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The three largest ancestries in Keilor East in 2011 were Italian, Australian and English.

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 Keilor East 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 Keilor East'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
Keilor East - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Moonee Valley %Number%City of Moonee Valley %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idItalian3,31025.016.83,13924.016.8+171
Australian
2,79021.124.83,15624.128.4-366
English
2,45718.522.82,34517.921.0+112
map this data in atlas.idIrish9767.411.48926.810.5+84
Greek
9747.45.09497.34.9+25
Scottish
6595.06.75814.45.8+78
Maltese
4273.22.44373.32.3-10
Chinese
3983.04.13652.83.8+33
German
3172.42.72782.12.6+39
Vietnamese
2752.12.02832.21.8-8
Croatian
2612.01.52552.01.4+6
Indian
2441.82.61641.31.5+80
Polish
1741.31.11531.21.2+21
Macedonian
1731.30.71441.10.6+29
Lebanese
1611.20.81551.20.8+6
Filipino
1361.00.71261.00.6+10
Serbian
940.70.5980.70.5-4
Egyptian
920.70.41010.80.3-9
Spanish
820.60.6750.60.6+7
Slovene
750.60.3830.60.3-8
Sinhalese
740.60.6710.50.6+3
Turkish
660.50.6780.60.5-12
Ukrainian
580.40.6730.60.7-15
Chilean
580.40.3530.40.2+5
Maori
520.40.2450.30.2+7
Hungarian
470.40.3370.30.3+10
Portuguese
460.30.2360.30.2+10
Dutch
430.31.0690.50.9-26
French
410.30.4560.40.4-15
Cypriot
400.30.2190.10.1+21
Welsh
400.30.4380.30.4+2
Assyrian/Chaldean
390.30.1500.40.1-11
New Zealander
380.30.5290.20.4+9
Bosnian
330.20.1200.20.1+13
Other Southern and East African
300.20.3180.10.1+12
Albanian
290.20.2220.20.1+7
Inadequately Described
290.20.3250.20.3+4
Russian
230.20.3190.10.3+4
Swedish
230.20.1220.20.1+1
Syrian
220.20.1270.20.1-5
Latvian
200.20.1200.20.10
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Keilor East - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Moonee Valley %Number%City of Moonee Valley %2006 to 2011
Not stated8376.36.37475.77.9+90

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 Italian, City of Moonee Valley: 16.8% Australian, City of Moonee Valley: 24.8% English, City of Moonee Valley: 22.8% Irish, City of Moonee Valley: 11.4% Greek, City of Moonee Valley: 5.0% Scottish, City of Moonee Valley: 6.7% Maltese, City of Moonee Valley: 2.4% Chinese, City of Moonee Valley: 4.1% German, City of Moonee Valley: 2.7% Vietnamese, City of Moonee Valley: 2.0% Italian, Keilor East: 25.0% Australian, Keilor East: 21.1% English, Keilor East: 18.5% Irish, Keilor East: 7.4% Greek, Keilor East: 7.4% Scottish, Keilor East: 5.0% Maltese, Keilor East: 3.2% Chinese, Keilor East: 3.0% German, Keilor East: 2.4% Vietnamese, Keilor East: 2.1%
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 Italian, Keilor East: +171 Australian, Keilor East: -366 English, Keilor East: +112 Irish, Keilor East: +84 Greek, Keilor East: +25 Scottish, Keilor East: +78 Maltese, Keilor East: -10 Chinese, Keilor East: +33 German, Keilor East: +39 Vietnamese, Keilor East: -8
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 Keilor East in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Italian (3,310 people or 25.0%)
  • Australian (2,790 people or 21.1%)
  • English (2,457 people or 18.5%)
  • Irish (976 people or 7.4%)
  • Greek (974 people or 7.4%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 10,507 responses in total, or 79.32% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in Keilor East and the City of Moonee Valley were:

  • A larger percentage of people with Italian ancestry (25.0% compared to 16.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (18.5% compared to 22.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Irish ancestry (7.4% compared to 11.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (21.1% compared to 24.8%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the reported ancestries of the population in this area between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Australian (-366 persons)
  • Italian (+171 persons)
  • English (+112 persons)
  • Irish (+84 persons)

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