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The three largest ancestries in Altona North in 2011 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.

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)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2006 to 2011
Australian
1,81315.825.81,78216.328.9+31
English
1,81215.725.61,61014.723.8+202
Lebanese
1,34911.73.11,12410.32.9+226
Italian
1,20010.46.91,25811.57.1-58
Greek
8667.54.38707.94.4-5
map this data in atlas.idIrish5985.29.14884.58.0+110
Maltese
4974.34.45264.84.9-29
Vietnamese
4724.11.94654.21.9+7
map this data in atlas.idScottish4533.97.34063.76.7+48
Chinese
4333.83.13933.62.6+39
Macedonian
2522.21.72942.71.8-42
Indian
2241.93.0350.31.1+189
Croatian
2071.81.72312.11.7-25
German
1921.72.82101.92.7-18
Polish
1691.51.31351.21.3+34
Serbian
1531.31.22292.11.4-76
Filipino
1030.91.5910.81.7+12
Maori
970.80.71671.50.9-70
Dutch
770.71.2690.61.1+8
Arab not further described
750.70.2670.60.2+8
Burmese peoples
740.60.6230.20.1+51
Albanian
660.60.4690.60.4-3
Romanian
550.50.2620.60.2-7
New Zealander
500.40.8440.40.7+6
Inadequately Described
480.40.3390.40.3+8
Indonesian
450.40.3160.10.2+29
Samoan
380.30.2250.20.2+13
Ukrainian
380.30.3530.50.4-15
Welsh
350.30.5310.30.5+4
Hungarian
350.30.4170.20.4+18
Thai
320.30.2120.10.2+20
Slovak
310.30.3400.40.4-10
French
300.30.4460.40.5-16
Pakistani
280.20.1280.30.10
Spanish
280.20.4440.40.4-16
Slovene
270.20.2480.40.2-20
South African
270.20.360.10.2+21
Ethiopian
260.20.2100.10.2+16
Russian
210.20.4240.20.3-3
Other Oceanian (inc. Melanesia & Micronesia)
210.20.000.00.0+21
Turkish
210.20.2260.20.2-5
Sudanese
200.20.1390.40.2-19
Austrian
200.20.2190.20.2+1
Eritrean
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 North - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2006 to 2011
Not stated1,1209.76.51,23411.38.1-114

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% Lebanese, Hobsons Bay City: 3.1% Italian, Hobsons Bay City: 6.9% Greek, Hobsons Bay City: 4.3% Irish, Hobsons Bay City: 9.1% Maltese, Hobsons Bay City: 4.4% Vietnamese, Hobsons Bay City: 1.9% Scottish, Hobsons Bay City: 7.3% Chinese, Hobsons Bay City: 3.1% Australian, Altona North: 15.8% English, Altona North: 15.7% Lebanese, Altona North: 11.7% Italian, Altona North: 10.4% Greek, Altona North: 7.5% Irish, Altona North: 5.2% Maltese, Altona North: 4.3% Vietnamese, Altona North: 4.1% Scottish, Altona North: 3.9% Chinese, Altona North: 3.8%
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 North: +31 English, Altona North: +202 Lebanese, Altona North: +226 Italian, Altona North: -58 Greek, Altona North: -5 Irish, Altona North: +110 Maltese, Altona North: -29 Vietnamese, Altona North: +7 Scottish, Altona North: +48 Chinese, Altona North: +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 North in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Australian (1,813 people or 15.8%)
  • English (1,812 people or 15.7%)
  • Lebanese (1,349 people or 11.7%)
  • Italian (1,200 people or 10.4%)
  • Greek (866 people or 7.5%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 7,040 responses in total, or 61.17% 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 (11.7% compared to 3.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (15.8% compared to 25.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (15.7% compared to 25.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Irish ancestry (5.2% compared to 9.1%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Lebanese (+226 persons)
  • English (+202 persons)
  • Indian (+189 persons)
  • Irish (+110 persons)

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