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The three largest ancestries in Harvester Ward in 2011 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.

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)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idVietnamese8,25516.712.86,44015.310.7+1,815
Australian
6,19712.612.96,13914.615.1+58
English
5,79011.711.85,11112.211.8+679
Chinese
3,5907.35.92,5826.25.1+1,008
Maltese
2,8675.86.73,2127.78.1-345
map this data in atlas.idItalian2,1674.47.02,2415.37.8-74
Indian
2,1314.34.31,0242.42.2+1,107
Greek
1,8673.83.92,0995.04.6-232
Irish
1,7073.53.11,5593.73.2+148
Filipino
1,6583.43.61,1712.83.1+487
Scottish
1,3092.72.51,2002.92.5+109
Macedonian
9241.93.39222.23.7+2
Polish
9101.81.69792.32.0-69
German
7961.61.87851.92.0+11
Croatian
7461.52.97651.83.5-19
Turkish
6601.31.56131.51.8+47
Sudanese
5491.10.85721.40.8-23
Burmese peoples
4861.00.3100.00.0+476
Serbian
3890.81.43930.91.6-4
Spanish
3770.80.83580.90.9+19
Inadequately Described
3230.70.51990.50.4+124
Ukrainian
3220.70.53570.90.6-35
Sinhalese
3210.70.81470.40.6+174
Cypriot
2880.60.61680.40.3+120
Samoan
2830.60.62080.50.4+75
Ethiopian
2810.60.42090.50.3+72
Maori
2790.60.52420.60.4+37
Lebanese
2760.61.02420.61.1+34
Bengali
2420.50.21010.20.1+141
Albanian
2340.50.62200.50.6+14
Chilean
2300.50.52500.60.5-20
Central and West African
2160.40.2710.20.1+145
Pakistani
2090.40.4460.10.2+163
Nepalese
1990.40.2180.00.0+181
Punjabi
1930.40.3540.10.1+139
Tongan
1880.40.21530.40.2+35
Dutch
1860.40.52350.60.6-49
Other Southern and East African
1760.40.3320.10.1+144
Other Indian subcontinent
1640.30.3620.10.1+102
Salvadoran
1510.30.21060.30.2+45
Hungarian
1440.30.31280.30.4+16
Timorese
1390.30.4640.20.3+75
New Zealander
1360.30.31410.30.2-5
Fijian
1330.30.2580.10.1+75
Eritrean
1310.30.2490.10.1+82
Egyptian
1310.30.6840.20.6+47
Portuguese
1260.30.31160.30.4+10
Thai
1260.30.2690.20.1+57
Romanian
1170.20.21190.30.3-2
Bosnian
1150.20.71140.30.8+1
Russian
1050.20.21040.20.3+1
Mauritian
930.20.1590.10.1+34
Arab not further described
900.20.2360.10.2+54
French
900.20.2830.20.2+7
Somali
820.20.1690.20.1+13
Slovene
790.20.3960.20.3-17
Indonesian
780.20.1220.10.1+56
Malay
670.10.1240.10.1+43
Anglo-Indian
630.10.2860.20.2-23
Papua New Guinean
620.10.0120.00.0+50
Austrian
600.10.2630.20.2-3
Kurdish
570.10.100.00.0+57
Tamil
570.10.140.00.1+53
American
560.10.1550.10.1+1
Lao
540.10.2500.10.2+4
Australian Aboriginal
510.10.1280.10.1+23
Colombian
500.10.1170.00.0+33
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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)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
Not stated4,94910.09.24,33610.310.0+613

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% Australian, City of Brimbank: 12.9% English, City of Brimbank: 11.8% Chinese, City of Brimbank: 5.9% Maltese, City of Brimbank: 6.7% Italian, City of Brimbank: 7.0% Indian, City of Brimbank: 4.3% Greek, City of Brimbank: 3.9% Irish, City of Brimbank: 3.1% Filipino, City of Brimbank: 3.6% Vietnamese, Harvester Ward: 16.7% Australian, Harvester Ward: 12.6% English, Harvester Ward: 11.7% Chinese, Harvester Ward: 7.3% Maltese, Harvester Ward: 5.8% Italian, Harvester Ward: 4.4% Indian, Harvester Ward: 4.3% Greek, Harvester Ward: 3.8% Irish, Harvester Ward: 3.5% Filipino, Harvester Ward: 3.4%
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, Harvester Ward: +1,815 Australian, Harvester Ward: +58 English, Harvester Ward: +679 Chinese, Harvester Ward: +1,008 Maltese, Harvester Ward: -345 Italian, Harvester Ward: -74 Indian, Harvester Ward: +1,107 Greek, Harvester Ward: -232 Irish, Harvester Ward: +148 Filipino, Harvester Ward: +487
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 Harvester Ward in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Vietnamese (8,255 people or 16.7%)
  • Australian (6,197 people or 12.6%)
  • English (5,790 people or 11.7%)
  • Chinese (3,590 people or 7.3%)
  • Maltese (2,867 people or 5.8%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 26,699 responses in total, or 54.10% 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 (16.7% compared to 12.8%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (7.3% compared to 5.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Italian ancestry (4.4% compared to 7.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Macedonian ancestry (1.9% compared to 3.3%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Vietnamese (+1,815 persons)
  • Indian (+1,107 persons)
  • Chinese (+1,008 persons)
  • English (+679 persons)

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