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The three largest ancestries in Berwick (South) in 2011 were Australian, English and Scottish.

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 Berwick (South) 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 Berwick (South)'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
Berwick (South) - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Casey %Number%City of Casey %2006 to 2011
Australian
6,96131.027.25,79037.531.7+1,171
English
6,77030.126.64,78831.026.9+1,982
map this data in atlas.idScottish1,6117.26.21,1687.66.3+443
map this data in atlas.idIrish1,5566.96.21,2137.96.4+343
Indian
1,0114.55.03272.13.1+684
Italian
9924.44.06934.54.3+299
Sinhalese
9394.23.54332.82.7+506
Chinese
8023.63.22821.82.6+520
German
6562.92.85203.43.0+136
Dutch
6402.82.65463.53.0+94
South African
3451.50.71971.30.6+148
Filipino
3361.51.81501.01.3+186
Greek
3271.51.62131.41.6+114
Mauritian
2891.31.51681.11.3+121
Polish
2161.01.01370.91.1+79
Afghan
2110.91.9670.40.9+144
New Zealander
2060.90.71751.10.7+31
Croatian
1950.91.01250.81.1+70
Maltese
1830.80.81771.10.9+6
Hungarian
1490.70.91170.80.9+32
Serbian
1480.71.3940.61.4+54
Inadequately Described
1440.60.6600.40.4+84
French
1440.60.7870.60.8+57
Spanish
1390.60.7860.60.7+53
Romanian
1320.60.8650.40.7+67
Maori
1310.60.9820.50.7+49
Welsh
1260.60.4960.60.4+30
Russian
1150.50.4670.40.4+48
Lebanese
1110.50.6340.20.6+77
Turkish
1040.50.7510.30.7+53
Egyptian
1030.50.5390.30.3+64
Chilean
1020.50.5600.40.5+42
Samoan
810.40.9360.20.6+45
Pakistani
730.30.3470.30.2+26
Anglo-Indian
680.30.5490.30.4+19
Vietnamese
630.30.7190.10.6+44
Central and West African
590.30.1230.10.0+36
Malay
570.30.2170.10.1+40
American
540.20.2440.30.2+10
Austrian
520.20.2300.20.2+22
Macedonian
480.20.2330.20.2+15
Iranian
470.20.1110.10.1+36
Portuguese
460.20.3380.20.3+8
Indonesian
460.20.2290.20.2+17
Other Southern and East African
450.20.2150.10.1+30
Tamil
450.20.330.00.1+42
Ukrainian
440.20.2240.20.1+20
Other Indian subcontinent
430.20.3220.10.2+21
Japanese
430.20.160.00.0+37
Other South American
410.20.1100.10.1+31
Timorese
410.20.3110.10.3+30
Thai
400.20.230.00.1+37
Zimbabwean
390.20.100.00.0+39
Fijian
380.20.460.00.1+32
Armenian
380.20.2160.10.2+22
Bengali
340.20.1210.10.1+13
Danish
340.20.1400.30.2-6
Korean
330.10.160.00.0+27
Punjabi
300.10.230.00.1+27
Swiss
300.10.1240.20.1+6
Argentinian
300.10.1200.10.1+10
Canadian
290.10.160.00.1+23
Albanian
270.10.200.00.2+27
Swedish
270.10.1160.10.1+11
Czech
260.10.1120.10.1+14
Colombian
260.10.070.00.0+19
Khmer (Cambodian)
260.10.8200.10.6+6
Salvadoran
230.10.2160.10.2+7
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Berwick (South) - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Casey %Number%City of Casey %2006 to 2011
Not stated1,0024.55.99506.27.9+52

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 Casey: 27.2% English, City of Casey: 26.6% Scottish, City of Casey: 6.2% Irish, 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% Australian, Berwick (South): 31.0% English, Berwick (South): 30.1% Scottish, Berwick (South): 7.2% Irish, Berwick (South): 6.9% Indian, Berwick (South): 4.5% Italian, Berwick (South): 4.4% Sinhalese, Berwick (South): 4.2% Chinese, Berwick (South): 3.6% German, Berwick (South): 2.9% Dutch, Berwick (South): 2.8%
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, Berwick (South): +1,171 English, Berwick (South): +1,982 Scottish, Berwick (South): +443 Irish, Berwick (South): +343 Indian, Berwick (South): +684 Italian, Berwick (South): +299 Sinhalese, Berwick (South): +506 Chinese, Berwick (South): +520 German, Berwick (South): +136 Dutch, Berwick (South): +94
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 Berwick (South) in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Australian (6,961 people or 31.0%)
  • English (6,770 people or 30.1%)
  • Scottish (1,611 people or 7.2%)
  • Irish (1,556 people or 6.9%)
  • Indian (1,011 people or 4.5%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 17,909 responses in total, or 79.74% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in Berwick (South) and the City of Casey were:

  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (31.0% compared to 27.2%)
  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (30.1% compared to 26.6%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+1,982 persons)
  • Australian (+1,171 persons)
  • Indian (+684 persons)
  • Chinese (+520 persons)

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