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The three largest ancestries in Bayswater in 2011 were Australian, English and Scottish.

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 Bayswater 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 Bayswater'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
Bayswater - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2006 to 2011
Australian
3,55033.032.44,04737.636.8-498
English
3,49732.531.93,50832.630.5-12
map this data in atlas.idScottish9478.87.88207.67.2+127
map this data in atlas.idIrish9358.78.49649.08.1-29
Chinese
7026.57.64043.85.6+298
German
6456.04.16976.54.1-53
Italian
3253.05.03493.24.9-24
Indian
3012.82.81661.52.0+135
Dutch
3002.82.73243.02.9-24
Sinhalese
1551.42.0920.91.6+63
Greek
1521.42.21391.32.2+13
Polish
1401.31.01020.91.0+38
Filipino
1391.31.01091.00.8+30
New Zealander
1141.10.7910.80.6+23
Hungarian
860.80.7950.90.7-8
Austrian
820.80.3610.60.4+21
French
720.70.5540.50.5+17
South African
660.60.6280.30.6+38
Welsh
620.60.5410.40.6+20
Vietnamese
590.50.7550.50.6+4
Croatian
520.50.5590.50.5-7
Maltese
500.50.7390.40.7+11
Spanish
490.50.4440.40.3+5
Serbian
470.40.5430.40.5+4
Maori
400.40.3350.30.3+5
Khmer (Cambodian)
390.40.3250.20.3+13
Chilean
390.40.2380.40.2+1
Iranian
320.30.3140.10.2+18
Russian
300.30.3300.30.20
Inadequately Described
290.30.4390.40.2-10
Indonesian
280.30.2220.20.1+6
Mauritian
270.30.3290.30.3-2
Nepalese
250.20.130.00.0+22
Other Indian subcontinent
250.20.240.00.1+21
American
240.20.2280.30.2-4
Danish
230.20.2180.20.2+5
Samoan
230.20.1260.20.1-3
Macedonian
230.20.2320.30.2-9
Japanese
230.20.140.00.1+19
Swedish
210.20.1140.10.1+7
Egyptian
200.20.4160.10.4+4
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Bayswater - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2006 to 2011
Not stated5905.54.26546.15.5-63

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 Australian, City of Knox: 32.4% English, City of Knox: 31.9% Scottish, City of Knox: 7.8% Irish, City of Knox: 8.4% Chinese, City of Knox: 7.6% German, City of Knox: 4.1% Italian, City of Knox: 5.0% Indian, City of Knox: 2.8% Dutch, City of Knox: 2.7% Sinhalese, City of Knox: 2.0% Australian, Bayswater: 33.0% English, Bayswater: 32.5% Scottish, Bayswater: 8.8% Irish, Bayswater: 8.7% Chinese, Bayswater: 6.5% German, Bayswater: 6.0% Italian, Bayswater: 3.0% Indian, Bayswater: 2.8% Dutch, Bayswater: 2.8% Sinhalese, Bayswater: 1.4%
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 Australian, Bayswater: -498 English, Bayswater: -12 Scottish, Bayswater: +127 Irish, Bayswater: -29 Chinese, Bayswater: +298 German, Bayswater: -53 Italian, Bayswater: -24 Indian, Bayswater: +135 Dutch, Bayswater: -24 Sinhalese, Bayswater: +63
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (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 Bayswater in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Australian (3,550 people or 33.0%)
  • English (3,497 people or 32.5%)
  • Scottish (947 people or 8.8%)
  • Irish (935 people or 8.7%)
  • Chinese (702 people or 6.5%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 9,631 responses in total, or 89.42% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in Bayswater and the City of Knox were:

  • A larger percentage of people with German ancestry (6.0% compared to 4.1%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Scottish ancestry (8.8% compared to 7.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Italian ancestry (3.0% compared to 5.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (6.5% compared to 7.6%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Australian (-498 persons)
  • Chinese (+298 persons)
  • Indian (+135 persons)
  • Scottish (+127 persons)

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