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Williamstown North - The Rifle Range

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 Williamstown North - The Rifle Range 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 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.

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 North - The Rifle Range - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2011 to 2016
English
1,59336.527.41,41433.225.6+180
Australian
1,28629.425.01,38432.525.8-98
map this data in atlas.idIrish62714.310.554012.79.1+86
map this data in atlas.idScottish47410.97.943410.27.3+40
Italian
3387.87.13428.06.9-3
Greek
1884.34.22024.84.3-15
German
1633.73.11513.62.8+11
Chinese
1142.63.6932.23.1+20
Maltese
952.24.31022.44.4-8
Dutch
721.71.2411.01.2+32
Croatian
541.21.6671.61.7-13
Indian
521.23.4461.13.0+6
Macedonian
521.21.6451.11.7+7
Vietnamese
511.22.2230.51.9+28
Polish
501.21.3270.71.3+23
Filipino
360.81.5180.41.5+18
Welsh
320.70.6421.00.5-10
South African
300.70.3200.50.3+10
Lebanese
270.63.1240.63.1+2
New Zealander
240.61.0350.80.8-11
French
210.50.5220.50.4-1
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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)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2011 to 2016
Not stated1874.36.01633.86.5+24

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% Chinese, Hobsons Bay City: 3.6% Maltese, Hobsons Bay City: 4.3% Dutch, Hobsons Bay City: 1.2% English, Williamstown North - The Rifle Range: 36.5% Australian, Williamstown North - The Rifle Range: 29.4% Irish, Williamstown North - The Rifle Range: 14.3% Scottish, Williamstown North - The Rifle Range: 10.9% Italian, Williamstown North - The Rifle Range: 7.8% Greek, Williamstown North - The Rifle Range: 4.3% German, Williamstown North - The Rifle Range: 3.7% Chinese, Williamstown North - The Rifle Range: 2.6% Maltese, Williamstown North - The Rifle Range: 2.2% Dutch, Williamstown North - The Rifle Range: 1.7%
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 North - The Rifle Range: +180 Australian, Williamstown North - The Rifle Range: -98 Irish, Williamstown North - The Rifle Range: +86 Scottish, Williamstown North - The Rifle Range: +40 Italian, Williamstown North - The Rifle Range: -3 Greek, Williamstown North - The Rifle Range: -15 German, Williamstown North - The Rifle Range: +11 Chinese, Williamstown North - The Rifle Range: +20 Maltese, Williamstown North - The Rifle Range: -8 Dutch, Williamstown North - The Rifle Range: +32
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 North - The Rifle Range in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (1,593 people or 36.5%)
  • Australian (1,286 people or 29.4%)
  • Irish (627 people or 14.3%)
  • Scottish (474 people or 10.9%)
  • Italian (338 people or 7.8%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 4,318 responses in total, or 98.84% 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 (36.5% compared to 27.4%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (29.4% compared to 25.0%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Irish ancestry (14.3% compared to 10.5%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Scottish ancestry (10.9% 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 (+180 persons)
  • Australian (-98 persons)
  • Irish (+86 persons)

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