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Burnside - Burnside Heights

Ancestry

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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
1,46115.725.796418.730.2+497
English
1,28913.823.078115.223.7+508
Filipino
8268.93.54739.22.7+353
map this data in atlas.idMaltese6997.57.94298.38.0+270
map this data in atlas.idItalian5185.67.02685.26.8+250
Vietnamese
4945.31.71903.71.0+304
Indian
4755.13.41372.71.9+338
Chinese
4124.42.61673.31.8+245
Macedonian
3603.92.51212.42.2+239
Irish
3213.46.01733.46.3+148
Scottish
2532.75.21883.75.5+65
Greek
2252.42.61422.82.8+83
Sinhalese
2102.31.01152.20.7+95
Croatian
1832.02.01072.12.0+76
German
1651.82.7771.53.1+88
Turkish
1501.61.1701.41.1+80
Spanish
1451.60.91452.81.00
Serbian
1341.41.2961.91.3+38
Polish
1321.41.3961.91.5+36
Ethiopian
1181.30.3651.30.2+53
Pakistani
891.00.490.20.3+80
Lebanese
860.90.8250.50.6+62
Chilean
790.90.6601.20.6+19
Salvadoran
740.80.3521.00.2+22
Timorese
680.70.2260.50.2+42
Albanian
650.70.4430.90.4+21
Bosnian
620.70.3190.40.3+42
Inadequately Described
620.70.5200.40.3+42
Egyptian
580.60.6250.50.5+33
Samoan
560.60.6120.20.3+43
Cypriot
510.50.5110.20.2+40
Dutch
470.51.1270.51.3+20
Afghan
460.50.1150.30.1+31
Fijian
450.50.3110.20.1+33
Maori
450.50.6280.60.4+17
Portuguese
430.50.4240.50.4+19
Romanian
360.40.2170.30.2+18
Sudanese
320.30.570.20.1+24
Hungarian
320.30.4380.80.5-6
New Zealander
310.30.630.10.5+28
Tongan
310.30.2240.50.1+6
Other Indian subcontinent
290.30.130.10.1+26
Lao
290.30.1100.20.1+19
Other Southern and East African
250.30.1160.30.1+9
Iraqi
240.30.140.10.0+20
Mauritian
240.30.260.10.1+18
Eritrean
230.30.0110.20.0+12
Ukrainian
230.30.3230.50.30
Indonesian
220.20.150.10.1+17
Other South American
200.20.130.10.1+17
Malay
200.20.270.10.1+13
Slovak
200.20.2220.40.2-2
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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 stated6426.97.54087.98.4+234

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: +497 English, Burnside - Burnside Heights: +508 Filipino, Burnside - Burnside Heights: +353 Maltese, Burnside - Burnside Heights: +270 Italian, Burnside - Burnside Heights: +250 Vietnamese, Burnside - Burnside Heights: +304 Indian, Burnside - Burnside Heights: +338 Chinese, Burnside - Burnside Heights: +245 Macedonian, Burnside - Burnside Heights: +239 Irish, Burnside - Burnside Heights: +148
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 (1,461 people or 15.7%)
  • English (1,289 people or 13.8%)
  • Filipino (826 people or 8.9%)
  • Maltese (699 people or 7.5%)
  • Italian (518 people or 5.6%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 4,793 responses in total, or 51.39% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in Burnside - Burnside Heights and 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 (+508 persons)
  • Australian (+497 persons)
  • Filipino (+353 persons)
  • Indian (+338 persons)

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