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The three largest ancestries in Highett 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 Highett 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 Highett 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
Highett Activity Centre - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Bayside %Number%City of Bayside %2006 to 2011
English
86134.436.570530.634.4+156
Australian
73129.332.377133.436.4-40
map this data in atlas.idIrish29912.012.526811.611.7+31
map this data in atlas.idScottish2249.010.62048.99.4+20
Greek
1516.03.51496.53.5+1
German
863.54.1763.33.9+10
Chinese
833.32.5492.11.9+34
Italian
682.74.7914.04.5-23
Dutch
522.11.5311.31.4+21
Indian
502.00.9431.90.8+7
Russian
301.21.3351.51.1-5
Lebanese
261.00.4291.20.4-3
New Zealander
251.01.0210.91.0+4
Polish
251.01.8291.31.9-4
Japanese
251.00.4110.50.5+14
Filipino
230.90.3160.70.2+6
Ukrainian
230.90.340.20.3+19
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Highett Activity Centre - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Bayside %Number%City of Bayside %2006 to 2011
Not stated1325.35.51647.16.6-32

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% Chinese, City of Bayside: 2.5% Italian, City of Bayside: 4.7% Dutch, City of Bayside: 1.5% Indian, City of Bayside: 0.9% English, Highett Activity Centre: 34.4% Australian, Highett Activity Centre: 29.3% Irish, Highett Activity Centre: 12.0% Scottish, Highett Activity Centre: 9.0% Greek, Highett Activity Centre: 6.0% German, Highett Activity Centre: 3.5% Chinese, Highett Activity Centre: 3.3% Italian, Highett Activity Centre: 2.7% Dutch, Highett Activity Centre: 2.1% Indian, Highett Activity Centre: 2.0%
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 Activity Centre: +156 Australian, Highett Activity Centre: -40 Irish, Highett Activity Centre: +31 Scottish, Highett Activity Centre: +20 Greek, Highett Activity Centre: +1 German, Highett Activity Centre: +10 Chinese, Highett Activity Centre: +34 Italian, Highett Activity Centre: -23 Dutch, Highett Activity Centre: +21 Indian, Highett Activity Centre: +7
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 Activity Centre in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (861 people or 34.4%)
  • Australian (731 people or 29.3%)
  • Irish (299 people or 12.0%)
  • Scottish (224 people or 9.0%)
  • Greek (151 people or 6.0%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 2,266 responses in total, or 90.66% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Greek ancestry (6.0% compared to 3.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (29.3% compared to 32.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (34.4% compared to 36.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Italian ancestry (2.7% compared to 4.7%)

Emerging groups

The largest change in the reported ancestries of the population in this area between 2006 and 2011 was:

  • English (+156 persons)

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