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The three largest ancestries in the City of Casey in 2016 were English, Australian and Indian.

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.

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
City of Casey - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2011 to 2016
English
74,73125.026.667,23326.626.9+7,498
Australian
71,28123.824.068,53827.226.4+2,743
Indian
22,8857.64.412,5275.03.2+10,358
map this data in atlas.idIrish19,1496.49.115,6906.28.8+3,459
map this data in atlas.idScottish17,9056.07.315,6636.27.2+2,242
Sinhalese
13,8724.61.58,8273.51.2+5,045
Chinese
12,2704.17.98,0563.26.1+4,214
Italian
11,2133.76.710,1644.07.0+1,049
Afghan
9,8133.30.44,8691.90.2+4,944
German
7,9992.73.06,9912.83.0+1,008
Dutch
6,2872.11.56,5292.61.6-242
Filipino
6,2352.11.34,4241.81.1+1,811
Greek
4,6081.53.63,9881.63.9+620
Mauritian
3,8961.30.33,7691.50.3+127
Serbian
3,7731.30.63,3481.30.7+425
Other Central Asian
3,3741.10.21,2120.50.1+2,162
Samoan
3,3331.10.42,1780.90.3+1,155
Inadequately Described
3,0021.00.71,4780.60.4+1,524
Khmer (Cambodian)
2,9501.00.42,0270.80.3+923
Polish
2,7550.91.12,5011.01.1+254
Croatian
2,5820.90.82,5261.00.9+56
Vietnamese
2,4990.82.41,6470.72.0+852
New Zealander
2,4700.80.71,8910.70.7+579
French
2,2600.80.61,7110.70.5+549
Other Indian subcontinent
2,2590.80.48400.30.2+1,419
Maori
2,2500.80.42,2030.90.4+47
Hungarian
2,2490.80.42,1540.90.5+95
Romanian
2,1520.70.21,9800.80.2+172
Maltese
2,1380.71.51,9330.81.6+205
Spanish
1,9670.70.51,6860.70.5+281
Turkish
1,9370.60.81,7520.70.8+185
Pakistani
1,8810.60.48660.30.2+1,015
South African
1,7340.60.41,6900.70.4+44
Sudanese
1,7200.60.39270.40.2+793
Lebanese
1,6870.61.01,4610.61.0+226
Punjabi
1,6560.60.34170.20.1+1,239
Egyptian
1,5220.50.31,1370.50.3+385
Tamil
1,4820.50.28710.30.2+611
Chilean
1,4770.50.21,3840.50.2+93
Cook Islander
1,4490.50.19420.40.1+507
Fijian
1,4470.50.21,0410.40.1+406
Russian
1,2880.40.51,0730.40.5+215
Portuguese
1,2770.40.38440.30.2+433
Anglo-Indian
1,2090.40.11,1980.50.1+11
Welsh
1,1500.40.51,0500.40.5+100
Bosnian
9570.30.27470.30.2+210
Indonesian
9070.30.36020.20.3+305
Timorese
8830.30.16710.30.1+212
Albanian
8430.30.26220.20.2+221
Macedonian
7770.30.96040.21.0+173
Iranian
7760.30.43300.10.2+446
Thai
6650.20.33800.20.2+285
Malay
5930.20.33980.20.2+195
Korean
5800.20.41830.10.3+397
Salvadoran
5760.20.14480.20.1+128
Bengali
5720.20.22900.10.1+282
Other Southern and East African
5700.20.13860.20.1+184
Arab not further described
5660.20.23440.10.2+222
American
5550.20.35340.20.3+21
Armenian
5450.20.14730.20.1+72
Austrian
5420.20.25120.20.2+30
Central and West African
5420.20.12370.10.1+305
Ukrainian
4860.20.33860.20.3+100
Iraqi
4560.20.32750.10.2+181
Tongan
4360.10.12480.10.1+188
Nepalese
3720.10.21400.10.1+232
Palestinian
3670.10.12660.10.0+101
Danish
3620.10.23120.10.2+50
Cypriot
3610.10.32180.10.2+143
Lao
3500.10.12780.10.1+72
Zimbabwean
3500.10.11770.10.0+173
Other Middle-Eastern peoples
3350.10.21660.10.1+169
Argentinian
3300.10.13160.10.1+14
Other Polynesian
3270.10.01610.10.0+166
Other Oceanian (inc. Melanesia & Micronesia)
3180.10.12340.10.0+84
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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)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2011 to 2016
Not stated17,3585.86.214,7885.96.4+2,570

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 English, Greater Melbourne: 26.6% Australian, Greater Melbourne: 24.0% Indian, Greater Melbourne: 4.4% Irish, Greater Melbourne: 9.1% Scottish, Greater Melbourne: 7.3% Sinhalese, Greater Melbourne: 1.5% Chinese, Greater Melbourne: 7.9% Italian, Greater Melbourne: 6.7% Afghan, Greater Melbourne: 0.4% German, Greater Melbourne: 3.0% English, City of Casey: 25.0% Australian, City of Casey: 23.8% Indian, City of Casey: 7.6% Irish, City of Casey: 6.4% Scottish, City of Casey: 6.0% Sinhalese, City of Casey: 4.6% Chinese, City of Casey: 4.1% Italian, City of Casey: 3.7% Afghan, City of Casey: 3.3% German, City of Casey: 2.7%
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 English, City of Casey: +7,498 Australian, City of Casey: +2,743 Indian, City of Casey: +10,358 Irish, City of Casey: +3,459 Scottish, City of Casey: +2,242 Sinhalese, City of Casey: +5,045 Chinese, City of Casey: +4,214 Italian, City of Casey: +1,049 Afghan, City of Casey: +4,944 German, City of Casey: +1,008
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 City of Casey in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (74,731 people or 25.0%)
  • Australian (71,281 people or 23.8%)
  • Indian (22,885 people or 7.6%)
  • Irish (19,149 people or 6.4%)
  • Scottish (17,905 people or 6.0%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 205,951 responses in total, or 68.81% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Indian ancestry (7.6% compared to 4.4%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Sinhalese ancestry (4.6% compared to 1.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (4.1% compared to 7.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Italian ancestry (3.7% compared to 6.7%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Indian (+10,358 persons)
  • English (+7,498 persons)
  • Sinhalese (+5,045 persons)
  • Afghan (+4,944 persons)

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