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The three largest ancestries in Newport East 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 Newport East 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 Newport East'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
Newport East - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2006 to 2011
English
1,38933.425.61,17928.423.8+211
Australian
1,33332.025.81,52336.728.9-189
map this data in atlas.idIrish53812.99.144910.88.0+89
map this data in atlas.idScottish41710.07.33588.76.7+59
Italian
2706.56.92556.27.1+15
Greek
1794.34.32014.84.4-22
German
1403.42.81443.52.7-4
Macedonian
1283.11.71142.81.8+13
Maltese
882.14.4822.04.9+6
Croatian
751.81.7471.11.7+28
Chinese
701.73.1511.22.6+19
Dutch
511.21.2621.51.1-11
Polish
481.11.3471.11.30
New Zealander
461.10.8461.10.7-1
Serbian
380.91.2320.81.4+5
Welsh
330.80.5210.50.5+12
Lebanese
280.73.1491.22.9-20
Spanish
270.60.4160.40.4+11
Vietnamese
220.51.9160.41.9+6
French
210.50.4220.50.5-1
Indian
200.53.060.11.1+14
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Newport East - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2006 to 2011
Not stated2836.86.53137.68.1-30

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% Italian, Hobsons Bay City: 6.9% Greek, Hobsons Bay City: 4.3% German, Hobsons Bay City: 2.8% Macedonian, Hobsons Bay City: 1.7% Maltese, Hobsons Bay City: 4.4% Croatian, Hobsons Bay City: 1.7% English, Newport East: 33.4% Australian, Newport East: 32.0% Irish, Newport East: 12.9% Scottish, Newport East: 10.0% Italian, Newport East: 6.5% Greek, Newport East: 4.3% German, Newport East: 3.4% Macedonian, Newport East: 3.1% Maltese, Newport East: 2.1% Croatian, Newport East: 1.8%
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 English, Newport East: +211 Australian, Newport East: -189 Irish, Newport East: +89 Scottish, Newport East: +59 Italian, Newport East: +15 Greek, Newport East: -22 German, Newport East: -4 Macedonian, Newport East: +13 Maltese, Newport East: +6 Croatian, Newport East: +28
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 Newport East in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (1,389 people or 33.4%)
  • Australian (1,333 people or 32.0%)
  • Irish (538 people or 12.9%)
  • Scottish (417 people or 10.0%)
  • Italian (270 people or 6.5%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 3,947 responses in total, or 94.82% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in Newport East and Hobsons Bay City were:

  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (33.4% compared to 25.6%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (32.0% compared to 25.8%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Irish ancestry (12.9% compared to 9.1%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Scottish ancestry (10.0% compared to 7.3%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+211 persons)
  • Australian (-189 persons)
  • Irish (+89 persons)
  • Scottish (+59 persons)

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