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Waterline (Westernport Townships)

Ancestry

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The three largest ancestries in Waterline (Westernport Townships) in 2016 were English, Australian and Scottish.

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 Waterline (Westernport Townships) 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 Waterline (Westernport Townships)'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
Waterline (Westernport Townships) - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%Bass Coast Shire %Number%Bass Coast Shire %2011 to 2016
English
1,72243.542.51,50642.842.0+216
Australian
1,51438.339.91,35238.439.0+162
map this data in atlas.idScottish48512.312.238110.911.8+104
map this data in atlas.idIrish46311.712.036510.412.0+98
Italian
1483.74.61153.34.8+33
German
1453.73.51243.53.5+21
Dutch
1313.32.71103.12.8+21
Greek
401.00.7501.40.7-10
Maltese
290.70.6381.10.7-10
New Zealander
210.50.7260.80.8-6
Maori
170.40.3100.30.4+6
French
170.40.5110.30.5+6
Hungarian
160.40.3260.70.2-10
Croatian
160.40.240.10.2+12
Inadequately Described
150.40.3110.30.2+4
Welsh
150.40.7250.70.7-10
Chinese
140.40.8110.30.6+3
Sinhalese
110.30.260.20.2+5
Spanish
110.30.380.20.2+3
South African
100.30.230.10.2+8
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Waterline (Westernport Townships) - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Bass Coast Shire %Number%Bass Coast Shire %2011 to 2016
Not stated3218.17.42858.16.8+37

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% Scottish, Bass Coast Shire: 12.2% Irish, Bass Coast Shire: 12.0% Italian, Bass Coast Shire: 4.6% German, Bass Coast Shire: 3.5% Dutch, Bass Coast Shire: 2.7% Greek, Bass Coast Shire: 0.7% Maltese, Bass Coast Shire: 0.6% New Zealander, Bass Coast Shire: 0.7% English, Waterline (Westernport Townships): 43.5% Australian, Waterline (Westernport Townships): 38.3% Scottish, Waterline (Westernport Townships): 12.3% Irish, Waterline (Westernport Townships): 11.7% Italian, Waterline (Westernport Townships): 3.7% German, Waterline (Westernport Townships): 3.7% Dutch, Waterline (Westernport Townships): 3.3% Greek, Waterline (Westernport Townships): 1.0% Maltese, Waterline (Westernport Townships): 0.7% New Zealander, Waterline (Westernport Townships): 0.5%
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 English, Waterline (Westernport Townships): +216 Australian, Waterline (Westernport Townships): +162 Scottish, Waterline (Westernport Townships): +104 Irish, Waterline (Westernport Townships): +98 Italian, Waterline (Westernport Townships): +33 German, Waterline (Westernport Townships): +21 Dutch, Waterline (Westernport Townships): +21 Greek, Waterline (Westernport Townships): -10 Maltese, Waterline (Westernport Townships): -10 New Zealander, Waterline (Westernport Townships): -6
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 Waterline (Westernport Townships) in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (1,722 people or 43.5%)
  • Australian (1,514 people or 38.3%)
  • Scottish (485 people or 12.3%)
  • Irish (463 people or 11.7%)
  • Italian (148 people or 3.7%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 4,332 responses in total, or 109.57% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in Waterline (Westernport Townships) and Bass Coast Shire were:

  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (43.5% compared to 42.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (38.3% 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 (+216 persons)
  • Australian (+162 persons)
  • Scottish (+104 persons)
  • Irish (+98 persons)

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