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The three largest ancestries in Brooklyn in 2016 were English, Australian 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.

Please note: Due to changes in ABS rules around perturbation and additivity of data to protect the confidentiality of individuals in 2016, counts of ancestry groups and totals derived from them may differ slightly from those published by the ABS. For more information see notes on data confidentiality.

Derived from the Census question:

'What is the person's ancestry?'

Multi-response

Total population

Ancestry - Ranked by size
Brooklyn - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2011 to 2016
English
43623.727.428717.525.6+149
Australian
34918.925.030118.325.8+48
Italian
1648.97.116610.16.9-2
map this data in atlas.idIrish1508.110.51026.29.1+48
Chinese
1337.23.61227.43.1+11
map this data in atlas.idScottish1085.97.9825.07.3+26
Vietnamese
1045.62.21016.11.9+3
Indian
502.73.4352.13.0+15
Maltese
462.54.3503.04.4-4
German
442.43.1382.32.8+6
Greek
442.44.2553.34.3-11
Polish
412.21.3543.31.3-13
Albanian
392.10.4221.30.4+17
Lebanese
301.63.1342.13.1-4
Filipino
281.51.5503.01.5-22
Croatian
241.31.6221.31.7+2
New Zealander
241.31.060.40.8+18
Pakistani
241.30.300.00.1+24
Inadequately Described
211.10.7150.90.3+6
Dutch
201.11.2201.21.20
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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)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2011 to 2016
Not stated1116.06.01177.16.5-6

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Ancestry, 2016
Ancestry, 2016 English, Hobsons Bay City: 27.4% Australian, Hobsons Bay City: 25.0% Italian, Hobsons Bay City: 7.1% Irish, Hobsons Bay City: 10.5% Chinese, Hobsons Bay City: 3.6% Scottish, Hobsons Bay City: 7.9% Vietnamese, Hobsons Bay City: 2.2% Indian, Hobsons Bay City: 3.4% Maltese, Hobsons Bay City: 4.3% German, Hobsons Bay City: 3.1% English, Brooklyn: 23.7% Australian, Brooklyn: 18.9% Italian, Brooklyn: 8.9% Irish, Brooklyn: 8.1% Chinese, Brooklyn: 7.2% Scottish, Brooklyn: 5.9% Vietnamese, Brooklyn: 5.6% Indian, Brooklyn: 2.7% Maltese, Brooklyn: 2.5% German, Brooklyn: 2.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in ancestry, 2011 to 2016
Change in ancestry, 2011 to 2016 English, Brooklyn: +149 Australian, Brooklyn: +48 Italian, Brooklyn: -2 Irish, Brooklyn: +48 Chinese, Brooklyn: +11 Scottish, Brooklyn: +26 Vietnamese, Brooklyn: +3 Indian, Brooklyn: +15 Maltese, Brooklyn: -4 German, Brooklyn: +6
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (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 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (436 people or 23.7%)
  • Australian (349 people or 18.9%)
  • Italian (164 people or 8.9%)
  • Irish (150 people or 8.1%)
  • Chinese (133 people or 7.2%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 1,232 responses in total, or 66.88% 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 (7.2% compared to 3.6%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Vietnamese ancestry (5.6% compared to 2.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (18.9% compared to 25.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (23.7% compared to 27.4%)

Emerging groups

The largest change in the reported ancestries of the population in this area between 2011 and 2016 was:

  • English (+149 persons)

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