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The three largest ancestries in Cranbourne West 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 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.

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)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Casey %Number%City of Casey %2006 to 2011
English
2,82332.326.62,36331.926.9+460
Australian
2,57129.427.22,74037.031.7-169
map this data in atlas.idScottish5336.16.24676.36.3+66
map this data in atlas.idIrish5185.96.24946.76.4+24
Indian
4995.75.01411.93.1+358
German
3223.72.82743.73.0+48
Samoan
2653.00.92172.90.6+48
Dutch
2452.82.62323.13.0+13
Sinhalese
2282.63.51482.02.7+80
Maori
2092.40.91361.80.7+73
Italian
2072.44.01922.64.3+15
Filipino
1812.11.81151.61.3+66
Chinese
1271.53.2901.22.6+37
Cook Islander
1101.30.4690.90.2+41
Greek
1001.11.6861.21.6+14
Mauritian
911.01.5590.81.3+32
New Zealander
901.00.7731.00.7+17
Afghan
871.01.9230.30.9+64
Other Central Asian
660.80.500.00.1+66
Hungarian
550.60.9540.70.9+1
Khmer (Cambodian)
530.60.8290.40.6+24
Inadequately Described
520.60.6300.40.4+22
French
500.60.7420.60.8+8
Fijian
440.50.4100.10.1+34
Maltese
430.50.8560.80.9-13
South African
430.50.7170.20.6+26
Vietnamese
400.50.7160.20.6+24
Spanish
380.40.7440.60.7-6
Other Indian subcontinent
380.40.3120.20.2+26
Sudanese
370.40.470.10.2+30
Pakistani
350.40.3100.10.2+25
Punjabi
330.40.200.00.1+33
Serbian
330.41.3490.71.4-16
Tamil
320.40.350.10.1+27
Polish
310.41.0440.61.1-13
Chilean
300.30.5270.40.5+3
Welsh
300.30.4330.40.4-3
Indonesian
260.30.200.00.2+26
Croatian
250.31.0380.51.1-13
Turkish
240.30.7130.20.7+11
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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)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Casey %Number%City of Casey %2006 to 2011
Not stated5135.95.96268.57.9-113

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% German, City of Casey: 2.8% Samoan, City of Casey: 0.9% Dutch, City of Casey: 2.6% Sinhalese, City of Casey: 3.5% Maori, City of Casey: 0.9% English, Cranbourne West: 32.3% Australian, Cranbourne West: 29.4% Scottish, Cranbourne West: 6.1% Irish, Cranbourne West: 5.9% Indian, Cranbourne West: 5.7% German, Cranbourne West: 3.7% Samoan, Cranbourne West: 3.0% Dutch, Cranbourne West: 2.8% Sinhalese, Cranbourne West: 2.6% Maori, Cranbourne West: 2.4%
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 West: +460 Australian, Cranbourne West: -169 Scottish, Cranbourne West: +66 Irish, Cranbourne West: +24 Indian, Cranbourne West: +358 German, Cranbourne West: +48 Samoan, Cranbourne West: +48 Dutch, Cranbourne West: +13 Sinhalese, Cranbourne West: +80 Maori, Cranbourne West: +73
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 West in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (2,823 people or 32.3%)
  • Australian (2,571 people or 29.4%)
  • Scottish (533 people or 6.1%)
  • Irish (518 people or 5.9%)
  • Indian (499 people or 5.7%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 6,944 responses in total, or 79.37% 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 English ancestry (32.3% compared to 26.6%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (29.4% compared to 27.2%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Samoan ancestry (3.0% compared to 0.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (1.5% 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 (+460 persons)
  • Indian (+358 persons)
  • Australian (-169 persons)
  • Sinhalese (+80 persons)

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