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The three largest ancestries in Sandhurst 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 Sandhurst 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 Sandhurst'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
Sandhurst - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%Frankston City %Number%Frankston City %2006 to 2011
English
1,06134.739.433237.737.0+729
Australian
95531.235.832136.439.2+634
map this data in atlas.idScottish2568.49.8869.88.9+170
map this data in atlas.idIrish2518.210.0738.39.1+178
Italian
1073.53.3364.13.1+71
Indian
993.21.5151.70.9+84
Chinese
852.81.3121.30.9+73
South African
802.60.550.50.4+75
German
732.43.7283.23.6+45
Dutch
692.32.5262.92.5+43
Filipino
612.01.0121.30.7+49
Greek
581.91.5192.21.4+39
Sinhalese
451.50.691.00.5+36
New Zealander
371.21.0131.50.9+24
Lebanese
321.00.330.30.3+29
Maltese
311.00.570.80.5+24
Polish
311.00.830.30.8+28
Serbian
311.00.4151.70.4+16
Mauritian
290.90.4111.20.3+18
Croatian
260.80.500.00.5+26
Spanish
240.80.4121.30.4+12
Inadequately Described
230.80.430.30.3+20
Russian
220.70.430.30.3+19
Turkish
220.70.200.00.1+22
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Sandhurst - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Frankston City %Number%Frankston City %2006 to 2011
Not stated1073.56.6434.98.5+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% Scottish, Frankston City: 9.8% Irish, Frankston City: 10.0% Italian, Frankston City: 3.3% Indian, Frankston City: 1.5% Chinese, Frankston City: 1.3% South African, Frankston City: 0.5% German, Frankston City: 3.7% Dutch, Frankston City: 2.5% English, Sandhurst: 34.7% Australian, Sandhurst: 31.2% Scottish, Sandhurst: 8.4% Irish, Sandhurst: 8.2% Italian, Sandhurst: 3.5% Indian, Sandhurst: 3.2% Chinese, Sandhurst: 2.8% South African, Sandhurst: 2.6% German, Sandhurst: 2.4% Dutch, Sandhurst: 2.3%
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, Sandhurst: +729 Australian, Sandhurst: +634 Scottish, Sandhurst: +170 Irish, Sandhurst: +178 Italian, Sandhurst: +71 Indian, Sandhurst: +84 Chinese, Sandhurst: +73 South African, Sandhurst: +75 German, Sandhurst: +45 Dutch, Sandhurst: +43
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 Sandhurst in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (1,061 people or 34.7%)
  • Australian (955 people or 31.2%)
  • Scottish (256 people or 8.4%)
  • Irish (251 people or 8.2%)
  • Italian (107 people or 3.5%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 2,630 responses in total, or 85.89% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with South African ancestry (2.6% compared to 0.5%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Indian ancestry (3.2% compared to 1.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (34.7% compared to 39.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (31.2% compared to 35.8%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+729 persons)
  • Australian (+634 persons)
  • Irish (+178 persons)
  • Scottish (+170 persons)

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