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Ancestry

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This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for all areas. What's this?

The three largest ancestries in Dromana - Safety Beach 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 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.

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
Dromana - Safety Beach - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2011 to 2016
English
4,52542.645.43,54741.044.2+977
Australian
3,58633.737.52,97934.437.9+607
map this data in atlas.idIrish1,27312.012.596511.111.3+308
map this data in atlas.idScottish1,17311.011.890910.510.9+264
Italian
6706.34.14825.63.6+187
German
4514.34.13203.73.8+131
Greek
3933.71.42933.41.3+100
Dutch
2352.22.42152.52.5+20
French
810.80.7610.70.5+20
Maltese
800.80.5580.70.5+22
New Zealander
780.70.8490.60.8+29
Welsh
740.70.9560.60.8+18
Croatian
690.60.4500.60.4+19
Polish
600.60.6310.40.6+29
Chinese
510.50.8660.80.7-15
South African
370.30.4360.40.4+1
Swedish
360.30.2180.20.2+18
Maori
330.30.3280.30.3+5
Inadequately Described
320.30.3300.30.2+2
Macedonian
300.30.1240.30.1+6
Spanish
300.30.3330.40.2-3
Egyptian
280.30.1250.30.1+3
Filipino
270.30.3210.20.3+6
Cypriot
240.20.160.10.1+18
Thai
240.20.2120.10.1+12
Indian
230.20.4100.10.3+13
American
220.20.3170.20.3+5
Lebanese
200.20.160.10.1+14
Danish
190.20.3170.20.3+2
Austrian
180.20.290.10.2+9
Norwegian
180.20.2140.20.1+4
Papua New Guinean
170.20.000.00.0+17
Armenian
170.20.0130.20.0+4
Canadian
160.20.2180.20.2-2
Hungarian
160.20.3380.40.3-22
Serbian
160.20.2270.30.2-11
Ukrainian
160.20.1120.10.1+4
Russian
150.10.2270.30.2-12
Swiss
130.10.2200.20.2-7
Turkish
120.10.1140.20.1-2
Sinhalese
120.10.2220.30.2-10
Samoan
110.10.0150.20.0-4
Chilean
110.10.1100.10.1+1
Albanian
100.10.0180.20.0-8
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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)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2011 to 2016
Not stated7086.76.15876.86.5+120

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% Italian, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 4.1% German, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 4.1% Greek, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 1.4% Dutch, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 2.4% French, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.7% Maltese, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.5% English, Dromana - Safety Beach: 42.6% Australian, Dromana - Safety Beach: 33.7% Irish, Dromana - Safety Beach: 12.0% Scottish, Dromana - Safety Beach: 11.0% Italian, Dromana - Safety Beach: 6.3% German, Dromana - Safety Beach: 4.3% Greek, Dromana - Safety Beach: 3.7% Dutch, Dromana - Safety Beach: 2.2% French, Dromana - Safety Beach: 0.8% Maltese, Dromana - Safety Beach: 0.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in ancestry, 2011 to 2016
Change in ancestry, 2011 to 2016 English, Dromana - Safety Beach: +977 Australian, Dromana - Safety Beach: +607 Irish, Dromana - Safety Beach: +308 Scottish, Dromana - Safety Beach: +264 Italian, Dromana - Safety Beach: +187 German, Dromana - Safety Beach: +131 Greek, Dromana - Safety Beach: +100 Dutch, Dromana - Safety Beach: +20 French, Dromana - Safety Beach: +20 Maltese, Dromana - Safety Beach: +22
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (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 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (4,525 people or 42.6%)
  • Australian (3,586 people or 33.7%)
  • Irish (1,273 people or 12.0%)
  • Scottish (1,173 people or 11.0%)
  • Italian (670 people or 6.3%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 11,227 responses in total, or 105.65% 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 (3.7% compared to 1.4%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Italian ancestry (6.3% compared to 4.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (33.7% compared to 37.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (42.6% compared to 45.4%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+977 persons)
  • Australian (+607 persons)
  • Irish (+308 persons)
  • Scottish (+264 persons)

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