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The three largest ancestries in Seabrook 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 Seabrook 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 Seabrook'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
Seabrook - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2011 to 2016
English
1,14622.327.41,04321.025.6+103
Australian
1,13922.225.01,28825.925.8-149
map this data in atlas.idIrish3857.510.53096.29.1+76
Indian
3777.33.42204.43.0+157
Chinese
3727.23.61984.03.1+174
map this data in atlas.idScottish2945.77.93136.37.3-19
Italian
2945.77.12865.76.9+8
Maltese
2735.34.33076.24.4-34
Greek
1563.04.21673.44.3-11
German
1262.53.11182.42.8+8
Croatian
1202.31.61242.51.7-4
Lebanese
1152.23.11042.13.1+11
Vietnamese
1132.22.21012.01.9+12
Filipino
1042.01.51242.51.5-20
Macedonian
791.51.61302.61.7-51
Serbian
761.51.2721.41.2+4
Polish
561.11.3721.41.3-16
Slovak
541.10.3380.80.3+16
Dutch
511.01.2581.21.2-7
Maori
430.80.7360.70.7+7
New Zealander
360.71.0340.70.8+2
Inadequately Described
330.60.7130.30.3+20
Portuguese
330.60.2270.50.2+6
Sinhalese
280.50.4240.50.3+4
Albanian
260.50.4200.40.4+6
Thai
260.50.3200.40.2+6
Spanish
240.50.5290.60.4-5
Khmer (Cambodian)
230.40.2250.50.2-2
Iranian
230.40.2120.20.1+11
Malay
220.40.2160.30.1+6
Indonesian
220.40.3160.30.3+6
Hungarian
220.40.4340.70.4-12
Russian
210.40.3100.20.4+11
Welsh
210.40.6170.30.5+4
Chilean
190.40.2180.40.2+1
French
180.40.5290.60.4-11
Romanian
180.40.2160.30.2+2
Samoan
160.30.200.00.2+16
Bengali
160.30.2160.30.10
Other Indian subcontinent
160.30.370.10.2+9
Punjabi
130.30.280.20.1+5
South African
130.30.3100.20.3+3
Fijian
120.20.1140.30.1-2
Egyptian
120.20.360.10.2+6
Pakistani
120.20.330.10.1+9
Tamil
110.20.000.00.0+11
Tongan
110.20.180.20.1+3
Austrian
110.20.2120.20.2-1
Burmese peoples
110.20.6220.40.6-11
American
110.20.390.20.2+2
Syrian
110.20.140.10.1+7
Ethiopian
100.20.290.20.2+1
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Seabrook - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2011 to 2016
Not stated3316.46.02845.76.5+47

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% Indian, Hobsons Bay City: 3.4% Chinese, Hobsons Bay City: 3.6% Scottish, Hobsons Bay City: 7.9% Italian, Hobsons Bay City: 7.1% Maltese, Hobsons Bay City: 4.3% Greek, Hobsons Bay City: 4.2% German, Hobsons Bay City: 3.1% English, Seabrook: 22.3% Australian, Seabrook: 22.2% Irish, Seabrook: 7.5% Indian, Seabrook: 7.3% Chinese, Seabrook: 7.2% Scottish, Seabrook: 5.7% Italian, Seabrook: 5.7% Maltese, Seabrook: 5.3% Greek, Seabrook: 3.0% German, Seabrook: 2.5%
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, Seabrook: +103 Australian, Seabrook: -149 Irish, Seabrook: +76 Indian, Seabrook: +157 Chinese, Seabrook: +174 Scottish, Seabrook: -19 Italian, Seabrook: +8 Maltese, Seabrook: -34 Greek, Seabrook: -11 German, Seabrook: +8
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 Seabrook in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (1,146 people or 22.3%)
  • Australian (1,139 people or 22.2%)
  • Irish (385 people or 7.5%)
  • Indian (377 people or 7.3%)
  • Chinese (372 people or 7.2%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 3,419 responses in total, or 66.53% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Indian ancestry (7.3% compared to 3.4%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (7.2% compared to 3.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (22.3% compared to 27.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Irish ancestry (7.5% compared to 10.5%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Chinese (+174 persons)
  • Indian (+157 persons)
  • Australian (-149 persons)
  • English (+103 persons)

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