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The three largest ancestries in Bittern - Crib Point 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 Bittern - Crib Point 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 Bittern - Crib Point'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
Bittern - Crib Point - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2006 to 2011
English
2,84444.644.22,47939.839.9+365
Australian
2,76643.437.92,88046.241.5-114
map this data in atlas.idScottish64510.110.95318.59.5+114
map this data in atlas.idIrish6299.911.35689.110.2+60
German
2674.23.82363.83.6+31
Dutch
2333.72.52213.62.5+12
Italian
1652.63.61091.73.2+56
New Zealander
570.90.8380.60.7+19
Welsh
430.70.8500.80.7-7
Greek
400.61.3260.41.1+14
Polish
390.60.6360.60.5+3
Chinese
380.60.7150.20.6+23
Maltese
350.50.5370.60.5-2
French
250.40.5330.50.5-8
South African
220.30.470.10.3+15
Sinhalese
210.30.240.10.2+17
Mauritian
200.30.2100.20.1+10
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Bittern - Crib Point - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2006 to 2011
Not stated3986.26.55649.18.9-166

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% New Zealander, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.8% Welsh, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.8% Greek, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 1.3% English, Bittern - Crib Point: 44.6% Australian, Bittern - Crib Point: 43.4% Scottish, Bittern - Crib Point: 10.1% Irish, Bittern - Crib Point: 9.9% German, Bittern - Crib Point: 4.2% Dutch, Bittern - Crib Point: 3.7% Italian, Bittern - Crib Point: 2.6% New Zealander, Bittern - Crib Point: 0.9% Welsh, Bittern - Crib Point: 0.7% Greek, Bittern - Crib Point: 0.6%
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, Bittern - Crib Point: +365 Australian, Bittern - Crib Point: -114 Scottish, Bittern - Crib Point: +114 Irish, Bittern - Crib Point: +60 German, Bittern - Crib Point: +31 Dutch, Bittern - Crib Point: +12 Italian, Bittern - Crib Point: +56 New Zealander, Bittern - Crib Point: +19 Welsh, Bittern - Crib Point: -7 Greek, Bittern - Crib Point: +14
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 Bittern - Crib Point in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (2,844 people or 44.6%)
  • Australian (2,766 people or 43.4%)
  • Scottish (645 people or 10.1%)
  • Irish (629 people or 9.9%)
  • German (267 people or 4.2%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 7,151 responses in total, or 112.09% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in Bittern - Crib Point and Mornington Peninsula Shire were:

  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (43.4% compared to 37.9%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Dutch ancestry (3.7% compared to 2.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Irish ancestry (9.9% compared to 11.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Italian ancestry (2.6% 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 (+365 persons)
  • Scottish (+114 persons)
  • Australian (-114 persons)
  • Irish (+60 persons)

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