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The three largest ancestries in Newport West in 2016 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 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.

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
Newport West - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2011 to 2016
English
2,80333.227.42,21629.225.6+587
Australian
2,45129.125.02,36231.125.8+89
map this data in atlas.idIrish1,20714.310.592712.29.1+280
map this data in atlas.idScottish8119.67.96788.97.3+133
Italian
5076.07.14195.56.9+88
Greek
3444.14.23744.94.3-30
German
3243.83.12172.92.8+107
Lebanese
2923.53.13264.33.1-34
Chinese
2472.93.61762.33.1+71
Indian
1662.03.41552.13.0+11
Maltese
1652.04.31662.24.4-1
Dutch
1451.71.21001.31.2+45
New Zealander
1421.71.01091.40.8+33
Polish
1031.21.31091.41.3-6
Macedonian
931.11.6821.11.7+11
Serbian
801.01.2891.21.2-9
Croatian
730.91.6911.21.7-17
Filipino
600.71.5530.71.5+7
Welsh
560.70.6530.70.5+3
South African
550.70.3310.40.3+23
French
500.60.5490.70.40
Vietnamese
440.52.2510.71.9-7
Sinhalese
410.50.4180.20.3+23
Maori
370.40.7250.30.7+12
Inadequately Described
330.40.7260.30.3+7
Ukrainian
260.30.3370.50.3-11
Canadian
260.30.2140.20.1+12
American
260.30.3310.40.2-6
Hungarian
230.30.4210.30.4+3
Arab not further described
210.30.3230.30.2-1
Egyptian
200.20.390.10.2+11
Malay
200.20.2130.20.1+7
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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)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2011 to 2016
Not stated4535.46.04576.06.5-5

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 English, Hobsons Bay City: 27.4% Australian, Hobsons Bay City: 25.0% Irish, Hobsons Bay City: 10.5% Scottish, Hobsons Bay City: 7.9% Italian, Hobsons Bay City: 7.1% Greek, Hobsons Bay City: 4.2% German, Hobsons Bay City: 3.1% Lebanese, Hobsons Bay City: 3.1% Chinese, Hobsons Bay City: 3.6% Indian, Hobsons Bay City: 3.4% English, Newport West: 33.2% Australian, Newport West: 29.1% Irish, Newport West: 14.3% Scottish, Newport West: 9.6% Italian, Newport West: 6.0% Greek, Newport West: 4.1% German, Newport West: 3.8% Lebanese, Newport West: 3.5% Chinese, Newport West: 2.9% Indian, Newport West: 2.0%
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 English, Newport West: +587 Australian, Newport West: +89 Irish, Newport West: +280 Scottish, Newport West: +133 Italian, Newport West: +88 Greek, Newport West: -30 German, Newport West: +107 Lebanese, Newport West: -34 Chinese, Newport West: +71 Indian, Newport West: +11
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 Newport West in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (2,803 people or 33.2%)
  • Australian (2,451 people or 29.1%)
  • Irish (1,207 people or 14.3%)
  • Scottish (811 people or 9.6%)
  • Italian (507 people or 6.0%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 7,779 responses in total, or 92.23% 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 English ancestry (33.2% compared to 27.4%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (29.1% compared to 25.0%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Irish ancestry (14.3% compared to 10.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Maltese ancestry (2.0% compared to 4.3%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+587 persons)
  • Irish (+280 persons)
  • Scottish (+133 persons)
  • German (+107 persons)

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