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The three largest ancestries in Scoresby in 2016 were English, Australian and Chinese.

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 Scoresby 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 Scoresby'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
Scoresby - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2011 to 2016
English
1,62527.031.51,69028.631.9-65
Australian
1,56626.029.21,78130.132.4-215
Chinese
86814.411.165811.17.6+209
map this data in atlas.idIrish5188.69.24687.98.4+49
map this data in atlas.idScottish4928.28.14677.97.8+25
Indian
3425.73.72714.62.8+71
Sinhalese
2834.72.62023.42.0+81
Italian
2584.34.92644.55.0-6
German
1933.24.01933.34.10
Greek
1322.22.31292.22.2+3
Dutch
1081.82.41111.92.7-3
Khmer (Cambodian)
821.40.4460.80.3+36
Vietnamese
791.30.9631.10.7+16
Filipino
681.11.2450.81.0+23
Malay
581.00.5260.40.3+32
Polish
530.90.9500.81.0+3
Afghan
520.90.2500.80.2+2
New Zealander
500.80.6661.10.7-16
South African
420.70.6400.70.6+2
Iranian
350.60.5150.30.3+20
Tamil
290.50.3300.50.3-1
Maori
260.40.2110.20.3+15
Inadequately Described
260.40.5170.30.4+9
Serbian
230.40.5240.40.5-1
Indonesian
210.30.3210.40.20
Maltese
210.30.6340.60.7-13
Korean
210.30.5250.40.2-4
Welsh
200.30.6240.40.5-4
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Scoresby - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2011 to 2016
Not stated2664.44.42193.74.2+47

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 Knox: 31.5% Australian, City of Knox: 29.2% Chinese, City of Knox: 11.1% Irish, City of Knox: 9.2% Scottish, City of Knox: 8.1% Indian, City of Knox: 3.7% Sinhalese, City of Knox: 2.6% Italian, City of Knox: 4.9% German, City of Knox: 4.0% Greek, City of Knox: 2.3% English, Scoresby: 27.0% Australian, Scoresby: 26.0% Chinese, Scoresby: 14.4% Irish, Scoresby: 8.6% Scottish, Scoresby: 8.2% Indian, Scoresby: 5.7% Sinhalese, Scoresby: 4.7% Italian, Scoresby: 4.3% German, Scoresby: 3.2% Greek, Scoresby: 2.2%
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, Scoresby: -65 Australian, Scoresby: -215 Chinese, Scoresby: +209 Irish, Scoresby: +49 Scottish, Scoresby: +25 Indian, Scoresby: +71 Sinhalese, Scoresby: +81 Italian, Scoresby: -6 German, Scoresby: 0 Greek, Scoresby: +3
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 Scoresby in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (1,625 people or 27.0%)
  • Australian (1,566 people or 26.0%)
  • Chinese (868 people or 14.4%)
  • Irish (518 people or 8.6%)
  • Scottish (492 people or 8.2%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 5,069 responses in total, or 84.18% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (14.4% compared to 11.1%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Sinhalese ancestry (4.7% compared to 2.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (27.0% compared to 31.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (26.0% compared to 29.2%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Australian (-215 persons)
  • Chinese (+209 persons)
  • Sinhalese (+81 persons)
  • Indian (+71 persons)

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