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The three largest ancestries in Caroline Springs in 2011 were Australian, English and Maltese.

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 Caroline Springs 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 Caroline Springs'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
Caroline Springs - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
Australian
3,59417.625.72,50520.630.2+1,089
English
3,07515.123.01,89515.623.7+1,180
map this data in atlas.idMaltese1,7098.47.91,0058.38.0+704
Filipino
1,5927.83.58406.92.7+752
map this data in atlas.idItalian1,5787.77.09688.06.8+610
Indian
1,2416.13.45334.41.9+708
Chinese
9444.62.64473.71.8+497
Irish
8134.06.05214.36.3+292
Scottish
7383.65.24473.75.5+291
Greek
6483.22.64083.42.8+240
Macedonian
5772.82.53613.02.2+216
Vietnamese
5592.71.72532.11.0+306
Croatian
4432.22.02231.82.0+219
German
3761.82.72822.33.1+94
Sinhalese
3151.51.01311.10.7+184
Serbian
2971.51.22161.81.3+81
Turkish
2701.31.11491.21.1+121
Polish
2561.31.31631.31.5+93
Spanish
2511.20.91971.61.0+54
Egyptian
2061.00.6810.70.5+125
Albanian
1850.90.4820.70.4+103
Chilean
1810.90.61311.10.6+50
Lebanese
1730.80.8820.70.6+91
Dutch
1690.81.11281.11.3+41
Inadequately Described
1670.80.5540.40.3+113
Pakistani
1600.80.41381.10.3+22
Ethiopian
1470.70.3870.70.2+60
Samoan
1270.60.6440.40.3+83
Portuguese
1250.60.4930.80.4+32
New Zealander
1250.60.6660.50.5+59
Maori
1210.60.6370.30.4+84
Bosnian
1170.60.3630.50.3+54
Salvadoran
1000.50.3620.50.2+38
Fijian
990.50.3160.10.1+83
Cypriot
980.50.5190.20.2+79
Slovak
980.50.2570.50.2+41
Korean
930.50.1210.20.0+72
South African
880.40.2440.40.2+44
Malay
710.30.2220.20.1+49
Romanian
680.30.2320.30.2+36
Hungarian
680.30.4640.50.5+4
Indonesian
660.30.1190.20.1+47
Anglo-Indian
650.30.2250.20.2+40
Timorese
630.30.2350.30.2+28
Other Indian subcontinent
610.30.1250.20.1+36
Bengali
590.30.1230.20.1+36
Other Southern and East African
530.30.1240.20.1+29
Ukrainian
530.30.3280.20.3+25
Thai
520.30.2320.30.1+20
Iraqi
510.20.100.00.0+51
Japanese
490.20.1100.10.1+39
Russian
450.20.2390.30.2+6
Punjabi
450.20.1180.20.0+27
Afghan
440.20.190.10.1+35
Sudanese
420.20.5290.20.1+13
Other North American
400.20.1190.20.1+21
Mauritian
400.20.2320.30.1+8
French
380.20.4470.40.4-9
Welsh
370.20.3410.30.4-4
Tamil
360.20.100.00.0+36
Lao
320.20.1190.20.1+13
Argentinian
310.20.1250.20.1+6
Central and West African
300.10.1180.10.1+12
Other Middle-Eastern peoples
300.10.100.00.0+30
Other South American
290.10.1360.30.1-7
American
290.10.2430.30.2-13
Iranian
280.10.160.10.0+22
Kurdish
280.10.040.00.0+24
Uruguayan
270.10.1130.10.0+14
Slovene
250.10.2200.20.2+5
Austrian
250.10.2270.20.2-2
Brazilian
250.10.190.10.0+16
Colombian
230.10.0220.20.0+1
Arab not further described
230.10.1210.20.1+2
Peruvian
230.10.1110.10.0+12
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Caroline Springs - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
Not stated1,0815.37.51,0048.38.4+77

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% Maltese, City of Melton: 7.9% Filipino, City of Melton: 3.5% Italian, City of Melton: 7.0% Indian, City of Melton: 3.4% Chinese, City of Melton: 2.6% Irish, City of Melton: 6.0% Scottish, City of Melton: 5.2% Greek, City of Melton: 2.6% Australian, Caroline Springs: 17.6% English, Caroline Springs: 15.1% Maltese, Caroline Springs: 8.4% Filipino, Caroline Springs: 7.8% Italian, Caroline Springs: 7.7% Indian, Caroline Springs: 6.1% Chinese, Caroline Springs: 4.6% Irish, Caroline Springs: 4.0% Scottish, Caroline Springs: 3.6% Greek, Caroline Springs: 3.2%
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, Caroline Springs: +1,089 English, Caroline Springs: +1,180 Maltese, Caroline Springs: +704 Filipino, Caroline Springs: +752 Italian, Caroline Springs: +610 Indian, Caroline Springs: +708 Chinese, Caroline Springs: +497 Irish, Caroline Springs: +292 Scottish, Caroline Springs: +291 Greek, Caroline Springs: +240
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 Caroline Springs in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Australian (3,594 people or 17.6%)
  • English (3,075 people or 15.1%)
  • Maltese (1,709 people or 8.4%)
  • Filipino (1,592 people or 7.8%)
  • Italian (1,578 people or 7.7%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 11,548 responses in total, or 56.63% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Filipino ancestry (7.8% compared to 3.5%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Indian ancestry (6.1% compared to 3.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (17.6% compared to 25.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (15.1% 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 (+1,180 persons)
  • Australian (+1,089 persons)
  • Filipino (+752 persons)
  • Indian (+708 persons)

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