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The three largest ancestries in Hobsons Bay City 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 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.

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)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
Australian
21,67725.826.423,57928.930.2-1,902
English
21,50425.626.919,35923.825.7+2,145
map this data in atlas.idIrish7,6209.18.86,5338.08.4+1,087
map this data in atlas.idScottish6,1327.37.25,4176.76.7+715
Italian
5,7946.97.05,7747.17.2+20
Maltese
3,7164.41.63,9564.91.6-240
Greek
3,6234.33.93,5674.44.1+56
Lebanese
2,6003.11.02,3692.90.9+231
Chinese
2,5773.16.12,0782.65.0+499
Indian
2,5173.03.29061.11.9+1,611
German
2,3712.83.02,2272.73.1+144
Vietnamese
1,5611.92.01,5081.91.7+53
Macedonian
1,4631.71.01,5021.81.0-39
Croatian
1,3981.70.91,4221.70.9-24
Filipino
1,2981.51.11,3571.70.9-59
Polish
1,0671.31.11,0881.31.2-21
Serbian
1,0081.20.71,1511.40.7-143
Dutch
9851.21.69301.11.7+55
New Zealander
6460.80.75460.70.6+100
Maori
6050.70.47360.90.3-131
Burmese peoples
4830.60.21220.10.1+361
Welsh
4140.50.54000.50.5+14
French
3660.40.53690.50.5-3
Albanian
3320.40.23060.40.2+26
Spanish
3270.40.53290.40.4-2
Hungarian
3200.40.53120.40.5+8
Russian
3100.40.52500.30.5+60
Slovak
2780.30.13150.40.1-37
Inadequately Described
2640.30.42710.30.3-7
Ukrainian
2570.30.33000.40.3-43
South African
2500.30.41650.20.4+85
Sinhalese
2470.31.22150.31.0+32
Indonesian
2130.30.31680.20.2+45
American
2060.20.31640.20.3+42
Egyptian
2040.20.31690.20.3+35
Romanian
1970.20.21980.20.2-1
Austrian
1950.20.21940.20.3+1
Thai
1900.20.21370.20.2+53
Turkish
1860.20.81490.20.8+37
Portuguese
1860.20.21590.20.2+27
Mauritian
1840.20.31300.20.3+54
Ethiopian
1830.20.11660.20.1+17
Khmer (Cambodian)
1810.20.31740.20.3+7
Slovene
1560.20.11800.20.1-24
Arab not further described
1550.20.21520.20.1+3
Danish
1530.20.21200.10.2+33
Other Indian subcontinent
1320.20.2250.00.1+107
Chilean
1290.20.2910.10.2+38
Swedish
1280.20.11400.20.1-12
Samoan
1260.20.31240.20.2+2
Japanese
1220.10.21010.10.2+21
Cypriot
1180.10.2380.00.1+80
Nepalese
1180.10.1100.00.0+108
Sudanese
1140.10.21490.20.2-35
Bengali
1140.10.1770.10.1+37
Korean
1070.10.3330.00.2+74
Malay
1040.10.2990.10.2+5
Finnish
1030.10.11010.10.1+2
Canadian
980.10.1690.10.1+29
Tongan
980.10.11130.10.1-15
Norwegian
950.10.1710.10.1+24
Czech
950.10.1930.10.1+2
Bosnian
930.10.2930.10.20
Latvian
930.10.1860.10.1+7
Pakistani
920.10.2540.10.1+38
Anglo-Indian
870.10.1930.10.1-6
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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)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
Not stated5,4896.56.46,6218.18.1-1,132

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, Greater Melbourne: 26.4% English, Greater Melbourne: 26.9% Irish, Greater Melbourne: 8.8% Scottish, Greater Melbourne: 7.2% Italian, Greater Melbourne: 7.0% Maltese, Greater Melbourne: 1.6% Greek, Greater Melbourne: 3.9% Lebanese, Greater Melbourne: 1.0% Chinese, Greater Melbourne: 6.1% Indian, Greater Melbourne: 3.2% Australian, Hobsons Bay City: 25.8% English, Hobsons Bay City: 25.6% Irish, Hobsons Bay City: 9.1% Scottish, Hobsons Bay City: 7.3% Italian, Hobsons Bay City: 6.9% Maltese, Hobsons Bay City: 4.4% Greek, Hobsons Bay City: 4.3% Lebanese, Hobsons Bay City: 3.1% Chinese, Hobsons Bay City: 3.1% Indian, Hobsons Bay City: 3.0%
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, Hobsons Bay City: -1,902 English, Hobsons Bay City: +2,145 Irish, Hobsons Bay City: +1,087 Scottish, Hobsons Bay City: +715 Italian, Hobsons Bay City: +20 Maltese, Hobsons Bay City: -240 Greek, Hobsons Bay City: +56 Lebanese, Hobsons Bay City: +231 Chinese, Hobsons Bay City: +499 Indian, Hobsons Bay City: +1,611
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 Hobsons Bay City in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Australian (21,677 people or 25.8%)
  • English (21,504 people or 25.6%)
  • Irish (7,620 people or 9.1%)
  • Scottish (6,132 people or 7.3%)
  • Italian (5,794 people or 6.9%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 62,727 responses in total, or 74.80% 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 (4.4% compared to 1.6%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Lebanese ancestry (3.1% compared to 1.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (3.1% compared to 6.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (25.6% compared to 26.9%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+2,145 persons)
  • Australian (-1,902 persons)
  • Indian (+1,611 persons)
  • Irish (+1,087 persons)

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