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The three largest ancestries in Frankston South 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 South 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 South'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 South - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%Frankston City %Number%Frankston City %2006 to 2011
English
7,64243.339.46,68938.637.0+953
Australian
6,39736.335.86,83139.439.2-434
map this data in atlas.idIrish1,95011.110.01,6459.59.1+305
map this data in atlas.idScottish1,90110.89.81,7079.88.9+194
Italian
7124.03.36803.93.1+32
German
6853.93.76693.93.6+16
Dutch
4042.32.53882.22.5+16
Greek
2921.71.52781.61.4+14
Chinese
2201.21.31560.90.9+64
Indian
1560.91.5800.50.9+76
New Zealander
1480.81.01280.70.9+20
Welsh
1310.70.71200.70.7+11
Polish
1130.60.81350.80.8-22
Filipino
1010.61.0440.30.7+57
French
1000.60.6990.60.5+1
South African
920.50.5820.50.4+10
Croatian
910.50.5550.30.5+36
Maltese
740.40.5670.40.5+7
Serbian
740.40.4640.40.4+10
Hungarian
660.40.5630.40.5+3
Russian
600.30.4570.30.3+3
Canadian
600.30.2510.30.2+9
Lebanese
550.30.3480.30.3+7
Danish
500.30.2410.20.2+9
Spanish
500.30.4380.20.4+12
Maori
490.30.9840.50.8-35
Austrian
480.30.2600.30.3-12
American
470.30.3670.40.3-20
Sinhalese
450.30.6570.30.5-12
Bosnian
380.20.2450.30.2-7
Swiss
360.20.1220.10.1+14
Norwegian
300.20.1240.10.1+6
Ukrainian
290.20.2290.20.20
Inadequately Described
280.20.4320.20.3-4
Czech
270.20.1110.10.1+16
Cypriot
230.10.1270.20.1-4
Egyptian
220.10.190.10.1+13
Brazilian
220.10.0120.10.0+10
Iranian
220.10.190.10.0+13
Macedonian
220.10.1160.10.1+6
Cook Islander
210.10.230.00.1+18
Mauritian
200.10.4240.10.3-4
Japanese
200.10.1100.10.0+10
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Frankston South - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Frankston City %Number%Frankston City %2006 to 2011
Not stated9155.26.61,3497.88.5-434

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% Italian, Frankston City: 3.3% German, Frankston City: 3.7% Dutch, Frankston City: 2.5% Greek, Frankston City: 1.5% Chinese, Frankston City: 1.3% Indian, Frankston City: 1.5% English, Frankston South: 43.3% Australian, Frankston South: 36.3% Irish, Frankston South: 11.1% Scottish, Frankston South: 10.8% Italian, Frankston South: 4.0% German, Frankston South: 3.9% Dutch, Frankston South: 2.3% Greek, Frankston South: 1.7% Chinese, Frankston South: 1.2% Indian, Frankston South: 0.9%
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 South: +953 Australian, Frankston South: -434 Irish, Frankston South: +305 Scottish, Frankston South: +194 Italian, Frankston South: +32 German, Frankston South: +16 Dutch, Frankston South: +16 Greek, Frankston South: +14 Chinese, Frankston South: +64 Indian, Frankston South: +76
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 South in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (7,642 people or 43.3%)
  • Australian (6,397 people or 36.3%)
  • Irish (1,950 people or 11.1%)
  • Scottish (1,901 people or 10.8%)
  • Italian (712 people or 4.0%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 18,602 responses in total, or 105.49% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (43.3% compared to 39.4%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Irish ancestry (11.1% compared to 10.0%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+953 persons)
  • Australian (-434 persons)
  • Irish (+305 persons)
  • Scottish (+194 persons)

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