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The three largest ancestries in Highett 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 Highett 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 Highett'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
Highett - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%City of Bayside %Number%City of Bayside %2011 to 2016
English
2,40534.338.02,25334.436.5+152
Australian
2,20231.429.92,11032.332.3+92
map this data in atlas.idIrish87312.413.680012.212.5+73
map this data in atlas.idScottish6799.711.46269.610.6+53
Greek
3314.73.83214.93.5+10
Italian
2904.15.22503.84.7+40
German
2683.84.22654.14.1+3
Chinese
2333.33.71602.42.5+74
Indian
1602.31.3981.50.9+62
Dutch
1011.41.61251.91.5-24
Polish
991.41.8861.31.8+14
Russian
981.41.2701.11.3+28
French
791.10.9590.90.9+20
South African
741.10.9570.91.0+17
New Zealander
610.91.0590.91.0+1
Croatian
580.80.6631.00.6-4
Serbian
520.70.5330.50.4+19
Welsh
480.70.8310.50.6+17
Hungarian
480.70.6430.70.6+6
Jewish
430.60.7370.60.8+6
Lebanese
380.50.4510.80.4-13
Canadian
370.50.3240.40.3+14
Filipino
360.50.3560.90.3-19
American
350.50.6370.60.6-2
Japanese
320.50.4490.80.4-17
Sinhalese
310.50.5260.40.5+5
Spanish
310.40.4260.40.3+4
Ukrainian
290.40.5320.50.3-3
Turkish
280.40.3230.40.3+5
Maltese
280.40.4210.30.4+8
Danish
220.30.4280.40.3-5
Vietnamese
220.30.350.10.2+17
Swedish
220.30.390.20.3+13
Thai
200.30.2120.20.1+8
Inadequately Described
200.30.5180.30.3+3
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Highett - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Bayside %Number%City of Bayside %2011 to 2016
Not stated4125.95.53625.55.5+50

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, City of Bayside: 38.0% Australian, City of Bayside: 29.9% Irish, City of Bayside: 13.6% Scottish, City of Bayside: 11.4% Greek, City of Bayside: 3.8% Italian, City of Bayside: 5.2% German, City of Bayside: 4.2% Chinese, City of Bayside: 3.7% Indian, City of Bayside: 1.3% Dutch, City of Bayside: 1.6% English, Highett: 34.3% Australian, Highett: 31.4% Irish, Highett: 12.4% Scottish, Highett: 9.7% Greek, Highett: 4.7% Italian, Highett: 4.1% German, Highett: 3.8% Chinese, Highett: 3.3% Indian, Highett: 2.3% Dutch, Highett: 1.4%
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, Highett: +152 Australian, Highett: +92 Irish, Highett: +73 Scottish, Highett: +53 Greek, Highett: +10 Italian, Highett: +40 German, Highett: +3 Chinese, Highett: +74 Indian, Highett: +62 Dutch, Highett: -24
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 Highett in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (2,405 people or 34.3%)
  • Australian (2,202 people or 31.4%)
  • Irish (873 people or 12.4%)
  • Scottish (679 people or 9.7%)
  • Greek (331 people or 4.7%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 6,490 responses in total, or 92.50% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (31.4% compared to 29.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (34.3% compared to 38.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Scottish ancestry (9.7% compared to 11.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Irish ancestry (12.4% compared to 13.6%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+152 persons)
  • Australian (+92 persons)
  • Chinese (+74 persons)
  • Irish (+73 persons)

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