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The three largest ancestries in the City of Bayside 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 the City of Bayside 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 the City of Bayside'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
City of Bayside - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
English
33,52536.526.930,20034.425.7+3,325
Australian
29,64832.326.432,03736.430.2-2,389
map this data in atlas.idIrish11,48912.58.810,26311.78.4+1,226
map this data in atlas.idScottish9,71510.67.28,2909.46.7+1,425
Italian
4,3324.77.03,9174.57.2+415
German
3,7834.13.03,4573.93.1+326
Greek
3,2353.53.93,0823.54.1+153
Chinese
2,3002.56.11,6341.95.0+666
Polish
1,6841.81.11,6571.91.2+27
Dutch
1,3601.51.61,2571.41.7+103
Russian
1,1621.30.59541.10.5+208
New Zealander
9061.00.78891.00.6+17
South African
8911.00.47280.80.4+163
Indian
8690.93.26920.81.9+177
French
7950.90.56360.70.5+159
Jewish
7040.80.34900.60.2+214
American
5610.60.34870.60.3+74
Hungarian
5340.60.55280.60.5+6
Welsh
5270.60.55020.60.5+25
Croatian
5190.60.94690.50.9+50
Sinhalese
4200.51.23340.41.0+86
Japanese
4120.40.24220.50.2-10
Serbian
3890.40.73220.40.7+67
Lebanese
3770.41.03450.40.9+32
Maltese
3570.41.63250.41.6+32
Austrian
3480.40.23680.40.3-20
Danish
3200.30.22860.30.2+34
Inadequately Described
3090.30.41990.20.3+110
Swedish
3020.30.12690.30.1+33
Ukrainian
2970.30.32780.30.3+19
Spanish
2800.30.52560.30.4+24
Canadian
2670.30.12550.30.1+12
Other Middle-Eastern peoples
2590.30.12310.30.1+28
Filipino
2480.31.11990.20.9+49
Turkish
2450.30.82150.20.8+30
Czech
2370.30.12480.30.1-11
Swiss
2170.20.12190.20.1-2
Egyptian
1970.20.31700.20.3+27
Maori
1730.20.41620.20.3+11
Norwegian
1590.20.11340.20.1+25
Portuguese
1570.20.21310.10.2+26
Latvian
1550.20.11030.10.1+52
Macedonian
1530.21.01080.11.0+45
Romanian
1520.20.21380.20.2+14
Vietnamese
1520.22.0800.11.7+72
Mauritian
1430.20.31130.10.3+30
Korean
1360.10.31090.10.2+27
Cypriot
1350.10.2700.10.1+65
Lithuanian
1340.10.11190.10.1+15
Thai
1320.10.2950.10.2+37
Slovene
1210.10.11220.10.1-1
Other Eastern European
1170.10.1910.10.1+26
Iranian
980.10.2410.00.1+57
Chilean
970.10.2820.10.2+15
Other Southern and East African
950.10.1370.00.1+58
Indonesian
930.10.3760.10.2+17
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
City of Bayside - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
Not stated5,0485.56.45,8136.68.1-765

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, Greater Melbourne: 26.9% Australian, Greater Melbourne: 26.4% Irish, Greater Melbourne: 8.8% Scottish, Greater Melbourne: 7.2% Italian, Greater Melbourne: 7.0% German, Greater Melbourne: 3.0% Greek, Greater Melbourne: 3.9% Chinese, Greater Melbourne: 6.1% Polish, Greater Melbourne: 1.1% Dutch, Greater Melbourne: 1.6% 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% German, City of Bayside: 4.1% Greek, City of Bayside: 3.5% Chinese, City of Bayside: 2.5% Polish, City of Bayside: 1.8% Dutch, City of Bayside: 1.5%
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, City of Bayside: +3,325 Australian, City of Bayside: -2,389 Irish, City of Bayside: +1,226 Scottish, City of Bayside: +1,425 Italian, City of Bayside: +415 German, City of Bayside: +326 Greek, City of Bayside: +153 Chinese, City of Bayside: +666 Polish, City of Bayside: +27 Dutch, City of Bayside: +103
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 City of Bayside in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (33,525 people or 36.5%)
  • Australian (29,648 people or 32.3%)
  • Irish (11,489 people or 12.5%)
  • Scottish (9,715 people or 10.6%)
  • Italian (4,332 people or 4.7%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 88,709 responses in total, or 96.62% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in the City of Bayside and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (36.5% compared to 26.9%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (32.3% compared to 26.4%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Irish ancestry (12.5% compared to 8.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (2.5% compared to 6.1%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the reported ancestries of the population in this area between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • English (+3,325 persons)
  • Australian (-2,389 persons)
  • Scottish (+1,425 persons)
  • Irish (+1,226 persons)

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