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The three largest ancestries in Cranbourne North 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 North 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 North'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 North - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Casey %Number%City of Casey %2006 to 2011
Australian
4,42430.427.23,88740.131.7+537
English
4,26029.226.63,30734.126.9+953
map this data in atlas.idIrish9536.56.27828.16.4+171
map this data in atlas.idScottish8635.96.26716.96.3+192
Indian
8185.65.01771.83.1+641
Italian
5293.64.04074.24.3+122
German
4563.12.83823.93.0+74
Sinhalese
4032.83.51741.82.7+229
Filipino
3762.61.8740.81.3+302
Dutch
3352.32.63493.63.0-14
Chinese
2962.03.2820.82.6+214
Afghan
2521.71.9330.30.9+219
Mauritian
2271.61.5991.01.3+128
Greek
1771.21.6991.01.6+78
New Zealander
1380.90.7700.70.7+68
Croatian
1170.81.0570.61.1+60
Hungarian
1160.80.9620.60.9+54
Chilean
1140.80.5590.60.5+55
Maltese
1140.80.8770.80.9+37
Maori
1080.70.9510.50.7+57
Serbian
1080.71.3670.71.4+41
Samoan
1060.70.9380.40.6+68
Polish
1040.71.0840.91.1+20
French
1000.70.7730.80.8+27
Other Central Asian
920.60.500.00.1+92
Inadequately Described
860.60.6320.30.4+54
Spanish
820.60.7710.70.7+11
Sudanese
770.50.400.00.2+77
Pakistani
770.50.3130.10.2+64
South African
750.50.7430.40.6+32
Khmer (Cambodian)
750.50.8420.40.6+33
Romanian
680.50.8230.20.7+45
Russian
630.40.4230.20.4+40
Lebanese
620.40.6220.20.6+40
Other Indian subcontinent
510.40.370.10.2+44
Cook Islander
440.30.4130.10.2+31
Fijian
430.30.460.10.1+37
Turkish
430.30.780.10.7+35
Vietnamese
430.30.790.10.6+34
Welsh
400.30.4450.50.4-5
Anglo-Indian
390.30.5200.20.4+19
Thai
370.30.2110.10.1+26
Nepalese
340.20.100.00.0+34
Indonesian
340.20.260.10.2+28
Egyptian
320.20.530.00.3+29
Portuguese
270.20.3330.30.3-6
Bosnian
260.20.330.00.3+23
Malay
240.20.280.10.1+16
Tongan
240.20.1100.10.1+14
Other South American
230.20.1100.10.1+13
Other Oceanian (inc. Melanesia & Micronesia)
220.20.1100.10.1+12
Other Polynesian
220.20.140.00.0+18
Tamil
210.10.300.00.1+21
Other Middle-Eastern peoples
210.10.180.10.1+13
Other North American
210.10.160.10.1+15
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Cranbourne North - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Casey %Number%City of Casey %2006 to 2011
Not stated9526.55.96206.47.9+332

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% Indian, City of Casey: 5.0% Italian, City of Casey: 4.0% German, City of Casey: 2.8% Sinhalese, City of Casey: 3.5% Filipino, City of Casey: 1.8% Dutch, City of Casey: 2.6% Australian, Cranbourne North: 30.4% English, Cranbourne North: 29.2% Irish, Cranbourne North: 6.5% Scottish, Cranbourne North: 5.9% Indian, Cranbourne North: 5.6% Italian, Cranbourne North: 3.6% German, Cranbourne North: 3.1% Sinhalese, Cranbourne North: 2.8% Filipino, Cranbourne North: 2.6% Dutch, Cranbourne North: 2.3%
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 North: +537 English, Cranbourne North: +953 Irish, Cranbourne North: +171 Scottish, Cranbourne North: +192 Indian, Cranbourne North: +641 Italian, Cranbourne North: +122 German, Cranbourne North: +74 Sinhalese, Cranbourne North: +229 Filipino, Cranbourne North: +302 Dutch, Cranbourne North: -14
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 North in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Australian (4,424 people or 30.4%)
  • English (4,260 people or 29.2%)
  • Irish (953 people or 6.5%)
  • Scottish (863 people or 5.9%)
  • Indian (818 people or 5.6%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 11,318 responses in total, or 77.66% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (30.4% compared to 27.2%)
  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (29.2% compared to 26.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (2.0% compared to 3.2%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+953 persons)
  • Indian (+641 persons)
  • Australian (+537 persons)
  • Filipino (+302 persons)

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