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The three largest ancestries in Hastings 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 Hastings 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 Hastings'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
Hastings - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2006 to 2011
English
4,09046.844.22,88640.239.9+1,204
Australian
3,54540.637.93,02042.041.5+525
map this data in atlas.idScottish8219.410.95868.29.5+234
map this data in atlas.idIrish8029.211.36378.910.2+165
German
3243.73.82713.83.6+53
Dutch
2793.22.52032.82.5+76
Italian
2082.43.61532.13.2+55
New Zealander
740.80.8640.90.7+10
Polish
620.70.6320.40.5+30
Maori
570.70.3420.60.3+15
Chinese
470.50.7360.50.6+11
Maltese
440.50.5400.60.5+4
Filipino
410.50.3160.20.2+25
Inadequately Described
400.50.2120.20.2+28
Indian
380.40.3120.20.2+26
Welsh
360.40.8580.80.7-22
Serbian
350.40.2240.30.2+11
Hungarian
330.40.3210.30.3+12
Greek
310.41.3250.31.1+6
French
300.30.5430.60.5-13
Australian Aboriginal
280.30.190.10.1+19
Spanish
270.30.2170.20.2+10
Croatian
260.30.4280.40.3-1
Russian
220.30.290.10.2+13
Thai
200.20.140.10.1+16
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Hastings - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2006 to 2011
Not stated5746.66.586312.08.9-289

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% Polish, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.6% Maori, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.3% English, Hastings: 46.8% Australian, Hastings: 40.6% Scottish, Hastings: 9.4% Irish, Hastings: 9.2% German, Hastings: 3.7% Dutch, Hastings: 3.2% Italian, Hastings: 2.4% New Zealander, Hastings: 0.8% Polish, Hastings: 0.7% Maori, Hastings: 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, Hastings: +1,204 Australian, Hastings: +525 Scottish, Hastings: +234 Irish, Hastings: +165 German, Hastings: +53 Dutch, Hastings: +76 Italian, Hastings: +55 New Zealander, Hastings: +10 Polish, Hastings: +30 Maori, Hastings: +15
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 Hastings in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (4,090 people or 46.8%)
  • Australian (3,545 people or 40.6%)
  • Scottish (821 people or 9.4%)
  • Irish (802 people or 9.2%)
  • German (324 people or 3.7%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 9,582 responses in total, or 109.74% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in Hastings and Mornington Peninsula Shire were:

  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (40.6% compared to 37.9%)
  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (46.8% compared to 44.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Irish ancestry (9.2% compared to 11.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Scottish ancestry (9.4% compared to 10.9%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+1,204 persons)
  • Australian (+525 persons)
  • Scottish (+234 persons)
  • Irish (+165 persons)

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