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Berwick Township - Beaconsfield

Ancestry

The three largest ancestries in Berwick Township - Beaconsfield 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 Berwick Township - Beaconsfield 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 Township - Beaconsfield'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 Township - Beaconsfield - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Casey %Number%City of Casey %2006 to 2011
English
7,66136.326.66,94634.526.9+714
Australian
7,11633.727.27,84539.031.7-729
map this data in atlas.idIrish2,0859.96.21,8619.26.4+224
map this data in atlas.idScottish2,0329.66.21,7448.76.3+287
Italian
1,1125.34.09894.94.3+124
German
8163.92.87413.73.0+75
Dutch
7713.72.67833.93.0-13
Chinese
3841.83.22391.22.6+145
Indian
3641.75.02641.33.1+100
Sinhalese
3541.73.52711.32.7+83
Greek
2771.31.62621.31.6+16
Croatian
2111.01.01750.91.1+36
Mauritian
2111.01.51480.71.3+63
Polish
2071.01.01971.01.1+11
South African
1980.90.71530.80.6+45
Hungarian
1910.90.91710.90.9+20
Maltese
1660.80.81680.80.9-2
Serbian
1610.81.31510.81.4+10
Filipino
1590.81.81030.51.3+56
New Zealander
1550.70.71660.80.7-10
French
1500.70.71310.60.8+19
Welsh
1230.60.41180.60.4+5
Spanish
920.40.7650.30.7+28
Russian
900.40.4640.30.4+26
Romanian
870.40.8430.20.7+43
Inadequately Described
840.40.6290.10.4+55
Maori
750.40.9580.30.7+17
Chilean
640.30.5530.30.5+10
Portuguese
560.30.3270.10.3+29
Austrian
500.20.2500.20.20
American
500.20.2630.30.2-13
Lebanese
480.20.6300.10.6+18
Turkish
470.20.7310.20.7+16
Afghan
460.21.9230.10.9+23
Anglo-Indian
450.20.5330.20.4+12
Egyptian
400.20.5200.10.3+20
Danish
380.20.1540.30.2-16
Malay
350.20.2130.10.1+22
Indonesian
310.10.2150.10.2+16
Czech
290.10.1150.10.1+14
Ukrainian
290.10.2180.10.1+11
Canadian
270.10.1220.10.1+5
Finnish
270.10.160.00.1+21
Korean
260.10.1130.10.0+13
Argentinian
260.10.170.00.1+19
Vietnamese
250.10.7180.10.6+6
Swedish
230.10.1250.10.1-2
Bosnian
230.10.3130.10.3+11
Macedonian
230.10.2250.10.2-2
Tamil
220.10.360.00.1+16
Timorese
220.10.3200.10.3+2
Zimbabwean
220.10.1210.10.0+1
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Berwick Township - Beaconsfield - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Casey %Number%City of Casey %2006 to 2011
Not stated1,0495.05.91,2136.07.9-164

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 English, City of Casey: 26.6% Australian, City of Casey: 27.2% Irish, City of Casey: 6.2% Scottish, City of Casey: 6.2% Italian, City of Casey: 4.0% German, City of Casey: 2.8% Dutch, City of Casey: 2.6% Chinese, City of Casey: 3.2% Indian, City of Casey: 5.0% Sinhalese, City of Casey: 3.5% English, Berwick Township  - Beaconsfield: 36.3% Australian, Berwick Township  - Beaconsfield: 33.7% Irish, Berwick Township  - Beaconsfield: 9.9% Scottish, Berwick Township  - Beaconsfield: 9.6% Italian, Berwick Township  - Beaconsfield: 5.3% German, Berwick Township  - Beaconsfield: 3.9% Dutch, Berwick Township  - Beaconsfield: 3.7% Chinese, Berwick Township  - Beaconsfield: 1.8% Indian, Berwick Township  - Beaconsfield: 1.7% Sinhalese, Berwick Township  - Beaconsfield: 1.7%
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 English, Berwick Township  - Beaconsfield: +714 Australian, Berwick Township  - Beaconsfield: -729 Irish, Berwick Township  - Beaconsfield: +224 Scottish, Berwick Township  - Beaconsfield: +287 Italian, Berwick Township  - Beaconsfield: +124 German, Berwick Township  - Beaconsfield: +75 Dutch, Berwick Township  - Beaconsfield: -13 Chinese, Berwick Township  - Beaconsfield: +145 Indian, Berwick Township  - Beaconsfield: +100 Sinhalese, Berwick Township  - Beaconsfield: +83
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 Township - Beaconsfield in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (7,661 people or 36.3%)
  • Australian (7,116 people or 33.7%)
  • Irish (2,085 people or 9.9%)
  • Scottish (2,032 people or 9.6%)
  • Italian (1,112 people or 5.3%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 20,006 responses in total, or 94.85% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in Berwick Township - Beaconsfield and the City of Casey were:

  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (36.3% compared to 26.6%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (33.7% compared to 27.2%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Irish ancestry (9.9% compared to 6.2%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Scottish ancestry (9.6% compared to 6.2%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Australian (-729 persons)
  • English (+714 persons)
  • Scottish (+287 persons)
  • Irish (+224 persons)

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