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The three largest ancestries in Brooklyn 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 Brooklyn 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 Brooklyn'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
Brooklyn - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2006 to 2011
Australian
30118.325.832120.428.9-20
English
28717.525.627017.123.8+17
Italian
16610.16.918411.77.1-18
Chinese
1227.43.1986.22.6+24
map this data in atlas.idIrish1026.29.1885.68.0+14
Vietnamese
1016.11.9996.31.9+2
map this data in atlas.idScottish825.07.3684.36.7+14
Greek
553.34.3342.24.4+21
Polish
543.31.3563.61.3-2
Filipino
503.01.5603.81.7-10
Maltese
503.04.4473.04.9+3
German
382.32.8483.02.7-10
Indian
352.13.000.01.1+35
Lebanese
342.13.1181.12.9+16
Albanian
221.30.4281.80.4-6
Ukrainian
221.30.3120.80.4+10
Croatian
221.31.7171.11.7+5
Dutch
201.21.2161.01.1+4
Maori
201.20.7513.20.9-31
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Brooklyn - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2006 to 2011
Not stated1177.16.51167.48.1+1

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 Australian, Hobsons Bay City: 25.8% English, Hobsons Bay City: 25.6% Italian, Hobsons Bay City: 6.9% Chinese, Hobsons Bay City: 3.1% Irish, Hobsons Bay City: 9.1% Vietnamese, Hobsons Bay City: 1.9% Scottish, Hobsons Bay City: 7.3% Greek, Hobsons Bay City: 4.3% Polish, Hobsons Bay City: 1.3% Filipino, Hobsons Bay City: 1.5% Australian, Brooklyn: 18.3% English, Brooklyn: 17.5% Italian, Brooklyn: 10.1% Chinese, Brooklyn: 7.4% Irish, Brooklyn: 6.2% Vietnamese, Brooklyn: 6.1% Scottish, Brooklyn: 5.0% Greek, Brooklyn: 3.3% Polish, Brooklyn: 3.3% Filipino, Brooklyn: 3.0%
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, Brooklyn: -20 English, Brooklyn: +17 Italian, Brooklyn: -18 Chinese, Brooklyn: +24 Irish, Brooklyn: +14 Vietnamese, Brooklyn: +2 Scottish, Brooklyn: +14 Greek, Brooklyn: +21 Polish, Brooklyn: -2 Filipino, Brooklyn: -10
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 Brooklyn in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Australian (301 people or 18.3%)
  • English (287 people or 17.5%)
  • Italian (166 people or 10.1%)
  • Chinese (122 people or 7.4%)
  • Irish (102 people or 6.2%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 978 responses in total, or 59.53% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in Brooklyn and Hobsons Bay City were:

  • A larger percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (7.4% compared to 3.1%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Vietnamese ancestry (6.1% compared to 1.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (17.5% compared to 25.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (18.3% compared to 25.8%)

Emerging groups

There were no major differences in Brooklyn between 2006 and 2011.

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