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The three largest ancestries in Keilor District in 2016 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.

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
Keilor District - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2011 to 2016
Australian
2,45223.712.42,48624.512.9-34
English
2,28022.011.72,09220.611.8+188
map this data in atlas.idItalian2,08520.26.52,00319.77.0+82
Irish
8688.43.36596.53.1+209
Scottish
7046.82.55555.52.5+149
Greek
5605.43.66046.03.9-44
Maltese
4984.85.74344.36.7+64
Croatian
3743.62.53673.62.9+7
German
3063.01.72962.91.8+10
Chinese
2182.16.52262.25.9-8
Polish
2092.01.42072.01.6+2
Macedonian
2062.02.91871.83.3+19
Indian
1601.54.91471.44.3+13
Serbian
1521.51.31261.21.4+26
map this data in atlas.idVietnamese1391.316.01301.312.8+9
Lebanese
1361.31.01211.21.0+15
Sinhalese
890.91.0440.40.8+45
Ukrainian
870.80.4830.80.5+4
Cypriot
810.80.6700.70.6+11
Filipino
810.83.9730.73.6+8
Dutch
780.80.4960.90.5-18
Turkish
690.71.3610.61.5+8
Spanish
690.70.9610.60.8+8
Egyptian
520.50.6520.50.60
Assyrian/Chaldean
470.50.2340.30.1+13
Albanian
410.40.6180.20.6+23
Hungarian
400.40.3410.40.3-1
Inadequately Described
400.41.1230.20.5+17
Chilean
340.30.5110.10.5+23
Slovene
320.30.2420.40.3-10
New Zealander
320.30.4300.30.3+2
Portuguese
310.30.3350.30.3-4
French
300.30.2350.30.2-5
Russian
290.30.2250.20.2+4
Syrian
270.30.2440.40.2-17
Maori
240.20.590.10.5+15
Iranian
230.20.360.10.1+17
Bosnian
230.20.7150.10.7+8
Argentinian
220.20.1190.20.2+3
Austrian
210.20.1370.40.2-16
Other Indian subcontinent
210.20.770.10.3+14
Welsh
210.20.1330.30.1-12
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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)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2011 to 2016
Not stated4784.66.85495.49.2-71

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 Australian, City of Brimbank: 12.4% English, City of Brimbank: 11.7% Italian, City of Brimbank: 6.5% Irish, City of Brimbank: 3.3% Scottish, City of Brimbank: 2.5% Greek, City of Brimbank: 3.6% Maltese, City of Brimbank: 5.7% Croatian, City of Brimbank: 2.5% German, City of Brimbank: 1.7% Chinese, City of Brimbank: 6.5% Australian, Keilor District: 23.7% English, Keilor District: 22.0% Italian, Keilor District: 20.2% Irish, Keilor District: 8.4% Scottish, Keilor District: 6.8% Greek, Keilor District: 5.4% Maltese, Keilor District: 4.8% Croatian, Keilor District: 3.6% German, Keilor District: 3.0% Chinese, Keilor District: 2.1%
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 Australian, Keilor District: -34 English, Keilor District: +188 Italian, Keilor District: +82 Irish, Keilor District: +209 Scottish, Keilor District: +149 Greek, Keilor District: -44 Maltese, Keilor District: +64 Croatian, Keilor District: +7 German, Keilor District: +10 Chinese, Keilor District: -8
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 Keilor District in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Australian (2,452 people or 23.7%)
  • English (2,280 people or 22.0%)
  • Italian (2,085 people or 20.2%)
  • Irish (868 people or 8.4%)
  • Scottish (704 people or 6.8%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 8,389 responses in total, or 81.11% 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 (20.2% compared to 6.5%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (23.7% compared to 12.4%)
  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (22.0% compared to 11.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Vietnamese ancestry (1.3% compared to 16.0%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the reported ancestries of the population in this area between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Irish (+209 persons)
  • English (+188 persons)
  • Scottish (+149 persons)
  • Italian (+82 persons)

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