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The three largest ancestries in Horseshoe Bend 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 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.

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)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idVietnamese5,05116.112.83,92412.710.7+1,127
Australian
3,94212.612.94,57814.815.1-636
English
3,82312.211.83,69611.911.8+128
map this data in atlas.idItalian2,4417.87.02,5128.17.8-71
Maltese
2,0096.46.72,3557.68.1-347
Chinese
1,6735.35.91,5425.05.1+131
Indian
1,2233.94.34551.52.2+768
Croatian
1,2173.92.91,3444.33.5-127
Greek
1,1543.73.91,2344.04.6-80
Irish
1,0783.43.11,1033.63.2-25
Scottish
8282.62.57642.52.5+64
Filipino
7722.53.66932.23.1+79
German
7182.31.88442.72.0-126
Macedonian
6272.03.37412.43.7-114
Polish
5391.71.66232.02.0-84
Serbian
4481.41.44831.61.6-35
Sudanese
3391.10.82961.00.8+43
Lebanese
3321.11.04001.31.1-68
Turkish
2350.71.53331.11.8-98
Spanish
2170.70.82340.80.9-17
Dutch
1970.60.52320.70.6-35
Bosnian
1890.60.73241.00.8-135
Cypriot
1870.60.6530.20.3+134
Ukrainian
1830.60.52020.70.6-19
Samoan
1650.50.6930.30.4+72
Sinhalese
1610.50.81300.40.6+31
Albanian
1580.50.62100.70.6-52
Inadequately Described
1460.50.51660.50.4-20
Egyptian
1400.40.61250.40.6+15
Slovene
1370.40.31270.40.3+10
Chilean
1340.40.51460.50.5-12
Maori
1150.40.51320.40.4-17
Punjabi
1120.40.390.00.1+103
Hungarian
1120.40.31440.50.4-32
Other Indian subcontinent
1040.30.3270.10.1+77
New Zealander
1020.30.3790.30.2+23
Russian
960.30.2740.20.3+22
Salvadoran
920.30.2870.30.2+5
Other Southern and East African
860.30.3270.10.1+59
Austrian
840.30.2990.30.2-15
Romanian
800.30.21200.40.3-40
Pakistani
750.20.4350.10.2+40
Portuguese
650.20.3680.20.4-3
French
610.20.2510.20.2+10
Arab not further described
550.20.2320.10.2+23
Central and West African
550.20.290.00.1+46
Assyrian/Chaldean
520.20.1340.10.1+18
Welsh
520.20.1350.10.2+17
Syrian
510.20.2460.10.1+5
Anglo-Indian
510.20.2560.20.2-5
Ethiopian
510.20.4360.10.3+15
Fijian
490.20.2190.10.1+30
Thai
470.10.2400.10.1+7
Slovak
430.10.1720.20.2-29
Bengali
430.10.2280.10.1+15
Nepalese
390.10.270.00.0+32
Argentinian
370.10.2430.10.2-6
Malay
370.10.170.00.1+30
Burmese peoples
350.10.300.00.0+35
Tongan
340.10.270.00.2+27
Mauritian
330.10.1400.10.1-7
Eritrean
330.10.2210.10.1+12
Latvian
330.10.0260.10.0+7
Finnish
320.10.0360.10.1-4
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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)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
Not stated3,20910.29.23,35410.810.0-145

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% Italian, City of Brimbank: 7.0% Maltese, City of Brimbank: 6.7% Chinese, City of Brimbank: 5.9% Indian, City of Brimbank: 4.3% Croatian, City of Brimbank: 2.9% Greek, City of Brimbank: 3.9% Irish, City of Brimbank: 3.1% Vietnamese, Horseshoe Bend Ward: 16.1% Australian, Horseshoe Bend Ward: 12.6% English, Horseshoe Bend Ward: 12.2% Italian, Horseshoe Bend Ward: 7.8% Maltese, Horseshoe Bend Ward: 6.4% Chinese, Horseshoe Bend Ward: 5.3% Indian, Horseshoe Bend Ward: 3.9% Croatian, Horseshoe Bend Ward: 3.9% Greek, Horseshoe Bend Ward: 3.7% Irish, Horseshoe Bend 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, Horseshoe Bend Ward: +1,127 Australian, Horseshoe Bend Ward: -636 English, Horseshoe Bend Ward: +128 Italian, Horseshoe Bend Ward: -71 Maltese, Horseshoe Bend Ward: -347 Chinese, Horseshoe Bend Ward: +131 Indian, Horseshoe Bend Ward: +768 Croatian, Horseshoe Bend Ward: -127 Greek, Horseshoe Bend Ward: -80 Irish, Horseshoe Bend Ward: -25
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 Horseshoe Bend Ward in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Vietnamese (5,051 people or 16.1%)
  • Australian (3,942 people or 12.6%)
  • English (3,823 people or 12.2%)
  • Italian (2,441 people or 7.8%)
  • Maltese (2,009 people or 6.4%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 17,266 responses in total, or 55.00% 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 (16.1% compared to 12.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Macedonian ancestry (2.0% compared to 3.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Filipino ancestry (2.5% compared to 3.6%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Vietnamese (+1,127 persons)
  • Indian (+768 persons)
  • Australian (-636 persons)
  • Maltese (-347 persons)

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