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The three largest ancestries in Cranbourne East in 2011 were English, Australian and Scottish.

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.

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)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Casey %Number%City of Casey %2006 to 2011
English
2,55732.226.61,37433.926.9+1,183
Australian
2,49031.327.21,56538.631.7+925
map this data in atlas.idScottish6498.26.23348.26.3+314
map this data in atlas.idIrish5657.16.22766.86.4+288
Indian
5056.45.0781.93.1+428
Italian
2743.44.01533.84.3+122
Sinhalese
2252.83.5491.22.7+176
German
2222.82.81323.23.0+90
Dutch
2152.72.61363.33.0+79
Chinese
1471.93.2451.12.6+102
Filipino
1141.41.8391.01.3+75
Maori
891.10.9401.00.7+49
Mauritian
821.01.5451.11.3+37
New Zealander
801.00.7270.70.7+53
Samoan
781.00.9581.40.6+20
Greek
680.91.6340.81.6+35
Maltese
660.80.8340.80.9+31
South African
590.70.7200.50.6+39
Lebanese
560.70.6170.40.6+39
Cook Islander
530.70.4250.60.2+28
Serbian
520.61.3290.71.4+23
Polish
510.61.0230.61.1+28
French
510.60.7250.60.8+26
Afghan
500.61.930.10.9+47
Croatian
470.61.0270.71.1+20
Romanian
470.60.8190.50.7+28
Welsh
470.60.4160.40.4+31
Other Indian subcontinent
440.60.300.00.2+44
Hungarian
440.60.9250.60.9+19
Chilean
430.50.5120.30.5+31
Fijian
420.50.430.10.1+39
Khmer (Cambodian)
380.50.870.20.6+31
Spanish
380.50.7240.60.7+14
Egyptian
360.40.5170.40.3+19
Russian
340.40.4160.40.4+18
Inadequately Described
280.30.660.10.4+22
Other Southern and East African
270.30.200.00.1+27
Anglo-Indian
250.30.550.10.4+20
Salvadoran
230.30.2160.40.2+7
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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)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Casey %Number%City of Casey %2006 to 2011
Not stated4325.45.93047.57.9+128

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% Scottish, City of Casey: 6.2% Irish, City of Casey: 6.2% Indian, City of Casey: 5.0% Italian, City of Casey: 4.0% Sinhalese, City of Casey: 3.5% German, City of Casey: 2.8% Dutch, City of Casey: 2.6% Chinese, City of Casey: 3.2% English, Cranbourne East: 32.2% Australian, Cranbourne East: 31.3% Scottish, Cranbourne East: 8.2% Irish, Cranbourne East: 7.1% Indian, Cranbourne East: 6.4% Italian, Cranbourne East: 3.4% Sinhalese, Cranbourne East: 2.8% German, Cranbourne East: 2.8% Dutch, Cranbourne East: 2.7% Chinese, Cranbourne East: 1.9%
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, Cranbourne East: +1,183 Australian, Cranbourne East: +925 Scottish, Cranbourne East: +314 Irish, Cranbourne East: +288 Indian, Cranbourne East: +428 Italian, Cranbourne East: +122 Sinhalese, Cranbourne East: +176 German, Cranbourne East: +90 Dutch, Cranbourne East: +79 Chinese, Cranbourne East: +102
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 East in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (2,557 people or 32.2%)
  • Australian (2,490 people or 31.3%)
  • Scottish (649 people or 8.2%)
  • Irish (565 people or 7.1%)
  • Indian (505 people or 6.4%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 6,766 responses in total, or 85.08% 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 English ancestry (32.2% compared to 26.6%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (31.3% compared to 27.2%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Scottish ancestry (8.2% compared to 6.2%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Indian ancestry (6.4% 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 (+1,183 persons)
  • Australian (+925 persons)
  • Indian (+428 persons)
  • Scottish (+314 persons)

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