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The three largest ancestries in Casey Foothills in 2011 were Australian, English and Italian.

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 Casey Foothills 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 Casey Foothills'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
Casey Foothills - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Casey %Number%City of Casey %2006 to 2011
Australian
3,10933.027.23,03836.331.7+71
English
2,78629.626.62,34028.026.9+446
Italian
8348.94.06978.34.3+137
map this data in atlas.idIrish6737.16.25837.06.4+90
map this data in atlas.idScottish5886.26.25276.36.3+61
Dutch
3673.92.63263.93.0+41
German
3313.52.83384.03.0-7
Chinese
2632.83.21682.02.6+94
Greek
2252.41.61882.21.6+38
Indian
1661.85.01071.33.1+59
Sinhalese
1651.73.51031.22.7+62
Romanian
1581.70.8961.10.7+62
Croatian
1481.61.01291.51.1+19
Russian
1101.20.41011.20.4+9
Serbian
1031.11.31081.31.4-5
Polish
830.91.0801.01.1+3
South African
780.80.7730.90.6+5
Maltese
700.70.8770.90.9-6
Turkish
650.70.7280.30.7+37
Hungarian
590.60.9720.90.9-13
American
580.60.2430.50.2+15
Mauritian
550.61.5360.41.3+19
Afghan
520.51.9140.20.9+38
New Zealander
470.50.7470.60.7-1
Egyptian
460.50.5180.20.3+28
Austrian
450.50.2500.60.2-5
Welsh
450.50.4430.50.4+2
Spanish
390.40.7130.10.7+26
Filipino
380.41.8250.31.3+13
Lebanese
370.40.6380.50.6-1
Maori
350.40.9100.10.7+25
Portuguese
350.40.3210.30.3+14
Inadequately Described
320.30.6150.20.4+17
Macedonian
310.30.2290.30.2+2
French
300.30.7370.40.8-7
Armenian
270.30.2320.40.2-5
Pakistani
260.30.330.00.2+23
Anglo-Indian
240.30.560.10.4+18
Danish
220.20.1210.20.2+1
Fijian
220.20.400.00.1+22
Indonesian
220.20.2120.10.2+10
Albanian
200.20.2180.20.2+2
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Casey Foothills - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Casey %Number%City of Casey %2006 to 2011
Not stated4564.85.96197.47.9-162

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% Italian, City of Casey: 4.0% Irish, City of Casey: 6.2% Scottish, City of Casey: 6.2% Dutch, City of Casey: 2.6% German, City of Casey: 2.8% Chinese, City of Casey: 3.2% Greek, City of Casey: 1.6% Indian, City of Casey: 5.0% Australian, Casey Foothills: 33.0% English, Casey Foothills: 29.6% Italian, Casey Foothills: 8.9% Irish, Casey Foothills: 7.1% Scottish, Casey Foothills: 6.2% Dutch, Casey Foothills: 3.9% German, Casey Foothills: 3.5% Chinese, Casey Foothills: 2.8% Greek, Casey Foothills: 2.4% Indian, Casey Foothills: 1.8%
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, Casey Foothills: +71 English, Casey Foothills: +446 Italian, Casey Foothills: +137 Irish, Casey Foothills: +90 Scottish, Casey Foothills: +61 Dutch, Casey Foothills: +41 German, Casey Foothills: -7 Chinese, Casey Foothills: +94 Greek, Casey Foothills: +38 Indian, Casey Foothills: +59
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 Casey Foothills in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Australian (3,109 people or 33.0%)
  • English (2,786 people or 29.6%)
  • Italian (834 people or 8.9%)
  • Irish (673 people or 7.1%)
  • Scottish (588 people or 6.2%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 7,990 responses in total, or 84.84% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (33.0% compared to 27.2%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Italian ancestry (8.9% compared to 4.0%)
  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (29.6% compared to 26.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Indian ancestry (1.8% compared to 5.0%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+446 persons)
  • Italian (+137 persons)
  • Chinese (+94 persons)
  • Irish (+90 persons)

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