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The three largest ancestries in Altona - Seaholme 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 Altona - Seaholme 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 Altona - Seaholme'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
Altona - Seaholme - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2011 to 2016
English
3,93531.127.43,67831.225.6+257
Australian
3,51727.825.03,34628.425.8+171
map this data in atlas.idIrish1,51912.010.51,24610.69.1+273
map this data in atlas.idScottish1,2029.57.91,0408.87.3+162
Italian
8957.17.17216.16.9+174
Maltese
8046.44.37336.24.4+71
German
5114.03.14283.62.8+83
Chinese
4073.23.63483.03.1+59
Greek
3462.74.22902.54.3+56
Indian
2822.23.42942.53.0-12
Croatian
2091.71.62111.81.7-2
Vietnamese
1741.42.21070.91.9+67
Dutch
1721.41.22181.91.2-46
Polish
1651.31.31351.11.3+30
Filipino
1251.01.51431.21.5-18
New Zealander
1060.81.01121.00.8-6
Macedonian
900.71.6880.71.7+2
Albanian
830.70.4740.60.4+9
Serbian
760.61.2950.81.2-19
Welsh
740.60.6760.60.5-2
French
730.60.5480.40.4+25
Spanish
630.50.5320.30.4+31
Maori
600.50.7750.60.7-15
American
550.40.3280.20.2+27
South African
490.40.3330.30.3+16
Inadequately Described
480.40.7310.30.3+17
Lebanese
480.43.1350.33.1+13
Hungarian
440.30.4220.20.4+22
Danish
410.30.2340.30.2+7
Thai
410.30.3330.30.2+8
Russian
400.30.3290.20.4+11
Japanese
390.30.2160.10.1+23
Pakistani
340.30.390.10.1+25
Ukrainian
320.30.3280.20.3+4
Turkish
280.20.2150.10.2+13
Austrian
250.20.2460.40.2-21
Swedish
230.20.2360.30.2-13
Portuguese
220.20.2220.20.20
Bengali
220.20.2190.20.1+3
Indonesian
220.20.3200.20.3+2
Slovene
210.20.2240.20.2-3
Ethiopian
200.20.2120.10.2+8
Czech
200.20.1150.10.1+5
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Altona - Seaholme - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2011 to 2016
Not stated7525.96.06055.16.5+147

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, 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% German, Hobsons Bay City: 3.1% Chinese, Hobsons Bay City: 3.6% Greek, Hobsons Bay City: 4.2% Indian, Hobsons Bay City: 3.4% English, Altona - Seaholme: 31.1% Australian, Altona - Seaholme: 27.8% Irish, Altona - Seaholme: 12.0% Scottish, Altona - Seaholme: 9.5% Italian, Altona - Seaholme: 7.1% Maltese, Altona - Seaholme: 6.4% German, Altona - Seaholme: 4.0% Chinese, Altona - Seaholme: 3.2% Greek, Altona - Seaholme: 2.7% Indian, Altona - Seaholme: 2.2%
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, Altona - Seaholme: +257 Australian, Altona - Seaholme: +171 Irish, Altona - Seaholme: +273 Scottish, Altona - Seaholme: +162 Italian, Altona - Seaholme: +174 Maltese, Altona - Seaholme: +71 German, Altona - Seaholme: +83 Chinese, Altona - Seaholme: +59 Greek, Altona - Seaholme: +56 Indian, Altona - Seaholme: -12
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 Altona - Seaholme in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (3,935 people or 31.1%)
  • Australian (3,517 people or 27.8%)
  • Irish (1,519 people or 12.0%)
  • Scottish (1,202 people or 9.5%)
  • Italian (895 people or 7.1%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 11,068 responses in total, or 87.51% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in Altona - Seaholme and Hobsons Bay City were:

  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (31.1% compared to 27.4%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (27.8% compared to 25.0%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Maltese ancestry (6.4% compared to 4.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Lebanese ancestry (0.4% compared to 3.1%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Irish (+273 persons)
  • English (+257 persons)
  • Italian (+174 persons)
  • Australian (+171 persons)

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