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The three largest ancestries in Casey Growth Area 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 Casey Growth Area 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 Casey Growth Area'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
Casey Growth Area - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Casey %Number%City of Casey %2006 to 2011
English
2,41531.726.680032.326.9+1,615
Australian
2,29230.127.21,02741.531.7+1,265
map this data in atlas.idScottish5467.26.21917.76.3+354
map this data in atlas.idIrish5106.76.22018.16.4+309
Indian
3504.65.0130.53.1+337
Italian
3084.04.01255.14.3+183
Sinhalese
2603.43.570.32.7+253
German
2172.82.8813.33.0+135
Filipino
2012.61.840.21.3+197
Dutch
1962.62.61034.23.0+93
Chinese
1451.93.2130.52.6+132
Mauritian
1081.41.510.11.3+106
Maltese
801.10.850.20.9+75
New Zealander
710.90.7100.40.7+61
Greek
700.91.6271.11.6+43
Serbian
530.71.3120.51.4+41
Afghan
520.71.900.00.9+52
South African
520.70.720.10.6+50
Chilean
500.70.560.20.5+44
Hungarian
500.70.980.30.9+42
Croatian
490.61.000.01.1+49
Spanish
460.60.760.20.7+41
Inadequately Described
440.60.600.00.4+44
Maori
420.50.970.30.7+35
Welsh
410.50.480.30.4+33
Romanian
360.50.800.00.7+36
Cook Islander
350.50.400.00.2+35
French
340.50.730.10.8+32
Other Indian subcontinent
340.50.300.00.2+34
Khmer (Cambodian)
300.40.860.20.6+24
Lebanese
300.40.650.20.6+24
Polish
290.41.0110.41.1+19
Sudanese
260.30.400.00.2+26
Vietnamese
260.30.700.00.6+26
Egyptian
260.30.500.00.3+26
American
250.30.2120.50.2+13
Anglo-Indian
230.30.540.20.4+19
Samoan
230.30.900.00.6+23
Zimbabwean
230.30.100.00.0+23
Bosnian
200.30.300.00.3+20
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Casey Growth Area - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Casey %Number%City of Casey %2006 to 2011
Not stated4896.45.933013.47.9+159

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% Italian, City of Casey: 4.0% Sinhalese, City of Casey: 3.5% German, City of Casey: 2.8% Filipino, City of Casey: 1.8% Dutch, City of Casey: 2.6% English, Casey Growth Area: 31.7% Australian, Casey Growth Area: 30.1% Scottish, Casey Growth Area: 7.2% Irish, Casey Growth Area: 6.7% Indian, Casey Growth Area: 4.6% Italian, Casey Growth Area: 4.0% Sinhalese, Casey Growth Area: 3.4% German, Casey Growth Area: 2.8% Filipino, Casey Growth Area: 2.6% Dutch, Casey Growth Area: 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 English, Casey Growth Area: +1,615 Australian, Casey Growth Area: +1,265 Scottish, Casey Growth Area: +354 Irish, Casey Growth Area: +309 Indian, Casey Growth Area: +337 Italian, Casey Growth Area: +183 Sinhalese, Casey Growth Area: +253 German, Casey Growth Area: +135 Filipino, Casey Growth Area: +197 Dutch, Casey Growth Area: +93
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 Casey Growth Area in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (2,415 people or 31.7%)
  • Australian (2,292 people or 30.1%)
  • Scottish (546 people or 7.2%)
  • Irish (510 people or 6.7%)
  • Indian (350 people or 4.6%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 6,113 responses in total, or 80.36% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (31.7% compared to 26.6%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (30.1% compared to 27.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (1.9% compared to 3.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Afghan ancestry (0.7% compared to 1.9%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+1,615 persons)
  • Australian (+1,265 persons)
  • Scottish (+354 persons)
  • Indian (+337 persons)

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