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The three largest ancestries in HMAS Cerberus in 2016 were Australian, English 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 HMAS Cerberus 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 HMAS Cerberus'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
HMAS Cerberus - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2011 to 2016
Australian
51549.637.551647.637.9-1
English
43341.745.448744.944.2-54
map this data in atlas.idScottish14213.711.813312.310.9+9
map this data in atlas.idIrish11210.812.513512.411.3-23
German
555.34.1625.73.8-7
Italian
282.74.1302.83.6-2

Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
HMAS Cerberus - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2011 to 2016
Not stated302.96.1383.56.5-8

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 Australian, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 37.5% English, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 45.4% Scottish, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 11.8% Irish, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 12.5% German, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 4.1% Italian, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 4.1% Australian, HMAS Cerberus: 49.6% English, HMAS Cerberus: 41.7% Scottish, HMAS Cerberus: 13.7% Irish, HMAS Cerberus: 10.8% German, HMAS Cerberus: 5.3% Italian, HMAS Cerberus: 2.7%
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 Australian, HMAS Cerberus: -1 English, HMAS Cerberus: -54 Scottish, HMAS Cerberus: +9 Irish, HMAS Cerberus: -23 German, HMAS Cerberus: -7 Italian, HMAS Cerberus: -2
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 HMAS Cerberus in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Australian (515 people or 49.6%)
  • English (433 people or 41.7%)
  • Scottish (142 people or 13.7%)
  • Irish (112 people or 10.8%)
  • German (55 people or 5.3%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 1,257 responses in total, or 121.10% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (49.6% compared to 37.5%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Scottish ancestry (13.7% compared to 11.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (41.7% compared to 45.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Irish ancestry (10.8% compared to 12.5%)

Emerging groups

The largest change in the reported ancestries of the population in this area between 2011 and 2016 was:

  • English (-54 persons)

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