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Eyensbury Township

Ancestry

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The three largest ancestries in Eyensbury Township in 2011 were Australian, English 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 Eyensbury Township 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 Eyensbury Township'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
Eyensbury Township - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
Australian
27942.025.70--30.2+280
English
23034.623.00--23.7+230
Irish
7511.46.00--6.3+76
Scottish
619.25.20--5.5+61
map this data in atlas.idMaltese335.07.90--8.0+34
map this data in atlas.idItalian294.47.00--6.8+29
German
284.32.70--3.1+28

Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Eyensbury Township - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
Not stated284.37.50--8.4+28

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 Melton: 25.7% English, City of Melton: 23.0% Irish, City of Melton: 6.0% Scottish, City of Melton: 5.2% Maltese, City of Melton: 7.9% Italian, City of Melton: 7.0% German, City of Melton: 2.7% Australian, Eyensbury Township: 42.0% English, Eyensbury Township: 34.6% Irish, Eyensbury Township: 11.4% Scottish, Eyensbury Township: 9.2% Maltese, Eyensbury Township: 5.0% Italian, Eyensbury Township: 4.4% German, Eyensbury Township: 4.3%
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, Eyensbury Township: +280 English, Eyensbury Township: +230 Irish, Eyensbury Township: +76 Scottish, Eyensbury Township: +61 Maltese, Eyensbury Township: +34 Italian, Eyensbury Township: +29 German, Eyensbury Township: +28
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 Eyensbury Township in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Australian (279 people or 42.0%)
  • English (230 people or 34.6%)
  • Irish (75 people or 11.4%)
  • Scottish (61 people or 9.2%)
  • Maltese (33 people or 5.0%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 678 responses in total, or 102.20% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in Eyensbury Township and City of Melton were:

  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (42.0% compared to 25.7%)
  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (34.6% compared to 23.0%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Irish ancestry (11.4% compared to 6.0%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Scottish ancestry (9.2% compared to 5.2%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Australian (+280 persons)
  • English (+230 persons)
  • Irish (+76 persons)
  • Scottish (+61 persons)

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