,722 people or 7.8%)
  • Maltese (2,409 people or 6.9%)
  • Chinese (2,271 people or 6.5%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 17,130 responses in total, or 48.83% 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 (19.4% compared to 12.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (7.8% compared to 12.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Italian ancestry (3.0% compared to 7.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (8.4% 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 (+1,625 persons)
  • Indian (+1,383 persons)
  • Maltese (-574 persons)
  • Australian (-511 persons)

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