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The three largest ancestries in Newport West in 2011 were Australian, English 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 West 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 West'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 West - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2006 to 2011
Australian
2,36331.125.82,30333.328.9+60
English
2,21729.225.61,84126.623.8+376
map this data in atlas.idIrish92712.29.171510.38.0+212
map this data in atlas.idScottish6798.97.35457.96.7+133
Italian
4205.56.93685.37.1+52
Greek
3744.94.33585.24.4+17
Lebanese
3274.33.13855.62.9-59
German
2172.92.82053.02.7+12
Chinese
1762.33.1841.22.6+93
Maltese
1662.24.41842.74.9-18
Indian
1562.13.0891.31.1+67
New Zealander
1091.40.8610.90.7+48
Polish
1091.41.31021.51.3+7
Dutch
1001.31.21011.51.1-1
Croatian
911.21.71131.61.7-21
Serbian
901.21.2841.21.4+6
Macedonian
831.11.7931.31.8-10
Filipino
530.71.5460.71.7+7
Welsh
530.70.5550.80.5-2
Vietnamese
520.71.9230.31.9+29
French
500.70.4300.40.5+20
Austrian
470.60.2110.20.2+36
Ukrainian
370.50.3420.60.4-5
South African
320.40.3230.30.2+9
American
320.40.2130.20.2+19
Russian
270.40.4200.30.3+7
Maori
260.30.7460.70.9-20
Inadequately Described
260.30.3240.30.3+3
Arab not further described
230.30.2130.20.2+10
Indonesian
220.30.3190.30.2+3
Danish
210.30.2140.20.1+7
Hungarian
210.30.4250.40.4-4
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Newport West - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2006 to 2011
Not stated4586.06.55027.28.1-44

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% Irish, Hobsons Bay City: 9.1% Scottish, Hobsons Bay City: 7.3% Italian, Hobsons Bay City: 6.9% Greek, Hobsons Bay City: 4.3% Lebanese, Hobsons Bay City: 3.1% German, Hobsons Bay City: 2.8% Chinese, Hobsons Bay City: 3.1% Maltese, Hobsons Bay City: 4.4% Australian, Newport West: 31.1% English, Newport West: 29.2% Irish, Newport West: 12.2% Scottish, Newport West: 8.9% Italian, Newport West: 5.5% Greek, Newport West: 4.9% Lebanese, Newport West: 4.3% German, Newport West: 2.9% Chinese, Newport West: 2.3% Maltese, Newport West: 2.2%
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, Newport West: +60 English, Newport West: +376 Irish, Newport West: +212 Scottish, Newport West: +133 Italian, Newport West: +52 Greek, Newport West: +17 Lebanese, Newport West: -59 German, Newport West: +12 Chinese, Newport West: +93 Maltese, Newport West: -18
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 West in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Australian (2,363 people or 31.1%)
  • English (2,217 people or 29.2%)
  • Irish (927 people or 12.2%)
  • Scottish (679 people or 8.9%)
  • Italian (420 people or 5.5%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 6,606 responses in total, or 86.91% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (31.1% compared to 25.8%)
  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (29.2% compared to 25.6%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Irish ancestry (12.2% compared to 9.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Maltese ancestry (2.2% compared to 4.4%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+376 persons)
  • Irish (+212 persons)
  • Scottish (+133 persons)
  • Chinese (+93 persons)

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