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The three largest ancestries in the City of Bayside 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 the City of Bayside 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 the City of Bayside'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
City of Bayside - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2011 to 2016
English
36,93238.026.633,52536.526.9+3,407
Australian
29,02729.924.029,64832.326.4-621
map this data in atlas.idIrish13,22213.69.111,48912.58.8+1,733
map this data in atlas.idScottish11,09011.47.39,71510.67.2+1,375
Italian
5,0325.26.74,3324.77.0+700
German
4,0814.23.03,7834.13.0+298
Greek
3,7173.83.63,2353.53.9+482
Chinese
3,5563.77.92,3002.56.1+1,256
Polish
1,7351.81.11,6841.81.1+51
Dutch
1,5521.61.51,3601.51.6+192
Indian
1,2721.34.48690.93.2+403
Russian
1,2091.20.51,1621.30.5+47
New Zealander
9931.00.79061.00.7+87
South African
8960.90.48911.00.4+5
French
8700.90.67950.90.5+75
Welsh
7610.80.55270.60.5+234
Jewish
6630.70.27040.80.3-41
Croatian
5710.60.85190.60.9+52
Hungarian
5620.60.45340.60.5+28
American
5540.60.35610.60.3-7
Ukrainian
4950.50.32970.30.3+198
Serbian
4780.50.63890.40.7+89
Sinhalese
4740.51.54200.51.2+54
Inadequately Described
4480.50.73090.30.4+139
Japanese
4100.40.34120.40.2-2
Austrian
3990.40.23480.40.2+51
Spanish
3960.40.52800.30.5+116
Maltese
3830.41.53570.41.6+26
Lebanese
3770.41.03770.41.00
Danish
3430.40.23200.30.2+23
Swedish
3350.30.23020.30.1+33
Filipino
3230.31.32480.31.1+75
Canadian
3160.30.12670.30.1+49
Turkish
2590.30.82450.30.8+14
Vietnamese
2530.32.41520.22.0+101
Egyptian
2460.30.31970.20.3+49
Swiss
2440.30.12170.20.1+27
Other Middle-Eastern peoples
2400.20.22590.30.1-19
Czech
2250.20.12370.30.1-12
Cypriot
2190.20.31350.10.2+84
Other Eastern European
2110.20.11170.10.1+94
Portuguese
1930.20.31570.20.2+36
Latvian
1710.20.11550.20.1+16
Lithuanian
1660.20.11340.10.1+32
Romanian
1660.20.21520.20.2+14
Thai
1640.20.31320.10.2+32
Iranian
1620.20.4980.10.2+64
Macedonian
1600.20.91530.21.0+7
Maori
1510.20.41730.20.4-22
Mauritian
1480.20.31430.20.3+5
Norwegian
1480.20.11590.20.1-11
Malay
1410.10.3770.10.2+64
Korean
1320.10.41360.10.3-4
Chilean
1200.10.2970.10.2+23
Other British
1190.10.1720.10.0+47
Slovene
1180.10.11210.10.1-3
Indonesian
1070.10.3930.10.3+14
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
City of Bayside - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2011 to 2016
Not stated5,3395.56.25,0485.56.4+291

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, Greater Melbourne: 26.6% Australian, Greater Melbourne: 24.0% Irish, Greater Melbourne: 9.1% Scottish, Greater Melbourne: 7.3% Italian, Greater Melbourne: 6.7% German, Greater Melbourne: 3.0% Greek, Greater Melbourne: 3.6% Chinese, Greater Melbourne: 7.9% Polish, Greater Melbourne: 1.1% Dutch, Greater Melbourne: 1.5% English, City of Bayside: 38.0% Australian, City of Bayside: 29.9% Irish, City of Bayside: 13.6% Scottish, City of Bayside: 11.4% Italian, City of Bayside: 5.2% German, City of Bayside: 4.2% Greek, City of Bayside: 3.8% Chinese, City of Bayside: 3.7% Polish, City of Bayside: 1.8% Dutch, City of Bayside: 1.6%
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, City of Bayside: +3,407 Australian, City of Bayside: -621 Irish, City of Bayside: +1,733 Scottish, City of Bayside: +1,375 Italian, City of Bayside: +700 German, City of Bayside: +298 Greek, City of Bayside: +482 Chinese, City of Bayside: +1,256 Polish, City of Bayside: +51 Dutch, City of Bayside: +192
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 City of Bayside in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (36,932 people or 38.0%)
  • Australian (29,027 people or 29.9%)
  • Irish (13,222 people or 13.6%)
  • Scottish (11,090 people or 11.4%)
  • Italian (5,032 people or 5.2%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 95,303 responses in total, or 98.15% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in the City of Bayside and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (38.0% compared to 26.6%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (29.9% compared to 24.0%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Irish ancestry (13.6% compared to 9.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (3.7% compared to 7.9%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+3,407 persons)
  • Irish (+1,733 persons)
  • Scottish (+1,375 persons)
  • Chinese (+1,256 persons)

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