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The three largest ancestries in Harvester 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 Harvester 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 Harvester 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
Harvester Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idVietnamese11,36520.316.08,25516.712.8+3,110
Australian
6,57711.712.46,19712.612.9+380
English
6,16711.011.75,79011.711.8+377
Chinese
4,3727.86.53,5907.35.9+782
Maltese
2,6634.85.72,8675.86.7-204
Indian
2,5454.54.92,1314.34.3+414
map this data in atlas.idItalian2,2374.06.52,1674.47.0+70
Filipino
2,2314.03.91,6583.43.6+573
Greek
1,9323.43.61,8673.83.9+65
Irish
1,8993.43.31,7073.53.1+192
Scottish
1,4412.62.51,3092.72.5+132
Burmese peoples
1,2612.31.14861.00.3+775
Macedonian
9401.72.99241.93.3+16
German
8091.41.77961.61.8+13
Croatian
7591.42.57461.52.9+13
Polish
7261.31.49101.81.6-184
Inadequately Described
6341.11.13230.70.5+311
Turkish
6271.11.36601.31.5-33
Pakistani
5781.00.92090.40.4+369
Ethiopian
5361.00.72810.60.4+255
Sinhalese
5140.91.03210.70.8+193
Sudanese
5120.90.85491.10.8-37
Samoan
4950.91.12830.60.6+212
Spanish
3900.70.93770.80.8+13
Other Indian subcontinent
3750.70.71640.30.3+211
Tamil
3430.60.3570.10.1+286
Serbian
3410.61.33890.81.4-48
Nepalese
3350.60.31990.40.2+136
Tongan
3290.60.41880.40.2+141
Lebanese
3020.51.02760.61.0+26
Punjabi
2950.50.91930.40.3+102
Bengali
2950.50.32420.50.2+53
Maori
2930.50.52790.60.5+14
Cypriot
2770.50.62880.60.6-11
Chilean
2770.50.52300.50.5+47
Eritrean
2490.40.31310.30.2+118
Albanian
2470.40.62340.50.6+13
Somali
2350.40.2820.20.1+153
Afghan
2260.40.2450.10.1+181
Iranian
2170.40.3370.10.1+180
New Zealander
2170.40.41360.30.3+81
Central and West African
2100.40.32160.40.2-6
Other Southern and East African
2080.40.21760.40.3+32
Ukrainian
2030.40.43220.70.5-119
Dutch
1840.30.41860.40.5-2
Other Central Asian
1710.30.2180.00.0+153
Thai
1650.30.31260.30.2+39
Timorese
1570.30.41390.30.4+18
Portuguese
1450.30.31260.30.3+19
Salvadoran
1350.20.21510.30.2-16
Fijian
1280.20.31330.30.2-5
Bosnian
1270.20.71150.20.7+12
Egyptian
1170.20.61310.30.6-14
Australian Aboriginal
1110.20.1510.10.1+60
French
1060.20.2900.20.2+16
Romanian
1020.20.21170.20.2-15
Kurdish
980.20.1570.10.1+41
Hungarian
960.20.31440.30.3-48
Malay
920.20.1670.10.1+25
Indonesian
880.20.2780.20.1+10
Cook Islander
820.10.2400.10.1+42
Iraqi
760.10.2410.10.1+35
Lao
750.10.3540.10.2+21
Russian
720.10.21050.20.2-33
Korean
690.10.1430.10.1+26
Japanese
660.10.1410.10.1+25
Mauritian
640.10.1930.20.1-29
Argentinian
620.10.1480.10.2+14
Other North American
590.10.1420.10.1+17
Other Oceanian (inc. Melanesia & Micronesia)
590.10.1430.10.1+16
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Harvester Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2011 to 2016
Not stated4,0077.16.84,94910.09.2-942

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% Indian, City of Brimbank: 4.9% Italian, City of Brimbank: 6.5% Filipino, City of Brimbank: 3.9% Greek, City of Brimbank: 3.6% Irish, City of Brimbank: 3.3% Vietnamese, Harvester Ward: 20.3% Australian, Harvester Ward: 11.7% English, Harvester Ward: 11.0% Chinese, Harvester Ward: 7.8% Maltese, Harvester Ward: 4.8% Indian, Harvester Ward: 4.5% Italian, Harvester Ward: 4.0% Filipino, Harvester Ward: 4.0% Greek, Harvester Ward: 3.4% Irish, Harvester Ward: 3.4%
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, Harvester Ward: +3,110 Australian, Harvester Ward: +380 English, Harvester Ward: +377 Chinese, Harvester Ward: +782 Maltese, Harvester Ward: -204 Indian, Harvester Ward: +414 Italian, Harvester Ward: +70 Filipino, Harvester Ward: +573 Greek, Harvester Ward: +65 Irish, Harvester Ward: +192
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 Harvester Ward in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Vietnamese (11,365 people or 20.3%)
  • Australian (6,577 people or 11.7%)
  • English (6,167 people or 11.0%)
  • Chinese (4,372 people or 7.8%)
  • Maltese (2,663 people or 4.8%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 31,144 responses in total, or 55.57% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Vietnamese ancestry (20.3% compared to 16.0%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (7.8% compared to 6.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Italian ancestry (4.0% compared to 6.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Macedonian ancestry (1.7% compared to 2.9%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Vietnamese (+3,110 persons)
  • Chinese (+782 persons)
  • Burmese peoples (+775 persons)
  • Filipino (+573 persons)

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