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The three largest ancestries in Altona North in 2016 were Australian, English and Lebanese.

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 North 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 North'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 North - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2011 to 2016
Australian
2,31218.825.01,81315.825.8+499
English
2,13517.427.41,81215.725.6+323
Lebanese
1,46111.93.11,34911.73.1+112
Italian
1,26810.37.11,20010.46.9+68
Greek
8827.24.28657.54.3+17
map this data in atlas.idIrish7406.010.55975.29.1+143
Vietnamese
5474.52.24724.11.9+75
map this data in atlas.idScottish5334.37.94533.97.3+80
Chinese
5004.13.64323.83.1+68
Maltese
4583.74.34964.34.4-38
German
2862.33.11911.72.8+95
Indian
2672.23.42241.93.0+43
Macedonian
2532.11.62522.21.7+1
Croatian
2522.11.62061.81.7+45
Serbian
1811.51.21531.31.2+28
Polish
1451.21.31681.51.3-23
Filipino
1070.91.51020.91.5+5
Dutch
970.81.2760.71.2+21
Arab not further described
950.80.3750.70.2+20
New Zealander
930.81.0490.40.8+44
Inadequately Described
840.70.7470.40.3+37
Burmese peoples
750.60.6730.60.6+2
Maori
750.60.7970.80.7-22
Albanian
640.50.4660.60.4-2
Indonesian
580.50.3450.40.3+13
Tongan
480.40.1190.20.1+29
Slovak
420.30.3300.30.3+12
Iraqi
410.30.1190.20.1+22
Spanish
410.30.5270.20.4+14
Pakistani
380.30.3280.20.1+11
Turkish
370.30.2200.20.2+17
Ukrainian
350.30.3370.30.3-2
Thai
340.30.3310.30.2+3
Sinhalese
340.30.4100.10.3+25
Hungarian
340.30.4350.30.4-1
Iranian
320.30.230.00.1+29
Romanian
310.30.2550.50.2-24
Other Indian subcontinent
310.30.360.10.2+25
French
280.20.5300.30.4-1
Eritrean
280.20.1200.20.1+8
Ethiopian
270.20.2250.20.2+2
Slovene
270.20.2270.20.20
Somali
220.20.1180.20.1+4
Sudanese
220.20.1200.20.1+2
Welsh
200.20.6350.30.5-14
Other South-East Asian
200.20.0180.20.0+2
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Altona North - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2011 to 2016
Not stated9277.66.01,1209.76.5-192

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 Australian, Hobsons Bay City: 25.0% English, Hobsons Bay City: 27.4% Lebanese, Hobsons Bay City: 3.1% Italian, Hobsons Bay City: 7.1% Greek, Hobsons Bay City: 4.2% Irish, Hobsons Bay City: 10.5% Vietnamese, Hobsons Bay City: 2.2% Scottish, Hobsons Bay City: 7.9% Chinese, Hobsons Bay City: 3.6% Maltese, Hobsons Bay City: 4.3% Australian, Altona North: 18.8% English, Altona North: 17.4% Lebanese, Altona North: 11.9% Italian, Altona North: 10.3% Greek, Altona North: 7.2% Irish, Altona North: 6.0% Vietnamese, Altona North: 4.5% Scottish, Altona North: 4.3% Chinese, Altona North: 4.1% Maltese, Altona North: 3.7%
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 Australian, Altona North: +499 English, Altona North: +323 Lebanese, Altona North: +112 Italian, Altona North: +68 Greek, Altona North: +17 Irish, Altona North: +143 Vietnamese, Altona North: +75 Scottish, Altona North: +80 Chinese, Altona North: +68 Maltese, Altona North: -38
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 North in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Australian (2,312 people or 18.8%)
  • English (2,135 people or 17.4%)
  • Lebanese (1,461 people or 11.9%)
  • Italian (1,268 people or 10.3%)
  • Greek (882 people or 7.2%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 8,058 responses in total, or 65.64% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Lebanese ancestry (11.9% compared to 3.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (17.4% compared to 27.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (18.8% compared to 25.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Irish ancestry (6.0% compared to 10.5%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Australian (+499 persons)
  • English (+323 persons)
  • Irish (+143 persons)
  • Lebanese (+112 persons)

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