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The three largest ancestries in Hallam in 2011 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 Hallam 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 Hallam'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
Hallam - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Casey %Number%City of Casey %2006 to 2011
English
1,79517.526.61,87319.426.9-78
Australian
1,70116.627.21,95020.231.7-249
Indian
6486.35.04744.93.1+174
Afghan
6206.01.93403.50.9+280
Sinhalese
5335.23.55035.22.7+30
Chinese
4124.03.24684.82.6-56
map this data in atlas.idIrish4003.96.24194.36.4-19
map this data in atlas.idScottish3893.86.24004.16.3-11
Italian
3453.44.03633.84.3-18
Serbian
2562.51.32202.31.4+36
Filipino
2332.31.82002.11.3+33
German
2142.12.81771.83.0+37
Mauritian
2012.01.51811.91.3+20
Khmer (Cambodian)
1821.80.82282.40.6-46
Dutch
1751.72.62142.23.0-39
Egyptian
1671.60.51041.10.3+63
Croatian
1461.41.01091.11.1+37
Polish
1351.31.01501.61.1-15
Greek
1331.31.61331.41.60
Turkish
1261.20.71491.50.7-23
Maori
1151.10.9460.50.7+69
Tamil
1091.10.3240.20.1+85
Spanish
1021.00.71011.00.7+1
Other Central Asian
1001.00.5110.10.1+89
Romanian
950.90.8850.90.7+10
Hungarian
930.90.91131.20.9-20
Sudanese
920.90.4310.30.2+61
Inadequately Described
800.80.6740.80.4+6
Lebanese
780.80.6680.70.6+10
Vietnamese
780.80.7650.70.6+13
Chilean
770.70.5770.80.50
Fijian
770.70.4460.50.1+31
Samoan
730.70.9530.50.6+20
Bosnian
720.70.3440.50.3+28
French
680.70.7750.80.8-7
Timorese
660.60.3740.80.3-8
Other Indian subcontinent
580.60.3240.20.2+34
Portuguese
560.50.3500.50.3+6
Albanian
530.50.2410.40.2+12
New Zealander
510.50.7470.50.7+4
Indonesian
500.50.2310.30.2+19
Maltese
500.50.8630.70.9-13
Anglo-Indian
470.50.5520.50.4-5
South African
450.40.7650.70.6-20
Cook Islander
420.40.4240.20.2+18
Other Southern and East African
400.40.2230.20.1+17
Arab not further described
380.40.1120.10.1+26
Russian
370.40.4270.30.4+10
Pakistani
350.30.3240.20.2+11
Lao
330.30.1230.20.1+10
Thai
320.30.2150.20.1+17
Punjabi
280.30.2320.30.1-4
Palestinian
260.30.1110.10.1+15
Iranian
260.30.1170.20.1+9
Czech
260.30.1100.10.1+16
Macedonian
250.20.2320.30.2-7
Salvadoran
240.20.2290.30.2-5
Welsh
230.20.4230.20.40
Argentinian
220.20.1200.20.1+2
Slovene
210.20.1190.20.1+2
Other South American
200.20.1130.10.1+7
Eritrean
200.20.030.00.0+17
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Hallam - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Casey %Number%City of Casey %2006 to 2011
Not stated6256.15.98789.17.9-253

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% Indian, City of Casey: 5.0% Afghan, City of Casey: 1.9% Sinhalese, City of Casey: 3.5% Chinese, City of Casey: 3.2% Irish, City of Casey: 6.2% Scottish, City of Casey: 6.2% Italian, City of Casey: 4.0% Serbian, City of Casey: 1.3% English, Hallam: 17.5% Australian, Hallam: 16.6% Indian, Hallam: 6.3% Afghan, Hallam: 6.0% Sinhalese, Hallam: 5.2% Chinese, Hallam: 4.0% Irish, Hallam: 3.9% Scottish, Hallam: 3.8% Italian, Hallam: 3.4% Serbian, Hallam: 2.5%
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, Hallam: -78 Australian, Hallam: -249 Indian, Hallam: +174 Afghan, Hallam: +280 Sinhalese, Hallam: +30 Chinese, Hallam: -56 Irish, Hallam: -19 Scottish, Hallam: -11 Italian, Hallam: -18 Serbian, Hallam: +36
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 Hallam in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (1,795 people or 17.5%)
  • Australian (1,701 people or 16.6%)
  • Indian (648 people or 6.3%)
  • Afghan (620 people or 6.0%)
  • Sinhalese (533 people or 5.2%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 5,297 responses in total, or 51.55% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Afghan ancestry (6.0% compared to 1.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (16.6% compared to 27.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (17.5% compared to 26.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Scottish ancestry (3.8% compared to 6.2%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Afghan (+280 persons)
  • Australian (-249 persons)
  • Indian (+174 persons)
  • Other Central Asian (+89 persons)

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