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The three largest ancestries in Altona Meadows in 2011 were Australian, English 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.

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)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2006 to 2011
Australian
4,26822.825.84,73425.128.9-466
English
3,98121.325.63,67719.523.8+304
Maltese
1,4087.54.41,6528.84.9-244
Italian
1,3677.36.91,4667.87.1-99
map this data in atlas.idIrish1,2146.59.19114.88.0+303
map this data in atlas.idScottish1,0405.67.31,0135.46.7+27
Greek
8514.54.38974.84.4-46
Chinese
7804.23.15963.22.6+184
Indian
7303.93.02771.51.1+453
Filipino
5683.01.55813.11.7-13
Macedonian
5593.01.76003.21.8-41
Vietnamese
5022.71.95122.71.9-10
German
4752.52.84872.62.7-12
Lebanese
4472.43.13702.02.9+77
Croatian
3581.91.73882.11.7-30
Serbian
2991.61.23371.81.4-38
Polish
2301.21.32651.41.3-35
Maori
2111.10.71821.00.9+29
Dutch
1580.81.21720.91.1-14
Slovak
1210.60.31290.70.4-8
New Zealander
1050.60.8960.50.7+9
Khmer (Cambodian)
950.50.2740.40.2+21
Russian
910.50.4810.40.3+10
Sinhalese
770.40.3970.50.3-20
Mauritian
760.40.2630.30.2+13
Egyptian
760.40.2550.30.2+21
Albanian
760.40.4940.50.4-18
Romanian
740.40.2460.20.2+28
Spanish
690.40.41020.50.4-33
Hungarian
670.40.4810.40.4-14
Portuguese
650.30.2480.30.2+17
French
610.30.4630.30.5-2
Turkish
590.30.2220.10.2+37
Ethiopian
530.30.2580.30.2-5
Inadequately Described
510.30.3830.40.3-32
Indonesian
490.30.3500.30.2-1
Welsh
450.20.5680.40.5-23
Austrian
420.20.2430.20.2-1
Chilean
420.20.2230.10.1+19
Tongan
410.20.1420.20.1-1
Slovene
390.20.2400.20.2-1
Other Indian subcontinent
370.20.290.00.0+28
Arab not further described
370.20.2540.30.2-17
Ukrainian
360.20.3370.20.4-1
Thai
340.20.2370.20.2-3
Samoan
340.20.2220.10.2+12
Korean
340.20.170.00.0+27
Colombian
320.20.190.00.1+23
South African
320.20.3350.20.2-3
Czech
290.20.1150.10.1+14
Malay
280.10.1280.10.10
Iranian
270.10.190.00.0+18
Burmese peoples
270.10.640.00.1+23
Eritrean
260.10.1180.10.1+8
Finnish
260.10.1200.10.1+6
Lao
260.10.1340.20.1-8
Other Southern and East African
260.10.1120.10.1+14
Japanese
220.10.160.00.1+16
Cypriot
210.10.1160.10.0+5
Bosnian
200.10.1370.20.1-17
Anglo-Indian
200.10.1330.20.1-13
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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)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2006 to 2011
Not stated1,2676.86.51,3917.48.1-124

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, Hobsons Bay City: 25.8% English, Hobsons Bay City: 25.6% Maltese, Hobsons Bay City: 4.4% Italian, Hobsons Bay City: 6.9% Irish, Hobsons Bay City: 9.1% Scottish, Hobsons Bay City: 7.3% Greek, Hobsons Bay City: 4.3% Chinese, Hobsons Bay City: 3.1% Indian, Hobsons Bay City: 3.0% Filipino, Hobsons Bay City: 1.5% Australian, Altona Meadows: 22.8% English, Altona Meadows: 21.3% Maltese, Altona Meadows: 7.5% Italian, Altona Meadows: 7.3% Irish, Altona Meadows: 6.5% Scottish, Altona Meadows: 5.6% Greek, Altona Meadows: 4.5% Chinese, Altona Meadows: 4.2% Indian, Altona Meadows: 3.9% Filipino, Altona Meadows: 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, Altona Meadows: -466 English, Altona Meadows: +304 Maltese, Altona Meadows: -244 Italian, Altona Meadows: -99 Irish, Altona Meadows: +303 Scottish, Altona Meadows: +27 Greek, Altona Meadows: -46 Chinese, Altona Meadows: +184 Indian, Altona Meadows: +453 Filipino, Altona Meadows: -13
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 Meadows in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Australian (4,268 people or 22.8%)
  • English (3,981 people or 21.3%)
  • Maltese (1,408 people or 7.5%)
  • Italian (1,367 people or 7.3%)
  • Irish (1,214 people or 6.5%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 12,238 responses in total, or 65.34% 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 (7.5% compared to 4.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (21.3% compared to 25.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (22.8% compared to 25.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Irish ancestry (6.5% compared to 9.1%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Australian (-466 persons)
  • Indian (+453 persons)
  • English (+304 persons)
  • Irish (+303 persons)

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