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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
2,23234.536.51,97932.434.4+252
Australian
2,08732.232.32,20936.236.4-122
map this data in atlas.idIrish79412.312.566810.911.7+125
map this data in atlas.idScottish6209.610.65198.59.4+101
Greek
3184.93.53255.33.5-7
German
2634.14.12083.43.9+55
Italian
2473.84.72654.34.5-18
Chinese
1592.52.51312.11.9+29
Dutch
1241.91.5771.31.4+47
Indian
981.50.9801.30.8+18
Polish
851.31.8941.51.9-9
Russian
691.11.3801.31.1-10
Croatian
631.00.6320.50.5+31
French
590.90.9550.90.7+3
New Zealander
590.91.0490.81.0+10
South African
570.91.0440.70.8+13
Filipino
560.90.3320.50.2+24
Lebanese
510.80.4540.90.4-3
Japanese
490.80.4300.50.5+19
Maori
430.70.2350.60.2+8
Hungarian
420.70.6270.40.6+15
Jewish
370.60.8460.70.6-9
American
370.60.6240.40.6+13
Serbian
330.50.4220.40.4+11
Ukrainian
320.50.3160.30.3+15
Welsh
320.50.6320.50.60
Danish
280.40.3200.30.3+8
Spanish
260.40.3120.20.3+14
Sinhalese
260.40.5190.30.4+7
Czech
250.40.3150.20.3+9
Canadian
240.40.3150.30.3+9
Turkish
240.40.3220.40.2+1
Portuguese
220.30.2120.20.1+11
Other Middle-Eastern peoples
210.30.360.10.3+14
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 stated3575.55.54146.86.6-56

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: 34.5% Australian, Highett: 32.2% Irish, Highett: 12.3% Scottish, Highett: 9.6% Greek, Highett: 4.9% German, Highett: 4.1% Italian, Highett: 3.8% Chinese, Highett: 2.5% 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: +252 Australian, Highett: -122 Irish, Highett: +125 Scottish, Highett: +101 Greek, Highett: -7 German, Highett: +55 Italian, Highett: -18 Chinese, Highett: +29 Dutch, Highett: +47 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 (2,232 people or 34.5%)
  • Australian (2,087 people or 32.2%)
  • Irish (794 people or 12.3%)
  • Scottish (620 people or 9.6%)
  • Greek (318 people or 4.9%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 6,051 responses in total, or 93.42% 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 (34.5% compared to 36.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Scottish ancestry (9.6% compared to 10.6%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+252 persons)
  • Irish (+125 persons)
  • Australian (-122 persons)
  • Scottish (+101 persons)

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