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The three largest ancestries in Karingal 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 Karingal 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 Karingal'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
Karingal - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%Frankston City %Number%Frankston City %2006 to 2011
English
5,38540.639.45,09238.537.0+293
Australian
4,51634.035.85,04138.139.2-525
map this data in atlas.idIrish1,45611.010.01,2659.69.1+191
map this data in atlas.idScottish1,36810.39.81,1879.08.9+181
German
5053.83.74573.53.6+48
Italian
3842.93.33272.53.1+57
Dutch
2952.22.53122.42.5-17
Greek
1891.41.51981.51.4-9
Chinese
1891.41.31361.00.9+53
Maori
1801.40.92181.60.8-38
New Zealander
1361.01.01391.10.9-3
Polish
1230.90.81150.90.8+8
Indian
1170.91.5450.30.9+72
Filipino
1160.91.0790.60.7+37
Welsh
1040.80.7910.70.7+13
Maltese
810.60.5550.40.5+26
Sinhalese
800.60.6700.50.5+10
Hungarian
720.50.5700.50.5+2
French
710.50.6790.60.5-8
Croatian
650.50.5490.40.5+16
Lebanese
610.50.3480.40.3+13
Inadequately Described
590.40.4370.30.3+22
Serbian
580.40.4780.60.4-20
Russian
540.40.4390.30.3+15
Mauritian
470.40.4350.30.3+12
Spanish
430.30.4690.50.4-26
American
420.30.3440.30.3-2
Danish
380.30.2230.20.2+15
Bosnian
370.30.2480.40.2-12
Samoan
370.30.2390.30.2-2
Austrian
360.30.2560.40.3-20
South African
320.20.5240.20.4+8
Fijian
310.20.2150.10.1+16
Cook Islander
300.20.2200.20.1+10
Turkish
290.20.2190.10.1+10
Ukrainian
290.20.2260.20.2+3
Chilean
270.20.1180.10.2+9
Latvian
240.20.1140.10.1+10
Swedish
240.20.1200.20.2+4
Zimbabwean
220.20.1110.10.0+11
Indonesian
220.20.1280.20.1-6
Sudanese
210.20.2300.20.1-9
Thai
200.20.2270.20.1-7
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Karingal - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Frankston City %Number%Frankston City %2006 to 2011
Not stated9257.06.61,0307.88.5-105

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% Italian, Frankston City: 3.3% Dutch, Frankston City: 2.5% Greek, Frankston City: 1.5% Chinese, Frankston City: 1.3% Maori, Frankston City: 0.9% English, Karingal: 40.6% Australian, Karingal: 34.0% Irish, Karingal: 11.0% Scottish, Karingal: 10.3% German, Karingal: 3.8% Italian, Karingal: 2.9% Dutch, Karingal: 2.2% Greek, Karingal: 1.4% Chinese, Karingal: 1.4% Maori, Karingal: 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, Karingal: +293 Australian, Karingal: -525 Irish, Karingal: +191 Scottish, Karingal: +181 German, Karingal: +48 Italian, Karingal: +57 Dutch, Karingal: -17 Greek, Karingal: -9 Chinese, Karingal: +53 Maori, Karingal: -38
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 Karingal in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (5,385 people or 40.6%)
  • Australian (4,516 people or 34.0%)
  • Irish (1,456 people or 11.0%)
  • Scottish (1,368 people or 10.3%)
  • German (505 people or 3.8%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 13,230 responses in total, or 99.64% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (40.6% compared to 39.4%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Irish ancestry (11.0% compared to 10.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (34.0% compared to 35.8%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Australian (-525 persons)
  • English (+293 persons)
  • Irish (+191 persons)
  • Scottish (+181 persons)

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