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The three largest ancestries in Altona Meadows in 2016 were English, Australian and Maltese.

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 Meadows 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 Meadows'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 Meadows - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2011 to 2016
English
4,31822.527.43,98121.325.6+337
Australian
4,27422.325.04,26822.825.8+6
Maltese
1,4757.74.31,4087.54.4+67
map this data in atlas.idIrish1,4377.510.51,2146.59.1+223
Italian
1,3877.27.11,3677.36.9+20
map this data in atlas.idScottish1,1516.07.91,0405.67.3+111
Indian
9014.73.47303.93.0+171
Chinese
8664.53.67804.23.1+86
Greek
8394.44.28514.54.3-12
Vietnamese
5993.12.25022.71.9+97
Filipino
5442.81.55683.01.5-24
Macedonian
4812.51.65593.01.7-78
Lebanese
4752.53.14472.43.1+28
German
4672.43.14752.52.8-8
Croatian
3581.91.63581.91.70
Serbian
3291.71.22991.61.2+30
Polish
2381.21.32301.21.3+8
Maori
2371.20.72111.10.7+26
Dutch
1650.91.21580.81.2+7
New Zealander
1130.61.01050.60.8+8
Inadequately Described
1080.60.7510.30.3+57
Spanish
990.50.5690.40.4+30
Khmer (Cambodian)
960.50.2950.50.2+1
Hungarian
910.50.4670.40.4+24
Albanian
860.40.4760.40.4+10
Sinhalese
810.40.4770.40.3+4
Slovak
790.40.31210.60.3-42
Mauritian
770.40.2760.40.2+1
Other Indian subcontinent
720.40.3370.20.2+35
Punjabi
710.40.2180.10.1+53
Russian
620.30.3910.50.4-29
Arab not further described
570.30.3370.20.2+20
Iranian
570.30.2270.10.1+30
Egyptian
550.30.3760.40.2-21
Thai
550.30.3340.20.2+21
Welsh
530.30.6450.20.5+8
Ethiopian
510.30.2530.30.2-2
Indonesian
470.20.3490.30.3-2
Portuguese
460.20.2650.30.2-19
Pakistani
420.20.3150.10.1+27
French
420.20.5610.30.4-19
Malay
400.20.2280.10.1+12
Sudanese
400.20.1190.10.1+21
Samoan
360.20.2340.20.2+2
Austrian
360.20.2420.20.2-6
Ukrainian
350.20.3360.20.3-1
Bosnian
320.20.1200.10.1+12
Japanese
320.20.2220.10.1+10
Fijian
310.20.1190.10.1+12
Nepalese
310.20.200.00.1+31
Lao
290.20.1260.10.1+3
Bengali
280.10.2160.10.1+12
Romanian
280.10.2740.40.2-46
Chilean
260.10.2420.20.2-16
American
250.10.3190.10.2+6
Turkish
250.10.2590.30.2-34
South African
240.10.3320.20.3-8
Other South American
230.10.170.00.1+16
Finnish
230.10.1260.10.1-3
Other Arab peoples
220.10.1170.10.1+5
Eritrean
210.10.1260.10.1-5
Korean
200.10.1340.20.1-14
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Altona Meadows - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2011 to 2016
Not stated1,1766.16.01,2676.86.5-91

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% Maltese, Hobsons Bay City: 4.3% Irish, Hobsons Bay City: 10.5% Italian, Hobsons Bay City: 7.1% Scottish, Hobsons Bay City: 7.9% Indian, Hobsons Bay City: 3.4% Chinese, Hobsons Bay City: 3.6% Greek, Hobsons Bay City: 4.2% Vietnamese, Hobsons Bay City: 2.2% English, Altona Meadows: 22.5% Australian, Altona Meadows: 22.3% Maltese, Altona Meadows: 7.7% Irish, Altona Meadows: 7.5% Italian, Altona Meadows: 7.2% Scottish, Altona Meadows: 6.0% Indian, Altona Meadows: 4.7% Chinese, Altona Meadows: 4.5% Greek, Altona Meadows: 4.4% Vietnamese, Altona Meadows: 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, Altona Meadows: +337 Australian, Altona Meadows: +6 Maltese, Altona Meadows: +67 Irish, Altona Meadows: +223 Italian, Altona Meadows: +20 Scottish, Altona Meadows: +111 Indian, Altona Meadows: +171 Chinese, Altona Meadows: +86 Greek, Altona Meadows: -12 Vietnamese, Altona Meadows: +97
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 Meadows in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (4,318 people or 22.5%)
  • Australian (4,274 people or 22.3%)
  • Maltese (1,475 people or 7.7%)
  • Irish (1,437 people or 7.5%)
  • Italian (1,387 people or 7.2%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 12,891 responses in total, or 67.29% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Maltese ancestry (7.7% compared to 4.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (22.5% compared to 27.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Irish ancestry (7.5% compared to 10.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (22.3% compared to 25.0%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+337 persons)
  • Irish (+223 persons)
  • Indian (+171 persons)
  • Scottish (+111 persons)

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