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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
3,59617.625.72,47420.630.2+1,122
English
3,07615.123.01,87115.623.7+1,205
map this data in atlas.idMaltese1,7098.47.99978.38.0+712
Filipino
1,5927.83.58216.82.7+771
map this data in atlas.idItalian1,5787.77.09588.06.8+620
Indian
1,2416.13.45284.41.9+713
Chinese
9444.62.64423.71.8+502
Irish
8134.06.05174.36.3+296
Scottish
7383.65.24403.75.5+298
Greek
6483.22.64043.42.8+244
Macedonian
5772.82.53583.02.2+219
Vietnamese
5592.71.72452.01.0+314
Croatian
4422.22.02191.82.0+223
German
3761.82.72792.33.1+97
Sinhalese
3151.51.01241.00.7+191
Serbian
2961.51.22101.81.3+86
Turkish
2701.31.11451.21.1+124
Polish
2551.31.31591.31.5+96
Spanish
2511.20.91891.61.0+62
Egyptian
2061.00.6800.70.5+125
Albanian
1850.90.4790.70.4+106
Chilean
1810.90.61271.10.6+54
Lebanese
1730.80.8810.70.6+91
Dutch
1690.81.11271.11.3+42
Inadequately Described
1670.80.5530.40.3+114
Pakistani
1600.80.41371.10.3+23
Ethiopian
1470.70.3810.70.2+66
Samoan
1270.60.6430.40.3+84
Portuguese
1250.60.4920.80.4+32
New Zealander
1250.60.6660.60.5+59
Maori
1210.60.6340.30.4+86
Bosnian
1170.60.3620.50.3+55
Fijian
990.50.3150.10.1+84
Salvadoran
990.50.3610.50.2+38
Slovak
980.50.2550.50.2+42
Cypriot
980.50.5190.20.2+79
Korean
930.50.1200.20.0+72
South African
880.40.2430.40.2+44
Malay
710.30.2220.20.1+49
Romanian
680.30.2320.30.2+36
Hungarian
680.30.4630.50.5+5
Indonesian
660.30.1190.20.1+47
Anglo-Indian
650.30.2240.20.2+41
Timorese
630.30.2340.30.2+29
Other Indian subcontinent
610.30.1250.20.1+36
Bengali
590.30.1230.20.1+36
Other Southern and East African
530.30.1230.20.1+29
Ukrainian
530.30.3270.20.3+26
Thai
520.30.2320.30.1+20
Iraqi
500.20.100.00.0+51
Japanese
490.20.1100.10.1+39
Russian
450.20.2370.30.2+7
Punjabi
450.20.1180.20.0+27
Afghan
440.20.160.10.1+38
Sudanese
420.20.5290.20.1+13
Other North American
400.20.1180.20.1+21
Mauritian
400.20.2320.30.1+8
French
380.20.4460.40.4-9
Welsh
370.20.3400.30.4-3
Tamil
360.20.100.00.0+37
Lao
320.20.1170.10.1+15
Argentinian
310.20.1250.20.1+6
Central and West African
300.10.1170.10.1+12
Other Middle-Eastern peoples
300.10.100.00.0+30
Other South American
290.10.1360.30.1-7
American
290.10.2410.30.2-12
Iranian
280.10.160.10.0+22
Kurdish
280.10.040.00.0+24
Uruguayan
270.10.1120.10.0+15
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
230.10.1200.20.1+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 stated1,0825.37.59918.38.4+91

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: +1,122 English, Caroline Springs: +1,205 Maltese, Caroline Springs: +712 Filipino, Caroline Springs: +771 Italian, Caroline Springs: +620 Indian, Caroline Springs: +713 Chinese, Caroline Springs: +502 Irish, Caroline Springs: +296 Scottish, Caroline Springs: +298 Greek, Caroline Springs: +244
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 (3,596 people or 17.6%)
  • English (3,076 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 11,551 responses in total, or 56.63% 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 (7.8% 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 (+1,205 persons)
  • Australian (+1,122 persons)
  • Filipino (+771 persons)
  • Indian (+713 persons)

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