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The three largest ancestries in Skye in 2016 were Australian, English 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 Skye 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 Skye'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.

Please note: Due to changes in ABS rules around perturbation and additivity of data to protect the confidentiality of individuals in 2016, counts of ancestry groups and totals derived from them may differ slightly from those published by the ABS. For more information see notes on data confidentiality.

Derived from the Census question:

'What is the person's ancestry?'

Multi-response

Total population

Ancestry - Ranked by size
Skye - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%Frankston City %Number%Frankston City %2011 to 2016
Australian
3,00737.335.42,71336.235.8+294
English
2,99537.140.02,74336.639.4+252
map this data in atlas.idIrish80910.011.35537.410.0+256
map this data in atlas.idScottish6838.510.36038.19.8+80
Italian
3574.43.52653.53.3+92
German
2933.64.02303.13.7+63
Indian
2423.01.91602.11.5+82
Dutch
1852.32.41391.92.5+46
Filipino
1832.31.11622.21.0+21
Greek
1461.81.71401.91.5+6
Chinese
1211.51.8871.21.3+34
Maori
1111.40.9761.00.9+35
New Zealander
931.21.1620.81.0+31
Afghan
861.10.2670.90.2+19
Sinhalese
841.00.61081.40.6-24
Polish
660.80.9821.10.8-16
Samoan
640.80.3520.70.2+12
South African
610.80.6500.70.5+11
Maltese
530.70.6460.60.5+7
Croatian
520.60.6420.60.5+10
Hungarian
450.60.5370.50.5+8
Welsh
420.50.8610.80.7-19
Serbian
400.50.5440.60.4-4
Spanish
390.50.5610.80.4-22
Cook Islander
350.40.2500.70.2-15
French
350.40.6420.60.6-7
Mauritian
280.30.4480.60.4-20
Other Indian subcontinent
280.30.200.00.1+28
Russian
280.30.5280.40.40
Chilean
260.30.2250.30.1+1
Austrian
250.30.3160.20.2+9
Turkish
240.30.2180.20.2+6
Thai
230.30.370.10.2+16
Inadequately Described
220.30.6350.50.4-13
Danish
200.20.2210.30.2-1
Khmer (Cambodian)
200.20.1120.20.1+8
American
190.20.340.10.3+15
Ukrainian
190.20.3260.30.2-7
Portuguese
180.20.230.00.1+15
Vietnamese
170.20.2140.20.1+3
Zimbabwean
150.20.1180.20.1-3
Tongan
150.20.190.10.1+6
Lebanese
140.20.3290.40.3-15
Other Polynesian
140.20.180.10.0+6
Iraqi
130.20.080.10.0+5
Fijian
120.10.2200.30.2-8
Tamil
120.10.1240.30.1-12
Pakistani
110.10.130.00.1+8
Arab not further described
110.10.000.00.0+11
Burmese peoples
110.10.100.00.0+11
Ethiopian
110.10.070.10.0+4
Other North-Western European
100.10.130.00.0+7
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Skye - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Frankston City %Number%Frankston City %2011 to 2016
Not stated3974.96.84095.56.6-12

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Ancestry, 2016
Ancestry, 2016 Australian, Frankston City: 35.4% English, Frankston City: 40.0% Irish, Frankston City: 11.3% Scottish, Frankston City: 10.3% Italian, Frankston City: 3.5% German, Frankston City: 4.0% Indian, Frankston City: 1.9% Dutch, Frankston City: 2.4% Filipino, Frankston City: 1.1% Greek, Frankston City: 1.7% Australian, Skye: 37.3% English, Skye: 37.1% Irish, Skye: 10.0% Scottish, Skye: 8.5% Italian, Skye: 4.4% German, Skye: 3.6% Indian, Skye: 3.0% Dutch, Skye: 2.3% Filipino, Skye: 2.3% Greek, Skye: 1.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in ancestry, 2011 to 2016
Change in ancestry, 2011 to 2016 Australian, Skye: +294 English, Skye: +252 Irish, Skye: +256 Scottish, Skye: +80 Italian, Skye: +92 German, Skye: +63 Indian, Skye: +82 Dutch, Skye: +46 Filipino, Skye: +21 Greek, Skye: +6
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (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 Skye in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Australian (3,007 people or 37.3%)
  • English (2,995 people or 37.1%)
  • Irish (809 people or 10.0%)
  • Scottish (683 people or 8.5%)
  • Italian (357 people or 4.4%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 7,851 responses in total, or 97.33% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (37.3% compared to 35.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (37.1% compared to 40.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Scottish ancestry (8.5% compared to 10.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Irish ancestry (10.0% compared to 11.3%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the reported ancestries of the population in this area between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Australian (+294 persons)
  • Irish (+256 persons)
  • English (+252 persons)
  • Italian (+92 persons)

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