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The three largest ancestries in Abbotsbury in 2016 were Italian, Australian and English.

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 Abbotsbury 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 Abbotsbury'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
Abbotsbury - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%Fairfield City %Number%Fairfield City %2011 to 2016
Italian
99123.26.094422.56.8+47
Australian
66415.69.274317.79.8-79
English
49711.78.245010.78.4+47
Assyrian/Chaldean
49311.610.03568.57.8+137
Croatian
2355.51.82495.92.1-14
Maltese
1724.01.41934.61.7-21
map this data in atlas.idVietnamese1653.919.91232.916.6+42
map this data in atlas.idChinese1563.713.61253.013.3+31
Irish
1483.51.81222.91.9+26
Greek
1263.00.8912.20.9+35
Spanish
1062.51.5761.81.6+30
Iraqi
972.33.9801.92.7+17
Filipino
932.21.6862.01.6+7
Serbian
761.82.2822.02.5-6
Scottish
741.71.4882.11.4-14
Russian
721.70.5511.20.5+21
Lebanese
681.63.1591.42.9+9
German
651.51.0661.61.0-1
Macedonian
591.40.8591.40.90
Armenian
531.20.5531.30.50
Chilean
511.20.9471.11.0+4
Turkish
511.20.7380.90.7+13
Indian
390.91.0360.90.9+3
Polish
340.80.6451.10.7-11
Khmer (Cambodian)
340.84.3190.53.7+15
Uruguayan
330.80.4240.60.5+9
Iranian
290.70.5320.80.3-3
Maori
280.70.4140.30.5+14
Other Middle-Eastern peoples
270.60.4150.40.3+12
Arab not further described
260.61.1110.30.9+15
Egyptian
250.60.3380.90.2-13
Ukrainian
250.60.2160.40.2+9
Argentinian
240.60.360.10.3+18
Fijian
210.50.6320.80.5-11
Inadequately Described
200.50.530.10.3+17
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Abbotsbury - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Fairfield City %Number%Fairfield City %2011 to 2016
Not stated1543.65.52064.97.4-52

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 Italian, Fairfield City: 6.0% Australian, Fairfield City: 9.2% English, Fairfield City: 8.2% Assyrian/Chaldean, Fairfield City: 10.0% Croatian, Fairfield City: 1.8% Maltese, Fairfield City: 1.4% Vietnamese, Fairfield City: 19.9% Chinese, Fairfield City: 13.6% Irish, Fairfield City: 1.8% Greek, Fairfield City: 0.8% Italian, Abbotsbury: 23.2% Australian, Abbotsbury: 15.6% English, Abbotsbury: 11.7% Assyrian/Chaldean, Abbotsbury: 11.6% Croatian, Abbotsbury: 5.5% Maltese, Abbotsbury: 4.0% Vietnamese, Abbotsbury: 3.9% Chinese, Abbotsbury: 3.7% Irish, Abbotsbury: 3.5% Greek, Abbotsbury: 3.0%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in ancestry, 2011 to 2016
Change in ancestry, 2011 to 2016 Italian, Abbotsbury: +47 Australian, Abbotsbury: -79 English, Abbotsbury: +47 Assyrian/Chaldean, Abbotsbury: +137 Croatian, Abbotsbury: -14 Maltese, Abbotsbury: -21 Vietnamese, Abbotsbury: +42 Chinese, Abbotsbury: +31 Irish, Abbotsbury: +26 Greek, Abbotsbury: +35
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 Abbotsbury in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Italian (991 people or 23.2%)
  • Australian (664 people or 15.6%)
  • English (497 people or 11.7%)
  • Assyrian/Chaldean (493 people or 11.6%)
  • Croatian (235 people or 5.5%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 2,880 responses in total, or 67.53% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in Abbotsbury and Fairfield City were:

  • A larger percentage of people with Italian ancestry (23.2% compared to 6.0%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (15.6% compared to 9.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Vietnamese ancestry (3.9% compared to 19.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (3.7% compared to 13.6%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the reported ancestries of the population in this area between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Assyrian/Chaldean (+137 persons)
  • Australian (-79 persons)

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