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St Albans District

Ancestry

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This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for all areas. What's this?

The three largest ancestries in St Albans District 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 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.

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 District - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idVietnamese11,32723.216.08,57418.412.8+2,753
English
4,3258.911.74,1859.011.8+140
Australian
4,2278.712.44,0598.712.9+168
Chinese
3,3156.86.52,9716.45.9+344
Maltese
2,7125.65.73,1766.86.7-464
Indian
2,6145.44.92,1884.74.3+426
Filipino
1,6903.53.91,6503.53.6+40
map this data in atlas.idItalian1,5503.26.51,6223.57.0-72
Macedonian
1,4633.02.91,6333.53.3-170
Greek
1,3922.93.61,4783.23.9-86
Croatian
1,3212.72.51,6273.52.9-306
Irish
1,0132.13.39822.13.1+31
German
8661.81.78491.81.8+17
Serbian
8351.71.31,0262.21.4-191
Samoan
8161.71.13560.80.6+460
Scottish
7051.42.57351.62.5-30
Punjabi
6961.40.92070.40.3+489
Polish
6001.21.47601.61.6-160
Pakistani
5741.20.91800.40.4+394
Sudanese
5281.10.86691.40.8-141
Lebanese
5191.11.04611.01.0+58
Other Indian subcontinent
4731.00.72140.50.3+259
Inadequately Described
4661.01.12590.60.5+207
Bosnian
4500.90.74921.10.7-42
Turkish
4410.91.35511.21.5-110
Burmese peoples
3820.81.1550.10.3+327
Spanish
3740.80.93480.70.8+26
Ethiopian
2900.60.71720.40.4+118
Sinhalese
2830.61.02800.60.8+3
Egyptian
2430.50.62350.50.6+8
Maori
2350.50.51800.40.5+55
Albanian
2240.50.62980.60.6-74
Tongan
2140.40.4980.20.2+116
Chilean
1910.40.52230.50.5-32
Cypriot
1850.40.62270.50.6-42
Ukrainian
1720.40.42530.50.5-81
Nepalese
1710.40.3800.20.2+91
Central and West African
1700.30.3980.20.2+72
Dutch
1570.30.42000.40.5-43
Portuguese
1500.30.31140.20.3+36
Thai
1490.30.3840.20.2+65
Hungarian
1430.30.31940.40.3-51
Timorese
1400.30.41340.30.4+6
Slovene
1400.30.22120.50.3-72
Eritrean
1310.30.3660.10.2+65
New Zealander
1290.30.41160.20.3+13
Lao
1210.20.31460.30.2-25
Iranian
1140.20.3270.10.1+87
Fijian
1010.20.3650.10.2+36
Salvadoran
960.20.21310.30.2-35
Russian
930.20.21270.30.2-34
Other Central Asian
930.20.290.00.0+84
Romanian
910.20.21380.30.2-47
Assyrian/Chaldean
870.20.2330.10.1+54
Slovak
850.20.11030.20.1-18
Other Oceanian (inc. Melanesia & Micronesia)
820.20.1310.10.1+51
Somali
730.10.2590.10.1+14
Afghan
670.10.2310.10.1+36
French
630.10.2650.10.2-2
Syrian
620.10.2390.10.2+23
Other Southern and East African
610.10.21310.30.3-70
Bengali
610.10.3890.20.2-28
Austrian
590.10.1930.20.2-34
Cook Islander
570.10.270.00.1+50
Malay
510.10.1430.10.1+8
Argentinian
500.10.1520.10.2-2
Other North American
490.10.1220.00.1+27
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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)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2011 to 2016
Not stated3,9598.16.85,34011.59.2-1,381

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% Maltese, City of Brimbank: 5.7% Indian, City of Brimbank: 4.9% Filipino, City of Brimbank: 3.9% Italian, City of Brimbank: 6.5% Macedonian, City of Brimbank: 2.9% Greek, City of Brimbank: 3.6% Vietnamese, St Albans District: 23.2% English, St Albans District: 8.9% Australian, St Albans District: 8.7% Chinese, St Albans District: 6.8% Maltese, St Albans District: 5.6% Indian, St Albans District: 5.4% Filipino, St Albans District: 3.5% Italian, St Albans District: 3.2% Macedonian, St Albans District: 3.0% Greek, St Albans District: 2.9%
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 District: +2,753 English, St Albans District: +140 Australian, St Albans District: +168 Chinese, St Albans District: +344 Maltese, St Albans District: -464 Indian, St Albans District: +426 Filipino, St Albans District: +40 Italian, St Albans District: -72 Macedonian, St Albans District: -170 Greek, St Albans District: -86
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 District in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Vietnamese (11,327 people or 23.2%)
  • English (4,325 people or 8.9%)
  • Australian (4,227 people or 8.7%)
  • Chinese (3,315 people or 6.8%)
  • Maltese (2,712 people or 5.6%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 25,906 responses in total, or 53.11% 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 (23.2% compared to 16.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (8.7% compared to 12.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Italian ancestry (3.2% compared to 6.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (8.9% 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 (+2,753 persons)
  • Punjabi (+489 persons)
  • Maltese (-464 persons)
  • Samoan (+460 persons)

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