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The three largest ancestries in Grasslands Ward in 2016 were Vietnamese, Australian and English.

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 Grasslands Ward 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 Grasslands Ward'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
Grasslands Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idVietnamese10,59118.816.07,97315.312.8+2,618
Australian
5,63310.012.45,47510.512.9+158
English
5,5379.811.75,50410.511.8+33
Chinese
4,3327.76.53,4996.75.9+833
Maltese
3,0815.55.73,3786.56.7-297
Filipino
2,9135.23.92,7475.33.6+166
Indian
2,8555.14.92,0984.04.3+757
map this data in atlas.idItalian2,0903.76.52,1044.07.0-14
Macedonian
1,7443.12.92,0083.83.3-264
Greek
1,3462.43.61,4442.83.9-98
Irish
1,2532.23.31,2072.33.1+46
Scottish
1,0681.92.59821.92.5+86
Croatian
9691.72.51,1682.22.9-199
Serbian
9101.61.31,0892.11.4-179
German
8191.51.78061.51.8+13
Samoan
8081.41.14780.90.6+330
Turkish
8081.41.39391.81.5-131
Bosnian
7301.30.76981.30.7+32
Pakistani
6981.20.93090.60.4+389
Burmese peoples
6941.21.1370.10.3+657
Inadequately Described
6471.21.12870.50.5+360
Polish
6401.11.47401.41.6-100
Punjabi
6071.10.91640.30.3+443
Spanish
5801.00.95021.00.8+78
Sudanese
5461.00.85461.00.80
Other Indian subcontinent
4480.80.72000.40.3+248
Lebanese
4310.81.04010.81.0+30
Ethiopian
4280.80.73020.60.4+126
Sinhalese
4010.71.04350.80.8-34
Tongan
3570.60.42040.40.2+153
Maori
3480.60.53230.60.5+25
Albanian
2930.50.63200.60.6-27
Lao
2800.50.32390.50.2+41
Chilean
2690.50.53140.60.5-45
Egyptian
2500.40.62140.40.6+36
Nepalese
2460.40.3730.10.2+173
Cypriot
2290.40.62590.50.6-30
Timorese
2280.40.42580.50.4-30
Eritrean
1890.30.3830.20.2+106
Thai
1870.30.31310.30.2+56
New Zealander
1760.30.41570.30.3+19
Portuguese
1640.30.31880.40.3-24
Central and West African
1630.30.3970.20.2+66
Dutch
1610.30.41980.40.5-37
Ukrainian
1540.30.42250.40.5-71
Hungarian
1510.30.31960.40.3-45
Cook Islander
1470.30.21200.20.1+27
Salvadoran
1420.30.21350.30.2+7
Fijian
1400.20.31270.20.2+13
Bengali
1380.20.31190.20.2+19
Somali
1380.20.2810.20.1+57
Afghan
1220.20.2720.10.1+50
Iraqi
1220.20.2470.10.1+75
Iranian
1150.20.3340.10.1+81
Other Oceanian (inc. Melanesia & Micronesia)
1000.20.1580.10.1+42
Assyrian/Chaldean
950.20.2250.00.1+70
Russian
940.20.21260.20.2-32
Slovene
940.20.21660.30.3-72
Other Central Asian
900.20.2120.00.0+78
Romanian
870.20.21280.20.2-41
Tamil
810.10.3530.10.1+28
Indonesian
780.10.2750.10.1+3
Slovak
760.10.1980.20.1-22
Other North American
760.10.1360.10.1+40
Other Southern/South East European
740.10.100.00.0+74
Other Polynesian
720.10.1170.00.0+55
Syrian
710.10.2480.10.2+23
French
710.10.2840.20.2-13
Australian Aboriginal
700.10.1370.10.1+33
Arab not further described
660.10.21250.20.2-59
Other Southern and East African
630.10.21430.30.3-80
Mauritian
590.10.1670.10.1-8
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Grasslands Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2011 to 2016
Not stated4,2627.66.85,41610.49.2-1,154

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% Australian, City of Brimbank: 12.4% English, City of Brimbank: 11.7% Chinese, City of Brimbank: 6.5% Maltese, City of Brimbank: 5.7% Filipino, City of Brimbank: 3.9% Indian, City of Brimbank: 4.9% Italian, City of Brimbank: 6.5% Macedonian, City of Brimbank: 2.9% Greek, City of Brimbank: 3.6% Vietnamese, Grasslands Ward: 18.8% Australian, Grasslands Ward: 10.0% English, Grasslands Ward: 9.8% Chinese, Grasslands Ward: 7.7% Maltese, Grasslands Ward: 5.5% Filipino, Grasslands Ward: 5.2% Indian, Grasslands Ward: 5.1% Italian, Grasslands Ward: 3.7% Macedonian, Grasslands Ward: 3.1% Greek, Grasslands Ward: 2.4%
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, Grasslands Ward: +2,618 Australian, Grasslands Ward: +158 English, Grasslands Ward: +33 Chinese, Grasslands Ward: +833 Maltese, Grasslands Ward: -297 Filipino, Grasslands Ward: +166 Indian, Grasslands Ward: +757 Italian, Grasslands Ward: -14 Macedonian, Grasslands Ward: -264 Greek, Grasslands Ward: -98
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 Grasslands Ward in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Vietnamese (10,591 people or 18.8%)
  • Australian (5,633 people or 10.0%)
  • English (5,537 people or 9.8%)
  • Chinese (4,332 people or 7.7%)
  • Maltese (3,081 people or 5.5%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 29,174 responses in total, or 51.89% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in Grasslands Ward and City of Brimbank were:

  • A larger percentage of people with Vietnamese ancestry (18.8% compared to 16.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Italian ancestry (3.7% compared to 6.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (10.0% compared to 12.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (9.8% 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 (+2,618 persons)
  • Chinese (+833 persons)
  • Indian (+757 persons)
  • Burmese peoples (+657 persons)

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