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The three largest ancestries in St Albans District 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 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 St Albans 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
St Albans District - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idVietnamese8,57418.412.86,70714.810.7+1,867
English
4,1859.011.84,0589.011.8+127
Australian
4,0598.712.94,81710.615.1-758
Maltese
3,1766.86.73,8618.58.1-685
Chinese
2,9716.45.92,7626.15.1+209
Indian
2,1884.74.37611.72.2+1,427
Filipino
1,6503.53.61,3833.13.1+267
Macedonian
1,6333.53.31,8694.13.7-236
Croatian
1,6273.52.91,9394.33.5-312
map this data in atlas.idItalian1,6223.57.01,9064.27.8-284
Greek
1,4783.23.91,6643.74.6-186
Serbian
1,0262.21.41,1852.61.6-159
Irish
9822.13.19822.23.20
German
8491.81.81,0612.32.0-212
Polish
7601.61.69402.12.0-180
Scottish
7351.62.57081.62.5+27
Sudanese
6691.40.85421.20.8+127
Turkish
5511.21.56741.51.8-123
Bosnian
4921.10.76911.50.8-199
Lebanese
4611.01.05411.21.1-80
Samoan
3560.80.62020.40.4+154
Spanish
3480.70.83670.80.9-19
Albanian
2980.60.63410.80.6-43
Sinhalese
2800.60.82250.50.6+55
Inadequately Described
2590.60.52130.50.4+46
Ukrainian
2530.50.52500.60.6+3
Egyptian
2350.50.62430.50.6-8
Cypriot
2270.50.6810.20.3+146
Chilean
2230.50.52600.60.5-37
Other Indian subcontinent
2140.50.3490.10.1+165
Slovene
2120.50.31850.40.3+27
Punjabi
2070.40.3360.10.1+171
Dutch
2000.40.52530.60.6-53
Hungarian
1940.40.32340.50.4-40
Pakistani
1800.40.41170.30.2+63
Maori
1800.40.51950.40.4-15
Ethiopian
1720.40.41080.20.3+64
Lao
1460.30.21090.20.2+37
Romanian
1380.30.21510.30.3-13
Timorese
1340.30.41490.30.3-15
Salvadoran
1310.30.21640.40.2-33
Other Southern and East African
1310.30.3480.10.1+83
Russian
1270.30.21480.30.3-21
New Zealander
1160.20.3710.20.2+45
Portuguese
1140.20.31210.30.4-7
Slovak
1030.20.11360.30.2-33
Tongan
980.20.2320.10.2+66
Central and West African
980.20.2260.10.1+72
Austrian
930.20.21510.30.2-58
Bengali
890.20.2280.10.1+61
Arab not further described
890.20.2420.10.2+47
Anglo-Indian
840.20.2790.20.2+5
Thai
840.20.2670.10.1+17
Nepalese
800.20.270.00.0+73
Eritrean
660.10.2240.10.1+42
Fijian
650.10.2320.10.1+33
French
650.10.2670.10.2-2
Other South American
600.10.1590.10.1+1
Mauritian
590.10.1560.10.1+3
Somali
590.10.1520.10.1+7
Welsh
580.10.1290.10.2+29
Iraqi
580.10.1220.00.0+36
Burmese peoples
550.10.330.00.0+52
Argentinian
520.10.2810.20.2-29
Uruguayan
520.10.1230.10.1+29
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
St Albans District - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
Not stated5,34011.59.25,62512.410.0-285

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% Filipino, City of Brimbank: 3.6% Macedonian, City of Brimbank: 3.3% Croatian, City of Brimbank: 2.9% Italian, City of Brimbank: 7.0% Vietnamese, St Albans District: 18.4% English, St Albans District: 9.0% Australian, St Albans District: 8.7% Maltese, St Albans District: 6.8% Chinese, St Albans District: 6.4% Indian, St Albans District: 4.7% Filipino, St Albans District: 3.5% Macedonian, St Albans District: 3.5% Croatian, St Albans District: 3.5% Italian, St Albans District: 3.5%
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 District: +1,867 English, St Albans District: +127 Australian, St Albans District: -758 Maltese, St Albans District: -685 Chinese, St Albans District: +209 Indian, St Albans District: +1,427 Filipino, St Albans District: +267 Macedonian, St Albans District: -236 Croatian, St Albans District: -312 Italian, St Albans District: -284
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 District in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Vietnamese (8,574 people or 18.4%)
  • English (4,185 people or 9.0%)
  • Australian (4,059 people or 8.7%)
  • Maltese (3,176 people or 6.8%)
  • Chinese (2,971 people or 6.4%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 22,965 responses in total, or 49.33% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Vietnamese ancestry (18.4% compared to 12.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (8.7% compared to 12.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Italian ancestry (3.5% compared to 7.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (9.0% 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 (+1,867 persons)
  • Indian (+1,427 persons)
  • Australian (-758 persons)
  • Maltese (-685 persons)

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