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The three largest ancestries in Altona - Seaholme 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 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.

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)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2006 to 2011
English
3,67831.225.63,34829.123.8+330
Australian
3,34628.425.83,68832.028.9-342
map this data in atlas.idIrish1,24610.69.11,0999.58.0+147
map this data in atlas.idScottish1,0408.87.38737.66.7+167
Maltese
7336.24.47196.24.9+14
Italian
7216.16.97036.17.1+18
German
4283.62.83903.42.7+38
Chinese
3483.03.13052.62.6+43
Indian
2942.53.01721.51.1+122
Greek
2902.54.32512.24.4+39
Dutch
2181.91.21641.41.1+54
Croatian
2111.81.71841.61.7+27
Filipino
1431.21.51341.21.7+9
Polish
1351.11.31441.31.3-9
New Zealander
1121.00.8750.70.7+37
Vietnamese
1070.91.9980.91.9+9
Serbian
950.81.2990.91.4-4
Macedonian
880.71.7430.41.8+45
Welsh
760.60.5690.60.5+7
Maori
750.60.7730.60.9+2
Albanian
740.60.4290.30.4+45
French
480.40.4510.40.5-3
Austrian
460.40.2350.30.2+11
Swedish
360.30.2300.30.2+6
Lebanese
350.33.1490.42.9-14
Danish
340.30.2250.20.1+9
South African
330.30.3170.10.2+16
Thai
330.30.2190.20.2+14
Spanish
320.30.4410.40.4-9
Inadequately Described
310.30.3480.40.3-17
Russian
290.20.4230.20.3+6
American
280.20.2190.20.2+9
Ukrainian
280.20.3240.20.4+4
Slovak
240.20.3120.10.4+12
Slovene
240.20.2360.30.2-12
Norwegian
230.20.1120.10.1+11
Canadian
230.20.160.10.1+17
Egyptian
220.20.2160.10.2+6
Hungarian
220.20.4370.30.4-15
Latvian
220.20.1230.20.1-1
Portuguese
220.20.2170.10.2+5
Nepalese
210.20.100.00.0+21
Indonesian
200.20.390.10.2+11
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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)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2006 to 2011
Not stated6055.16.58077.08.1-202

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, Hobsons Bay City: 25.6% Australian, Hobsons Bay City: 25.8% Irish, Hobsons Bay City: 9.1% Scottish, Hobsons Bay City: 7.3% Maltese, Hobsons Bay City: 4.4% Italian, Hobsons Bay City: 6.9% German, Hobsons Bay City: 2.8% Chinese, Hobsons Bay City: 3.1% Indian, Hobsons Bay City: 3.0% Greek, Hobsons Bay City: 4.3% English, Altona - Seaholme: 31.2% Australian, Altona - Seaholme: 28.4% Irish, Altona - Seaholme: 10.6% Scottish, Altona - Seaholme: 8.8% Maltese, Altona - Seaholme: 6.2% Italian, Altona - Seaholme: 6.1% German, Altona - Seaholme: 3.6% Chinese, Altona - Seaholme: 3.0% Indian, Altona - Seaholme: 2.5% Greek, Altona - Seaholme: 2.5%
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, Altona - Seaholme: +330 Australian, Altona - Seaholme: -342 Irish, Altona - Seaholme: +147 Scottish, Altona - Seaholme: +167 Maltese, Altona - Seaholme: +14 Italian, Altona - Seaholme: +18 German, Altona - Seaholme: +38 Chinese, Altona - Seaholme: +43 Indian, Altona - Seaholme: +122 Greek, Altona - Seaholme: +39
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 Altona - Seaholme in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (3,678 people or 31.2%)
  • Australian (3,346 people or 28.4%)
  • Irish (1,246 people or 10.6%)
  • Scottish (1,040 people or 8.8%)
  • Maltese (733 people or 6.2%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 10,043 responses in total, or 85.26% 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 (31.2% compared to 25.6%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (28.4% compared to 25.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Lebanese ancestry (0.3% compared to 3.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Greek ancestry (2.5% compared to 4.3%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Australian (-342 persons)
  • English (+330 persons)
  • Scottish (+167 persons)
  • Irish (+147 persons)

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