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The three largest ancestries in Doreen in 2016 were Australian, English and Irish.

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 Doreen 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 Doreen'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
Doreen - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%City of Whittlesea %Number%City of Whittlesea %2011 to 2016
Australian
7,80537.220.04,54541.520.5+3,260
English
7,79337.218.73,95436.118.3+3,839
Irish
2,45811.75.61,19710.95.3+1,260
map this data in atlas.idItalian1,9789.413.21,0509.614.9+928
Scottish
1,9629.44.39658.84.2+996
German
7873.81.83763.41.8+411
Greek
5662.75.92852.66.5+281
Indian
4232.06.7710.64.1+352
map this data in atlas.idMacedonian4132.06.62172.08.2+197
Maltese
3901.92.02172.02.2+173
Dutch
2441.20.61621.50.7+82
Chinese
2161.04.4760.73.4+140
Sinhalese
2021.01.7480.41.2+154
Filipino
1540.71.6500.51.3+104
Polish
1460.70.5590.50.5+87
New Zealander
1450.70.4650.60.4+79
Croatian
1370.70.9710.61.0+66
Inadequately Described
1220.60.7360.30.4+86
Lebanese
1220.62.4700.62.4+52
South African
1110.50.2250.20.1+86
Spanish
1100.50.5560.50.4+54
Welsh
1040.50.2420.40.2+62
French
1030.50.3310.30.2+72
Serbian
940.40.7480.40.8+46
Turkish
680.31.1190.21.2+49
Cypriot
670.30.4110.10.4+56
Maori
650.30.3170.20.3+47
Egyptian
620.30.7330.30.7+29
American
530.30.1440.40.1+9
Russian
530.30.2280.30.2+25
Portuguese
490.20.3170.20.3+32
Thai
490.20.280.10.1+41
Zimbabwean
460.20.170.10.1+39
Hungarian
440.20.2240.20.2+20
Punjabi
380.20.800.00.3+38
Swiss
370.20.1230.20.0+14
Mauritian
370.20.2140.10.2+23
Samoan
360.20.660.10.4+30
Iranian
340.20.790.10.2+25
Australian Aboriginal
340.20.270.10.1+27
Austrian
320.20.150.00.1+27
Vietnamese
310.12.490.12.3+22
Arab not further described
290.10.900.00.6+29
Chilean
290.10.1110.10.1+18
Tamil
260.10.560.10.5+20
Romanian
260.10.150.00.1+21
Ukrainian
250.10.1110.10.1+14
Canadian
240.10.1210.20.1+3
Malay
240.10.270.10.2+17
Other Indian subcontinent
230.10.950.00.3+18
Indonesian
230.10.2120.10.2+11
Pakistani
220.10.660.10.3+16
Nepalese
210.10.300.00.0+21
Japanese
210.10.180.10.1+13
Korean
210.10.100.00.1+21
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Doreen - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Whittlesea %Number%City of Whittlesea %2011 to 2016
Not stated8163.95.44404.06.3+377

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 Whittlesea: 20.0% English, City of Whittlesea: 18.7% Irish, City of Whittlesea: 5.6% Italian, City of Whittlesea: 13.2% Scottish, City of Whittlesea: 4.3% German, City of Whittlesea: 1.8% Greek, City of Whittlesea: 5.9% Indian, City of Whittlesea: 6.7% Macedonian, City of Whittlesea: 6.6% Maltese, City of Whittlesea: 2.0% Australian, Doreen: 37.2% English, Doreen: 37.2% Irish, Doreen: 11.7% Italian, Doreen: 9.4% Scottish, Doreen: 9.4% German, Doreen: 3.8% Greek, Doreen: 2.7% Indian, Doreen: 2.0% Macedonian, Doreen: 2.0% Maltese, Doreen: 1.9%
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, Doreen: +3,260 English, Doreen: +3,839 Irish, Doreen: +1,260 Italian, Doreen: +928 Scottish, Doreen: +996 German, Doreen: +411 Greek, Doreen: +281 Indian, Doreen: +352 Macedonian, Doreen: +197 Maltese, Doreen: +173
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 Doreen in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Australian (7,805 people or 37.2%)
  • English (7,793 people or 37.2%)
  • Irish (2,458 people or 11.7%)
  • Italian (1,978 people or 9.4%)
  • Scottish (1,962 people or 9.4%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 21,996 responses in total, or 104.98% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in Doreen and the City of Whittlesea were:

  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (37.2% compared to 18.7%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (37.2% compared to 20.0%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Irish ancestry (11.7% compared to 5.6%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Scottish ancestry (9.4% compared to 4.3%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+3,839 persons)
  • Australian (+3,260 persons)
  • Irish (+1,260 persons)
  • Scottish (+996 persons)

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