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The three largest ancestries in Hobsons Bay 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 Hobsons Bay 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 Hobsons Bay 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
Hobsons Bay City - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2011 to 2016
English
24,34527.426.621,50425.626.9+2,841
Australian
22,22125.024.021,67725.826.4+544
map this data in atlas.idIrish9,33110.59.17,6209.18.8+1,711
map this data in atlas.idScottish7,0537.97.36,1327.37.2+921
Italian
6,3197.16.75,7946.97.0+525
Maltese
3,8304.31.53,7164.41.6+114
Greek
3,7084.23.63,6234.33.9+85
Chinese
3,2243.67.92,5773.16.1+647
Indian
3,0123.44.42,5173.03.2+495
Lebanese
2,7273.11.02,6003.11.0+127
German
2,7153.13.02,3712.83.0+344
Vietnamese
1,9502.22.41,5611.92.0+389
Macedonian
1,4601.60.91,4631.71.0-3
Croatian
1,4401.60.81,3981.70.9+42
Filipino
1,3731.51.31,2981.51.1+75
Polish
1,1451.31.11,0671.31.1+78
Serbian
1,0891.20.61,0081.20.7+81
Dutch
1,0891.21.59851.21.6+104
New Zealander
8681.00.76460.80.7+222
Maori
6370.70.46050.70.4+32
Inadequately Described
5840.70.72640.30.4+320
Welsh
4950.60.54140.50.5+81
Burmese peoples
4910.60.34830.60.2+8
French
4460.50.63660.40.5+80
Spanish
4120.50.53270.40.5+85
Hungarian
3730.40.43200.40.5+53
Albanian
3670.40.23320.40.2+35
Sinhalese
3350.41.52470.31.2+88
Indonesian
3040.30.32130.30.3+91
South African
2970.30.42500.30.4+47
Thai
2910.30.31900.20.2+101
Russian
2900.30.53100.40.5-20
Pakistani
2820.30.4920.10.2+190
Ukrainian
2800.30.32570.30.3+23
Arab not further described
2730.30.21550.20.2+118
Slovak
2650.30.12780.30.1-13
Other Indian subcontinent
2500.30.41320.20.2+118
American
2490.30.32060.20.3+43
Egyptian
2220.30.32040.20.3+18
Turkish
2070.20.81860.20.8+21
Portuguese
2050.20.31860.20.2+19
Austrian
2030.20.21950.20.2+8
Iranian
2030.20.4830.10.2+120
Punjabi
1990.20.3820.10.1+117
Ethiopian
1950.20.21830.20.1+12
Japanese
1900.20.31220.10.2+68
Romanian
1900.20.21970.20.2-7
Samoan
1870.20.41260.20.3+61
Khmer (Cambodian)
1800.20.41810.20.3-1
Danish
1730.20.21530.20.2+20
Mauritian
1660.20.31840.20.3-18
Malay
1640.20.31040.10.2+60
Swedish
1580.20.21280.20.1+30
Slovene
1540.20.11560.20.1-2
Chilean
1520.20.21290.20.2+23
Bengali
1460.20.21140.10.1+32
Canadian
1460.20.1980.10.1+48
Cypriot
1440.20.31180.10.2+26
Nepalese
1440.20.21180.10.1+26
Tongan
1300.10.1980.10.1+32
Bosnian
1150.10.2930.10.2+22
Fijian
1100.10.2780.10.1+32
Other Arab peoples
1070.10.1610.10.1+46
Czech
1050.10.1950.10.1+10
Colombian
1050.10.1740.10.1+31
Latvian
1010.10.1930.10.1+8
Finnish
1000.10.11030.10.1-3
Swiss
970.10.1630.10.1+34
Norwegian
960.10.1950.10.1+1
Iraqi
940.10.3680.10.2+26
Sudanese
920.10.31140.10.2-22
Korean
910.10.41070.10.3-16
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Hobsons Bay City - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2011 to 2016
Not stated5,3506.06.25,4896.56.4-139

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% Italian, Greater Melbourne: 6.7% Maltese, Greater Melbourne: 1.5% Greek, Greater Melbourne: 3.6% Chinese, Greater Melbourne: 7.9% Indian, Greater Melbourne: 4.4% Lebanese, Greater Melbourne: 1.0% English, Hobsons Bay City: 27.4% Australian, Hobsons Bay City: 25.0% Irish, Hobsons Bay City: 10.5% Scottish, Hobsons Bay City: 7.9% Italian, Hobsons Bay City: 7.1% Maltese, Hobsons Bay City: 4.3% Greek, Hobsons Bay City: 4.2% Chinese, Hobsons Bay City: 3.6% Indian, Hobsons Bay City: 3.4% Lebanese, Hobsons Bay City: 3.1%
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, Hobsons Bay City: +2,841 Australian, Hobsons Bay City: +544 Irish, Hobsons Bay City: +1,711 Scottish, Hobsons Bay City: +921 Italian, Hobsons Bay City: +525 Maltese, Hobsons Bay City: +114 Greek, Hobsons Bay City: +85 Chinese, Hobsons Bay City: +647 Indian, Hobsons Bay City: +495 Lebanese, Hobsons Bay City: +127
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 Hobsons Bay City in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (24,345 people or 27.4%)
  • Australian (22,221 people or 25.0%)
  • Irish (9,331 people or 10.5%)
  • Scottish (7,053 people or 7.9%)
  • Italian (6,319 people or 7.1%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 69,269 responses in total, or 78.03% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Maltese ancestry (4.3% compared to 1.5%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Lebanese ancestry (3.1% compared to 1.0%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Irish ancestry (10.5% compared to 9.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (3.6% compared to 7.9%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+2,841 persons)
  • Irish (+1,711 persons)
  • Scottish (+921 persons)
  • Chinese (+647 persons)

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