“Australia’s Indigenous peoples are two distinct cultural groups made up of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. But there is great diversity within these two broadly described groups exemplified by the over 250 different language groups spread across the nation” .
There are an estimated 1,941 people residing in Casey who identify as part of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities . As this figure is derived from the 2016 Census, the population now likely exceeds 2,000 . This represents the third largest population for LGAs in Greater Melbourne and seventh largest across Victoria.
Our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities are younger than the general Casey population, with 56% under 25 years of age (compared with 37% in the general Casey population). This age profile is typical for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations across Victoria.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities live across all regions of Casey, however, Doveton, Cranbourne, and Casey Coast have higher proportions all exceeding one percent of their respective populations (compared with 0.62% Casey-wide).
To find out more about the demographic characteristics of our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, visit Profile .id, City of Casey Indigenous Profile.
To explore a wealth of information and stories on language visit Gambay: Australian First Languages Map.
 The Public Health Information Development Unit (PHIDU) puts the 2020 estimated resident population (ERP) in Casey at 2,115 (2022 PHIDU, Torrens University Australia).