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The three largest ancestries in Keilor District in 2011 were Australian, English and Italian.

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 Keilor District 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 Keilor District'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
Keilor District - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
Australian
2,48624.512.92,72825.915.1-242
English
2,09220.611.82,01819.211.8+74
map this data in atlas.idItalian2,00319.77.01,97618.87.8+27
Irish
6596.53.17146.83.2-55
Greek
6046.03.95935.64.6+11
Scottish
5555.52.55114.92.5+44
Maltese
4344.36.74534.38.1-19
Croatian
3673.62.93543.43.5+13
German
2962.91.82872.72.0+9
Chinese
2262.25.91971.95.1+29
Polish
2072.01.62212.12.0-14
Macedonian
1871.83.31641.63.7+23
Indian
1471.44.31441.42.2+4
map this data in atlas.idVietnamese1301.312.8910.910.7+39
Serbian
1261.21.41391.31.6-13
Lebanese
1211.21.01341.31.1-13
Dutch
960.90.51041.00.6-8
Ukrainian
830.80.51000.90.6-17
Filipino
730.73.6680.63.1+5
Cypriot
700.70.6410.40.3+29
Spanish
610.60.8530.50.9+8
Turkish
610.61.5910.91.8-30
Egyptian
520.50.6420.40.6+10
Syrian
440.40.2220.20.1+22
Sinhalese
440.40.8400.40.6+4
Slovene
420.40.3470.40.3-5
Hungarian
410.40.3480.50.4-7
Austrian
370.40.2250.20.2+12
French
350.30.2280.30.2+8
Portuguese
350.30.3350.30.40
Assyrian/Chaldean
340.30.1240.20.1+10
Welsh
330.30.1230.20.2+10
New Zealander
300.30.3410.40.2-11
Swiss
280.30.0170.20.0+11
Malay
260.30.170.10.1+19
Other Southern and East African
250.20.300.00.1+25
Russian
250.20.2120.10.3+13
American
230.20.1130.10.1+10
Inadequately Described
230.20.5420.40.4-19
South African
210.20.1370.40.1-16
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Keilor District - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
Not stated5495.49.27357.010.0-186

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% Italian, City of Brimbank: 7.0% Irish, City of Brimbank: 3.1% Greek, City of Brimbank: 3.9% Scottish, City of Brimbank: 2.5% Maltese, City of Brimbank: 6.7% Croatian, City of Brimbank: 2.9% German, City of Brimbank: 1.8% Chinese, City of Brimbank: 5.9% Australian, Keilor District: 24.5% English, Keilor District: 20.6% Italian, Keilor District: 19.7% Irish, Keilor District: 6.5% Greek, Keilor District: 6.0% Scottish, Keilor District: 5.5% Maltese, Keilor District: 4.3% Croatian, Keilor District: 3.6% German, Keilor District: 2.9% Chinese, Keilor District: 2.2%
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, Keilor District: -242 English, Keilor District: +74 Italian, Keilor District: +27 Irish, Keilor District: -55 Greek, Keilor District: +11 Scottish, Keilor District: +44 Maltese, Keilor District: -19 Croatian, Keilor District: +13 German, Keilor District: +9 Chinese, Keilor District: +29
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 Keilor District in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Australian (2,486 people or 24.5%)
  • English (2,092 people or 20.6%)
  • Italian (2,003 people or 19.7%)
  • Irish (659 people or 6.5%)
  • Greek (604 people or 6.0%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 7,844 responses in total, or 77.29% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Italian ancestry (19.7% compared to 7.0%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (24.5% compared to 12.9%)
  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (20.6% compared to 11.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Vietnamese ancestry (1.3% compared to 12.8%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Australian (-242 persons)
  • English (+74 persons)
  • Irish (-55 persons)

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