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The three largest ancestries in Gannawarra Shire in 2011 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 Gannawarra Shire 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 Gannawarra Shire'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
Gannawarra Shire - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%Regional VIC %Number%Regional VIC %2006 to 2011
Australian4,75945.940.95,82051.545.8-1,061
English4,40042.539.94,20637.235.8+194
Irish1,13110.912.61,1229.911.3+9
Scottish1,09110.510.99628.59.4+129
German4304.14.64083.64.4+22
Italian1731.73.61931.73.5-20
Dutch1331.32.31211.12.3+12
Welsh480.50.5310.30.5+17
New Zealander380.40.5370.30.5+1
Filipino380.40.4110.10.3+27
Maltese370.40.5350.30.5+2
French360.30.4290.30.3+7
Greek240.20.5320.30.6-8
Chinese210.20.7330.30.6-12
South African210.20.2290.30.1-8
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Gannawarra Shire - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Regional VIC %Number%Regional VIC %2006 to 2011
Not stated7457.26.68037.17.1-58

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 Australian, Regional VIC: 40.9% English, Regional VIC: 39.9% Irish, Regional VIC: 12.6% Scottish, Regional VIC: 10.9% German, Regional VIC: 4.6% Italian, Regional VIC: 3.6% Dutch, Regional VIC: 2.3% Welsh, Regional VIC: 0.5% New Zealander, Regional VIC: 0.5% Filipino, Regional VIC: 0.4% Australian, Gannawarra Shire: 45.9% English, Gannawarra Shire: 42.5% Irish, Gannawarra Shire: 10.9% Scottish, Gannawarra Shire: 10.5% German, Gannawarra Shire: 4.1% Italian, Gannawarra Shire: 1.7% Dutch, Gannawarra Shire: 1.3% Welsh, Gannawarra Shire: 0.5% New Zealander, Gannawarra Shire: 0.4% Filipino, Gannawarra Shire: 0.4%
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 Australian, Gannawarra Shire: -1,061 English, Gannawarra Shire: +194 Irish, Gannawarra Shire: +9 Scottish, Gannawarra Shire: +129 German, Gannawarra Shire: +22 Italian, Gannawarra Shire: -20 Dutch, Gannawarra Shire: +12 Welsh, Gannawarra Shire: +17 New Zealander, Gannawarra Shire: +1 Filipino, Gannawarra Shire: +27
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 Gannawarra Shire in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Australian (4,759 people or 45.9%)
  • English (4,400 people or 42.5%)
  • Irish (1,131 people or 10.9%)
  • Scottish (1,091 people or 10.5%)
  • German (430 people or 4.1%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 11,811 responses in total, or 113.95% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in Gannawarra Shire and Regional VIC were:

  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (45.9% compared to 40.9%)
  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (42.5% compared to 39.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Italian ancestry (1.7% compared to 3.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Irish ancestry (10.9% compared to 12.6%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Australian (-1,061 persons)
  • English (+194 persons)
  • Scottish (+129 persons)

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