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The three largest ancestries in Hastings 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 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.

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
Hastings - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2011 to 2016
English
4,41345.745.44,08946.844.2+324
Australian
3,84439.837.53,54440.637.9+300
map this data in atlas.idIrish1,07111.112.58029.211.3+269
map this data in atlas.idScottish99510.311.88209.410.9+175
German
4324.54.13243.73.8+109
Italian
2812.94.12072.43.6+74
Dutch
2732.82.42783.22.5-5
Chinese
880.90.8470.50.7+42
New Zealander
840.90.8740.80.8+10
Greek
720.81.4310.41.3+41
Filipino
660.70.3410.50.3+25
Welsh
650.70.9360.40.8+29
Polish
590.60.6620.70.6-3
Maori
520.50.3570.70.3-5
French
480.50.7300.30.5+18
Maltese
340.40.5430.50.5-9
Australian Aboriginal
330.30.1280.30.1+5
Inadequately Described
320.30.3400.50.2-8
Croatian
310.30.4260.30.4+5
Hungarian
270.30.3330.40.3-6
Indian
260.30.4370.40.3-11
Spanish
240.20.3270.30.2-3
South African
200.20.4160.20.4+4
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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)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2011 to 2016
Not stated7067.36.15746.66.5+132

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% Italian, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 4.1% Dutch, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 2.4% Chinese, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.8% New Zealander, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.8% Greek, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 1.4% English, Hastings: 45.7% Australian, Hastings: 39.8% Irish, Hastings: 11.1% Scottish, Hastings: 10.3% German, Hastings: 4.5% Italian, Hastings: 2.9% Dutch, Hastings: 2.8% Chinese, Hastings: 0.9% New Zealander, Hastings: 0.9% Greek, Hastings: 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, Hastings: +324 Australian, Hastings: +300 Irish, Hastings: +269 Scottish, Hastings: +175 German, Hastings: +109 Italian, Hastings: +74 Dutch, Hastings: -5 Chinese, Hastings: +42 New Zealander, Hastings: +10 Greek, Hastings: +41
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 Hastings in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (4,413 people or 45.7%)
  • Australian (3,844 people or 39.8%)
  • Irish (1,071 people or 11.1%)
  • Scottish (995 people or 10.3%)
  • German (432 people or 4.5%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 10,755 responses in total, or 111.37% 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 (39.8% compared to 37.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Scottish ancestry (10.3% compared to 11.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Irish ancestry (11.1% compared to 12.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Italian ancestry (2.9% compared to 4.1%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+324 persons)
  • Australian (+300 persons)
  • Irish (+269 persons)
  • Scottish (+175 persons)

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