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The three largest ancestries in Lysterfield 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 Lysterfield 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 Lysterfield'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
Lysterfield - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2006 to 2011
Australian
2,36436.332.42,47641.236.8-112
English
2,03931.331.91,72528.730.5+314
Italian
5768.95.04848.14.9+92
map this data in atlas.idIrish5308.18.43946.68.1+136
map this data in atlas.idScottish4276.67.83946.67.2+33
Greek
2473.82.22223.72.2+25
German
2323.64.12363.94.1-4
Chinese
2223.47.61312.25.6+91
Dutch
1983.02.72053.42.9-7
Indian
1231.92.8861.42.0+37
Sinhalese
1171.82.01141.91.6+3
Polish
811.21.0691.11.0+12
Maltese
711.10.7681.10.7+3
Filipino
621.01.0470.80.8+15
Egyptian
540.80.4370.60.4+17
South African
510.80.6390.60.6+12
Lebanese
430.70.4230.40.3+20
Inadequately Described
430.70.4230.40.2+20
Afghan
420.60.2220.40.2+20
New Zealander
390.60.7430.70.6-4
Welsh
370.60.5410.70.6-4
Croatian
330.50.5210.30.5+12
Serbian
320.50.5410.70.5-9
Mauritian
310.50.3330.50.3-2
Hungarian
290.40.7260.40.7+3
Austrian
220.30.3260.40.4-4
French
210.30.5240.40.5-3
Chilean
200.30.2210.30.2-1
American
200.30.2200.30.20
Romanian
200.30.170.10.2+13
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Lysterfield - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2006 to 2011
Not stated2493.84.23515.85.5-102

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, City of Knox: 32.4% English, City of Knox: 31.9% Italian, City of Knox: 5.0% Irish, City of Knox: 8.4% Scottish, City of Knox: 7.8% Greek, City of Knox: 2.2% German, City of Knox: 4.1% Chinese, City of Knox: 7.6% Dutch, City of Knox: 2.7% Indian, City of Knox: 2.8% Australian, Lysterfield: 36.3% English, Lysterfield: 31.3% Italian, Lysterfield: 8.9% Irish, Lysterfield: 8.1% Scottish, Lysterfield: 6.6% Greek, Lysterfield: 3.8% German, Lysterfield: 3.6% Chinese, Lysterfield: 3.4% Dutch, Lysterfield: 3.0% Indian, Lysterfield: 1.9%
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, Lysterfield: -112 English, Lysterfield: +314 Italian, Lysterfield: +92 Irish, Lysterfield: +136 Scottish, Lysterfield: +33 Greek, Lysterfield: +25 German, Lysterfield: -4 Chinese, Lysterfield: +91 Dutch, Lysterfield: -7 Indian, Lysterfield: +37
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 Lysterfield in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Australian (2,364 people or 36.3%)
  • English (2,039 people or 31.3%)
  • Italian (576 people or 8.9%)
  • Irish (530 people or 8.1%)
  • Scottish (427 people or 6.6%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 5,936 responses in total, or 91.19% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in Lysterfield and the City of Knox were:

  • A larger percentage of people with Italian ancestry (8.9% compared to 5.0%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (36.3% compared to 32.4%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Greek ancestry (3.8% compared to 2.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (3.4% compared to 7.6%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+314 persons)
  • Irish (+136 persons)
  • Australian (-112 persons)
  • Italian (+92 persons)

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