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The three largest ancestries in Scoresby in 2011 were Australian, English 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.

Derived from the Census question:

'What is the person's ancestry?'

Multi-response

Total population

Ancestry - Ranked by size
Scoresby - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2006 to 2011
Australian
1,78130.132.42,04535.636.8-264
English
1,69128.631.91,69829.630.5-8
Chinese
65911.17.64247.45.6+235
map this data in atlas.idIrish4697.98.45008.78.1-31
map this data in atlas.idScottish4677.97.84247.47.2+43
Indian
2714.62.81272.22.0+144
Italian
2644.55.02294.04.9+35
Sinhalese
2023.42.0961.71.6+106
German
1943.34.12494.34.1-55
Greek
1302.22.21252.22.2+5
Dutch
1111.92.71252.22.9-14
New Zealander
661.10.7390.70.6+27
Vietnamese
631.10.7651.10.6-2
Polish
500.81.0450.81.0+5
Afghan
500.80.2551.00.2-5
Khmer (Cambodian)
460.80.3470.80.3-1
Filipino
450.81.0621.10.8-17
South African
400.70.6480.80.6-8
Spanish
340.60.4310.50.3+3
Maltese
340.60.7220.40.7+12
Hungarian
300.50.7480.80.7-18
Tamil
300.50.3190.30.2+11
Malay
260.40.3180.30.2+8
Korean
250.40.2120.20.1+13
French
240.40.5220.40.5+2
Serbian
240.40.5230.40.5+1
Welsh
240.40.5260.50.6-2
Croatian
230.40.5160.30.5+7
Indonesian
210.40.2160.30.1+5
Iraqi
200.30.100.00.0+20
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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)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2006 to 2011
Not stated2203.74.23075.35.5-87

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% Chinese, City of Knox: 7.6% Irish, City of Knox: 8.4% Scottish, City of Knox: 7.8% Indian, City of Knox: 2.8% Italian, City of Knox: 5.0% Sinhalese, City of Knox: 2.0% German, City of Knox: 4.1% Greek, City of Knox: 2.2% Australian, Scoresby: 30.1% English, Scoresby: 28.6% Chinese, Scoresby: 11.1% Irish, Scoresby: 7.9% Scottish, Scoresby: 7.9% Indian, Scoresby: 4.6% Italian, Scoresby: 4.5% Sinhalese, Scoresby: 3.4% German, Scoresby: 3.3% Greek, Scoresby: 2.2%
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, Scoresby: -264 English, Scoresby: -8 Chinese, Scoresby: +235 Irish, Scoresby: -31 Scottish, Scoresby: +43 Indian, Scoresby: +144 Italian, Scoresby: +35 Sinhalese, Scoresby: +106 German, Scoresby: -55 Greek, Scoresby: +5
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 Scoresby in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Australian (1,781 people or 30.1%)
  • English (1,691 people or 28.6%)
  • Chinese (659 people or 11.1%)
  • Irish (469 people or 7.9%)
  • Scottish (467 people or 7.9%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 5,067 responses in total, or 85.59% 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 (11.1% compared to 7.6%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Indian ancestry (4.6% compared to 2.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (28.6% compared to 31.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (30.1% compared to 32.4%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Australian (-264 persons)
  • Chinese (+235 persons)
  • Indian (+144 persons)
  • Sinhalese (+106 persons)

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