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The three largest ancestries in Cranbourne West 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 West 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 West'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 West - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%City of Casey %Number%City of Casey %2011 to 2016
English
3,86425.725.02,82332.326.6+1,041
Australian
3,74424.923.82,57129.427.2+1,173
Indian
1,84812.37.64995.75.0+1,349
map this data in atlas.idIrish8695.86.45185.96.2+351
map this data in atlas.idScottish8345.56.05336.16.2+301
Sinhalese
6624.44.62282.63.5+434
Italian
4182.83.72072.44.0+211
Filipino
4132.72.11812.11.8+232
German
3812.52.73223.72.8+59
Samoan
3712.51.12653.00.9+106
Chinese
3672.44.11271.53.2+240
Afghan
3402.33.3871.01.9+253
Dutch
2681.82.12452.82.6+23
Maori
2221.50.82092.40.9+13
Other Indian subcontinent
2191.50.8380.40.3+181
Greek
1941.31.51001.11.6+94
New Zealander
1781.20.8901.00.7+88
Other Central Asian
1781.21.1660.80.5+112
Pakistani
1721.10.6350.40.3+137
Punjabi
1661.10.6330.40.2+133
Mauritian
1420.91.3911.01.5+51
Cook Islander
1410.90.51101.30.4+31
Inadequately Described
1400.91.0520.60.6+88
Khmer (Cambodian)
1390.91.0530.60.8+86
Sudanese
1350.90.6370.40.4+98
Maltese
1070.70.7430.50.8+64
Fijian
1040.70.5440.50.4+60
Vietnamese
1000.70.8400.50.7+60
French
990.70.8500.60.7+49
Turkish
880.60.6240.30.7+64
Tamil
770.50.5320.40.3+45
Polish
750.50.9310.41.0+44
Serbian
730.51.3330.41.3+40
South African
730.50.6430.50.7+30
Chilean
700.50.5300.30.5+40
Spanish
690.50.7380.40.7+31
Croatian
600.40.9250.31.0+35
Thai
550.40.2160.20.2+39
Hungarian
540.40.8550.60.9-1
Other Oceanian (inc. Melanesia & Micronesia)
450.30.1110.10.1+34
Indonesian
420.30.3260.30.2+16
Lebanese
420.30.6120.10.6+30
Egyptian
390.30.560.10.5+33
Anglo-Indian
380.30.4130.10.5+25
Zimbabwean
380.30.1140.20.1+24
Welsh
370.20.4300.30.4+7
Romanian
350.20.7140.20.8+21
Portuguese
330.20.490.10.3+24
Malay
320.20.280.10.2+24
Central and West African
310.20.260.10.1+25
Nepalese
260.20.100.00.1+26
Macedonian
260.20.3180.20.2+8
Russian
260.20.4120.10.4+14
Bosnian
250.20.3160.20.3+9
Japanese
240.20.100.00.1+24
Other Polynesian
230.20.1110.10.1+12
Iranian
210.10.300.00.1+21
Bengali
210.10.270.10.1+14
Burmese peoples
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 West - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Casey %Number%City of Casey %2011 to 2016
Not stated8825.95.85135.95.9+369

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% Irish, City of Casey: 6.4% Scottish, City of Casey: 6.0% Sinhalese, City of Casey: 4.6% Italian, City of Casey: 3.7% Filipino, City of Casey: 2.1% German, City of Casey: 2.7% Samoan, City of Casey: 1.1% English, Cranbourne West: 25.7% Australian, Cranbourne West: 24.9% Indian, Cranbourne West: 12.3% Irish, Cranbourne West: 5.8% Scottish, Cranbourne West: 5.5% Sinhalese, Cranbourne West: 4.4% Italian, Cranbourne West: 2.8% Filipino, Cranbourne West: 2.7% German, Cranbourne West: 2.5% Samoan, Cranbourne West: 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 West: +1,041 Australian, Cranbourne West: +1,173 Indian, Cranbourne West: +1,349 Irish, Cranbourne West: +351 Scottish, Cranbourne West: +301 Sinhalese, Cranbourne West: +434 Italian, Cranbourne West: +211 Filipino, Cranbourne West: +232 German, Cranbourne West: +59 Samoan, Cranbourne West: +106
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 West in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (3,864 people or 25.7%)
  • Australian (3,744 people or 24.9%)
  • Indian (1,848 people or 12.3%)
  • Irish (869 people or 5.8%)
  • Scottish (834 people or 5.5%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 11,159 responses in total, or 74.16% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Indian ancestry (12.3% compared to 7.6%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Samoan ancestry (2.5% compared to 1.1%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (24.9% compared to 23.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (2.4% 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 (+1,349 persons)
  • Australian (+1,173 persons)
  • English (+1,041 persons)
  • Sinhalese (+434 persons)

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