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Ancestry

The three largest ancestries in Frankston Metropolitan Activity Centre 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 Frankston Metropolitan Activity Centre 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 Frankston Metropolitan Activity Centre'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
Frankston Metropolitan Activity Centre - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%Frankston City %Number%Frankston City %2006 to 2011
English
1,04933.939.41,02833.437.0+21
Australian
87628.335.891429.739.2-37
map this data in atlas.idIrish3039.810.031110.19.1-8
map this data in atlas.idScottish2748.89.82528.28.9+22
German
1334.33.71414.63.6-8
Indian
923.01.5822.70.9+10
Italian
902.93.3953.13.1-5
Chinese
882.91.3692.20.9+19
Dutch
632.02.5762.52.5-13
Greek
511.71.5461.51.4+5
Filipino
371.21.0190.60.7+18
New Zealander
341.11.0331.10.9+1
Polish
321.00.8381.20.8-6
Croatian
270.90.5280.90.5-1
French
230.70.6180.60.5+5
Maori
220.70.9331.10.8-11
Russian
210.70.4160.50.3+5
Sinhalese
210.70.6190.60.5+2
Serbian
200.70.4160.50.4+4
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Frankston Metropolitan Activity Centre - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Frankston City %Number%Frankston City %2006 to 2011
Not stated34011.06.639612.98.5-57

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% Indian, Frankston City: 1.5% Italian, Frankston City: 3.3% Chinese, Frankston City: 1.3% Dutch, Frankston City: 2.5% Greek, Frankston City: 1.5% English, Frankston Metropolitan Activity Centre: 33.9% Australian, Frankston Metropolitan Activity Centre: 28.3% Irish, Frankston Metropolitan Activity Centre: 9.8% Scottish, Frankston Metropolitan Activity Centre: 8.8% German, Frankston Metropolitan Activity Centre: 4.3% Indian, Frankston Metropolitan Activity Centre: 3.0% Italian, Frankston Metropolitan Activity Centre: 2.9% Chinese, Frankston Metropolitan Activity Centre: 2.9% Dutch, Frankston Metropolitan Activity Centre: 2.0% Greek, Frankston Metropolitan Activity Centre: 1.7%
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, Frankston Metropolitan Activity Centre: +21 Australian, Frankston Metropolitan Activity Centre: -37 Irish, Frankston Metropolitan Activity Centre: -8 Scottish, Frankston Metropolitan Activity Centre: +22 German, Frankston Metropolitan Activity Centre: -8 Indian, Frankston Metropolitan Activity Centre: +10 Italian, Frankston Metropolitan Activity Centre: -5 Chinese, Frankston Metropolitan Activity Centre: +19 Dutch, Frankston Metropolitan Activity Centre: -13 Greek, Frankston Metropolitan Activity Centre: +5
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 Frankston Metropolitan Activity Centre in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (1,049 people or 33.9%)
  • Australian (876 people or 28.3%)
  • Irish (303 people or 9.8%)
  • Scottish (274 people or 8.8%)
  • German (133 people or 4.3%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 2,635 responses in total, or 85.15% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in Frankston Metropolitan Activity Centre and Frankston City were:

  • A larger percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (2.9% compared to 1.3%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Indian ancestry (3.0% compared to 1.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (28.3% compared to 35.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (33.9% compared to 39.4%)

Emerging groups

There were no major differences in Frankston Metropolitan Activity Centre between 2006 and 2011.

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