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The three largest ancestries in Narre Warren South in 2011 were Australian, English 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 Narre Warren South 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 Narre Warren South'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
Narre Warren South - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Casey %Number%City of Casey %2006 to 2011
Australian
8,35229.227.28,43033.031.7-78
English
7,39125.826.66,84326.826.9+547
map this data in atlas.idScottish1,7926.36.21,6316.46.3+161
map this data in atlas.idIrish1,5565.46.21,5546.16.4+1
Indian
1,5405.45.09273.63.1+613
Sinhalese
1,2074.23.58093.22.7+398
Italian
1,1954.24.01,2354.84.3-40
Afghan
1,0053.51.92210.90.9+784
German
8042.82.87442.93.0+60
Chinese
7492.63.24461.72.6+303
Dutch
6752.42.66632.63.0+12
Mauritian
4931.71.54291.71.3+64
Filipino
4791.71.84291.71.3+50
Greek
4751.71.63471.41.6+128
Spanish
2610.90.72370.90.7+24
Maltese
2560.90.82691.10.9-13
Croatian
2470.91.02991.21.1-52
South African
2380.80.72030.80.6+35
New Zealander
2380.80.72270.90.7+11
Romanian
2350.80.81560.60.7+79
Other Central Asian
2280.80.5200.10.1+208
Hungarian
2190.80.92400.90.9-21
Chilean
2180.80.51730.70.5+45
Polish
2120.71.01860.71.1+26
Egyptian
2110.70.51130.40.3+98
Serbian
2010.71.32030.81.4-2
Maori
2000.70.91290.50.7+71
Samoan
1960.70.9900.40.6+106
Turkish
1880.70.71720.70.7+16
Khmer (Cambodian)
1860.60.81430.60.6+43
Anglo-Indian
1730.60.51000.40.4+73
Inadequately Described
1560.50.61350.50.4+21
Lebanese
1490.50.61070.40.6+42
French
1440.50.72230.90.8-79
Other Indian subcontinent
1380.50.3940.40.2+44
Welsh
1140.40.41220.50.4-8
Fijian
1140.40.4330.10.1+81
Salvadoran
1100.40.2820.30.2+28
Russian
1080.40.4950.40.4+13
Portuguese
990.30.3890.30.3+10
Sudanese
970.30.4530.20.2+44
Timorese
940.30.3710.30.3+23
Cook Islander
930.30.4650.30.2+28
Tamil
920.30.3170.10.1+75
Vietnamese
890.30.7740.30.6+15
Pakistani
890.30.3500.20.2+39
Macedonian
880.30.2620.20.2+26
American
740.30.2580.20.2+16
Albanian
710.20.2450.20.2+26
Bosnian
700.20.3460.20.3+24
Nepalese
560.20.130.00.0+53
Seychellois
560.20.1320.10.1+24
Punjabi
550.20.2190.10.1+36
Indonesian
510.20.2550.20.2-4
Malay
470.20.2370.10.1+10
Other Southern and East African
430.20.2110.00.1+32
Thai
430.20.2280.10.1+15
Other North American
410.10.1180.10.1+23
Iraqi
380.10.1190.10.1+19
Austrian
370.10.2320.10.2+5
Danish
370.10.1460.20.2-9
Tongan
370.10.1200.10.1+17
Arab not further described
360.10.1270.10.1+9
Canadian
350.10.1340.10.1+1
Central and West African
350.10.1280.10.0+7
Czech
320.10.1330.10.1-1
Armenian
310.10.2280.10.2+3
Swedish
300.10.1260.10.1+4
Slovene
290.10.1240.10.1+5
Palestinian
290.10.1220.10.1+7
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Narre Warren South - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Casey %Number%City of Casey %2006 to 2011
Not stated1,3604.75.92,0468.07.9-686

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% Scottish, City of Casey: 6.2% Irish, City of Casey: 6.2% Indian, City of Casey: 5.0% Sinhalese, City of Casey: 3.5% Italian, City of Casey: 4.0% Afghan, City of Casey: 1.9% German, City of Casey: 2.8% Chinese, City of Casey: 3.2% Australian, Narre Warren South: 29.2% English, Narre Warren South: 25.8% Scottish, Narre Warren South: 6.3% Irish, Narre Warren South: 5.4% Indian, Narre Warren South: 5.4% Sinhalese, Narre Warren South: 4.2% Italian, Narre Warren South: 4.2% Afghan, Narre Warren South: 3.5% German, Narre Warren South: 2.8% Chinese, Narre Warren South: 2.6%
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, Narre Warren South: -78 English, Narre Warren South: +547 Scottish, Narre Warren South: +161 Irish, Narre Warren South: +1 Indian, Narre Warren South: +613 Sinhalese, Narre Warren South: +398 Italian, Narre Warren South: -40 Afghan, Narre Warren South: +784 German, Narre Warren South: +60 Chinese, Narre Warren South: +303
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 Narre Warren South in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Australian (8,352 people or 29.2%)
  • English (7,391 people or 25.8%)
  • Scottish (1,792 people or 6.3%)
  • Irish (1,556 people or 5.4%)
  • Indian (1,540 people or 5.4%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 20,631 responses in total, or 72.00% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in Narre Warren South and the City of Casey were:

  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (29.2% compared to 27.2%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Afghan ancestry (3.5% compared to 1.9%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Afghan (+784 persons)
  • Indian (+613 persons)
  • English (+547 persons)
  • Sinhalese (+398 persons)

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