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Bay Street Activity Centre

Ancestry

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The three largest ancestries in Bay Street Activity Centre 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 Bay Street Activity Centre 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 Bay Street Activity Centre'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
Bay Street Activity Centre - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%City of Bayside %Number%City of Bayside %2011 to 2016
English
94936.338.068934.136.5+260
Australian
68026.029.959629.532.3+83
map this data in atlas.idIrish31712.113.61999.912.5+117
map this data in atlas.idScottish27010.311.41869.210.6+84
Chinese
1455.63.7653.22.5+80
Italian
1264.95.21005.04.7+26
German
1194.64.2703.54.1+50
Greek
1034.03.8804.03.5+24
Polish
552.11.8412.01.8+14
Dutch
351.31.6140.71.5+20
French
291.10.9261.30.9+3
Indian
271.11.380.40.9+20
Hungarian
261.00.6100.50.6+17
Russian
240.91.2261.31.3-2
Japanese
230.90.4150.80.4+8
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Bay Street Activity Centre - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Bayside %Number%City of Bayside %2011 to 2016
Not stated2017.75.521510.65.5-14

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% Chinese, City of Bayside: 3.7% Italian, City of Bayside: 5.2% German, City of Bayside: 4.2% Greek, City of Bayside: 3.8% Polish, City of Bayside: 1.8% Dutch, City of Bayside: 1.6% English, Bay Street Activity Centre: 36.3% Australian, Bay Street Activity Centre: 26.0% Irish, Bay Street Activity Centre: 12.1% Scottish, Bay Street Activity Centre: 10.3% Chinese, Bay Street Activity Centre: 5.6% Italian, Bay Street Activity Centre: 4.9% German, Bay Street Activity Centre: 4.6% Greek, Bay Street Activity Centre: 4.0% Polish, Bay Street Activity Centre: 2.1% Dutch, Bay Street Activity Centre: 1.3%
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, Bay Street Activity Centre: +260 Australian, Bay Street Activity Centre: +83 Irish, Bay Street Activity Centre: +117 Scottish, Bay Street Activity Centre: +84 Chinese, Bay Street Activity Centre: +80 Italian, Bay Street Activity Centre: +26 German, Bay Street Activity Centre: +50 Greek, Bay Street Activity Centre: +24 Polish, Bay Street Activity Centre: +14 Dutch, Bay Street Activity Centre: +20
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 Bay Street Activity Centre in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (949 people or 36.3%)
  • Australian (680 people or 26.0%)
  • Irish (317 people or 12.1%)
  • Scottish (270 people or 10.3%)
  • Chinese (145 people or 5.6%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 2,361 responses in total, or 90.44% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in Bay Street Activity Centre and City of Bayside were:

  • A larger percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (5.6% compared to 3.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (26.0% compared to 29.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (36.3% compared to 38.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Irish ancestry (12.1% 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 (+260 persons)
  • Irish (+117 persons)
  • Scottish (+84 persons)
  • Australian (+83 persons)

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