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The three largest ancestries in Frankston Central 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 Frankston Central 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 Frankston Central'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 Central - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%Frankston City %Number%Frankston City %2006 to 2011
English
3,39035.539.43,23435.337.0+156
Australian
2,89030.235.82,96832.439.2-78
map this data in atlas.idIrish95410.010.09099.99.1+45
map this data in atlas.idScottish9059.59.88038.88.9+102
German
3934.13.74054.43.6-12
Indian
2883.01.51822.00.9+106
Italian
2742.93.32352.63.1+39
Dutch
2082.22.51982.22.5+10
Chinese
2072.21.31401.50.9+67
Greek
1231.31.51481.61.4-25
Polish
1161.20.81131.20.8+3
Filipino
1151.21.0560.60.7+59
New Zealander
770.81.0891.00.9-12
Maori
740.80.9850.90.8-11
French
740.80.6430.50.5+31
Welsh
620.60.7410.40.7+21
Sinhalese
560.60.6420.50.5+14
Inadequately Described
540.60.4750.80.3-21
Croatian
530.60.5600.70.5-7
Serbian
470.50.4490.50.4-2
Mauritian
470.50.4170.20.3+30
Maltese
450.50.5400.40.5+5
Russian
450.50.4420.50.3+3
Spanish
440.50.4380.40.4+6
Lebanese
440.50.3270.30.3+17
Hungarian
440.50.5460.50.5-2
Bosnian
390.40.2480.50.2-9
American
370.40.3330.40.3+4
South African
370.40.5510.60.4-14
Thai
290.30.230.00.1+26
Zimbabwean
280.30.170.10.0+21
Ukrainian
220.20.2330.40.2-11
Czech
220.20.1130.10.1+9
Central and West African
220.20.060.10.0+16
Latvian
220.20.1170.20.1+5
Other Southern and East African
210.20.1110.10.0+10
Papua New Guinean
210.20.060.10.0+15
Norwegian
200.20.1190.20.1+1
Austrian
200.20.2320.30.3-12
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Frankston Central - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Frankston City %Number%Frankston City %2006 to 2011
Not stated98910.46.61,05311.58.5-64

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% Irish, Frankston City: 10.0% Scottish, Frankston City: 9.8% German, Frankston City: 3.7% Indian, Frankston City: 1.5% Italian, Frankston City: 3.3% Dutch, Frankston City: 2.5% Chinese, Frankston City: 1.3% Greek, Frankston City: 1.5% English, Frankston Central: 35.5% Australian, Frankston Central: 30.2% Irish, Frankston Central: 10.0% Scottish, Frankston Central: 9.5% German, Frankston Central: 4.1% Indian, Frankston Central: 3.0% Italian, Frankston Central: 2.9% Dutch, Frankston Central: 2.2% Chinese, Frankston Central: 2.2% Greek, Frankston Central: 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 Central: +156 Australian, Frankston Central: -78 Irish, Frankston Central: +45 Scottish, Frankston Central: +102 German, Frankston Central: -12 Indian, Frankston Central: +106 Italian, Frankston Central: +39 Dutch, Frankston Central: +10 Chinese, Frankston Central: +67 Greek, Frankston Central: -25
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 Central in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (3,390 people or 35.5%)
  • Australian (2,890 people or 30.2%)
  • Irish (954 people or 10.0%)
  • Scottish (905 people or 9.5%)
  • German (393 people or 4.1%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 8,532 responses in total, or 89.27% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Indian ancestry (3.0% compared to 1.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (30.2% compared to 35.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (35.5% compared to 39.4%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+156 persons)
  • Indian (+106 persons)
  • Scottish (+102 persons)
  • Australian (-78 persons)

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