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Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers

Ancestry

The three largest ancestries in Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers 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 Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers 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 Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers'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
Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2006 to 2011
English
1,94545.644.21,56340.139.9+382
Australian
1,67139.137.91,73744.541.5-66
map this data in atlas.idScottish56213.210.942210.89.5+140
map this data in atlas.idIrish51011.911.340610.410.2+104
German
1704.03.81985.13.6-28
Dutch
1323.12.51203.12.5+12
Italian
872.03.6531.43.2+34
Welsh
431.00.8290.70.7+15
Polish
330.80.6200.50.5+13
Greek
320.71.3120.31.1+20
French
280.70.5190.50.5+9
New Zealander
260.60.8320.80.7-6
American
210.50.3240.60.3-2
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2006 to 2011
Not stated2966.96.52937.58.9+3

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, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 44.2% Australian, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 37.9% Scottish, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 10.9% Irish, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 11.3% German, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 3.8% Dutch, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 2.5% Italian, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 3.6% Welsh, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.8% Polish, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.6% Greek, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 1.3% English, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 45.6% Australian, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 39.1% Scottish, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 13.2% Irish, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 11.9% German, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 4.0% Dutch, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 3.1% Italian, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 2.0% Welsh, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 1.0% Polish, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 0.8% Greek, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 0.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
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Change in ancestry, 2006 to 2011
Change in ancestry, 2006 to 2011 English, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: +382 Australian, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: -66 Scottish, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: +140 Irish, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: +104 German, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: -28 Dutch, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: +12 Italian, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: +34 Welsh, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: +15 Polish, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: +13 Greek, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: +20
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
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Dominant groups

Analysis of the ancestry responses of the population in Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (1,945 people or 45.6%)
  • Australian (1,671 people or 39.1%)
  • Scottish (562 people or 13.2%)
  • Irish (510 people or 11.9%)
  • German (170 people or 4.0%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 4,858 responses in total, or 113.80% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers and Mornington Peninsula Shire were:

  • A larger percentage of people with Scottish ancestry (13.2% compared to 10.9%)
  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (45.6% compared to 44.2%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (39.1% compared to 37.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Italian ancestry (2.0% compared to 3.6%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+382 persons)
  • Scottish (+140 persons)
  • Irish (+104 persons)
  • Australian (-66 persons)

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