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Cheltenham Activity Centre

Ancestry

The three largest ancestries in Cheltenham 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 Cheltenham 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 Cheltenham 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
Cheltenham Activity Centre - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Bayside %Number%City of Bayside %2006 to 2011
English
40742.136.536239.634.4+45
Australian
31332.432.334437.636.4-31
map this data in atlas.idIrish12913.412.511112.111.7+18
map this data in atlas.idScottish10811.210.6919.99.4+18
German
373.84.1384.13.9-1
Italian
323.34.7252.74.5+7
Greek
282.93.570.83.5+21

Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Cheltenham Activity Centre - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Bayside %Number%City of Bayside %2006 to 2011
Not stated606.25.5586.46.6+2

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% German, City of Bayside: 4.1% Italian, City of Bayside: 4.7% Greek, City of Bayside: 3.5% English, Cheltenham Activity Centre: 42.1% Australian, Cheltenham Activity Centre: 32.4% Irish, Cheltenham Activity Centre: 13.4% Scottish, Cheltenham Activity Centre: 11.2% German, Cheltenham Activity Centre: 3.8% Italian, Cheltenham Activity Centre: 3.3% Greek, Cheltenham Activity Centre: 2.9%
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, Cheltenham Activity Centre: +45 Australian, Cheltenham Activity Centre: -31 Irish, Cheltenham Activity Centre: +18 Scottish, Cheltenham Activity Centre: +18 German, Cheltenham Activity Centre: -1 Italian, Cheltenham Activity Centre: +7 Greek, Cheltenham Activity Centre: +21
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 Cheltenham Activity Centre in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (407 people or 42.1%)
  • Australian (313 people or 32.4%)
  • Irish (129 people or 13.4%)
  • Scottish (108 people or 11.2%)
  • German (37 people or 3.8%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 994 responses in total, or 102.87% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (42.1% compared to 36.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Italian ancestry (3.3% compared to 4.7%)

Emerging groups

There were no major differences in Cheltenham Activity Centre between 2006 and 2011.

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