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Williamstown North - The Rifle Range

Ancestry

The three largest ancestries in Williamstown North - The Rifle Range in 2011 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 North - The Rifle Range 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 North - The Rifle Range'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
Williamstown North - The Rifle Range - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2006 to 2011
English
1,41433.225.61,12727.523.8+287
Australian
1,38432.525.81,52137.128.9-137
map this data in atlas.idIrish54112.79.143210.58.0+109
map this data in atlas.idScottish43410.27.33348.26.7+100
Italian
3428.06.92907.17.1+52
Greek
2034.84.31844.54.4+19
German
1523.62.81664.12.7-14
Maltese
1032.44.4892.24.9+14
Chinese
942.23.1721.82.6+22
Croatian
681.61.7671.61.7+1
Indian
461.13.0300.71.1+16
Macedonian
451.11.7641.61.8-19
Welsh
431.00.5260.60.5+17
Dutch
411.01.2501.21.1-9
Serbian
380.91.2451.11.4-7
New Zealander
350.80.8360.90.7-1
Polish
280.71.3340.81.3-6
American
270.60.2170.40.2+10
Lebanese
250.63.1330.82.9-8
Vietnamese
230.51.9370.91.9-14
French
220.50.4220.50.50
South African
210.50.3110.30.2+10
Spanish
210.50.4160.40.4+5
Egyptian
200.50.2140.30.2+6
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Williamstown North - The Rifle Range - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2006 to 2011
Not stated1633.86.52345.78.1-71

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 English, Hobsons Bay City: 25.6% Australian, Hobsons Bay City: 25.8% Irish, Hobsons Bay City: 9.1% Scottish, Hobsons Bay City: 7.3% Italian, Hobsons Bay City: 6.9% Greek, Hobsons Bay City: 4.3% German, Hobsons Bay City: 2.8% Maltese, Hobsons Bay City: 4.4% Chinese, Hobsons Bay City: 3.1% Croatian, Hobsons Bay City: 1.7% English, Williamstown North - The Rifle Range: 33.2% Australian, Williamstown North - The Rifle Range: 32.5% Irish, Williamstown North - The Rifle Range: 12.7% Scottish, Williamstown North - The Rifle Range: 10.2% Italian, Williamstown North - The Rifle Range: 8.0% Greek, Williamstown North - The Rifle Range: 4.8% German, Williamstown North - The Rifle Range: 3.6% Maltese, Williamstown North - The Rifle Range: 2.4% Chinese, Williamstown North - The Rifle Range: 2.2% Croatian, Williamstown North - The Rifle Range: 1.6%
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 English, Williamstown North - The Rifle Range: +287 Australian, Williamstown North - The Rifle Range: -137 Irish, Williamstown North - The Rifle Range: +109 Scottish, Williamstown North - The Rifle Range: +100 Italian, Williamstown North - The Rifle Range: +52 Greek, Williamstown North - The Rifle Range: +19 German, Williamstown North - The Rifle Range: -14 Maltese, Williamstown North - The Rifle Range: +14 Chinese, Williamstown North - The Rifle Range: +22 Croatian, Williamstown North - The Rifle Range: +1
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
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Dominant groups

Analysis of the ancestry responses of the population in Williamstown North - The Rifle Range in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (1,414 people or 33.2%)
  • Australian (1,384 people or 32.5%)
  • Irish (541 people or 12.7%)
  • Scottish (434 people or 10.2%)
  • Italian (342 people or 8.0%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 4,115 responses in total, or 96.66% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (33.2% compared to 25.6%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (32.5% compared to 25.8%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Irish ancestry (12.7% compared to 9.1%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Scottish ancestry (10.2% compared to 7.3%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+287 persons)
  • Australian (-137 persons)
  • Irish (+109 persons)
  • Scottish (+100 persons)

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