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The three largest ancestries in Taylors Ward in 2011 were Australian, English and Italian.

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 Taylors 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 Taylors 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
Taylors Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
Australian
7,92215.912.98,91217.815.1-990
English
6,54013.111.86,20512.411.8+334
map this data in atlas.idItalian6,10212.37.06,23512.47.8-133
Maltese
3,9738.06.74,2978.68.1-323
Greek
2,7055.43.92,8625.74.6-157
Indian
2,4034.84.31,5313.12.2+872
Macedonian
2,3804.83.32,4344.93.7-54
Croatian
2,1734.42.92,4114.83.5-237
map this data in atlas.idVietnamese2,0134.012.81,8583.710.7+155
Chinese
1,9033.85.91,7903.65.1+113
Irish
1,6983.43.11,6713.33.2+27
Filipino
1,4853.03.61,3782.73.1+107
Scottish
1,4853.02.51,3402.72.5+145
Turkish
9391.91.51,1672.31.8-228
German
8691.71.89902.02.0-121
Lebanese
8501.71.08221.61.1+28
Polish
8241.71.69041.82.0-80
Serbian
7121.41.47351.51.6-23
Sinhalese
6181.20.85171.00.6+101
Egyptian
5671.10.65251.00.6+42
Cypriot
4020.80.62540.50.3+148
Spanish
3900.80.84330.90.9-43
Albanian
3630.70.64020.80.6-39
Dutch
3300.70.53660.70.6-36
Ukrainian
2720.50.52660.50.6+6
Timorese
2530.50.42580.50.3-5
Chilean
2180.40.52060.40.5+12
Inadequately Described
2050.40.51490.30.4+56
Hungarian
1940.40.31950.40.4-1
Syrian
1870.40.21230.20.1+64
Samoan
1830.40.61030.20.4+80
Portuguese
1800.40.31960.40.4-16
Bosnian
1800.40.71930.40.8-13
New Zealander
1770.40.31290.30.2+48
Anglo-Indian
1720.30.21830.40.2-11
Slovene
1660.30.31390.30.3+27
French
1410.30.21360.30.2+5
Punjabi
1370.30.3810.20.1+56
Maori
1240.20.51220.20.4+2
Arab not further described
1230.20.21060.20.2+17
Pakistani
1220.20.41290.30.2-7
Lao
1210.20.21040.20.2+17
Other Indian subcontinent
1120.20.3670.10.1+45
Welsh
1110.20.11080.20.2+3
Argentinian
980.20.21390.30.2-41
Tamil
960.20.1640.10.1+32
Romanian
950.20.21110.20.3-16
Russian
950.20.21010.20.3-6
Assyrian/Chaldean
950.20.1850.20.1+10
Malay
940.20.1560.10.1+38
Sudanese
860.20.8810.20.8+5
South African
820.20.11090.20.1-27
Salvadoran
760.20.2620.10.2+14
Fijian
760.20.2240.00.1+52
Slovak
700.10.1840.20.2-14
Mauritian
690.10.1530.10.1+16
Austrian
670.10.2800.20.2-13
American
630.10.1600.10.1+3
Other Southern and East African
550.10.390.00.1+46
Uruguayan
540.10.1560.10.1-2
Indonesian
540.10.1520.10.1+2
Thai
530.10.2450.10.1+8
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Taylors Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
Not stated3,2716.69.23,9277.810.0-656

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 Australian, City of Brimbank: 12.9% English, City of Brimbank: 11.8% Italian, City of Brimbank: 7.0% Maltese, City of Brimbank: 6.7% Greek, City of Brimbank: 3.9% Indian, City of Brimbank: 4.3% Macedonian, City of Brimbank: 3.3% Croatian, City of Brimbank: 2.9% Vietnamese, City of Brimbank: 12.8% Chinese, City of Brimbank: 5.9% Australian, Taylors Ward: 15.9% English, Taylors Ward: 13.1% Italian, Taylors Ward: 12.3% Maltese, Taylors Ward: 8.0% Greek, Taylors Ward: 5.4% Indian, Taylors Ward: 4.8% Macedonian, Taylors Ward: 4.8% Croatian, Taylors Ward: 4.4% Vietnamese, Taylors Ward: 4.0% Chinese, Taylors Ward: 3.8%
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 Australian, Taylors Ward: -990 English, Taylors Ward: +334 Italian, Taylors Ward: -133 Maltese, Taylors Ward: -323 Greek, Taylors Ward: -157 Indian, Taylors Ward: +872 Macedonian, Taylors Ward: -54 Croatian, Taylors Ward: -237 Vietnamese, Taylors Ward: +155 Chinese, Taylors Ward: +113
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 Taylors Ward in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Australian (7,922 people or 15.9%)
  • English (6,540 people or 13.1%)
  • Italian (6,102 people or 12.3%)
  • Maltese (3,973 people or 8.0%)
  • Greek (2,705 people or 5.4%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 27,242 responses in total, or 54.76% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Italian ancestry (12.3% compared to 7.0%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (15.9% compared to 12.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Vietnamese ancestry (4.0% compared to 12.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (3.8% compared to 5.9%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Australian (-990 persons)
  • Indian (+872 persons)
  • English (+334 persons)
  • Maltese (-323 persons)

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