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The three largest ancestries in Highett 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 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.

Derived from the Census question:

'What is the person's ancestry?'

Multi-response

Total population

Ancestry - Ranked by size
Highett - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Bayside %Number%City of Bayside %2006 to 2011
English
2,25334.436.51,97932.434.4+274
Australian
2,11032.332.32,20836.236.4-98
map this data in atlas.idIrish80012.212.566810.911.7+132
map this data in atlas.idScottish6269.610.65188.59.4+108
Greek
3214.93.53245.33.5-4
German
2654.14.12073.43.9+58
Italian
2503.84.72654.34.5-15
Chinese
1602.42.51302.11.9+29
Dutch
1251.91.5771.31.4+48
Indian
981.50.9801.30.8+18
Polish
861.31.8931.51.9-8
Russian
701.11.3791.31.1-9
Croatian
631.00.6320.50.5+31
French
590.90.9550.90.7+5
New Zealander
590.91.0480.81.0+11
South African
570.91.0440.70.8+13
Filipino
560.90.3310.50.2+25
Lebanese
510.80.4540.90.4-3
Japanese
490.80.4300.50.5+19
Hungarian
430.70.6270.40.6+16
Maori
430.70.2340.60.2+9
Jewish
370.60.8450.70.6-8
American
370.60.6230.40.6+14
Serbian
330.50.4220.40.4+11
Ukrainian
320.50.3160.30.3+16
Welsh
310.50.6310.50.60
Danish
280.40.3190.30.3+8
Spanish
260.40.3110.20.3+15
Sinhalese
260.40.5190.30.4+8
Czech
240.40.3150.20.3+9
Canadian
240.40.3150.30.3+9
Turkish
230.40.3220.40.2+1
Other Middle-Eastern peoples
220.30.360.10.3+16
Portuguese
220.30.2110.20.1+11
Maltese
210.30.4270.40.4-6
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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)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Bayside %Number%City of Bayside %2006 to 2011
Not stated3625.55.54136.86.6-51

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% Greek, City of Bayside: 3.5% German, City of Bayside: 4.1% Italian, City of Bayside: 4.7% Chinese, City of Bayside: 2.5% Dutch, City of Bayside: 1.5% Indian, City of Bayside: 0.9% English, Highett: 34.4% Australian, Highett: 32.3% Irish, Highett: 12.2% Scottish, Highett: 9.6% Greek, Highett: 4.9% German, Highett: 4.1% Italian, Highett: 3.8% Chinese, Highett: 2.4% Dutch, Highett: 1.9% Indian, Highett: 1.5%
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, Highett: +274 Australian, Highett: -98 Irish, Highett: +132 Scottish, Highett: +108 Greek, Highett: -4 German, Highett: +58 Italian, Highett: -15 Chinese, Highett: +29 Dutch, Highett: +48 Indian, Highett: +18
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 Highett in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (2,253 people or 34.4%)
  • Australian (2,110 people or 32.3%)
  • Irish (800 people or 12.2%)
  • Scottish (626 people or 9.6%)
  • Greek (321 people or 4.9%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 6,110 responses in total, or 93.43% 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 Greek ancestry (4.9% compared to 3.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (34.4% compared to 36.5%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+274 persons)
  • Irish (+132 persons)
  • Scottish (+108 persons)
  • Australian (-98 persons)

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