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The three largest ancestries in Laverton in 2016 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.

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
Laverton - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2011 to 2016
English
98520.127.490420.325.6+80
Australian
81216.625.088219.825.8-70
Indian
68113.93.459413.33.0+87
Burmese peoples
3637.40.62986.70.6+65
map this data in atlas.idIrish2956.010.53006.79.1-5
map this data in atlas.idScottish2465.07.92124.87.3+33
Filipino
2144.41.51784.01.5+36
Chinese
2094.33.61533.43.1+56
Italian
1252.67.1952.26.9+29
Vietnamese
1202.42.2841.91.9+35
German
921.93.1892.02.8+2
Punjabi
841.70.2180.40.1+66
Pakistani
781.60.3230.50.1+54
Maori
721.50.7581.30.7+13
Maltese
591.24.3791.84.4-21
Other Indian subcontinent
571.20.3400.90.2+17
Lebanese
571.23.1471.13.1+9
Greek
571.24.2501.14.3+6
Inadequately Described
541.10.7290.70.3+24
Arab not further described
491.00.300.00.2+48
Nepalese
440.90.2350.80.1+8
Indonesian
420.90.3200.50.3+22
New Zealander
370.81.0330.80.8+3
Dutch
360.71.2471.11.2-12
Bengali
320.70.2250.60.1+7
Khmer (Cambodian)
310.60.2350.80.2-4
Samoan
310.60.2120.30.2+19
Polish
300.61.3400.91.3-10
Macedonian
290.61.6340.81.7-6
Spanish
260.50.5140.30.4+12
Ethiopian
250.50.2250.60.20
Croatian
230.51.6240.61.7-2
Thai
220.40.340.10.2+17
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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)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2011 to 2016
Not stated4419.06.03598.16.5+82

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% Indian, Hobsons Bay City: 3.4% Burmese peoples, Hobsons Bay City: 0.6% Irish, Hobsons Bay City: 10.5% Scottish, Hobsons Bay City: 7.9% Filipino, Hobsons Bay City: 1.5% Chinese, Hobsons Bay City: 3.6% Italian, Hobsons Bay City: 7.1% Vietnamese, Hobsons Bay City: 2.2% English, Laverton: 20.1% Australian, Laverton: 16.6% Indian, Laverton: 13.9% Burmese peoples, Laverton: 7.4% Irish, Laverton: 6.0% Scottish, Laverton: 5.0% Filipino, Laverton: 4.4% Chinese, Laverton: 4.3% Italian, Laverton: 2.6% Vietnamese, Laverton: 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, Laverton: +80 Australian, Laverton: -70 Indian, Laverton: +87 Burmese peoples, Laverton: +65 Irish, Laverton: -5 Scottish, Laverton: +33 Filipino, Laverton: +36 Chinese, Laverton: +56 Italian, Laverton: +29 Vietnamese, Laverton: +35
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 Laverton in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (985 people or 20.1%)
  • Australian (812 people or 16.6%)
  • Indian (681 people or 13.9%)
  • Burmese peoples (363 people or 7.4%)
  • Irish (295 people or 6.0%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 3,136 responses in total, or 64.01% 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 (13.9% compared to 3.4%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Burmese peoples ancestry (7.4% compared to 0.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (16.6% compared to 25.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (20.1% compared to 27.4%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the reported ancestries of the population in this area between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Indian (+87 persons)
  • English (+80 persons)
  • Australian (-70 persons)
  • Punjabi (+66 persons)

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