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The three largest ancestries in Cranbourne East in 2016 were English, Australian and Indian.

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 East 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 East'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 East - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%City of Casey %Number%City of Casey %2011 to 2016
English
5,88826.125.02,55732.226.6+3,332
Australian
5,39823.923.82,49031.327.2+2,908
Indian
2,99713.37.65056.45.0+2,492
map this data in atlas.idScottish1,3245.96.06488.26.2+676
map this data in atlas.idIrish1,2515.56.45647.16.2+687
Sinhalese
1,1845.34.62242.83.5+960
Filipino
8293.72.11141.41.8+715
Italian
6372.83.72743.44.0+363
Chinese
6102.74.11471.93.2+463
German
5732.52.72222.82.8+351
Dutch
4522.02.12142.72.6+238
Afghan
3921.73.3500.61.9+342
Mauritian
3581.61.3811.01.5+276
Samoan
3491.51.1771.00.9+271
Other Indian subcontinent
3141.40.8430.60.3+270
Punjabi
3111.40.680.10.2+303
Maori
2471.10.8891.10.9+158
Sudanese
2421.10.6140.20.4+228
Greek
2401.11.5680.91.6+172
Inadequately Described
2301.01.0270.30.6+202
New Zealander
1820.80.8801.00.7+102
Spanish
1610.70.7370.50.7+123
Cook Islander
1560.70.5520.70.4+103
South African
1490.70.6580.70.7+90
French
1390.60.8510.60.7+88
Tamil
1370.60.5100.10.3+127
Other Central Asian
1310.61.160.10.5+125
Maltese
1300.60.7650.80.8+64
Khmer (Cambodian)
1210.51.0380.50.8+83
Polish
1140.50.9510.61.0+63
Vietnamese
1100.50.8190.20.7+91
Hungarian
1060.50.8430.60.9+62
Welsh
1010.40.4470.60.4+54
Fijian
990.40.5420.50.4+57
Pakistani
980.40.6150.20.3+83
Serbian
950.41.3510.61.3+43
Anglo-Indian
940.40.4240.30.5+69
Turkish
930.40.6150.20.7+78
Croatian
830.40.9460.61.0+36
Egyptian
770.30.5350.40.5+41
Chilean
770.30.5430.50.5+34
Central and West African
760.30.2150.20.1+61
Other Southern and East African
750.30.2270.30.2+48
Portuguese
730.30.4190.20.3+54
Lebanese
660.30.6550.70.6+10
Zimbabwean
630.30.1120.20.1+50
Romanian
620.30.7460.60.8+15
Nepalese
620.30.160.10.1+56
Russian
570.30.4330.40.4+23
Salvadoran
460.20.2220.30.2+23
Macedonian
420.20.380.10.2+33
Tongan
400.20.140.10.1+36
Malay
360.20.2100.10.2+26
Other Polynesian
340.20.1110.10.1+22
Thai
330.10.270.10.2+26
American
320.10.2190.20.2+13
Albanian
310.10.360.10.2+24
Indonesian
300.10.330.00.2+27
Iranian
280.10.360.10.1+22
Austrian
280.10.2140.20.2+14
Timorese
280.10.360.10.3+21
Other South American
240.10.1140.20.1+9
Other Oceanian (inc. Melanesia & Micronesia)
230.10.150.10.1+17
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Cranbourne East - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Casey %Number%City of Casey %2011 to 2016
Not stated1,1995.35.84315.45.9+768

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% Indian, City of Casey: 7.6% Scottish, City of Casey: 6.0% Irish, City of Casey: 6.4% Sinhalese, City of Casey: 4.6% Filipino, City of Casey: 2.1% Italian, City of Casey: 3.7% Chinese, City of Casey: 4.1% German, City of Casey: 2.7% English, Cranbourne East: 26.1% Australian, Cranbourne East: 23.9% Indian, Cranbourne East: 13.3% Scottish, Cranbourne East: 5.9% Irish, Cranbourne East: 5.5% Sinhalese, Cranbourne East: 5.3% Filipino, Cranbourne East: 3.7% Italian, Cranbourne East: 2.8% Chinese, Cranbourne East: 2.7% German, Cranbourne East: 2.5%
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 East: +3,332 Australian, Cranbourne East: +2,908 Indian, Cranbourne East: +2,492 Scottish, Cranbourne East: +676 Irish, Cranbourne East: +687 Sinhalese, Cranbourne East: +960 Filipino, Cranbourne East: +715 Italian, Cranbourne East: +363 Chinese, Cranbourne East: +463 German, Cranbourne East: +351
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 East in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (5,888 people or 26.1%)
  • Australian (5,398 people or 23.9%)
  • Indian (2,997 people or 13.3%)
  • Scottish (1,324 people or 5.9%)
  • Irish (1,251 people or 5.5%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 16,858 responses in total, or 74.72% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Indian ancestry (13.3% compared to 7.6%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Filipino ancestry (3.7% compared to 2.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Afghan ancestry (1.7% compared to 3.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (2.7% compared to 4.1%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+3,332 persons)
  • Australian (+2,908 persons)
  • Indian (+2,492 persons)
  • Sinhalese (+960 persons)

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