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The three largest ancestries in the City of Casey in 2011 were Australian, English 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 the City of Casey 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 the City of Casey'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
City of Casey - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
Australian
68,53827.226.468,06731.730.2+471
English
67,23326.626.957,78326.925.7+9,450
map this data in atlas.idIrish15,6906.28.813,6986.48.4+1,992
map this data in atlas.idScottish15,6636.27.213,4646.36.7+2,199
Indian
12,5275.03.26,5873.11.9+5,940
Italian
10,1644.07.09,1634.37.2+1,001
Sinhalese
8,8273.51.25,7352.71.0+3,092
Chinese
8,0563.26.15,4822.65.0+2,574
German
6,9912.83.06,5023.03.1+489
Dutch
6,5292.61.66,4003.01.7+129
Afghan
4,8691.90.22,0140.90.2+2,855
Filipino
4,4241.81.12,8721.30.9+1,552
Greek
3,9881.63.93,3831.64.1+605
Mauritian
3,7691.50.32,8911.30.3+878
Serbian
3,3481.30.72,9581.40.7+390
Croatian
2,5261.00.92,3781.10.9+148
Polish
2,5011.01.12,4541.11.2+47
Maori
2,2030.90.41,5430.70.3+660
Samoan
2,1780.90.31,2690.60.2+909
Hungarian
2,1540.90.51,9890.90.5+165
Khmer (Cambodian)
2,0270.80.31,3220.60.3+705
Romanian
1,9800.80.21,6080.70.2+372
Maltese
1,9330.81.61,8270.91.6+106
New Zealander
1,8910.70.71,5370.70.6+354
Turkish
1,7520.70.81,4690.70.8+283
French
1,7110.70.51,8030.80.5-92
South African
1,6900.70.41,2900.60.4+400
Spanish
1,6860.70.51,4500.70.4+236
Vietnamese
1,6470.72.01,2100.61.7+437
Inadequately Described
1,4780.60.48950.40.3+583
Lebanese
1,4610.61.01,2000.60.9+261
Chilean
1,3840.50.21,1620.50.2+222
Other Central Asian
1,2120.50.11430.10.0+1,069
Anglo-Indian
1,1980.50.19540.40.1+244
Egyptian
1,1370.50.37070.30.3+430
Russian
1,0730.40.58780.40.5+195
Welsh
1,0500.40.59480.40.5+102
Fijian
1,0410.40.13070.10.1+734
Cook Islander
9420.40.15040.20.1+438
Sudanese
9270.40.24590.20.2+468
Tamil
8710.30.23010.10.1+570
Pakistani
8660.30.24460.20.1+420
Portuguese
8440.30.27110.30.2+133
Other Indian subcontinent
8400.30.23820.20.1+458
Bosnian
7470.30.25830.30.2+164
Timorese
6710.30.16250.30.1+46
Albanian
6220.20.24440.20.2+178
Macedonian
6040.21.05180.21.0+86
Indonesian
6020.20.33640.20.2+238
American
5340.20.34500.20.3+84
Austrian
5120.20.24520.20.3+60
Armenian
4730.20.13980.20.1+75
Salvadoran
4480.20.14630.20.1-15
Punjabi
4170.20.11090.10.0+308
Malay
3980.20.22920.10.2+106
Other Southern and East African
3860.20.11360.10.1+250
Ukrainian
3860.20.33220.10.3+64
Thai
3800.20.21980.10.2+182
Arab not further described
3440.10.22570.10.1+87
Iranian
3300.10.21860.10.1+144
Argentinian
3160.10.12950.10.1+21
Danish
3120.10.23380.20.2-26
Bengali
2900.10.11130.10.1+177
Czech
2840.10.12770.10.1+7
Lao
2780.10.12360.10.1+42
Slovene
2770.10.12210.10.1+56
Seychellois
2750.10.02530.10.0+22
Iraqi
2750.10.22030.10.1+72
Palestinian
2660.10.01980.10.0+68
Other South American
2590.10.12030.10.1+56
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
City of Casey - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
Not stated14,7885.96.416,9657.98.1-2,177

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, Greater Melbourne: 26.4% English, Greater Melbourne: 26.9% Irish, Greater Melbourne: 8.8% Scottish, Greater Melbourne: 7.2% Indian, Greater Melbourne: 3.2% Italian, Greater Melbourne: 7.0% Sinhalese, Greater Melbourne: 1.2% Chinese, Greater Melbourne: 6.1% German, Greater Melbourne: 3.0% Dutch, Greater Melbourne: 1.6% Australian, City of Casey: 27.2% English, City of Casey: 26.6% Irish, City of Casey: 6.2% Scottish, City of Casey: 6.2% Indian, City of Casey: 5.0% Italian, City of Casey: 4.0% Sinhalese, City of Casey: 3.5% Chinese, City of Casey: 3.2% German, City of Casey: 2.8% Dutch, City of Casey: 2.6%
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, City of Casey: +471 English, City of Casey: +9,450 Irish, City of Casey: +1,992 Scottish, City of Casey: +2,199 Indian, City of Casey: +5,940 Italian, City of Casey: +1,001 Sinhalese, City of Casey: +3,092 Chinese, City of Casey: +2,574 German, City of Casey: +489 Dutch, City of Casey: +129
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 City of Casey in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Australian (68,538 people or 27.2%)
  • English (67,233 people or 26.6%)
  • Irish (15,690 people or 6.2%)
  • Scottish (15,663 people or 6.2%)
  • Indian (12,527 people or 5.0%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 179,651 responses in total, or 71.18% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in the City of Casey and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A smaller percentage of people with Italian ancestry (4.0% compared to 7.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (3.2% compared to 6.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Irish ancestry (6.2% compared to 8.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Greek ancestry (1.6% compared to 3.9%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+9,450 persons)
  • Indian (+5,940 persons)
  • Sinhalese (+3,092 persons)
  • Afghan (+2,855 persons)

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