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The three largest ancestries in Black Rock in 2011 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 Black Rock 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 Black Rock'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.

Derived from the Census question:

'What is the person's ancestry?'

Multi-response

Total population

Ancestry - Ranked by size
Black Rock - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Bayside %Number%City of Bayside %2006 to 2011
English
2,42140.036.52,27239.134.4+149
Australian
2,01033.232.32,20137.936.4-191
map this data in atlas.idIrish80213.312.567011.511.7+132
map this data in atlas.idScottish76412.610.659810.39.4+166
German
2514.24.12324.03.9+19
Italian
2313.84.72113.64.5+20
Greek
1732.93.51763.03.5-3
Chinese
1121.92.5731.21.9+40
Dutch
891.51.5691.21.4+20
Polish
701.21.8561.01.9+14
New Zealander
671.11.0551.01.0+12
French
450.70.9390.70.7+6
Croatian
430.70.6460.80.5-2
American
420.70.6180.30.6+24
Japanese
420.70.4130.20.5+29
Welsh
410.70.6370.60.6+3
Maltese
390.60.4400.70.4-1
South African
380.61.0350.60.8+3
Indian
350.60.9340.60.8+1
Russian
330.51.3440.81.1-11
Hungarian
290.50.6270.50.6+1
Czech
280.50.3200.30.3+8
Egyptian
260.40.260.10.2+20
Austrian
230.40.4110.20.4+12
Sinhalese
230.40.5260.40.4-3
Thai
230.40.1110.20.1+12
Serbian
210.40.4240.40.4-2
Swedish
200.30.3300.50.3-10
Swiss
200.30.2170.30.2+3
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Black Rock - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Bayside %Number%City of Bayside %2006 to 2011
Not stated3966.55.53646.36.6+31

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Ancestry, 2011
Ancestry, 2011 English, City of Bayside: 36.5% Australian, City of Bayside: 32.3% Irish, City of Bayside: 12.5% Scottish, City of Bayside: 10.6% German, City of Bayside: 4.1% Italian, City of Bayside: 4.7% Greek, City of Bayside: 3.5% Chinese, City of Bayside: 2.5% Dutch, City of Bayside: 1.5% Polish, City of Bayside: 1.8% English, Black Rock: 40.0% Australian, Black Rock: 33.2% Irish, Black Rock: 13.3% Scottish, Black Rock: 12.6% German, Black Rock: 4.2% Italian, Black Rock: 3.8% Greek, Black Rock: 2.9% Chinese, Black Rock: 1.9% Dutch, Black Rock: 1.5% Polish, Black Rock: 1.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in ancestry, 2006 to 2011
Change in ancestry, 2006 to 2011 English, Black Rock: +149 Australian, Black Rock: -191 Irish, Black Rock: +132 Scottish, Black Rock: +166 German, Black Rock: +19 Italian, Black Rock: +20 Greek, Black Rock: -3 Chinese, Black Rock: +40 Dutch, Black Rock: +20 Polish, Black Rock: +14
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (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 Black Rock in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (2,421 people or 40.0%)
  • Australian (2,010 people or 33.2%)
  • Irish (802 people or 13.3%)
  • Scottish (764 people or 12.6%)
  • German (251 people or 4.2%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 6,248 responses in total, or 103.23% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in Black Rock and City of Bayside were:

  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (40.0% compared to 36.5%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Scottish ancestry (12.6% compared to 10.6%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the reported ancestries of the population in this area between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Australian (-191 persons)
  • Scottish (+166 persons)
  • English (+149 persons)
  • Irish (+132 persons)

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