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The three largest ancestries in Caroline Springs in 2016 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.

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
Caroline Springs - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2011 to 2016
Australian
3,89816.124.13,59617.625.7+302
English
3,62114.922.53,07615.123.0+544
map this data in atlas.idMaltese1,9137.97.61,7098.47.9+203
Filipino
1,8317.64.11,5927.83.5+238
map this data in atlas.idItalian1,8117.56.61,5787.77.0+233
Indian
1,7257.15.01,2416.13.4+484
Chinese
1,1954.92.99444.62.6+251
Irish
1,0544.36.08134.06.0+241
Macedonian
8073.32.55772.82.5+229
Vietnamese
8063.32.25592.71.7+246
Scottish
7403.15.17383.65.2+1
Greek
6902.82.46483.22.6+42
Croatian
5292.21.84422.22.0+86
German
4401.82.63761.82.7+64
Sinhalese
4211.71.23151.51.0+106
Serbian
3771.61.22961.51.2+80
Polish
3341.41.22551.31.3+78
Turkish
3151.31.02701.31.1+45
Egyptian
3081.30.92061.00.6+102
Spanish
2981.21.02511.20.9+47
Pakistani
2391.00.61600.80.4+79
Ethiopian
2260.90.51470.70.3+79
Chilean
2230.90.61810.90.6+42
Inadequately Described
2150.90.91670.80.5+48
Albanian
2050.80.51850.90.4+20
Lebanese
1960.80.81730.80.8+23
Sudanese
1940.81.2420.20.5+152
Bosnian
1910.80.41170.60.3+74
Dutch
1790.71.01690.81.1+9
Samoan
1690.70.91270.60.6+42
Punjabi
1330.50.5450.20.1+88
Portuguese
1280.50.41250.60.4+3
Cypriot
1250.50.5980.50.5+27
Central and West African
1240.50.4300.10.1+94
Other Indian subcontinent
1070.40.5610.30.1+46
New Zealander
980.40.61250.60.6-27
Maori
980.40.61210.60.6-23
Korean
930.40.1930.50.10
Thai
910.40.3520.30.2+39
Timorese
850.40.3630.30.2+22
Slovak
790.30.2980.50.2-19
Iranian
760.30.2280.10.1+48
Ukrainian
720.30.3530.30.3+19
Indonesian
710.30.2660.30.1+5
Fijian
670.30.3990.50.3-32
French
640.30.4380.20.4+26
Iraqi
630.30.2500.20.1+12
Salvadoran
630.30.3990.50.3-37
Romanian
620.30.2680.30.2-6
Assyrian/Chaldean
620.30.2200.10.1+42
Hungarian
610.30.3680.30.4-7
Japanese
610.30.1490.20.1+12
Malay
610.30.2710.30.2-10
South African
580.20.2880.40.2-30
Bengali
570.20.2590.30.1-2
Anglo-Indian
570.20.2650.30.2-8
Afghan
540.20.2440.20.1+10
Argentinian
500.20.2310.20.1+19
American
490.20.2290.10.2+20
Lao
490.20.1320.20.1+17
Tamil
480.20.1360.20.1+11
Other Southern and East African
470.20.1530.30.1-6
Arab not further described
460.20.2230.10.1+23
Other North American
400.20.1400.20.10
Tongan
400.20.2160.10.2+24
Slovene
360.10.1250.10.2+11
Other Oceanian (inc. Melanesia & Micronesia)
360.10.1140.10.1+22
Mauritian
290.10.2400.20.2-11
Syrian
280.10.1180.10.1+10
Russian
280.10.2450.20.2-17
Eritrean
250.10.1120.10.0+13
Burmese peoples
240.10.200.00.0+24
Kurdish
230.10.0280.10.0-5
Other South American
220.10.1290.10.1-8
Palestinian
220.10.0100.00.0+12
Nepalese
220.10.100.00.0+22
Brazilian
210.10.0250.10.1-4
Khmer (Cambodian)
200.10.1120.10.0+8
Welsh
190.10.3370.20.3-18
Other Arab peoples
180.10.0110.10.1+7
Canadian
180.10.140.00.1+14
Austrian
170.10.1250.10.2-8
Mexican
170.10.060.00.0+11
Other Central Asian
160.10.080.00.0+8
Other Southern/South East European
160.10.100.00.0+16
Uruguayan
160.10.1270.10.1-11
Somali
150.10.030.00.0+12
Jordanian
140.10.060.00.0+8
Other Polynesian
130.10.1100.00.1+3
Other Middle-Eastern peoples
130.10.1300.10.1-17
Cook Islander
120.00.1110.10.1+1
Other South-East Asian
100.00.0100.00.00
Lithuanian
100.00.0100.00.00
Singaporean
100.00.0130.10.0-3
Zimbabwean
100.00.1170.10.0-7
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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)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2011 to 2016
Not stated1,4926.27.21,0825.37.5+410

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 Australian, City of Melton: 24.1% English, City of Melton: 22.5% Maltese, City of Melton: 7.6% Filipino, City of Melton: 4.1% Italian, City of Melton: 6.6% Indian, City of Melton: 5.0% Chinese, City of Melton: 2.9% Irish, City of Melton: 6.0% Macedonian, City of Melton: 2.5% Vietnamese, City of Melton: 2.2% Australian, Caroline Springs: 16.1% English, Caroline Springs: 14.9% Maltese, Caroline Springs: 7.9% Filipino, Caroline Springs: 7.6% Italian, Caroline Springs: 7.5% Indian, Caroline Springs: 7.1% Chinese, Caroline Springs: 4.9% Irish, Caroline Springs: 4.3% Macedonian, Caroline Springs: 3.3% Vietnamese, Caroline Springs: 3.3%
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 Australian, Caroline Springs: +302 English, Caroline Springs: +544 Maltese, Caroline Springs: +203 Filipino, Caroline Springs: +238 Italian, Caroline Springs: +233 Indian, Caroline Springs: +484 Chinese, Caroline Springs: +251 Irish, Caroline Springs: +241 Macedonian, Caroline Springs: +229 Vietnamese, Caroline Springs: +246
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 Caroline Springs in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Australian (3,898 people or 16.1%)
  • English (3,621 people or 14.9%)
  • Maltese (1,913 people or 7.9%)
  • Filipino (1,831 people or 7.6%)
  • Italian (1,811 people or 7.5%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 13,074 responses in total, or 53.95% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Filipino ancestry (7.6% compared to 4.1%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Indian ancestry (7.1% compared to 5.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (16.1% compared to 24.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (14.9% compared to 22.5%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+544 persons)
  • Indian (+484 persons)
  • Australian (+302 persons)
  • Chinese (+251 persons)

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