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The three largest ancestries in Cranbourne in 2016 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 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.

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
Cranbourne - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%City of Casey %Number%City of Casey %2011 to 2016
English
6,25631.125.06,09532.726.6+161
Australian
5,86129.123.86,17133.227.2-310
map this data in atlas.idIrish1,5917.96.41,5108.16.2+81
map this data in atlas.idScottish1,4917.46.01,3857.46.2+106
Indian
1,1975.97.66233.35.0+574
German
6333.12.75302.82.8+103
Italian
6043.03.76653.64.0-61
Dutch
5332.62.15983.22.6-65
Afghan
3601.83.31680.91.9+192
Filipino
3461.72.13171.71.8+29
Chinese
3381.74.12671.43.2+71
Samoan
3121.51.12571.40.9+55
Sinhalese
3041.54.62301.23.5+74
Khmer (Cambodian)
2451.21.01380.70.8+107
Greek
2271.11.51911.01.6+36
Inadequately Described
2211.11.0930.50.6+128
Maori
2141.10.82321.20.9-18
Other Central Asian
2121.11.1920.50.5+120
New Zealander
1820.90.81931.00.7-11
Cook Islander
1630.80.5830.40.4+80
Mauritian
1580.81.31811.01.5-23
Punjabi
1570.80.6180.10.2+139
Maltese
1500.70.71550.80.8-5
Other Indian subcontinent
1460.70.8340.20.3+112
Sudanese
1380.70.6770.40.4+61
French
1320.70.81330.70.7-1
Hungarian
1090.50.81110.60.9-2
Polish
1060.50.91260.71.0-20
Spanish
890.40.7930.50.7-4
Serbian
880.41.31120.61.3-24
Lebanese
860.40.6620.30.6+24
Pakistani
780.40.6330.20.3+45
Welsh
770.40.4870.50.4-10
Croatian
760.40.9700.41.0+6
Fijian
670.30.5540.30.4+13
Romanian
670.30.7610.30.8+6
South African
670.30.6810.40.7-14
Egyptian
580.30.5420.20.5+16
Thai
570.30.2240.10.2+33
Vietnamese
570.30.8390.20.7+18
Chilean
560.30.5950.50.5-39
Russian
540.30.4720.40.4-18
Portuguese
430.20.4320.20.3+11
Central and West African
410.20.2250.10.1+16
Anglo-Indian
390.20.4440.20.5-5
Tongan
390.20.1240.10.1+15
Zimbabwean
390.20.1130.10.1+26
Tamil
370.20.5110.10.3+26
Australian Aboriginal
340.20.1320.20.1+2
Turkish
330.20.6550.30.7-22
Indonesian
320.20.3160.10.2+16
Nepalese
300.10.1170.10.1+13
Austrian
290.10.2300.20.2-1
Other Southern and East African
290.10.2170.10.2+12
Iranian
280.10.300.00.1+28
Bengali
270.10.2150.10.1+12
Albanian
270.10.3210.10.2+6
Danish
250.10.1210.10.1+4
Other South American
220.10.130.00.1+19
Burmese peoples
210.10.1110.10.1+10
Macedonian
210.10.3340.20.2-13
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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)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Casey %Number%City of Casey %2011 to 2016
Not stated1,5817.95.81,3587.35.9+223

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, City of Casey: 25.0% Australian, City of Casey: 23.8% Irish, City of Casey: 6.4% Scottish, City of Casey: 6.0% Indian, City of Casey: 7.6% German, City of Casey: 2.7% Italian, City of Casey: 3.7% Dutch, City of Casey: 2.1% Afghan, City of Casey: 3.3% Filipino, City of Casey: 2.1% English, Cranbourne: 31.1% Australian, Cranbourne: 29.1% Irish, Cranbourne: 7.9% Scottish, Cranbourne: 7.4% Indian, Cranbourne: 5.9% German, Cranbourne: 3.1% Italian, Cranbourne: 3.0% Dutch, Cranbourne: 2.6% Afghan, Cranbourne: 1.8% Filipino, Cranbourne: 1.7%
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, Cranbourne: +161 Australian, Cranbourne: -310 Irish, Cranbourne: +81 Scottish, Cranbourne: +106 Indian, Cranbourne: +574 German, Cranbourne: +103 Italian, Cranbourne: -61 Dutch, Cranbourne: -65 Afghan, Cranbourne: +192 Filipino, Cranbourne: +29
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 Cranbourne in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (6,256 people or 31.1%)
  • Australian (5,861 people or 29.1%)
  • Irish (1,591 people or 7.9%)
  • Scottish (1,491 people or 7.4%)
  • Indian (1,197 people or 5.9%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 16,396 responses in total, or 81.42% 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 (31.1% compared to 25.0%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (29.1% compared to 23.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Sinhalese ancestry (1.5% compared to 4.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (1.7% compared to 4.1%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Indian (+574 persons)
  • Australian (-310 persons)
  • Afghan (+192 persons)
  • English (+161 persons)

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