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The three largest ancestries in Harkness 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 Harkness 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 Harkness'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
Harkness - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
Australian
1,83333.025.71,02639.230.2+807
English
1,81532.723.081431.123.7+1,001
Irish
4407.96.02067.96.3+234
Scottish
3686.65.21706.55.5+198
map this data in atlas.idMaltese2985.47.91756.78.0+123
map this data in atlas.idItalian2664.87.01154.46.8+151
German
1803.32.7863.33.1+95
Sudanese
1011.80.590.30.1+92
Indian
1001.83.4210.81.9+79
Samoan
911.60.6451.70.3+46
Dutch
871.61.1421.61.3+45
Croatian
861.62.0281.12.0+58
Polish
821.51.3291.11.5+54
Greek
701.32.6361.42.8+34
Chinese
621.12.6150.61.8+47
New Zealander
490.90.6170.70.5+32
Maori
470.90.630.10.4+45
Serbian
450.81.2331.31.3+12
Sinhalese
450.81.0100.40.7+35
Filipino
450.83.5251.02.7+19
Lebanese
400.70.890.30.6+32
Turkish
400.71.170.31.1+33
Vietnamese
370.71.7100.41.0+27
Spanish
370.70.9150.61.0+21
Macedonian
360.72.5251.02.2+11
French
230.40.4200.80.4+3
Chilean
210.40.6120.50.6+9
Inadequately Described
210.40.570.30.3+13
Mauritian
210.40.230.10.1+18
Hungarian
200.40.490.30.5+12
Central and West African
200.40.110.10.1+19
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Harkness - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
Not stated4538.27.51967.58.4+257

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% Sudanese, City of Melton: 0.5% Indian, City of Melton: 3.4% Samoan, City of Melton: 0.6% Australian, Harkness: 33.0% English, Harkness: 32.7% Irish, Harkness: 7.9% Scottish, Harkness: 6.6% Maltese, Harkness: 5.4% Italian, Harkness: 4.8% German, Harkness: 3.3% Sudanese, Harkness: 1.8% Indian, Harkness: 1.8% Samoan, Harkness: 1.6%
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, Harkness: +807 English, Harkness: +1,001 Irish, Harkness: +234 Scottish, Harkness: +198 Maltese, Harkness: +123 Italian, Harkness: +151 German, Harkness: +95 Sudanese, Harkness: +92 Indian, Harkness: +79 Samoan, Harkness: +46
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 Harkness in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Australian (1,833 people or 33.0%)
  • English (1,815 people or 32.7%)
  • Irish (440 people or 7.9%)
  • Scottish (368 people or 6.6%)
  • Maltese (298 people or 5.4%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 4,754 responses in total, or 85.68% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (32.7% compared to 23.0%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (33.0% compared to 25.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Filipino ancestry (0.8% compared to 3.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Maltese ancestry (5.4% compared to 7.9%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+1,001 persons)
  • Australian (+807 persons)
  • Irish (+234 persons)
  • Scottish (+198 persons)

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