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The three largest ancestries in The Basin in 2011 were English, Australian 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 The Basin 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 The Basin'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
The Basin - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2006 to 2011
English
1,83742.331.91,65140.230.5+186
Australian
1,75040.332.41,85145.136.8-101
map this data in atlas.idScottish49711.47.83829.37.2+115
map this data in atlas.idIrish47510.98.444410.88.1+31
German
2606.04.12385.84.1+22
Dutch
1784.12.71784.32.90
Italian
1473.45.01112.74.9+36
Chinese
511.27.6431.05.6+8
Polish
491.11.0180.41.0+31
New Zealander
451.00.7250.60.6+20
Maltese
320.70.7340.80.7-2
Welsh
280.60.5391.00.6-11
French
270.60.5240.60.5+3
Greek
230.52.2230.62.20
Austrian
230.50.3190.50.4+4
Sinhalese
220.52.0160.41.6+6
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
The Basin - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2006 to 2011
Not stated2215.14.21794.45.5+42

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 English, City of Knox: 31.9% Australian, City of Knox: 32.4% Scottish, City of Knox: 7.8% Irish, City of Knox: 8.4% German, City of Knox: 4.1% Dutch, City of Knox: 2.7% Italian, City of Knox: 5.0% Chinese, City of Knox: 7.6% Polish, City of Knox: 1.0% New Zealander, City of Knox: 0.7% English, The Basin: 42.3% Australian, The Basin: 40.3% Scottish, The Basin: 11.4% Irish, The Basin: 10.9% German, The Basin: 6.0% Dutch, The Basin: 4.1% Italian, The Basin: 3.4% Chinese, The Basin: 1.2% Polish, The Basin: 1.1% New Zealander, The Basin: 1.0%
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 English, The Basin: +186 Australian, The Basin: -101 Scottish, The Basin: +115 Irish, The Basin: +31 German, The Basin: +22 Dutch, The Basin: 0 Italian, The Basin: +36 Chinese, The Basin: +8 Polish, The Basin: +31 New Zealander, The Basin: +20
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 The Basin in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (1,837 people or 42.3%)
  • Australian (1,750 people or 40.3%)
  • Scottish (497 people or 11.4%)
  • Irish (475 people or 10.9%)
  • German (260 people or 6.0%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 4,819 responses in total, or 110.86% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (42.3% compared to 31.9%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (40.3% compared to 32.4%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Scottish ancestry (11.4% compared to 7.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (1.2% compared to 7.6%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+186 persons)
  • Scottish (+115 persons)
  • Australian (-101 persons)

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