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The three largest ancestries in Hawthorn in 2011 were English, Australian 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 Hawthorn 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 Hawthorn'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
Hawthorn - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2006 to 2011
English
87539.840.382738.337.5+48
Australian
80436.535.595244.140.3-148
map this data in atlas.idIrish22110.09.02119.88.2+10
map this data in atlas.idScottish2089.49.51848.58.2+24
German
1707.77.81265.87.3+44
Greek
984.43.6853.93.7+13
Italian
823.73.9572.63.7+25
Chinese
582.62.8582.72.30
Dutch
381.71.7341.61.8+4
Indian
331.51.470.30.9+26
Polish
231.01.1331.51.1-10
Other Indian subcontinent
221.00.130.10.1+19
Welsh
221.00.8110.50.8+11
Lebanese
211.00.7110.50.7+10
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Hawthorn - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2006 to 2011
Not stated873.93.6853.94.4+2

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 Mitcham: 40.3% Australian, City of Mitcham: 35.5% Irish, City of Mitcham: 9.0% Scottish, City of Mitcham: 9.5% German, City of Mitcham: 7.8% Greek, City of Mitcham: 3.6% Italian, City of Mitcham: 3.9% Chinese, City of Mitcham: 2.8% Dutch, City of Mitcham: 1.7% Indian, City of Mitcham: 1.4% English, Hawthorn: 39.8% Australian, Hawthorn: 36.5% Irish, Hawthorn: 10.0% Scottish, Hawthorn: 9.4% German, Hawthorn: 7.7% Greek, Hawthorn: 4.4% Italian, Hawthorn: 3.7% Chinese, Hawthorn: 2.6% Dutch, Hawthorn: 1.7% Indian, Hawthorn: 1.5%
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, Hawthorn: +48 Australian, Hawthorn: -148 Irish, Hawthorn: +10 Scottish, Hawthorn: +24 German, Hawthorn: +44 Greek, Hawthorn: +13 Italian, Hawthorn: +25 Chinese, Hawthorn: 0 Dutch, Hawthorn: +4 Indian, Hawthorn: +26
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 Hawthorn in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (875 people or 39.8%)
  • Australian (804 people or 36.5%)
  • Irish (221 people or 10.0%)
  • Scottish (208 people or 9.4%)
  • German (170 people or 7.7%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 2,278 responses in total, or 103.52% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in Hawthorn and the City of Mitcham were:

  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (36.5% compared to 35.5%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Irish ancestry (10.0% compared to 9.0%)

Emerging groups

The largest change in the reported ancestries of the population in this area between 2006 and 2011 was:

  • Australian (-148 persons)

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