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The three largest ancestries in Laverton in 2011 were English, Australian and Indian.

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 Laverton 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 Laverton'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
Laverton - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2006 to 2011
English
90520.325.61,09525.523.8-190
Australian
88219.825.81,20928.228.9-327
Indian
59413.33.0511.21.1+543
map this data in atlas.idIrish3006.79.13588.48.0-58
Burmese peoples
2986.70.6230.50.1+275
map this data in atlas.idScottish2134.87.32766.46.7-63
Filipino
1784.01.51914.51.7-13
Chinese
1533.43.11122.62.6+41
Italian
962.26.91303.07.1-34
German
902.02.8952.22.7-5
Vietnamese
851.91.9741.71.9+11
Maltese
801.84.4791.84.9+1
Maori
591.30.7751.70.9-16
Greek
511.14.3511.24.40
Lebanese
481.13.1651.52.9-17
Dutch
481.11.2581.41.1-10
Polish
400.91.3471.11.3-7
Other Indian subcontinent
400.90.200.00.0+40
Nepalese
360.80.100.00.0+36
Macedonian
350.81.7380.91.8-3
Khmer (Cambodian)
350.80.2290.70.2+6
New Zealander
340.80.8320.70.7+2
Serbian
330.71.2421.01.4-9
Hungarian
320.70.4300.70.4+2
Inadequately Described
300.70.3150.40.3+15
Sudanese
290.70.1330.80.2-4
Mauritian
250.60.230.10.2+22
Croatian
250.61.7390.91.7-14
Bengali
250.60.1110.30.1+14
Ethiopian
250.60.2300.70.2-5
Pakistani
240.50.100.00.1+24
Indonesian
200.50.3230.50.2-3
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Laverton - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2006 to 2011
Not stated3598.16.557213.38.1-213

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 English, Hobsons Bay City: 25.6% Australian, Hobsons Bay City: 25.8% Indian, Hobsons Bay City: 3.0% Irish, Hobsons Bay City: 9.1% Burmese peoples, Hobsons Bay City: 0.6% Scottish, Hobsons Bay City: 7.3% Filipino, Hobsons Bay City: 1.5% Chinese, Hobsons Bay City: 3.1% Italian, Hobsons Bay City: 6.9% German, Hobsons Bay City: 2.8% English, Laverton: 20.3% Australian, Laverton: 19.8% Indian, Laverton: 13.3% Irish, Laverton: 6.7% Burmese peoples, Laverton: 6.7% Scottish, Laverton: 4.8% Filipino, Laverton: 4.0% Chinese, Laverton: 3.4% Italian, Laverton: 2.2% German, Laverton: 2.0%
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 English, Laverton: -190 Australian, Laverton: -327 Indian, Laverton: +543 Irish, Laverton: -58 Burmese peoples, Laverton: +275 Scottish, Laverton: -63 Filipino, Laverton: -13 Chinese, Laverton: +41 Italian, Laverton: -34 German, Laverton: -5
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 Laverton in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (905 people or 20.3%)
  • Australian (882 people or 19.8%)
  • Indian (594 people or 13.3%)
  • Irish (300 people or 6.7%)
  • Burmese peoples (298 people or 6.7%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 2,979 responses in total, or 66.84% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Indian ancestry (13.3% compared to 3.0%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Burmese peoples ancestry (6.7% compared to 0.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (19.8% compared to 25.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (20.3% compared to 25.6%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Indian (+543 persons)
  • Australian (-327 persons)
  • Burmese peoples (+275 persons)
  • English (-190 persons)

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