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The three largest ancestries in Brookfield in 2016 were English, Australian 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.

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
Brookfield - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2011 to 2016
English
2,70229.522.51,99232.723.0+710
Australian
2,69029.324.12,03333.425.7+657
Irish
7237.96.05479.06.0+176
Scottish
6126.75.14537.45.2+159
map this data in atlas.idMaltese5075.57.63625.97.9+145
Indian
3894.35.01492.43.4+241
Sudanese
3864.21.2631.00.5+324
map this data in atlas.idItalian3834.26.62974.97.0+87
Filipino
2753.04.11161.93.5+159
German
2682.92.61913.12.7+78
Samoan
1701.90.9320.50.6+139
Dutch
1401.51.01041.71.1+36
Chinese
1361.52.9791.32.6+58
Greek
1091.22.4961.62.6+13
Serbian
1091.21.2721.21.2+38
Other Indian subcontinent
1071.20.500.00.1+108
Polish
1061.21.2591.01.3+48
Inadequately Described
1031.10.9240.40.5+80
Sinhalese
830.91.2390.61.0+44
Maori
810.90.6480.80.6+33
Punjabi
770.80.590.10.1+68
New Zealander
750.80.6470.80.6+29
Macedonian
730.82.5480.82.5+25
Pakistani
700.80.6140.20.4+56
Spanish
690.81.0470.80.9+23
Croatian
670.71.8540.92.0+13
Vietnamese
650.72.2440.71.7+22
Tongan
480.50.2140.20.2+35
Central and West African
390.40.460.10.1+33
Hungarian
380.40.3400.70.4-2
Portuguese
360.40.4200.30.4+16
Bengali
310.30.200.00.1+31
Egyptian
290.30.990.10.6+20
French
280.30.4380.60.4-10
Turkish
270.31.0190.31.1+9
Indonesian
250.30.200.00.1+26
Iraqi
230.30.200.00.1+23
Lebanese
210.20.870.10.8+15
Thai
210.20.330.00.2+18
Anglo-Indian
200.20.280.10.2+12
Argentinian
200.20.270.10.1+13
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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)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2011 to 2016
Not stated5936.57.23996.57.5+194

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, City of Melton: 22.5% Australian, City of Melton: 24.1% Irish, City of Melton: 6.0% Scottish, City of Melton: 5.1% Maltese, City of Melton: 7.6% Indian, City of Melton: 5.0% Sudanese, City of Melton: 1.2% Italian, City of Melton: 6.6% Filipino, City of Melton: 4.1% German, City of Melton: 2.6% English, Brookfield: 29.5% Australian, Brookfield: 29.3% Irish, Brookfield: 7.9% Scottish, Brookfield: 6.7% Maltese, Brookfield: 5.5% Indian, Brookfield: 4.3% Sudanese, Brookfield: 4.2% Italian, Brookfield: 4.2% Filipino, Brookfield: 3.0% German, Brookfield: 2.9%
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, Brookfield: +710 Australian, Brookfield: +657 Irish, Brookfield: +176 Scottish, Brookfield: +159 Maltese, Brookfield: +145 Indian, Brookfield: +241 Sudanese, Brookfield: +324 Italian, Brookfield: +87 Filipino, Brookfield: +159 German, Brookfield: +78
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 Brookfield in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (2,702 people or 29.5%)
  • Australian (2,690 people or 29.3%)
  • Irish (723 people or 7.9%)
  • Scottish (612 people or 6.7%)
  • Maltese (507 people or 5.5%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 7,234 responses in total, or 78.93% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (29.5% compared to 22.5%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (29.3% compared to 24.1%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Sudanese ancestry (4.2% compared to 1.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Italian ancestry (4.2% compared to 6.6%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+710 persons)
  • Australian (+657 persons)
  • Sudanese (+324 persons)
  • Indian (+241 persons)

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