Fairfield

Ancestry

The three largest ancestries in Fairfield 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 Fairfield 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 Fairfield's ethnic characteristics.

Derived from the Census question:

'What is the person's ancestry?'

Multi-response

Total population

Ancestry - ranked by size
Fairfield20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Darebin %Number%City of Darebin %2006 to 2011
English
1,48628.520.81,22424.518.8+261
Australian
1,42227.321.31,44028.823.0-18
Irish
66312.79.360212.08.4+62
Italian
56710.914.757811.615.9-11
Greek
54410.59.055911.29.8-15
Scottish
4939.56.13667.35.1+126
Chinese
2204.25.71743.54.7+46
Indian
1522.93.4982.02.3+54
German
1472.82.41402.82.2+7
Dutch
861.71.0571.10.9+29
Polish
521.00.6400.80.6+12
Lebanese
490.92.2541.12.4-4
Macedonian
450.92.4340.72.5+11
French
400.80.5370.70.4+3
Hungarian
370.70.3280.60.3+8
Vietnamese
360.72.0350.71.8+1
Welsh
340.70.4280.60.4+6
Maltese
340.71.1190.41.1+16
Croatian
340.70.8390.80.8-4
Sinhalese
300.60.7210.40.7+8
American
260.50.3160.30.2+10
Russian
260.50.2230.50.2+3
Filipino
240.50.7180.40.6+6
Serbian
240.50.5130.30.6+11
New Zealander
210.40.6120.20.5+8
South African
200.40.2110.20.1+9
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - totals
Fairfield20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Darebin %Number%City of Darebin %2006 to 2011
Not stated
2915.67.44088.29.3-117

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 English, City of Darebin: 20.8% Australian, City of Darebin: 21.3% Irish, City of Darebin: 9.3% Italian, City of Darebin: 14.7% Greek, City of Darebin: 9.0% Scottish, City of Darebin: 6.1% Chinese, City of Darebin: 5.7% Indian, City of Darebin: 3.4% German, City of Darebin: 2.4% Dutch, City of Darebin: 1.0% English, Fairfield: 28.5% Australian, Fairfield: 27.3% Irish, Fairfield: 12.7% Italian, Fairfield: 10.9% Greek, Fairfield: 10.5% Scottish, Fairfield: 9.5% Chinese, Fairfield: 4.2% Indian, Fairfield: 2.9% German, Fairfield: 2.8% Dutch, Fairfield: 1.7%
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, Fairfield: +261 Australian, Fairfield: -18 Irish, Fairfield: +62 Italian, Fairfield: -11 Greek, Fairfield: -15 Scottish, Fairfield: +126 Chinese, Fairfield: +46 Indian, Fairfield: +54 German, Fairfield: +7 Dutch, Fairfield: +29
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 Fairfield in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (1,486 people or 28.5%)
  • Australian (1,422 people or 27.3%)
  • Irish (663 people or 12.7%)
  • Italian (567 people or 10.9%)
  • Greek (544 people or 10.5%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 4,682 responses in total, or 89.96% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (28.5% compared to 20.8%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (27.3% compared to 21.3%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Irish ancestry (12.7% compared to 9.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Italian ancestry (10.9% compared to 14.7%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+261 persons)
  • Scottish (+126 persons)
  • Irish (+62 persons)
  • Indian (+54 persons)

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