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The three largest ancestries in Berwick - Beaconsfield in 2011 were English, Australian 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 Berwick - Beaconsfield 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 Berwick - Beaconsfield'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
Berwick - Beaconsfield - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Casey %Number%City of Casey %2006 to 2011
English
14,96833.226.67,37534.526.9+7,593
Australian
14,60032.427.28,35039.031.7+6,250
map this data in atlas.idIrish3,7948.46.21,9759.26.4+1,819
map this data in atlas.idScottish3,7628.46.21,8518.76.3+1,911
Italian
2,1984.94.01,0775.04.3+1,121
German
1,5233.42.87893.73.0+735
Dutch
1,4903.32.68494.03.0+641
Indian
1,3903.15.02661.23.1+1,124
Sinhalese
1,3102.93.52771.32.7+1,033
Chinese
1,2072.73.22451.12.6+962
Greek
6311.41.62811.31.6+350
South African
5541.20.71650.80.6+389
Filipino
5021.11.81070.51.3+394
Mauritian
5001.11.51480.71.3+352
Polish
4341.01.02041.01.1+230
Croatian
4100.91.01780.81.1+232
New Zealander
3690.80.71700.80.7+199
Maltese
3560.80.81750.80.9+181
Hungarian
3480.80.91820.90.9+166
Serbian
3150.71.31560.71.4+159
French
3000.70.71370.60.8+163
Afghan
2620.61.9260.10.9+236
Welsh
2490.60.41250.60.4+124
Romanian
2360.50.8600.30.7+176
Spanish
2320.50.7670.30.7+165
Inadequately Described
2320.50.6290.10.4+202
Russian
2200.50.4760.40.4+144
Maori
2050.50.9610.30.7+145
Chilean
1660.40.5530.30.5+113
Lebanese
1590.40.6300.10.6+129
Turkish
1550.30.7310.10.7+123
Egyptian
1460.30.5200.10.3+126
American
1170.30.2700.30.2+47
Anglo-Indian
1130.30.5330.20.4+80
Austrian
1100.20.2530.20.2+57
Portuguese
1030.20.3310.10.3+72
Pakistani
980.20.370.00.2+91
Samoan
960.20.930.00.6+93
Malay
920.20.2130.10.1+79
Vietnamese
880.20.7180.10.6+70
Danish
810.20.1630.30.2+18
Macedonian
780.20.2290.10.2+49
Indonesian
770.20.2150.10.2+62
Ukrainian
740.20.2180.10.1+56
Central and West African
690.20.1120.10.0+57
Tamil
670.10.360.00.1+61
Timorese
630.10.3200.10.3+43
Zimbabwean
610.10.1230.10.0+38
Other Southern and East African
600.10.200.00.1+60
Argentinian
590.10.170.00.1+52
Fijian
590.10.4150.10.1+44
Korean
590.10.1160.10.0+43
Japanese
550.10.1190.10.0+36
Canadian
550.10.1220.10.1+33
Thai
550.10.2250.10.1+30
Swedish
540.10.1260.10.1+28
Bengali
540.10.1120.10.1+42
Armenian
540.10.2130.10.2+41
Czech
540.10.1150.10.1+39
Iranian
530.10.130.00.1+50
Other South American
530.10.1160.10.1+37
Other Indian subcontinent
510.10.390.00.2+42
Latvian
490.10.1220.10.1+27
Finnish
470.10.190.00.1+38
Swiss
450.10.1280.10.1+18
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Berwick - Beaconsfield - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Casey %Number%City of Casey %2006 to 2011
Not stated2,1244.75.91,2946.17.9+829

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% Irish, City of Casey: 6.2% Scottish, City of Casey: 6.2% Italian, City of Casey: 4.0% German, City of Casey: 2.8% Dutch, City of Casey: 2.6% Indian, City of Casey: 5.0% Sinhalese, City of Casey: 3.5% Chinese, City of Casey: 3.2% English, Berwick - Beaconsfield: 33.2% Australian, Berwick - Beaconsfield: 32.4% Irish, Berwick - Beaconsfield: 8.4% Scottish, Berwick - Beaconsfield: 8.4% Italian, Berwick - Beaconsfield: 4.9% German, Berwick - Beaconsfield: 3.4% Dutch, Berwick - Beaconsfield: 3.3% Indian, Berwick - Beaconsfield: 3.1% Sinhalese, Berwick - Beaconsfield: 2.9% Chinese, Berwick - Beaconsfield: 2.7%
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, Berwick - Beaconsfield: +7,593 Australian, Berwick - Beaconsfield: +6,250 Irish, Berwick - Beaconsfield: +1,819 Scottish, Berwick - Beaconsfield: +1,911 Italian, Berwick - Beaconsfield: +1,121 German, Berwick - Beaconsfield: +735 Dutch, Berwick - Beaconsfield: +641 Indian, Berwick - Beaconsfield: +1,124 Sinhalese, Berwick - Beaconsfield: +1,033 Chinese, Berwick - Beaconsfield: +962
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 Berwick - Beaconsfield in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (14,968 people or 33.2%)
  • Australian (14,600 people or 32.4%)
  • Irish (3,794 people or 8.4%)
  • Scottish (3,762 people or 8.4%)
  • Italian (2,198 people or 4.9%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 39,322 responses in total, or 87.34% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in Berwick - Beaconsfield and the City of Casey were:

  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (33.2% compared to 26.6%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (32.4% compared to 27.2%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Irish ancestry (8.4% compared to 6.2%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Scottish ancestry (8.4% compared to 6.2%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+7,593 persons)
  • Australian (+6,250 persons)
  • Scottish (+1,911 persons)
  • Irish (+1,819 persons)

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