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Sandringham Major Activity Centre

Ancestry

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This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for all areas. What's this?

The three largest ancestries in Sandringham Major 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 Sandringham 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 Sandringham 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.

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
Sandringham Major Activity Centre - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%City of Bayside %Number%City of Bayside %2011 to 2016
English
92441.738.078038.836.5+144
Australian
67130.329.967233.432.3-1
map this data in atlas.idIrish33315.113.628414.212.5+49
map this data in atlas.idScottish27412.411.426613.310.6+8
Italian
1155.25.2763.84.7+39
German
1074.94.2783.94.1+29
Greek
592.73.8462.33.5+12
Chinese
562.63.7311.62.5+25
Dutch
261.21.6442.21.5-18
French
231.00.9191.00.9+4
Welsh
221.00.8241.20.6-2
Indian
210.91.3110.50.9+10
New Zealander
200.91.0150.81.0+5
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Sandringham Major Activity Centre - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Bayside %Number%City of Bayside %2011 to 2016
Not stated1305.95.51185.95.5+12

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% Italian, City of Bayside: 5.2% German, City of Bayside: 4.2% Greek, City of Bayside: 3.8% Chinese, City of Bayside: 3.7% Dutch, City of Bayside: 1.6% French, City of Bayside: 0.9% English, Sandringham Major Activity Centre: 41.7% Australian, Sandringham Major Activity Centre: 30.3% Irish, Sandringham Major Activity Centre: 15.1% Scottish, Sandringham Major Activity Centre: 12.4% Italian, Sandringham Major Activity Centre: 5.2% German, Sandringham Major Activity Centre: 4.9% Greek, Sandringham Major Activity Centre: 2.7% Chinese, Sandringham Major Activity Centre: 2.6% Dutch, Sandringham Major Activity Centre: 1.2% French, Sandringham Major Activity Centre: 1.0%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
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Change in ancestry, 2011 to 2016
Change in ancestry, 2011 to 2016 English, Sandringham Major Activity Centre: +144 Australian, Sandringham Major Activity Centre: -1 Irish, Sandringham Major Activity Centre: +49 Scottish, Sandringham Major Activity Centre: +8 Italian, Sandringham Major Activity Centre: +39 German, Sandringham Major Activity Centre: +29 Greek, Sandringham Major Activity Centre: +12 Chinese, Sandringham Major Activity Centre: +25 Dutch, Sandringham Major Activity Centre: -18 French, Sandringham Major Activity Centre: +4
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 Sandringham Major Activity Centre in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (924 people or 41.7%)
  • Australian (671 people or 30.3%)
  • Irish (333 people or 15.1%)
  • Scottish (274 people or 12.4%)
  • Italian (115 people or 5.2%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 2,317 responses in total, or 104.67% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (41.7% compared to 38.0%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Irish ancestry (15.1% compared to 13.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Greek ancestry (2.7% compared to 3.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (2.6% compared to 3.7%)

Emerging groups

The largest change in the reported ancestries of the population in this area between 2011 and 2016 was:

  • English (+144 persons)

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