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The three largest ancestries in Dromana - Safety Beach 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 Dromana - Safety Beach 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 Dromana - Safety Beach'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
Dromana - Safety Beach - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2006 to 2011
English
3,54841.044.23,07438.439.9+474
Australian
2,98034.437.93,15339.441.5-173
map this data in atlas.idIrish96511.111.383210.410.2+133
map this data in atlas.idScottish90910.510.97559.49.5+154
Italian
4835.63.63854.83.2+98
German
3203.73.82593.23.6+61
Greek
2933.41.32212.81.1+72
Dutch
2162.52.52062.62.5+10
Chinese
660.80.7420.50.6+24
French
610.70.5390.50.5+22
Maltese
580.70.5590.70.5-1
Welsh
560.60.8430.50.7+13
Croatian
500.60.4360.40.3+14
New Zealander
490.60.8510.60.7-1
Hungarian
380.40.3270.30.3+11
South African
360.40.4120.20.3+24
Spanish
330.40.2100.10.2+23
Polish
310.40.6160.20.5+15
Inadequately Described
300.30.2190.20.2+12
Maori
280.30.3360.40.3-8
Russian
270.30.290.10.2+18
Serbian
270.30.2330.40.2-6
Egyptian
250.30.1200.30.0+5
Macedonian
240.30.1110.10.1+13
Sinhalese
220.30.270.10.2+15
Filipino
210.20.3190.20.2+2
Swiss
200.20.260.10.1+14
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Dromana - Safety Beach - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2006 to 2011
Not stated5886.86.56908.68.9-102

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% Irish, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 11.3% Scottish, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 10.9% Italian, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 3.6% German, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 3.8% Greek, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 1.3% Dutch, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 2.5% Chinese, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.7% French, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.5% English, Dromana - Safety Beach: 41.0% Australian, Dromana - Safety Beach: 34.4% Irish, Dromana - Safety Beach: 11.1% Scottish, Dromana - Safety Beach: 10.5% Italian, Dromana - Safety Beach: 5.6% German, Dromana - Safety Beach: 3.7% Greek, Dromana - Safety Beach: 3.4% Dutch, Dromana - Safety Beach: 2.5% Chinese, Dromana - Safety Beach: 0.8% French, Dromana - Safety Beach: 0.7%
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, Dromana - Safety Beach: +474 Australian, Dromana - Safety Beach: -173 Irish, Dromana - Safety Beach: +133 Scottish, Dromana - Safety Beach: +154 Italian, Dromana - Safety Beach: +98 German, Dromana - Safety Beach: +61 Greek, Dromana - Safety Beach: +72 Dutch, Dromana - Safety Beach: +10 Chinese, Dromana - Safety Beach: +24 French, Dromana - Safety Beach: +22
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 Dromana - Safety Beach in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (3,548 people or 41.0%)
  • Australian (2,980 people or 34.4%)
  • Irish (965 people or 11.1%)
  • Scottish (909 people or 10.5%)
  • Italian (483 people or 5.6%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 8,885 responses in total, or 102.63% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in Dromana - Safety Beach and Mornington Peninsula Shire were:

  • A larger percentage of people with Greek ancestry (3.4% compared to 1.3%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Italian ancestry (5.6% compared to 3.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (34.4% compared to 37.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (41.0% compared to 44.2%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+474 persons)
  • Australian (-173 persons)
  • Scottish (+154 persons)
  • Irish (+133 persons)

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