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Horseshoe Bend Ward

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 Horseshoe Bend 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 Horseshoe Bend 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 Horseshoe Bend 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
Horseshoe Bend Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idVietnamese6,76720.616.05,05016.112.8+1,716
Australian
4,00712.212.43,94112.612.9+65
English
3,94812.011.73,82312.211.8+125
map this data in atlas.idItalian2,4297.46.52,4417.87.0-12
Chinese
1,8195.56.51,6735.35.9+146
Maltese
1,7695.45.72,0086.46.7-239
Indian
1,4304.44.91,2223.94.3+208
Irish
1,2083.73.31,0783.43.1+130
Greek
1,0973.33.61,1533.73.9-57
Croatian
1,0383.22.51,2163.92.9-178
Scottish
8872.72.58272.62.5+60
Filipino
8592.63.97722.53.6+88
German
7572.31.77182.31.8+39
Macedonian
6672.02.96272.03.3+41
Samoan
4531.41.11650.50.6+289
Polish
4511.41.45381.71.6-87
Serbian
3771.21.34481.41.4-71
Lebanese
3741.11.03311.11.0+42
Punjabi
3511.10.91120.40.3+239
Sudanese
2990.90.83391.10.8-40
Inadequately Described
2510.81.11460.50.5+106
Pakistani
2470.80.9750.20.4+172
Spanish
2190.70.92170.70.8+3
Other Indian subcontinent
2180.70.71040.30.3+114
Turkish
2120.61.32340.71.5-22
Bosnian
1700.50.71890.60.7-19
Sinhalese
1690.51.01610.50.8+8
Cypriot
1590.50.61870.60.6-28
Albanian
1570.50.61580.50.6-1
Ukrainian
1550.50.41830.60.5-28
Dutch
1520.50.41970.60.5-45
Maori
1520.50.51150.40.5+37
Ethiopian
1400.40.7500.20.4+89
Egyptian
1400.40.61400.40.60
Chilean
1400.40.51340.40.5+6
Central and West African
1250.40.3550.20.2+70
Thai
1020.30.3470.10.2+56
Tongan
960.30.4340.10.2+62
Assyrian/Chaldean
920.30.2520.20.1+40
Hungarian
920.30.31120.40.3-20
Slovene
910.30.21360.40.3-45
New Zealander
900.30.41010.30.3-11
Portuguese
870.30.3650.20.3+22
Fijian
810.20.3490.20.2+32
Russian
680.20.2960.30.2-28
Somali
680.20.2280.10.1+40
Romanian
650.20.2800.30.2-15
Iranian
640.20.3250.10.1+39
Syrian
620.20.2500.20.2+11
Salvadoran
580.20.2920.30.2-34
Burmese peoples
570.21.1350.10.3+22
Austrian
500.20.1840.30.2-34
French
480.10.2610.20.2-13
Other Central Asian
470.10.230.00.0+44
Nepalese
430.10.3390.10.2+4
Iraqi
420.10.2210.10.1+21
Afghan
410.10.2190.10.1+22
Arab not further described
390.10.2550.20.2-16
Eritrean
390.10.3330.10.2+6
Slovak
390.10.1430.10.1-4
Other Oceanian (inc. Melanesia & Micronesia)
370.10.1120.00.1+25
Welsh
350.10.1510.20.1-17
Malay
350.10.1370.10.1-2
Other Southern and East African
330.10.2860.30.3-53
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Horseshoe Bend Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2011 to 2016
Not stated2,3357.16.83,20810.29.2-874

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% Italian, City of Brimbank: 6.5% Chinese, City of Brimbank: 6.5% Maltese, City of Brimbank: 5.7% Indian, City of Brimbank: 4.9% Irish, City of Brimbank: 3.3% Greek, City of Brimbank: 3.6% Croatian, City of Brimbank: 2.5% Vietnamese, Horseshoe Bend Ward: 20.6% Australian, Horseshoe Bend Ward: 12.2% English, Horseshoe Bend Ward: 12.0% Italian, Horseshoe Bend Ward: 7.4% Chinese, Horseshoe Bend Ward: 5.5% Maltese, Horseshoe Bend Ward: 5.4% Indian, Horseshoe Bend Ward: 4.4% Irish, Horseshoe Bend Ward: 3.7% Greek, Horseshoe Bend Ward: 3.3% Croatian, Horseshoe Bend Ward: 3.2%
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, Horseshoe Bend Ward: +1,716 Australian, Horseshoe Bend Ward: +65 English, Horseshoe Bend Ward: +125 Italian, Horseshoe Bend Ward: -12 Chinese, Horseshoe Bend Ward: +146 Maltese, Horseshoe Bend Ward: -239 Indian, Horseshoe Bend Ward: +208 Irish, Horseshoe Bend Ward: +130 Greek, Horseshoe Bend Ward: -57 Croatian, Horseshoe Bend Ward: -178
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 Horseshoe Bend Ward in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Vietnamese (6,767 people or 20.6%)
  • Australian (4,007 people or 12.2%)
  • English (3,948 people or 12.0%)
  • Italian (2,429 people or 7.4%)
  • Chinese (1,819 people or 5.5%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 18,970 responses in total, or 57.81% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Vietnamese ancestry (20.6% compared to 16.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Filipino ancestry (2.6% compared to 3.9%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Vietnamese (+1,716 persons)
  • Samoan (+289 persons)
  • Maltese (-239 persons)
  • Punjabi (+239 persons)

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