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The three largest ancestries in Seaford 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 Seaford 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 Seaford'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
Seaford - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%Frankston City %Number%Frankston City %2006 to 2011
English
6,21438.839.45,63536.237.0+579
Australian
5,53734.535.85,97238.439.2-435
map this data in atlas.idIrish1,90011.910.01,79211.59.1+108
map this data in atlas.idScottish1,63710.29.81,3048.48.9+333
German
6664.23.75773.73.6+89
Italian
5033.13.34542.93.1+49
Dutch
3682.32.52901.92.5+78
Greek
2761.71.52401.51.4+36
New Zealander
1831.11.01521.00.9+31
Maori
1791.10.91561.00.8+23
Chinese
1761.11.31330.90.9+43
Polish
1591.00.81340.90.8+25
Indian
1340.81.51040.70.9+30
Russian
1280.80.4890.60.3+39
Filipino
1160.71.0890.60.7+27
Hungarian
1050.70.51220.80.5-17
French
1010.60.6880.60.5+13
Welsh
990.60.7920.60.7+7
Sinhalese
840.50.6550.40.5+29
Croatian
760.50.5660.40.5+10
Maltese
730.50.5790.50.5-6
Mauritian
560.30.4510.30.3+5
American
560.30.3470.30.3+9
Spanish
540.30.4670.40.4-13
Swedish
520.30.1410.30.2+11
Inadequately Described
500.30.4700.50.3-20
Serbian
480.30.4580.40.4-10
Austrian
420.30.2370.20.3+5
South African
410.30.5460.30.4-5
Ukrainian
390.20.2430.30.2-4
Canadian
390.20.2370.20.2+2
Romanian
380.20.1210.10.1+17
Danish
370.20.2280.20.2+9
Slovene
300.20.1160.10.1+14
Cook Islander
280.20.270.00.1+21
Samoan
250.20.2390.30.2-14
Portuguese
240.10.1180.10.1+6
Lebanese
240.10.3190.10.3+5
Thai
230.10.2300.20.1-7
Turkish
230.10.2160.10.1+7
Swiss
220.10.1190.10.1+3
Latvian
220.10.1150.10.1+7
Egyptian
220.10.1170.10.1+5
Japanese
210.10.1160.10.0+5
Norwegian
210.10.1210.10.10
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Seaford - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Frankston City %Number%Frankston City %2006 to 2011
Not stated1,2347.76.61,4639.48.5-229

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% New Zealander, Frankston City: 1.0% Maori, Frankston City: 0.9% English, Seaford: 38.8% Australian, Seaford: 34.5% Irish, Seaford: 11.9% Scottish, Seaford: 10.2% German, Seaford: 4.2% Italian, Seaford: 3.1% Dutch, Seaford: 2.3% Greek, Seaford: 1.7% New Zealander, Seaford: 1.1% Maori, Seaford: 1.1%
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, Seaford: +579 Australian, Seaford: -435 Irish, Seaford: +108 Scottish, Seaford: +333 German, Seaford: +89 Italian, Seaford: +49 Dutch, Seaford: +78 Greek, Seaford: +36 New Zealander, Seaford: +31 Maori, Seaford: +23
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 Seaford in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (6,214 people or 38.8%)
  • Australian (5,537 people or 34.5%)
  • Irish (1,900 people or 11.9%)
  • Scottish (1,637 people or 10.2%)
  • German (666 people or 4.2%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 15,954 responses in total, or 99.54% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Irish ancestry (11.9% compared to 10.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (34.5% 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 (+579 persons)
  • Australian (-435 persons)
  • Scottish (+333 persons)
  • Irish (+108 persons)

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