City of Darebin

Ancestry

The three largest ancestries in the City of Darebin in 2011 were Australian, English, and Italian.

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 the City of Darebin 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 the City of Darebin's ethnic characteristics.

Derived from the Census question:

'What is the person's ancestry?'

Multi-response

Total population

Ancestry - ranked by size
City of Darebin20112006Change
AncestryNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
Australian29,09121.326.429,48723.030.2-396
English28,35120.826.924,03018.825.7+4,321
Italian20,04214.77.020,30515.97.2-263
Irish12,7099.38.810,7448.48.4+1,965
Greek12,3159.03.912,5659.84.1-250
Scottish8,3736.17.26,4805.16.7+1,893
Chinese7,7115.76.16,0094.75.0+1,702
Indian4,6703.43.22,9212.31.9+1,749
Macedonian3,3012.41.03,1612.51.0+140
German3,2482.43.02,7602.23.1+488
Lebanese2,9732.21.03,0342.40.9-61
Vietnamese2,7502.02.02,2641.81.7+486
Maltese1,4451.11.61,4131.11.6+32
Dutch1,3831.01.61,0970.91.7+286
Croatian1,0300.80.91,0270.80.9+3
Sinhalese9570.71.28400.71.0+117
Filipino9440.71.18280.60.9+116
New Zealander8680.60.76010.50.6+267
Polish8680.61.17580.61.2+110
Spanish7250.50.56020.50.4+123
Serbian6920.50.77640.60.7-72
French6220.50.55220.40.5+100
Inadequately Described5800.40.44450.30.3+135
Welsh5690.40.54520.40.5+117
Turkish5290.40.84680.40.8+61
Arab not further described5010.40.24250.30.1+76
Somali4450.30.14220.30.1+23
Other Arab peoples4250.30.11020.10.0+323
Egyptian4150.30.33590.30.3+56
Cypriot4080.30.22150.20.1+193
Other Indian subcontinent3880.30.21420.10.1+246
Nepalese3840.30.1570.00.0+327
Maori3760.30.43120.20.3+64
Albanian3620.30.23690.30.2-7
Malay3570.30.21700.10.2+187
American3510.30.32700.20.3+81
Thai3440.30.22610.20.2+83
Hungarian3420.30.53650.30.5-23
Japanese3280.20.22740.20.2+54
Portuguese3270.20.23400.30.2-13
Russian3270.20.52970.20.5+30
Pakistani3250.20.21970.20.1+128
Bengali2860.20.12170.20.1+69
Australian Aboriginal2820.20.12760.20.1+6
Mauritian2800.20.31830.10.3+97
Iranian2730.20.21360.10.1+137
Indonesian2700.20.32300.20.2+40
Punjabi2410.20.1870.10.0+154
Ukrainian2380.20.32280.20.3+10
Syrian2220.20.11870.10.1+35
Other Southern and East African2200.20.11190.10.1+101
Austrian2190.20.21950.20.3+24
South African2160.20.41730.10.4+43
Canadian1970.10.11330.10.1+64
Danish1930.10.21600.10.2+33
Iraqi1910.10.22360.20.1-45
Chilean1870.10.21550.10.2+32
Swedish1820.10.11360.10.1+46
Slovene1800.10.11760.10.1+4
Assyrian/Chaldean1730.10.21460.10.2+27
Korean1660.10.31240.10.2+42
Fijian1650.10.1980.10.1+67
Samoan1630.10.31790.10.2-16
Latvian1580.10.11620.10.1-4
Swiss1510.10.11050.10.1+46
Norwegian1490.10.11240.10.1+25
Colombian1450.10.1690.10.0+76
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - totals
City of Darebin20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
Not stated10,0407.46.411,9619.38.1-1,921

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Ancestry, 2011
Ancestry, 2011 Australian, Greater Melbourne: 26.4% English, Greater Melbourne: 26.9% Italian, Greater Melbourne: 7.0% Irish, Greater Melbourne: 8.8% Greek, Greater Melbourne: 3.9% Scottish, Greater Melbourne: 7.2% Chinese, Greater Melbourne: 6.1% Indian, Greater Melbourne: 3.2% Macedonian, Greater Melbourne: 1.0% German, Greater Melbourne: 3.0% Australian, City of Darebin: 21.3% English, City of Darebin: 20.8% Italian, City of Darebin: 14.7% Irish, City of Darebin: 9.3% Greek, City of Darebin: 9.0% Scottish, City of Darebin: 6.1% Chinese, City of Darebin: 5.7% Indian, City of Darebin: 3.4% Macedonian, City of Darebin: 2.4% German, City of Darebin: 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 Australian, City of Darebin: -396 English, City of Darebin: +4,321 Italian, City of Darebin: -263 Irish, City of Darebin: +1,965 Greek, City of Darebin: -250 Scottish, City of Darebin: +1,893 Chinese, City of Darebin: +1,702 Indian, City of Darebin: +1,749 Macedonian, City of Darebin: +140 German, City of Darebin: +488
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 City of Darebin in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Australian (29,091 people or 21.3%)
  • English (28,351 people or 20.8%)
  • Italian (20,042 people or 14.7%)
  • Irish (12,709 people or 9.3%)
  • Greek (12,315 people or 9.0%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 102,508 responses in total, or 75.11% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in the City of Darebin and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A larger percentage of people with Italian ancestry (14.7% compared to 7.0%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Greek ancestry (9.0% compared to 3.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (20.8% compared to 26.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (21.3% compared to 26.4%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+4,321 persons)
  • Irish (+1,965 persons)
  • Scottish (+1,893 persons)
  • Indian (+1,749 persons)

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