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The three largest ancestries in Frankston Heights 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 Frankston Heights 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 Heights'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 Heights - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%Frankston City %Number%Frankston City %2006 to 2011
English
4,87240.039.44,53637.637.0+336
Australian
4,31435.435.84,74139.339.2-427
map this data in atlas.idScottish1,32210.89.81,1499.58.9+173
map this data in atlas.idIrish1,31210.810.01,1239.39.1+189
German
4934.03.74683.93.6+25
Italian
3613.03.33072.53.1+54
Dutch
2962.42.53102.62.5-14
Chinese
2091.71.31611.30.9+48
Greek
2061.71.51641.41.4+42
Indian
1431.21.5570.50.9+86
New Zealander
1201.01.01251.00.9-5
Maori
940.80.9640.50.8+30
French
890.70.6730.60.5+16
Polish
840.70.81010.80.8-17
Welsh
780.60.71151.00.7-37
Filipino
710.61.0420.30.7+29
Maltese
630.50.5680.60.5-5
Bosnian
590.50.2600.50.2-2
South African
590.50.5700.60.4-11
Mauritian
510.40.4370.30.3+14
Serbian
500.40.4460.40.4+4
Hungarian
470.40.5470.40.50
Sinhalese
460.40.6490.40.5-4
Russian
460.40.4390.30.3+7
Inadequately Described
420.30.4530.40.3-11
Turkish
410.30.2220.20.1+19
Croatian
400.30.5460.40.5-6
Spanish
400.30.4340.30.4+6
Austrian
360.30.2250.20.3+11
Lebanese
310.30.3180.10.3+13
Burmese peoples
270.20.000.00.0+27
Jewish
260.20.180.10.1+18
Swedish
250.20.1250.20.20
Thai
250.20.2130.10.1+12
Slovene
250.20.180.10.1+17
American
230.20.3150.10.3+8
Indonesian
220.20.1140.10.1+8
Other Eastern European
220.20.1100.10.1+12
Ukrainian
200.20.2210.20.2-1
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Frankston Heights - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Frankston City %Number%Frankston City %2006 to 2011
Not stated7346.06.69397.88.5-205

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% German, Frankston City: 3.7% Italian, Frankston City: 3.3% Dutch, Frankston City: 2.5% Chinese, Frankston City: 1.3% Greek, Frankston City: 1.5% Indian, Frankston City: 1.5% English, Frankston Heights: 40.0% Australian, Frankston Heights: 35.4% Scottish, Frankston Heights: 10.8% Irish, Frankston Heights: 10.8% German, Frankston Heights: 4.0% Italian, Frankston Heights: 3.0% Dutch, Frankston Heights: 2.4% Chinese, Frankston Heights: 1.7% Greek, Frankston Heights: 1.7% Indian, Frankston Heights: 1.2%
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 Heights: +336 Australian, Frankston Heights: -427 Scottish, Frankston Heights: +173 Irish, Frankston Heights: +189 German, Frankston Heights: +25 Italian, Frankston Heights: +54 Dutch, Frankston Heights: -14 Chinese, Frankston Heights: +48 Greek, Frankston Heights: +42 Indian, Frankston Heights: +86
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 Heights in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (4,872 people or 40.0%)
  • Australian (4,314 people or 35.4%)
  • Scottish (1,322 people or 10.8%)
  • Irish (1,312 people or 10.8%)
  • German (493 people or 4.0%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 12,313 responses in total, or 101.02% of all responses.

The major difference between the ancestries of the population in Frankston Heights and Frankston City was:

  • A larger percentage of people with Scottish ancestry (10.8% compared to 9.8%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Australian (-427 persons)
  • English (+336 persons)
  • Irish (+189 persons)
  • Scottish (+173 persons)

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