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The three largest ancestries in Cranbourne 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 Cranbourne 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 Cranbourne'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
Cranbourne - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Casey %Number%City of Casey %2006 to 2011
Australian
6,17133.227.25,99840.731.7+172
English
6,09532.726.65,10134.626.9+994
map this data in atlas.idIrish1,5108.16.21,2098.26.4+301
map this data in atlas.idScottish1,3857.46.21,2338.46.3+151
Italian
6653.64.05023.44.3+162
Indian
6233.35.01451.03.1+478
Dutch
5983.22.65994.13.0-1
German
5302.82.85373.63.0-7
Filipino
3171.71.81190.81.3+198
Chinese
2671.43.2970.72.6+170
Samoan
2571.40.9720.50.6+185
Maori
2321.20.91411.00.7+91
Sinhalese
2301.23.5800.52.7+150
New Zealander
1931.00.71010.70.7+92
Greek
1911.01.61641.11.6+27
Mauritian
1811.01.5900.61.3+91
Afghan
1680.91.9100.10.9+158
Maltese
1550.80.81150.80.9+40
Khmer (Cambodian)
1380.70.8360.20.6+102
French
1330.70.7810.50.8+52
Polish
1260.71.01010.71.1+25
Serbian
1120.61.31120.81.40
Hungarian
1110.60.9890.60.9+22
Chilean
950.50.5470.30.5+48
Inadequately Described
930.50.6400.30.4+53
Spanish
930.50.7580.40.7+35
Other Central Asian
920.50.530.00.1+89
Welsh
870.50.4980.70.4-11
Cook Islander
830.40.4300.20.2+53
South African
810.40.7440.30.6+37
Sudanese
770.40.470.00.2+70
Russian
720.40.4250.20.4+47
Croatian
700.41.0480.31.1+22
Lebanese
620.30.6560.40.6+6
Romanian
610.30.8130.10.7+48
Turkish
550.30.7310.20.7+24
Fijian
540.30.4100.10.1+44
Anglo-Indian
440.20.5140.10.4+30
Egyptian
420.20.5330.20.3+9
Vietnamese
390.20.730.00.6+36
Other Indian subcontinent
340.20.330.00.2+31
Macedonian
340.20.2200.10.2+14
Pakistani
330.20.300.00.2+33
Portuguese
320.20.3280.20.3+4
Australian Aboriginal
320.20.1120.10.1+20
Austrian
300.20.2340.20.2-4
American
260.10.2120.10.2+14
Bosnian
250.10.3180.10.3+7
Central and West African
250.10.130.00.0+22
Thai
240.10.2140.10.1+10
Tongan
240.10.1220.10.1+2
Ukrainian
220.10.2200.10.1+2
Albanian
210.10.260.00.2+15
Danish
210.10.1290.20.2-8
Latvian
200.10.1120.10.1+8
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Cranbourne - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Casey %Number%City of Casey %2006 to 2011
Not stated1,3587.35.91,1507.87.9+208

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% Irish, City of Casey: 6.2% Scottish, City of Casey: 6.2% Italian, City of Casey: 4.0% Indian, City of Casey: 5.0% Dutch, City of Casey: 2.6% German, City of Casey: 2.8% Filipino, City of Casey: 1.8% Chinese, City of Casey: 3.2% Australian, Cranbourne: 33.2% English, Cranbourne: 32.7% Irish, Cranbourne: 8.1% Scottish, Cranbourne: 7.4% Italian, Cranbourne: 3.6% Indian, Cranbourne: 3.3% Dutch, Cranbourne: 3.2% German, Cranbourne: 2.8% Filipino, Cranbourne: 1.7% Chinese, Cranbourne: 1.4%
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, Cranbourne: +172 English, Cranbourne: +994 Irish, Cranbourne: +301 Scottish, Cranbourne: +151 Italian, Cranbourne: +162 Indian, Cranbourne: +478 Dutch, Cranbourne: -1 German, Cranbourne: -7 Filipino, Cranbourne: +198 Chinese, Cranbourne: +170
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 Cranbourne in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Australian (6,171 people or 33.2%)
  • English (6,095 people or 32.7%)
  • Irish (1,510 people or 8.1%)
  • Scottish (1,385 people or 7.4%)
  • Italian (665 people or 3.6%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 15,826 responses in total, or 85.03% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (32.7% compared to 26.6%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (33.2% compared to 27.2%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Irish ancestry (8.1% compared to 6.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Sinhalese ancestry (1.2% compared to 3.5%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+994 persons)
  • Indian (+478 persons)
  • Irish (+301 persons)
  • Filipino (+198 persons)

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