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The three largest ancestries in Brookfield in 2011 were Australian, English and Irish.

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 Brookfield 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 Brookfield'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
Brookfield - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
Australian
2,03333.425.71,31240.630.2+721
English
1,99232.723.01,05632.723.7+936
Irish
5479.06.02738.46.3+274
Scottish
4537.45.22116.55.5+243
map this data in atlas.idMaltese3625.97.92407.48.0+122
map this data in atlas.idItalian2974.97.01996.26.8+98
German
1913.12.71153.53.1+76
Indian
1492.43.490.31.9+140
Filipino
1161.93.5130.42.7+103
Dutch
1041.71.1471.51.3+57
Greek
961.62.6561.72.8+40
Chinese
791.32.6220.71.8+57
Serbian
721.21.2190.61.3+53
Sudanese
631.00.500.00.1+63
Polish
591.01.3702.21.5-11
Croatian
540.92.0280.92.0+26
Macedonian
480.82.5210.62.2+27
Maori
480.80.680.20.4+40
New Zealander
470.80.6120.40.5+35
Spanish
470.80.9150.51.0+32
Vietnamese
440.71.700.01.0+44
Hungarian
400.70.4321.00.5+8
Sinhalese
390.61.080.20.7+31
French
380.60.4120.40.4+26
Samoan
320.50.6100.30.3+22
Inadequately Described
240.40.530.10.3+21
Cypriot
230.40.530.10.2+20
Ukrainian
200.30.340.10.3+16
Portuguese
200.30.430.10.4+17
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Brookfield - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
Not stated3996.57.51685.28.4+231

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 Melton: 25.7% English, City of Melton: 23.0% Irish, City of Melton: 6.0% Scottish, City of Melton: 5.2% Maltese, City of Melton: 7.9% Italian, City of Melton: 7.0% German, City of Melton: 2.7% Indian, City of Melton: 3.4% Filipino, City of Melton: 3.5% Dutch, City of Melton: 1.1% Australian, Brookfield: 33.4% English, Brookfield: 32.7% Irish, Brookfield: 9.0% Scottish, Brookfield: 7.4% Maltese, Brookfield: 5.9% Italian, Brookfield: 4.9% German, Brookfield: 3.1% Indian, Brookfield: 2.4% Filipino, Brookfield: 1.9% Dutch, Brookfield: 1.7%
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, Brookfield: +721 English, Brookfield: +936 Irish, Brookfield: +274 Scottish, Brookfield: +243 Maltese, Brookfield: +122 Italian, Brookfield: +98 German, Brookfield: +76 Indian, Brookfield: +140 Filipino, Brookfield: +103 Dutch, Brookfield: +57
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 Brookfield in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Australian (2,033 people or 33.4%)
  • English (1,992 people or 32.7%)
  • Irish (547 people or 9.0%)
  • Scottish (453 people or 7.4%)
  • Maltese (362 people or 5.9%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 5,387 responses in total, or 88.38% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in Brookfield and the City of Melton were:

  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (32.7% compared to 23.0%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (33.4% compared to 25.7%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Irish ancestry (9.0% compared to 6.0%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Scottish ancestry (7.4% compared to 5.2%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+936 persons)
  • Australian (+721 persons)
  • Irish (+274 persons)
  • Scottish (+243 persons)

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