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The three largest ancestries in Williamstown 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 Williamstown 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 Williamstown'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
Williamstown - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2011 to 2016
English
4,07436.327.43,63834.425.6+436
Australian
3,41330.425.03,47632.825.8-63
map this data in atlas.idIrish1,68715.010.51,36612.99.1+321
map this data in atlas.idScottish1,25911.27.91,13710.77.3+122
Italian
7156.47.16285.96.9+87
Greek
4644.14.24324.14.3+32
German
3793.43.13323.12.8+48
Maltese
2712.44.32422.34.4+28
Croatian
1841.61.61861.81.7-2
Dutch
1751.61.21711.61.2+3
Polish
1701.51.31291.21.3+41
Chinese
1561.43.61011.03.1+55
Macedonian
1381.21.6910.91.7+47
New Zealander
1061.01.0690.70.8+38
Indian
1010.93.41291.23.0-28
Serbian
990.91.2960.91.2+3
Welsh
970.90.6810.80.5+16
Lebanese
970.93.1780.73.1+19
French
740.70.5580.60.4+16
Vietnamese
710.62.2550.51.9+16
Albanian
390.40.4360.30.4+3
Inadequately Described
380.30.7200.20.3+18
South African
370.30.3480.50.3-11
Filipino
340.31.5310.31.5+4
Ethiopian
330.30.2310.30.2+3
Spanish
330.30.5380.40.4-5
Maori
320.30.7360.30.7-3
Austrian
320.30.2220.20.2+11
Swedish
300.30.2250.20.2+5
Ukrainian
300.30.3370.40.3-7
Swiss
270.20.1200.20.1+7
Russian
270.20.3390.40.4-13
Turkish
220.20.2340.30.2-12
Chilean
220.20.260.10.2+16
American
210.20.3490.50.2-28
Egyptian
210.20.3300.30.2-9
Danish
200.20.2180.20.2+1
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Williamstown - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2011 to 2016
Not stated6575.96.05555.26.5+102

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% Maltese, Hobsons Bay City: 4.3% Croatian, Hobsons Bay City: 1.6% Dutch, Hobsons Bay City: 1.2% English, Williamstown: 36.3% Australian, Williamstown: 30.4% Irish, Williamstown: 15.0% Scottish, Williamstown: 11.2% Italian, Williamstown: 6.4% Greek, Williamstown: 4.1% German, Williamstown: 3.4% Maltese, Williamstown: 2.4% Croatian, Williamstown: 1.6% Dutch, Williamstown: 1.6%
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, Williamstown: +436 Australian, Williamstown: -63 Irish, Williamstown: +321 Scottish, Williamstown: +122 Italian, Williamstown: +87 Greek, Williamstown: +32 German, Williamstown: +48 Maltese, Williamstown: +28 Croatian, Williamstown: -2 Dutch, Williamstown: +3
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 Williamstown in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (4,074 people or 36.3%)
  • Australian (3,413 people or 30.4%)
  • Irish (1,687 people or 15.0%)
  • Scottish (1,259 people or 11.2%)
  • Italian (715 people or 6.4%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 11,148 responses in total, or 99.43% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (36.3% compared to 27.4%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (30.4% compared to 25.0%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Irish ancestry (15.0% compared to 10.5%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Scottish ancestry (11.2% compared to 7.9%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+436 persons)
  • Irish (+321 persons)
  • Scottish (+122 persons)
  • Italian (+87 persons)

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