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Southland Activity Centre

Ancestry

The three largest ancestries in Southland 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 Southland 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 Southland 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
Southland Activity Centre - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Bayside %Number%City of Bayside %2006 to 2011
English
80037.136.574637.134.4+55
Australian
76335.432.376438.036.4-2
map this data in atlas.idIrish26812.412.522211.111.7+46
map this data in atlas.idScottish22810.610.622011.09.4+8
German
1044.84.1643.23.9+40
Italian
1034.84.7894.44.5+14
Greek
602.83.5723.63.5-12
Chinese
502.32.5180.91.9+32
Dutch
371.71.5412.01.4-4
New Zealander
281.31.0100.51.0+18
Polish
281.31.8271.31.9+1
Indian
251.20.9130.60.8+12
Sinhalese
211.00.5160.80.4+5
American
200.90.6170.80.6+3
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Southland Activity Centre - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Bayside %Number%City of Bayside %2006 to 2011
Not stated1436.65.51437.16.6+1

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% Chinese, City of Bayside: 2.5% Dutch, City of Bayside: 1.5% New Zealander, City of Bayside: 1.0% English, Southland Activity Centre: 37.1% Australian, Southland Activity Centre: 35.4% Irish, Southland Activity Centre: 12.4% Scottish, Southland Activity Centre: 10.6% German, Southland Activity Centre: 4.8% Italian, Southland Activity Centre: 4.8% Greek, Southland Activity Centre: 2.8% Chinese, Southland Activity Centre: 2.3% Dutch, Southland Activity Centre: 1.7% New Zealander, Southland Activity Centre: 1.3%
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, Southland Activity Centre: +55 Australian, Southland Activity Centre: -2 Irish, Southland Activity Centre: +46 Scottish, Southland Activity Centre: +8 German, Southland Activity Centre: +40 Italian, Southland Activity Centre: +14 Greek, Southland Activity Centre: -12 Chinese, Southland Activity Centre: +32 Dutch, Southland Activity Centre: -4 New Zealander, Southland Activity Centre: +18
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 Southland Activity Centre in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (800 people or 37.1%)
  • Australian (763 people or 35.4%)
  • Irish (268 people or 12.4%)
  • Scottish (228 people or 10.6%)
  • German (104 people or 4.8%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 2,163 responses in total, or 100.38% of all responses.

The major difference between the ancestries of the population in Southland Activity Centre and City of Bayside was:

  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (35.4% compared to 32.3%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+55 persons)

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