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The three largest ancestries in the Frankston City in 2016 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 the Frankston City 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 the Frankston City'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
Frankston City - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2011 to 2016
English
53,61140.026.649,87139.426.9+3,740
Australian
47,48735.424.045,21635.826.4+2,271
map this data in atlas.idIrish15,16711.39.112,59110.08.8+2,576
map this data in atlas.idScottish13,80110.37.312,3999.87.2+1,402
German
5,3714.03.04,6993.73.0+672
Italian
4,7603.56.74,2023.37.0+558
Dutch
3,2092.41.53,1492.51.6+60
Indian
2,5261.94.41,8391.53.2+687
Chinese
2,3811.87.91,6141.36.1+767
Greek
2,2271.73.61,8861.53.9+341
Filipino
1,5031.11.31,2051.01.1+298
New Zealander
1,4281.10.71,2451.00.7+183
Maori
1,2550.90.41,0790.90.4+176
Polish
1,1530.91.11,0450.81.1+108
Welsh
1,0640.80.59380.70.5+126
French
8680.60.67030.60.5+165
Sinhalese
8000.61.57810.61.2+19
Inadequately Described
7700.60.74750.40.4+295
Maltese
7570.61.56870.51.6+70
Croatian
7550.60.86240.50.9+131
South African
7530.60.45930.50.4+160
Russian
7020.50.55230.40.5+179
Hungarian
6610.50.45830.50.5+78
Serbian
6440.50.65670.40.7+77
Spanish
6240.50.54910.40.5+133
Mauritian
5100.40.34490.40.3+61
Lebanese
4520.31.04370.31.0+15
American
4140.30.33420.30.3+72
Samoan
4050.30.42820.20.3+123
Thai
3670.30.32050.20.2+162
Austrian
3520.30.22950.20.2+57
Ukrainian
3360.30.32160.20.3+120
Danish
3270.20.22700.20.2+57
Cook Islander
2930.20.12730.20.1+20
Turkish
2820.20.82420.20.8+40
Vietnamese
2800.22.41680.12.0+112
Bosnian
2790.20.22660.20.2+13
Afghan
2590.20.42370.20.2+22
Swedish
2510.20.21860.10.1+65
Fijian
2480.20.22170.20.1+31
Chilean
2430.20.21890.10.2+54
Portuguese
2270.20.31170.10.2+110
Sudanese
2210.20.31920.20.2+29
Indonesian
2160.20.31760.10.3+40
Other Indian subcontinent
2070.20.4680.10.2+139
Canadian
2000.10.12160.20.1-16
Khmer (Cambodian)
1900.10.41350.10.3+55
Romanian
1870.10.21730.10.2+14
Czech
1820.10.11680.10.1+14
Australian Aboriginal
1770.10.11080.10.1+69
Swiss
1770.10.11580.10.1+19
Norwegian
1700.10.11520.10.1+18
Egyptian
1590.10.31490.10.3+10
Slovene
1580.10.11180.10.1+40
Malay
1440.10.31020.10.2+42
Latvian
1390.10.11500.10.1-11
Japanese
1390.10.31030.10.2+36
Cypriot
1390.10.3950.10.2+44
Central and West African
1340.10.1600.00.1+74
Jewish
1250.10.2900.10.3+35
Macedonian
1250.10.91050.11.0+20
Zimbabwean
1250.10.11110.10.0+14
Anglo-Indian
1220.10.11120.10.1+10
Pakistani
1090.10.4920.10.2+17
Other British
1050.10.1520.00.0+53
Iranian
1050.10.4990.10.2+6
Korean
1040.10.4570.00.3+47
Argentinian
980.10.1810.10.1+17
Lithuanian
960.10.11030.10.1-7
Tamil
940.10.2740.10.2+20
Finnish
880.10.1740.10.1+14
Slovak
860.10.1590.00.1+27
Other Southern and East African
850.10.11150.10.1-30
Other South American
820.10.1640.10.1+18
Other Eastern European
810.10.1650.10.1+16
Tongan
800.10.1710.10.1+9
Other North-Western European
790.10.0470.00.0+32
Punjabi
730.10.3120.00.1+61
Burmese peoples
730.10.3580.00.2+15
Other Polynesian
700.10.0560.00.0+14
Belgian
680.10.0560.00.0+12
Other Oceanian (inc. Melanesia & Micronesia)
650.00.1890.10.0-24
Other Middle-Eastern peoples
620.00.2440.00.1+18
Armenian
610.00.1590.00.1+2
Other Southern/South East European
580.00.100.00.0+58
Seychellois
580.00.0660.10.0-8
Papua New Guinean
570.00.0490.00.0+8
Arab not further described
550.00.2530.00.2+2
Mexican
510.00.0240.00.0+27
Syrian
500.00.1480.00.1+2
Peruvian
480.00.0390.00.0+9
Brazilian
470.00.1340.00.0+13
Other Central Asian
460.00.2410.00.1+5
Caribbean Islander
430.00.0390.00.0+4
Albanian
420.00.2360.00.2+6
Bulgarian
400.00.0310.00.0+9
Nepalese
360.00.2160.00.1+20
Palestinian
360.00.1340.00.0+2
Estonian
340.00.0270.00.0+7
Bengali
330.00.2290.00.1+4
Colombian
290.00.1250.00.1+4
Singaporean
280.00.0190.00.0+9
Uruguayan
280.00.0280.00.00
Salvadoran
270.00.1140.00.1+13
Other North American
270.00.1290.00.0-2
Timorese
260.00.1110.00.1+15
Native American (Indian)
250.00.0160.00.0+9
Assyrian/Chaldean
250.00.3250.00.20
Lao
240.00.1310.00.1-7
Other Arab peoples
210.00.1110.00.1+10
Taiwanese
200.00.170.00.0+13
Iraqi
190.00.3210.00.2-2
Ethiopian
190.00.2140.00.1+5
Afrikaner
160.00.0150.00.0+1
Australian South Sea Islander
150.00.050.00.0+10
Other South-East Asian
130.00.0280.00.0-15
Other Northern Asian
100.00.0150.00.0-5
Kurdish
100.00.1130.00.0-3
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Frankston City - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2011 to 2016
Not stated9,0736.86.28,3066.66.4+767

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 English, Greater Melbourne: 26.6% Australian, Greater Melbourne: 24.0% Irish, Greater Melbourne: 9.1% Scottish, Greater Melbourne: 7.3% German, Greater Melbourne: 3.0% Italian, Greater Melbourne: 6.7% Dutch, Greater Melbourne: 1.5% Indian, Greater Melbourne: 4.4% Chinese, Greater Melbourne: 7.9% Greek, Greater Melbourne: 3.6% English, Frankston City: 40.0% Australian, Frankston City: 35.4% Irish, Frankston City: 11.3% Scottish, Frankston City: 10.3% German, Frankston City: 4.0% Italian, Frankston City: 3.5% Dutch, Frankston City: 2.4% Indian, Frankston City: 1.9% Chinese, Frankston City: 1.8% Greek, Frankston City: 1.7%
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 English, Frankston City: +3,740 Australian, Frankston City: +2,271 Irish, Frankston City: +2,576 Scottish, Frankston City: +1,402 German, Frankston City: +672 Italian, Frankston City: +558 Dutch, Frankston City: +60 Indian, Frankston City: +687 Chinese, Frankston City: +767 Greek, Frankston City: +341
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 Frankston City in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (53,611 people or 40.0%)
  • Australian (47,487 people or 35.4%)
  • Irish (15,167 people or 11.3%)
  • Scottish (13,801 people or 10.3%)
  • German (5,371 people or 4.0%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 135,437 responses in total, or 100.96% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (40.0% compared to 26.6%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (35.4% compared to 24.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (1.8% compared to 7.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Italian ancestry (3.5% compared to 6.7%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+3,740 persons)
  • Irish (+2,576 persons)
  • Australian (+2,271 persons)
  • Scottish (+1,402 persons)

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