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Mentone - Moorabbin Airport

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 Mentone - Moorabbin Airport 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 Mentone - Moorabbin Airport 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 Mentone - Moorabbin Airport'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
Mentone - Moorabbin Airport - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%City of Kingston %Number%City of Kingston %2011 to 2016
English
4,50235.030.74,03534.629.6+467
Australian
3,73729.026.83,43029.428.4+307
map this data in atlas.idIrish1,82614.210.91,54713.39.9+279
map this data in atlas.idScottish1,37410.78.51,1399.87.9+235
Greek
7125.55.96545.65.9+58
Italian
6925.45.45955.15.2+97
Chinese
6084.76.24143.54.9+194
German
4573.63.23653.13.1+92
Indian
2812.24.02352.03.5+46
Dutch
1991.51.51791.51.5+20
Polish
1541.21.11211.01.0+33
Russian
1391.11.21151.01.0+24
French
1040.80.8890.80.6+15
New Zealander
1000.80.81080.90.8-8
Filipino
990.81.2790.71.0+20
Turkish
910.70.6970.80.7-6
Sinhalese
870.71.3760.71.3+11
Welsh
850.70.6690.60.5+16
South African
830.60.6720.60.6+11
Croatian
680.50.7570.50.7+11
Hungarian
620.50.5590.50.5+3
Serbian
540.40.6830.70.5-29
Inadequately Described
510.40.6450.40.3+6
Spanish
490.40.5510.40.4-2
Ukrainian
480.40.4210.20.3+27
Japanese
440.30.3400.30.3+4
Maltese
410.30.6440.40.6-3
Other Middle-Eastern peoples
410.30.2160.10.1+25
Jewish
400.30.3300.30.3+10
Lebanese
380.30.5380.30.50
Portuguese
370.30.3280.20.2+9
Iranian
350.30.1120.10.1+23
Maori
330.30.3360.30.4-3
Thai
320.20.3300.30.2+2
Danish
310.20.2190.20.2+12
Austrian
290.20.2220.20.2+7
Vietnamese
290.21.2200.21.0+9
Swedish
270.20.2240.20.1+3
Brazilian
230.20.100.00.1+23
American
230.20.3600.50.3-37
Cypriot
230.20.3100.10.3+13
Other Indian subcontinent
210.20.370.10.2+14
Canadian
200.20.2240.20.2-4
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Mentone - Moorabbin Airport - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Kingston %Number%City of Kingston %2011 to 2016
Not stated6735.25.56485.65.7+25

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, City of Kingston: 30.7% Australian, City of Kingston: 26.8% Irish, City of Kingston: 10.9% Scottish, City of Kingston: 8.5% Greek, City of Kingston: 5.9% Italian, City of Kingston: 5.4% Chinese, City of Kingston: 6.2% German, City of Kingston: 3.2% Indian, City of Kingston: 4.0% Dutch, City of Kingston: 1.5% English, Mentone - Moorabbin Airport: 35.0% Australian, Mentone - Moorabbin Airport: 29.0% Irish, Mentone - Moorabbin Airport: 14.2% Scottish, Mentone - Moorabbin Airport: 10.7% Greek, Mentone - Moorabbin Airport: 5.5% Italian, Mentone - Moorabbin Airport: 5.4% Chinese, Mentone - Moorabbin Airport: 4.7% German, Mentone - Moorabbin Airport: 3.6% Indian, Mentone - Moorabbin Airport: 2.2% Dutch, Mentone - Moorabbin Airport: 1.5%
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, Mentone - Moorabbin Airport: +467 Australian, Mentone - Moorabbin Airport: +307 Irish, Mentone - Moorabbin Airport: +279 Scottish, Mentone - Moorabbin Airport: +235 Greek, Mentone - Moorabbin Airport: +58 Italian, Mentone - Moorabbin Airport: +97 Chinese, Mentone - Moorabbin Airport: +194 German, Mentone - Moorabbin Airport: +92 Indian, Mentone - Moorabbin Airport: +46 Dutch, Mentone - Moorabbin Airport: +20
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 Mentone - Moorabbin Airport in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (4,502 people or 35.0%)
  • Australian (3,737 people or 29.0%)
  • Irish (1,826 people or 14.2%)
  • Scottish (1,374 people or 10.7%)
  • Greek (712 people or 5.5%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 12,151 responses in total, or 94.44% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in Mentone - Moorabbin Airport and the City of Kingston were:

  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (35.0% compared to 30.7%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Irish ancestry (14.2% compared to 10.9%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (29.0% compared to 26.8%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Scottish ancestry (10.7% compared to 8.5%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+467 persons)
  • Australian (+307 persons)
  • Irish (+279 persons)
  • Scottish (+235 persons)

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