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The three largest ancestries in Grasslands Ward 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 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.

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)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idVietnamese7,97315.312.85,76312.810.7+2,210
English
5,50410.511.84,82210.711.8+682
Australian
5,47510.512.95,74012.715.1-265
Chinese
3,4996.75.92,6475.95.1+852
Maltese
3,3786.56.73,7758.48.1-397
Filipino
2,7475.33.62,0144.53.1+733
map this data in atlas.idItalian2,1044.07.02,1444.87.8-40
Indian
2,0984.04.37211.62.2+1,377
Macedonian
2,0083.83.32,0724.63.7-64
Greek
1,4442.83.91,4703.34.6-26
Irish
1,2072.33.11,1182.53.2+89
Croatian
1,1682.22.91,2892.93.5-121
Serbian
1,0892.11.41,1632.61.6-74
Scottish
9821.92.59292.12.5+53
Turkish
9391.81.58942.01.8+45
German
8061.51.88371.92.0-31
Polish
7401.41.68561.92.0-116
Bosnian
6981.30.77321.60.8-34
Sudanese
5461.00.83920.90.8+154
Spanish
5021.00.84190.90.9+83
Samoan
4780.90.62550.60.4+223
Sinhalese
4350.80.82700.60.6+165
Lebanese
4010.81.03870.91.1+14
Maori
3230.60.51900.40.4+133
Albanian
3200.60.62550.60.6+65
Chilean
3140.60.53030.70.5+11
Pakistani
3090.60.41400.30.2+169
Ethiopian
3020.60.41910.40.3+111
Inadequately Described
2870.50.51790.40.4+108
Cypriot
2590.50.61180.30.3+141
Timorese
2580.50.42030.50.3+55
Lao
2390.50.21820.40.2+57
Ukrainian
2250.40.51970.40.6+28
Egyptian
2140.40.62340.50.6-20
Tongan
2040.40.21040.20.2+100
Other Indian subcontinent
2000.40.3290.10.1+171
Dutch
1980.40.52220.50.6-24
Hungarian
1960.40.32310.50.4-35
Portuguese
1880.40.31920.40.4-4
Slovene
1660.30.31470.30.3+19
Punjabi
1640.30.3660.10.1+98
New Zealander
1570.30.3550.10.2+102
Other Southern and East African
1430.30.3280.10.1+115
Salvadoran
1350.30.21690.40.2-34
Thai
1310.30.2720.20.1+59
Romanian
1280.20.21040.20.3+24
Fijian
1270.20.2470.10.1+80
Russian
1260.20.21410.30.3-15
Arab not further described
1250.20.2710.20.2+54
Cook Islander
1200.20.1490.10.1+71
Bengali
1190.20.2230.10.1+96
Slovak
980.20.11030.20.2-5
Central and West African
970.20.2410.10.1+56
French
840.20.21020.20.2-18
Other South American
840.20.1860.20.1-2
Eritrean
830.20.2220.00.1+61
Somali
810.20.1360.10.1+45
Malay
750.10.1230.10.1+52
Indonesian
750.10.1320.10.1+43
Anglo-Indian
750.10.2680.20.2+7
Nepalese
730.10.200.00.0+73
Welsh
720.10.1300.10.2+42
Afghan
720.10.1480.10.1+24
Argentinian
700.10.2950.20.2-25
Mauritian
670.10.1450.10.1+22
Austrian
630.10.2980.20.2-35
Uruguayan
620.10.1450.10.1+17
Other Oceanian (inc. Melanesia & Micronesia)
580.10.1380.10.1+20
Tamil
530.10.1300.10.1+23
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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)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
Not stated5,41610.49.25,20311.510.0+213

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% Chinese, City of Brimbank: 5.9% Maltese, City of Brimbank: 6.7% Filipino, City of Brimbank: 3.6% Italian, City of Brimbank: 7.0% Indian, City of Brimbank: 4.3% Macedonian, City of Brimbank: 3.3% Greek, City of Brimbank: 3.9% Vietnamese, Grasslands Ward: 15.3% English, Grasslands Ward: 10.5% Australian, Grasslands Ward: 10.5% Chinese, Grasslands Ward: 6.7% Maltese, Grasslands Ward: 6.5% Filipino, Grasslands Ward: 5.3% Italian, Grasslands Ward: 4.0% Indian, Grasslands Ward: 4.0% Macedonian, Grasslands Ward: 3.8% Greek, Grasslands Ward: 2.8%
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, Grasslands Ward: +2,210 English, Grasslands Ward: +682 Australian, Grasslands Ward: -265 Chinese, Grasslands Ward: +852 Maltese, Grasslands Ward: -397 Filipino, Grasslands Ward: +733 Italian, Grasslands Ward: -40 Indian, Grasslands Ward: +1,377 Macedonian, Grasslands Ward: -64 Greek, Grasslands Ward: -26
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 Grasslands Ward in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Vietnamese (7,973 people or 15.3%)
  • English (5,504 people or 10.5%)
  • Australian (5,475 people or 10.5%)
  • Chinese (3,499 people or 6.7%)
  • Maltese (3,378 people or 6.5%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 25,829 responses in total, or 49.49% 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 (15.3% compared to 12.8%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Filipino ancestry (5.3% compared to 3.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Italian ancestry (4.0% compared to 7.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (10.5% compared to 12.9%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Vietnamese (+2,210 persons)
  • Indian (+1,377 persons)
  • Chinese (+852 persons)
  • Filipino (+733 persons)

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