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Spotswood - South Kingsville

Ancestry

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This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for all areas. What's this?

The three largest ancestries in Spotswood - South Kingsville 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 Spotswood - South Kingsville 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 Spotswood - South Kingsville'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
Spotswood - South Kingsville - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2011 to 2016
English
1,37030.127.41,12727.025.6+243
Australian
1,28628.325.01,21929.225.8+67
map this data in atlas.idIrish62513.710.546811.29.1+157
map this data in atlas.idScottish4349.57.93528.47.3+82
Italian
3166.97.12927.06.9+24
Chinese
1623.63.61082.63.1+54
German
1613.53.11643.92.8-3
Greek
1573.44.21293.14.3+28
Indian
1042.33.41343.23.0-30
Macedonian
892.01.6701.71.7+19
Lebanese
861.93.11092.63.1-23
Vietnamese
841.82.2541.31.9+30
Croatian
831.81.6651.61.7+18
Maltese
761.74.3661.64.4+10
Serbian
711.61.2932.21.2-22
Polish
641.41.3601.41.3+4
Dutch
601.31.2451.11.2+15
New Zealander
501.11.0581.40.8-8
Filipino
420.91.5380.91.5+4
Welsh
260.60.6210.50.5+5
French
250.50.5120.30.4+13
Spanish
240.50.5250.60.4-1
Russian
210.50.3370.90.4-16
American
210.50.3170.40.2+4
Maori
200.40.7170.40.7+3
Hungarian
200.40.4160.40.4+4
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Spotswood - South Kingsville - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2011 to 2016
Not stated2495.56.02516.06.5-2

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% Chinese, Hobsons Bay City: 3.6% German, Hobsons Bay City: 3.1% Greek, Hobsons Bay City: 4.2% Indian, Hobsons Bay City: 3.4% Macedonian, Hobsons Bay City: 1.6% English, Spotswood - South Kingsville: 30.1% Australian, Spotswood - South Kingsville: 28.3% Irish, Spotswood - South Kingsville: 13.7% Scottish, Spotswood - South Kingsville: 9.5% Italian, Spotswood - South Kingsville: 6.9% Chinese, Spotswood - South Kingsville: 3.6% German, Spotswood - South Kingsville: 3.5% Greek, Spotswood - South Kingsville: 3.4% Indian, Spotswood - South Kingsville: 2.3% Macedonian, Spotswood - South Kingsville: 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, Spotswood - South Kingsville: +243 Australian, Spotswood - South Kingsville: +67 Irish, Spotswood - South Kingsville: +157 Scottish, Spotswood - South Kingsville: +82 Italian, Spotswood - South Kingsville: +24 Chinese, Spotswood - South Kingsville: +54 German, Spotswood - South Kingsville: -3 Greek, Spotswood - South Kingsville: +28 Indian, Spotswood - South Kingsville: -30 Macedonian, Spotswood - South Kingsville: +19
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 Spotswood - South Kingsville in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (1,370 people or 30.1%)
  • Australian (1,286 people or 28.3%)
  • Irish (625 people or 13.7%)
  • Scottish (434 people or 9.5%)
  • Italian (316 people or 6.9%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 4,031 responses in total, or 88.55% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in Spotswood - South Kingsville and Hobsons Bay City were:

  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (28.3% compared to 25.0%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Irish ancestry (13.7% compared to 10.5%)
  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (30.1% compared to 27.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Maltese ancestry (1.7% 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 (+243 persons)
  • Irish (+157 persons)
  • Scottish (+82 persons)
  • Australian (+67 persons)

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