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The three largest ancestries in Moorabbin 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 Moorabbin 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 Moorabbin'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
Moorabbin - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%City of Kingston %Number%City of Kingston %2011 to 2016
English
1,58726.930.71,45027.429.6+137
Australian
1,40823.926.81,40526.628.4+3
map this data in atlas.idIrish68211.610.953210.19.9+150
map this data in atlas.idScottish4197.18.54007.67.9+19
Italian
3896.65.43406.45.2+49
Chinese
3876.66.22665.04.9+121
Greek
3786.45.93406.45.9+38
Indian
2454.24.01583.03.5+87
German
1923.33.21733.33.1+19
Polish
1422.41.11142.21.0+28
Russian
1352.31.21252.41.0+10
Sinhalese
771.31.3851.61.3-8
Dutch
711.21.5591.11.5+12
New Zealander
691.20.8410.80.8+28
Jewish
651.10.3621.20.3+3
Filipino
611.01.2320.61.0+29
Japanese
591.00.3450.90.3+14
Ukrainian
520.90.4210.40.3+31
Lebanese
470.80.5581.10.5-11
Inadequately Described
390.70.6130.20.3+26
Croatian
360.60.7340.60.7+2
Hungarian
350.60.5270.50.5+8
Other Middle-Eastern peoples
340.60.2100.20.1+24
South African
300.50.6300.60.60
Korean
290.50.3290.50.20
Turkish
280.50.6230.40.7+5
Serbian
270.50.6110.20.5+16
French
270.50.8230.40.6+4
Egyptian
270.50.3290.50.3-2
Welsh
250.40.6170.30.5+8
Thai
220.40.390.20.2+13
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Moorabbin - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Kingston %Number%City of Kingston %2011 to 2016
Not stated3896.65.53206.15.7+69

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% Italian, City of Kingston: 5.4% Chinese, City of Kingston: 6.2% Greek, City of Kingston: 5.9% Indian, City of Kingston: 4.0% German, City of Kingston: 3.2% Polish, City of Kingston: 1.1% English, Moorabbin: 26.9% Australian, Moorabbin: 23.9% Irish, Moorabbin: 11.6% Scottish, Moorabbin: 7.1% Italian, Moorabbin: 6.6% Chinese, Moorabbin: 6.6% Greek, Moorabbin: 6.4% Indian, Moorabbin: 4.2% German, Moorabbin: 3.3% Polish, Moorabbin: 2.4%
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, Moorabbin: +137 Australian, Moorabbin: +3 Irish, Moorabbin: +150 Scottish, Moorabbin: +19 Italian, Moorabbin: +49 Chinese, Moorabbin: +121 Greek, Moorabbin: +38 Indian, Moorabbin: +87 German, Moorabbin: +19 Polish, Moorabbin: +28
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 Moorabbin in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (1,587 people or 26.9%)
  • Australian (1,408 people or 23.9%)
  • Irish (682 people or 11.6%)
  • Scottish (419 people or 7.1%)
  • Italian (389 people or 6.6%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 4,485 responses in total, or 76.08% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Polish ancestry (2.4% compared to 1.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (26.9% compared to 30.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (23.9% compared to 26.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Scottish ancestry (7.1% compared to 8.5%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Irish (+150 persons)
  • English (+137 persons)
  • Chinese (+121 persons)
  • Indian (+87 persons)

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