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Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers

Ancestry

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The three largest ancestries in Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers in 2016 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 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.

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
Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2011 to 2016
English
2,04044.145.41,94545.644.2+95
Australian
1,86040.237.51,67039.137.9+190
map this data in atlas.idIrish60613.112.550911.911.3+97
map this data in atlas.idScottish59412.811.856213.210.9+32
German
2465.34.11694.03.8+77
Dutch
1162.52.41323.12.5-16
Italian
1142.54.1862.03.6+28
Welsh
420.90.9431.00.8-1
Polish
330.70.6330.80.60
French
310.70.7270.70.5+4
Greek
270.61.4310.71.3-4
Danish
210.50.3120.30.3+9
Chinese
210.50.8140.30.7+8
Maltese
200.50.5110.30.5+9
New Zealander
180.40.8260.60.8-8
Indian
160.40.450.10.3+11
American
150.30.3210.50.3-6
Hungarian
130.30.3100.20.3+3
Canadian
120.30.270.20.2+5
Croatian
110.30.4150.40.4-4
South African
110.20.480.20.4+3
Swedish
100.20.2170.40.2-7
Austrian
100.20.270.20.2+4
Inadequately Described
100.20.3160.40.2-7
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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)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2011 to 2016
Not stated3728.16.12966.96.5+76

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 English, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 45.4% Australian, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 37.5% Irish, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 12.5% Scottish, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 11.8% German, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 4.1% Dutch, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 2.4% Italian, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 4.1% Welsh, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.9% Polish, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.6% French, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.7% English, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 44.1% Australian, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 40.2% Irish, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 13.1% Scottish, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 12.8% German, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 5.3% Dutch, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 2.5% Italian, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 2.5% Welsh, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 0.9% Polish, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 0.7% French, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 0.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
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Change in ancestry, 2011 to 2016
Change in ancestry, 2011 to 2016 English, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: +95 Australian, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: +190 Irish, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: +97 Scottish, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: +32 German, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: +77 Dutch, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: -16 Italian, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: +28 Welsh, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: -1 Polish, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 0 French, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: +4
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (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 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (2,040 people or 44.1%)
  • Australian (1,860 people or 40.2%)
  • Irish (606 people or 13.1%)
  • Scottish (594 people or 12.8%)
  • German (246 people or 5.3%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 5,346 responses in total, or 115.64% 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 Australian ancestry (40.2% compared to 37.5%)
  • A larger percentage of people with German ancestry (5.3% compared to 4.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Italian ancestry (2.5% compared to 4.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (44.1% compared to 45.4%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Australian (+190 persons)
  • Irish (+97 persons)
  • English (+95 persons)
  • German (+77 persons)

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