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Burnside - Burnside Heights

Ancestry

The three largest ancestries in Burnside - Burnside Heights in 2011 were Australian, English and Filipino.

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 Burnside - Burnside Heights 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 Burnside - Burnside Heights'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
Burnside - Burnside Heights - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
Australian
1,46415.725.793418.830.2+530
English
1,29113.823.075815.223.7+533
Filipino
8278.93.54559.12.7+372
map this data in atlas.idMaltese7007.57.94228.58.0+278
map this data in atlas.idItalian5195.67.02595.26.8+260
Vietnamese
4955.31.71833.71.0+312
Indian
4765.13.41332.71.9+343
Chinese
4134.42.61633.31.8+250
Macedonian
3613.92.51192.42.2+242
Irish
3223.46.01703.46.3+152
Scottish
2542.75.21823.75.5+72
Greek
2262.42.61392.82.8+87
Sinhalese
2112.31.01092.20.7+102
Croatian
1832.02.01042.12.0+80
German
1661.82.7751.53.1+91
Turkish
1501.61.1671.31.1+83
Spanish
1461.60.91382.81.0+8
Serbian
1341.41.2911.81.3+43
Polish
1321.41.3931.91.5+39
Ethiopian
1191.30.3601.20.2+59
Pakistani
891.00.480.20.3+81
Lebanese
870.90.8250.50.6+62
Chilean
800.90.6571.20.6+23
Salvadoran
740.80.3521.00.2+22
Timorese
690.70.2260.50.2+43
Albanian
650.70.4410.80.4+24
Inadequately Described
630.70.5200.40.3+43
Bosnian
620.70.3190.40.3+43
Egyptian
580.60.6250.50.5+33
Samoan
560.60.6120.20.3+44
Cypriot
510.50.5110.20.2+40
Dutch
480.51.1270.51.3+21
Afghan
460.50.1120.30.1+34
Fijian
450.50.3110.20.1+34
Maori
450.50.6260.50.4+19
Portuguese
430.50.4240.50.4+19
Romanian
360.40.2180.40.2+18
Hungarian
330.30.4380.80.5-5
Sudanese
320.30.580.20.1+24
Tongan
310.30.2240.50.1+7
New Zealander
310.30.630.10.5+28
Lao
300.30.190.20.1+21
Other Indian subcontinent
290.30.130.10.1+26
Other Southern and East African
250.30.1160.30.1+9
Ukrainian
240.30.3230.50.3+1
Mauritian
240.30.260.10.1+18
Iraqi
240.30.140.10.0+20
Eritrean
240.30.0110.20.0+12
Indonesian
220.20.150.10.1+17
Other South American
210.20.140.10.1+17
Malay
200.20.270.10.1+13
Slovak
200.20.2210.40.2-1
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Burnside - Burnside Heights - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
Not stated6446.97.53968.08.4+248

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% Filipino, City of Melton: 3.5% Maltese, City of Melton: 7.9% Italian, City of Melton: 7.0% Vietnamese, City of Melton: 1.7% Indian, City of Melton: 3.4% Chinese, City of Melton: 2.6% Macedonian, City of Melton: 2.5% Irish, City of Melton: 6.0% Australian, Burnside - Burnside Heights: 15.7% English, Burnside - Burnside Heights: 13.8% Filipino, Burnside - Burnside Heights: 8.9% Maltese, Burnside - Burnside Heights: 7.5% Italian, Burnside - Burnside Heights: 5.6% Vietnamese, Burnside - Burnside Heights: 5.3% Indian, Burnside - Burnside Heights: 5.1% Chinese, Burnside - Burnside Heights: 4.4% Macedonian, Burnside - Burnside Heights: 3.9% Irish, Burnside - Burnside Heights: 3.4%
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, Burnside - Burnside Heights: +530 English, Burnside - Burnside Heights: +533 Filipino, Burnside - Burnside Heights: +372 Maltese, Burnside - Burnside Heights: +278 Italian, Burnside - Burnside Heights: +260 Vietnamese, Burnside - Burnside Heights: +312 Indian, Burnside - Burnside Heights: +343 Chinese, Burnside - Burnside Heights: +250 Macedonian, Burnside - Burnside Heights: +242 Irish, Burnside - Burnside Heights: +152
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 Burnside - Burnside Heights in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Australian (1,464 people or 15.7%)
  • English (1,291 people or 13.8%)
  • Filipino (827 people or 8.9%)
  • Maltese (700 people or 7.5%)
  • Italian (519 people or 5.6%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 4,801 responses in total, or 51.39% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in Burnside - Burnside Heights and the City of Melton were:

  • A larger percentage of people with Filipino ancestry (8.9% compared to 3.5%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Vietnamese ancestry (5.3% compared to 1.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (15.7% compared to 25.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (13.8% compared to 23.0%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+533 persons)
  • Australian (+530 persons)
  • Filipino (+372 persons)
  • Indian (+343 persons)

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