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The three largest ancestries in Lalor in 2016 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 Lalor 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 Lalor'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
Lalor - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%City of Whittlesea %Number%City of Whittlesea %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idItalian3,04513.413.23,03515.314.9+9
Australian
2,40910.620.02,25911.420.5+150
English
2,1949.618.71,98710.018.3+206
map this data in atlas.idMacedonian2,1709.56.62,19811.18.2-28
Greek
2,0208.95.91,8979.66.5+123
Vietnamese
1,4776.52.41,0865.52.3+391
Indian
1,3465.96.78714.44.1+475
Lebanese
1,2075.32.49404.72.4+267
Chinese
8473.74.46263.23.4+222
Iraqi
6672.91.14552.30.8+212
Irish
5282.35.64852.55.3+43
Turkish
5212.31.15292.71.2-8
Arab not further described
4512.00.92411.20.6+210
Scottish
4171.84.33771.94.2+40
Maltese
3881.72.04122.12.2-24
Filipino
3261.41.62341.21.3+93
Syrian
2971.30.51790.90.4+118
Punjabi
2681.20.8910.50.3+177
Other Indian subcontinent
2561.10.9770.40.3+179
Croatian
2201.00.91820.91.0+38
Iranian
2181.00.7120.10.2+207
German
2020.91.82141.11.8-12
Assyrian/Chaldean
1950.90.41360.70.3+59
Serbian
1840.80.71760.90.8+8
Cypriot
1640.70.4970.50.4+67
Egyptian
1540.70.71700.90.7-16
Albanian
1540.70.5930.50.4+61
Sinhalese
1500.71.71060.51.2+45
Kurdish
1490.70.4660.30.2+84
Samoan
1470.60.61000.50.4+46
Inadequately Described
1240.50.7900.50.4+35
Khmer (Cambodian)
1220.50.31130.60.3+9
Nepalese
1140.50.360.00.0+108
Pakistani
1010.40.6300.20.3+71
Somali
980.40.3620.30.2+36
Spanish
950.40.5780.40.4+17
Indonesian
910.40.2400.20.2+51
Tamil
900.40.5600.30.5+30
Afghan
870.40.2170.10.2+70
Bosnian
700.30.1710.40.2-1
Portuguese
650.30.3720.40.3-7
Fijian
630.30.2460.20.2+17
Maori
500.20.3560.30.3-6
New Zealander
480.20.4300.20.4+18
Other Arab peoples
440.20.2480.20.1-4
Other Middle-Eastern peoples
430.20.1340.20.1+9
Thai
410.20.2170.10.1+25
French
410.20.3330.20.2+8
Dutch
390.20.6420.20.7-3
Polish
390.20.5560.30.5-17
Other Southern and East African
370.20.1170.10.1+20
Timorese
350.20.1240.10.1+11
Mauritian
340.10.2200.10.2+14
Sudanese
320.10.1260.10.1+6
Australian Aboriginal
310.10.2260.10.1+5
Central and West African
290.10.2440.20.1-16
Korean
280.10.1120.10.1+16
Hungarian
280.10.2450.20.2-17
Armenian
260.10.1260.10.10
Bengali
240.10.2160.10.1+8
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Lalor - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Whittlesea %Number%City of Whittlesea %2011 to 2016
Not stated1,4566.45.41,4007.16.3+56

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 Italian, City of Whittlesea: 13.2% Australian, City of Whittlesea: 20.0% English, City of Whittlesea: 18.7% Macedonian, City of Whittlesea: 6.6% Greek, City of Whittlesea: 5.9% Vietnamese, City of Whittlesea: 2.4% Indian, City of Whittlesea: 6.7% Lebanese, City of Whittlesea: 2.4% Chinese, City of Whittlesea: 4.4% Iraqi, City of Whittlesea: 1.1% Italian, Lalor: 13.4% Australian, Lalor: 10.6% English, Lalor: 9.6% Macedonian, Lalor: 9.5% Greek, Lalor: 8.9% Vietnamese, Lalor: 6.5% Indian, Lalor: 5.9% Lebanese, Lalor: 5.3% Chinese, Lalor: 3.7% Iraqi, Lalor: 2.9%
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 Italian, Lalor: +9 Australian, Lalor: +150 English, Lalor: +206 Macedonian, Lalor: -28 Greek, Lalor: +123 Vietnamese, Lalor: +391 Indian, Lalor: +475 Lebanese, Lalor: +267 Chinese, Lalor: +222 Iraqi, Lalor: +212
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 Lalor in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Italian (3,045 people or 13.4%)
  • Australian (2,409 people or 10.6%)
  • English (2,194 people or 9.6%)
  • Macedonian (2,170 people or 9.5%)
  • Greek (2,020 people or 8.9%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 11,838 responses in total, or 51.97% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Vietnamese ancestry (6.5% compared to 2.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (10.6% compared to 20.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (9.6% compared to 18.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Irish ancestry (2.3% compared to 5.6%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Indian (+475 persons)
  • Vietnamese (+391 persons)
  • Lebanese (+267 persons)
  • Chinese (+222 persons)

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