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Bay Street Major Activity Centre

Ancestry

The three largest ancestries in Bay Street Major Activity Centre 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 Bay Street Major 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 Major 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.

Derived from the Census question:

'What is the person's ancestry?'

Multi-response

Total population

Ancestry - Ranked by size
Bay Street Major Activity Centre - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Bayside %Number%City of Bayside %2006 to 2011
English
70534.136.568536.334.4+20
Australian
60429.332.364734.336.4-43
map this data in atlas.idIrish2049.912.521911.611.7-14
map this data in atlas.idScottish1899.110.619010.19.4-1
Italian
1065.24.71146.04.5-8
Greek
844.13.5713.73.5+13
German
713.44.1884.73.9-17
Chinese
673.22.5341.81.9+33
Polish
432.11.8341.81.9+9
Russian
271.31.3120.61.1+15
French
271.30.990.50.7+18
New Zealander
211.01.0100.51.0+11
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Bay Street Major Activity Centre - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Bayside %Number%City of Bayside %2006 to 2011
Not stated21410.45.51075.76.6+107

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% Italian, City of Bayside: 4.7% Greek, City of Bayside: 3.5% German, City of Bayside: 4.1% Chinese, City of Bayside: 2.5% Polish, City of Bayside: 1.8% Russian, City of Bayside: 1.3% English, Bay Street Major Activity Centre: 34.1% Australian, Bay Street Major Activity Centre: 29.3% Irish, Bay Street Major Activity Centre: 9.9% Scottish, Bay Street Major Activity Centre: 9.1% Italian, Bay Street Major Activity Centre: 5.2% Greek, Bay Street Major Activity Centre: 4.1% German, Bay Street Major Activity Centre: 3.4% Chinese, Bay Street Major Activity Centre: 3.2% Polish, Bay Street Major Activity Centre: 2.1% Russian, Bay Street Major Activity Centre: 1.3%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
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Change in ancestry, 2006 to 2011
Change in ancestry, 2006 to 2011 English, Bay Street Major Activity Centre: +20 Australian, Bay Street Major Activity Centre: -43 Irish, Bay Street Major Activity Centre: -14 Scottish, Bay Street Major Activity Centre: -1 Italian, Bay Street Major Activity Centre: -8 Greek, Bay Street Major Activity Centre: +13 German, Bay Street Major Activity Centre: -17 Chinese, Bay Street Major Activity Centre: +33 Polish, Bay Street Major Activity Centre: +9 Russian, Bay Street Major Activity Centre: +15
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 Bay Street Major Activity Centre in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (705 people or 34.1%)
  • Australian (604 people or 29.3%)
  • Irish (204 people or 9.9%)
  • Scottish (189 people or 9.1%)
  • Italian (106 people or 5.2%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 1,808 responses in total, or 87.58% of all responses.

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

  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (29.3% compared to 32.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Irish ancestry (9.9% compared to 12.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (34.1% compared to 36.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Scottish ancestry (9.1% compared to 10.6%)

Emerging groups

There were no major differences in Bay Street Major Activity Centre between 2006 and 2011.

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