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
Australian
29,09121.326.429,48723.030.2-396
English
28,35120.826.924,03018.825.7+4,321
Italian
20,04214.77.020,30515.97.2-263
Irish
12,7099.38.810,7448.48.4+1,965
Greek
12,3159.03.912,5659.84.1-250
Scottish
8,3736.17.26,4805.16.7+1,893
Chinese
7,7115.76.16,0094.75.0+1,702
Indian
4,6703.43.22,9212.31.9+1,749
Macedonian
3,3012.41.03,1612.51.0+140
German
3,2482.43.02,7602.23.1+488
Lebanese
2,9732.21.03,0342.40.9-61
Vietnamese
2,7502.02.02,2641.81.7+486
Maltese
1,4451.11.61,4131.11.6+32
Dutch
1,3831.01.61,0970.91.7+286
Croatian
1,0300.80.91,0270.80.9+3
Sinhalese
9570.71.28400.71.0+117
Filipino
9440.71.18280.60.9+116
New Zealander
8680.60.76010.50.6+267
Polish
8680.61.17580.61.2+110
Spanish
7250.50.56020.50.4+123
Serbian
6920.50.77640.60.7-72
French
6220.50.55220.40.5+100
Inadequately Described
5800.40.44450.30.3+135
Welsh
5690.40.54520.40.5+117
Turkish
5290.40.84680.40.8+61
Arab not further described
5010.40.24250.30.1+76
Somali
4450.30.14220.30.1+23
Other Arab peoples
4250.30.11020.10.0+323
Egyptian
4150.30.33590.30.3+56
Cypriot
4080.30.22150.20.1+193
Other Indian subcontinent
3880.30.21420.10.1+246
Nepalese
3840.30.1570.00.0+327
Maori
3760.30.43120.20.3+64
Albanian
3620.30.23690.30.2-7
Malay
3570.30.21700.10.2+187
American
3510.30.32700.20.3+81
Thai
3440.30.22610.20.2+83
Hungarian
3420.30.53650.30.5-23
Japanese
3280.20.22740.20.2+54
Portuguese
3270.20.23400.30.2-13
Russian
3270.20.52970.20.5+30
Pakistani
3250.20.21970.20.1+128
Bengali
2860.20.12170.20.1+69
Australian Aboriginal
2820.20.12760.20.1+6
Mauritian
2800.20.31830.10.3+97
Iranian
2730.20.21360.10.1+137
Indonesian
2700.20.32300.20.2+40
Punjabi
2410.20.1870.10.0+154
Ukrainian
2380.20.32280.20.3+10
Syrian
2220.20.11870.10.1+35
Other Southern and East African
2200.20.11190.10.1+101
Austrian
2190.20.21950.20.3+24
South African
2160.20.41730.10.4+43
Canadian
1970.10.11330.10.1+64
Danish
1930.10.21600.10.2+33
Iraqi
1910.10.22360.20.1-45
Chilean
1870.10.21550.10.2+32
Swedish
1820.10.11360.10.1+46
Slovene
1800.10.11760.10.1+4
Assyrian/Chaldean
1730.10.21460.10.2+27
Korean
1660.10.31240.10.2+42
Fijian
1650.10.1980.10.1+67
Samoan
1630.10.31790.10.2-16
Latvian
1580.10.11620.10.1-4
Swiss
1510.10.11050.10.1+46
Norwegian
1490.10.11240.10.1+25
Colombian
1450.10.1690.10.0+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 stated
10,0407.46.411,9619.38.1-1,921

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)
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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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