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The three largest ancestries in Carrum Downs in 2011 were English, Australian and Scottish.

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 Carrum Downs 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 Carrum Downs'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
Carrum Downs - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%Frankston City %Number%Frankston City %2006 to 2011
English
6,67435.039.45,70633.137.0+968
Australian
6,64634.835.86,58538.239.2+61
map this data in atlas.idScottish1,5978.49.81,4428.48.9+155
map this data in atlas.idIrish1,5588.210.01,2907.59.1+268
Italian
6183.23.35593.23.1+59
Indian
5923.11.53632.10.9+229
German
5743.03.75363.13.6+38
Dutch
5382.82.54812.82.5+57
Filipino
3331.71.02071.20.7+126
Greek
2581.41.52391.41.4+19
Maori
2481.30.91600.90.8+88
Chinese
2431.31.31300.80.9+113
Sinhalese
2361.20.61570.90.5+79
New Zealander
2211.21.01490.90.9+72
Polish
1320.70.81270.70.8+5
Maltese
1310.70.51250.70.5+6
Mauritian
1290.70.4810.50.3+48
Croatian
1200.60.5860.50.5+34
Welsh
1180.60.71380.80.7-20
French
1140.60.6840.50.5+30
Spanish
1120.60.4830.50.4+29
Afghan
1090.60.21060.60.2+3
South African
990.50.5400.20.4+59
Fijian
950.50.2320.20.1+63
Russian
930.50.4290.20.3+64
Lebanese
920.50.3820.50.3+10
Serbian
900.50.4870.50.4+3
Hungarian
880.50.5820.50.5+6
Cook Islander
880.50.2490.30.1+39
Samoan
690.40.2740.40.2-5
Vietnamese
690.40.1220.10.1+47
Sudanese
650.30.2110.10.1+54
Inadequately Described
640.30.4630.40.3+1
Chilean
580.30.1690.40.2-11
Tongan
530.30.1180.10.0+35
Khmer (Cambodian)
520.30.1560.30.1-4
Pakistani
490.30.1310.20.0+18
Thai
490.30.2210.10.1+28
Turkish
430.20.2300.20.1+13
Romanian
420.20.1380.20.1+4
Danish
410.20.2270.20.2+14
Ukrainian
370.20.2170.10.2+20
Anglo-Indian
360.20.1180.10.1+18
Indonesian
350.20.1370.20.1-2
Tamil
320.20.1300.20.0+2
Other Indian subcontinent
290.20.1240.10.0+5
American
290.20.3380.20.3-9
Australian Aboriginal
280.10.1150.10.1+13
Austrian
270.10.2330.20.3-6
Czech
270.10.1180.10.1+9
Egyptian
260.10.1240.10.1+2
Canadian
210.10.2190.10.2+2
Latvian
200.10.1240.10.1-4
Norwegian
200.10.1130.10.1+7
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Carrum Downs - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Frankston City %Number%Frankston City %2006 to 2011
Not stated1,4707.76.61,6899.88.5-219

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, Frankston City: 39.4% Australian, Frankston City: 35.8% Scottish, Frankston City: 9.8% Irish, Frankston City: 10.0% Italian, Frankston City: 3.3% Indian, Frankston City: 1.5% German, Frankston City: 3.7% Dutch, Frankston City: 2.5% Filipino, Frankston City: 1.0% Greek, Frankston City: 1.5% English, Carrum Downs: 35.0% Australian, Carrum Downs: 34.8% Scottish, Carrum Downs: 8.4% Irish, Carrum Downs: 8.2% Italian, Carrum Downs: 3.2% Indian, Carrum Downs: 3.1% German, Carrum Downs: 3.0% Dutch, Carrum Downs: 2.8% Filipino, Carrum Downs: 1.7% Greek, Carrum Downs: 1.4%
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, Carrum Downs: +968 Australian, Carrum Downs: +61 Scottish, Carrum Downs: +155 Irish, Carrum Downs: +268 Italian, Carrum Downs: +59 Indian, Carrum Downs: +229 German, Carrum Downs: +38 Dutch, Carrum Downs: +57 Filipino, Carrum Downs: +126 Greek, Carrum Downs: +19
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 Carrum Downs in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (6,674 people or 35.0%)
  • Australian (6,646 people or 34.8%)
  • Scottish (1,597 people or 8.4%)
  • Irish (1,558 people or 8.2%)
  • Italian (618 people or 3.2%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 17,093 responses in total, or 89.53% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in Carrum Downs and Frankston City were:

  • A larger percentage of people with Indian ancestry (3.1% compared to 1.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (35.0% compared to 39.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Irish ancestry (8.2% compared to 10.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Scottish ancestry (8.4% compared to 9.8%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+968 persons)
  • Irish (+268 persons)
  • Indian (+229 persons)
  • Scottish (+155 persons)

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