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Cowes - Ventnor and District

Ancestry

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The three largest ancestries in Cowes - Ventnor and District in 2016 were English, Australian 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 Cowes - Ventnor and District 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 Cowes - Ventnor and District'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
Cowes - Ventnor and District - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%Bass Coast Shire %Number%Bass Coast Shire %2011 to 2016
English
2,78544.342.52,38943.142.0+396
Australian
2,30036.639.92,03936.839.0+260
map this data in atlas.idIrish80312.812.070612.712.0+97
map this data in atlas.idScottish75111.912.262511.311.8+126
German
2343.73.51983.63.5+36
Italian
2303.74.62013.64.8+29
Dutch
1252.02.71322.42.8-7
Chinese
641.00.8360.70.6+27
Greek
631.00.7641.20.7-1
Maltese
540.90.6510.90.7+3
Polish
530.80.5390.70.4+14
Welsh
480.80.7611.10.7-14
Indian
470.70.5200.40.4+27
New Zealander
390.60.7691.20.8-30
French
300.50.5520.90.5-22
Danish
220.40.3120.20.2+10
Spanish
220.40.3150.30.2+6
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Cowes - Ventnor and District - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Bass Coast Shire %Number%Bass Coast Shire %2011 to 2016
Not stated4236.77.43606.56.8+63

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 English, Bass Coast Shire: 42.5% Australian, Bass Coast Shire: 39.9% Irish, Bass Coast Shire: 12.0% Scottish, Bass Coast Shire: 12.2% German, Bass Coast Shire: 3.5% Italian, Bass Coast Shire: 4.6% Dutch, Bass Coast Shire: 2.7% Chinese, Bass Coast Shire: 0.8% Greek, Bass Coast Shire: 0.7% Maltese, Bass Coast Shire: 0.6% English, Cowes - Ventnor and District: 44.3% Australian, Cowes - Ventnor and District: 36.6% Irish, Cowes - Ventnor and District: 12.8% Scottish, Cowes - Ventnor and District: 11.9% German, Cowes - Ventnor and District: 3.7% Italian, Cowes - Ventnor and District: 3.7% Dutch, Cowes - Ventnor and District: 2.0% Chinese, Cowes - Ventnor and District: 1.0% Greek, Cowes - Ventnor and District: 1.0% Maltese, Cowes - Ventnor and District: 0.9%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
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Change in ancestry, 2011 to 2016
Change in ancestry, 2011 to 2016 English, Cowes - Ventnor and District: +396 Australian, Cowes - Ventnor and District: +260 Irish, Cowes - Ventnor and District: +97 Scottish, Cowes - Ventnor and District: +126 German, Cowes - Ventnor and District: +36 Italian, Cowes - Ventnor and District: +29 Dutch, Cowes - Ventnor and District: -7 Chinese, Cowes - Ventnor and District: +27 Greek, Cowes - Ventnor and District: -1 Maltese, Cowes - Ventnor and District: +3
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 Cowes - Ventnor and District in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (2,785 people or 44.3%)
  • Australian (2,300 people or 36.6%)
  • Irish (803 people or 12.8%)
  • Scottish (751 people or 11.9%)
  • German (234 people or 3.7%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 6,873 responses in total, or 109.35% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in Cowes - Ventnor and District and Bass Coast Shire were:

  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (44.3% compared to 42.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (36.6% compared to 39.9%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+396 persons)
  • Australian (+260 persons)
  • Scottish (+126 persons)
  • Irish (+97 persons)

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