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The three largest ancestries in the Frankston City 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 Frankston City 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 Frankston City'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
Frankston City - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
English
49,87139.426.943,57037.025.7+6,301
Australian
45,21635.826.446,19139.230.2-975
map this data in atlas.idIrish12,59110.08.810,6699.18.4+1,922
map this data in atlas.idScottish12,3999.87.210,5418.96.7+1,858
German
4,6993.73.04,2533.63.1+446
Italian
4,2023.37.03,6343.17.2+568
Dutch
3,1492.51.62,9792.51.7+170
Greek
1,8861.53.91,6201.44.1+266
Indian
1,8391.53.21,0270.91.9+812
Chinese
1,6141.36.11,1020.95.0+512
New Zealander
1,2451.00.71,0500.90.6+195
Filipino
1,2051.01.17660.70.9+439
Maori
1,0790.90.49220.80.3+157
Polish
1,0450.81.19240.81.2+121
Welsh
9380.70.58690.70.5+69
Sinhalese
7810.61.26260.51.0+155
French
7030.60.56310.50.5+72
Maltese
6870.51.66410.51.6+46
Croatian
6240.50.95480.50.9+76
South African
5930.50.44190.40.4+174
Hungarian
5830.50.55520.50.5+31
Serbian
5670.40.75140.40.7+53
Russian
5230.40.53950.30.5+128
Spanish
4910.40.54710.40.4+20
Inadequately Described
4750.40.43740.30.3+101
Mauritian
4490.40.33330.30.3+116
Lebanese
4370.31.03070.30.9+130
American
3420.30.33070.30.3+35
Austrian
2950.20.23240.30.3-29
Samoan
2820.20.32410.20.2+41
Cook Islander
2730.20.11150.10.1+158
Danish
2700.20.22290.20.2+41
Bosnian
2660.20.22850.20.2-19
Turkish
2420.20.81570.10.8+85
Afghan
2370.20.21880.20.2+49
Fijian
2170.20.11080.10.1+109
Canadian
2160.20.11800.20.1+36
Ukrainian
2160.20.31930.20.3+23
Thai
2050.20.21150.10.2+90
Sudanese
1920.20.2890.10.2+103
Chilean
1890.10.21830.20.2+6
Swedish
1860.10.12100.20.1-24
Indonesian
1760.10.31240.10.2+52
Romanian
1730.10.21510.10.2+22
Vietnamese
1680.12.0990.11.7+69
Czech
1680.10.11460.10.1+22
Swiss
1580.10.11490.10.1+9
Norwegian
1520.10.11150.10.1+37
Latvian
1500.10.11370.10.1+13
Egyptian
1490.10.31250.10.3+24
Khmer (Cambodian)
1350.10.31000.10.3+35
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Frankston City - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
Not stated8,3066.66.410,0108.58.1-1,704

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% German, Greater Melbourne: 3.0% Italian, Greater Melbourne: 7.0% Dutch, Greater Melbourne: 1.6% Greek, Greater Melbourne: 3.9% Indian, Greater Melbourne: 3.2% Chinese, Greater Melbourne: 6.1% English, Frankston City: 39.4% Australian, Frankston City: 35.8% Irish, Frankston City: 10.0% Scottish, Frankston City: 9.8% German, Frankston City: 3.7% Italian, Frankston City: 3.3% Dutch, Frankston City: 2.5% Greek, Frankston City: 1.5% Indian, Frankston City: 1.5% Chinese, Frankston City: 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, Frankston City: +6,301 Australian, Frankston City: -975 Irish, Frankston City: +1,922 Scottish, Frankston City: +1,858 German, Frankston City: +446 Italian, Frankston City: +568 Dutch, Frankston City: +170 Greek, Frankston City: +266 Indian, Frankston City: +812 Chinese, Frankston City: +512
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 Frankston City in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (49,871 people or 39.4%)
  • Australian (45,216 people or 35.8%)
  • Irish (12,591 people or 10.0%)
  • Scottish (12,399 people or 9.8%)
  • German (4,699 people or 3.7%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 124,776 responses in total, or 98.67% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (39.4% compared to 26.9%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (35.8% compared to 26.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (1.3% compared to 6.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Italian ancestry (3.3% compared to 7.0%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+6,301 persons)
  • Irish (+1,922 persons)
  • Scottish (+1,858 persons)
  • Australian (-975 persons)

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