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The three largest ancestries in Albion in 2011 were English, Australian and Irish.

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 Albion 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 Albion'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?'


Total population

Ancestry - Ranked by size
Albion - Total persons (Usual residence)20112001Change
AncestryNumber%Brisbane LGA %Number%Brisbane LGA %2001 to 2011
New Zealander240.91.3231.11.0+1
South African140.50.730.10.4+11
Other Arab peoples130.
Papua New Guinean100.40.2160.70.2-6
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Albion - Total persons (Usual residence)20112001Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Brisbane LGA %Number%Brisbane LGA %2001 to 2011
Not stated1445.66.21717.95.8-27

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2001 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Ancestry, 2011
Ancestry, 2011 English, Brisbane LGA: 33.6% Australian, Brisbane LGA: 31.1% Irish, Brisbane LGA: 12.8% Scottish, Brisbane LGA: 9.9% Italian, Brisbane LGA: 3.1% German, Brisbane LGA: 5.3% Chinese, Brisbane LGA: 5.5% Indian, Brisbane LGA: 2.5% Dutch, Brisbane LGA: 1.5% New Zealander, Brisbane LGA: 1.3% English, Albion: 36.5% Australian, Albion: 27.7% Irish, Albion: 16.0% Scottish, Albion: 12.8% Italian, Albion: 6.5% German, Albion: 5.3% Chinese, Albion: 3.0% Indian, Albion: 2.5% Dutch, Albion: 1.1% New Zealander, Albion: 0.9%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in by .id, the population experts.
Change in ancestry, 2001 to 2011
Change in ancestry, 2001 to 2011 English, Albion: +123 Australian, Albion: -2 Irish, Albion: +41 Scottish, Albion: +231 Italian, Albion: +49 German, Albion: +15 Chinese, Albion: +18 Indian, Albion: +45 Dutch, Albion: -3 New Zealander, Albion: +1
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2001 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the ancestry responses of the population in Albion in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (931 people or 36.5%)
  • Australian (705 people or 27.7%)
  • Irish (407 people or 16.0%)
  • Scottish (326 people or 12.8%)
  • Italian (166 people or 6.5%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 2,535 responses in total, or 99.45% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in Albion and Brisbane LGA were:

  • A larger percentage of people with Italian ancestry (6.5% compared to 3.1%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Irish ancestry (16.0% compared to 12.8%)
  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (36.5% compared to 33.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (27.7% compared to 31.1%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the reported ancestries of the population in this area between 2001 and 2011 were:

  • Scottish (+231 persons)
  • English (+123 persons)

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