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The three largest ancestries in Harkness in 2016 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.

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
Harkness - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2011 to 2016
Australian
2,74831.224.11,83333.025.7+915
English
2,60529.522.51,81532.723.0+791
Irish
7198.26.04407.96.0+278
Scottish
5736.55.13686.65.2+205
map this data in atlas.idMaltese5716.57.62985.47.9+273
map this data in atlas.idItalian3774.36.62664.87.0+111
Indian
3093.55.01001.83.4+209
Sudanese
2793.21.21011.80.5+178
German
2703.12.61803.32.7+90
Filipino
1822.14.1450.83.5+137
Samoan
1762.00.9911.60.6+85
Greek
1411.62.4701.32.6+72
Dutch
1161.31.0871.61.1+29
Inadequately Described
1161.30.9210.40.5+95
Serbian
1151.31.2450.81.2+69
Chinese
1041.22.9621.12.6+42
Maori
1031.20.6470.90.6+55
Sinhalese
911.01.2450.81.0+46
Central and West African
871.00.4200.40.1+67
Croatian
841.01.8861.62.0-2
Polish
800.91.2821.51.3-2
New Zealander
770.90.6490.90.6+28
Macedonian
690.82.5360.72.5+33
Lebanese
560.60.8400.70.8+15
Spanish
520.61.0370.70.9+16
Turkish
500.61.0400.71.1+10
Vietnamese
440.52.2370.71.7+7
French
430.50.4230.40.4+20
Hungarian
410.50.3200.40.4+21
Ethiopian
350.40.5100.20.3+25
Chilean
350.40.6210.40.6+14
Salvadoran
350.40.340.10.3+31
Punjabi
310.40.500.00.1+31
Other Indian subcontinent
310.40.570.10.1+24
Fijian
280.30.360.10.3+22
Egyptian
270.30.9150.30.6+12
Cook Islander
270.30.1140.30.1+13
Cypriot
250.30.5100.20.5+16
Welsh
240.30.3150.30.3+10
Ukrainian
230.30.3130.20.3+11
Bengali
220.30.2140.30.1+8
Mauritian
220.30.2210.40.2+2
Other Southern and East African
200.20.100.00.1+20
Zimbabwean
200.20.130.10.0+18
Portuguese
160.20.400.00.4+15
Indonesian
160.20.230.10.1+13
Syrian
130.10.100.00.1+13
Uruguayan
120.10.100.00.1+12
Argentinian
120.10.2150.30.1-3
Pakistani
120.10.640.10.4+8
Other North American
110.10.100.00.1+11
Nepalese
110.10.100.00.0+12
Iranian
100.10.240.10.1+6
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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)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2011 to 2016
Not stated7148.17.24538.27.5+261

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 Australian, City of Melton: 24.1% English, City of Melton: 22.5% Irish, City of Melton: 6.0% Scottish, City of Melton: 5.1% Maltese, City of Melton: 7.6% Italian, City of Melton: 6.6% Indian, City of Melton: 5.0% Sudanese, City of Melton: 1.2% German, City of Melton: 2.6% Filipino, City of Melton: 4.1% Australian, Harkness: 31.2% English, Harkness: 29.5% Irish, Harkness: 8.2% Scottish, Harkness: 6.5% Maltese, Harkness: 6.5% Italian, Harkness: 4.3% Indian, Harkness: 3.5% Sudanese, Harkness: 3.2% German, Harkness: 3.1% Filipino, Harkness: 2.1%
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 Australian, Harkness: +915 English, Harkness: +791 Irish, Harkness: +278 Scottish, Harkness: +205 Maltese, Harkness: +273 Italian, Harkness: +111 Indian, Harkness: +209 Sudanese, Harkness: +178 German, Harkness: +90 Filipino, Harkness: +137
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 Harkness in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Australian (2,748 people or 31.2%)
  • English (2,605 people or 29.5%)
  • Irish (719 people or 8.2%)
  • Scottish (573 people or 6.5%)
  • Maltese (571 people or 6.5%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 7,216 responses in total, or 81.83% 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 (29.5% compared to 22.5%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (31.2% compared to 24.1%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Irish ancestry (8.2% compared to 6.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Italian ancestry (4.3% compared to 6.6%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Australian (+915 persons)
  • English (+791 persons)
  • Irish (+278 persons)
  • Maltese (+273 persons)

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