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The three largest ancestries in HMAS Cerberus in 2011 were Australian, English 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 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.

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)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2006 to 2011
Australian
51647.637.955248.141.5-36
English
48744.944.247241.239.9+15
map this data in atlas.idIrish13512.411.313311.610.2+2
map this data in atlas.idScottish13312.310.912010.59.5+13
German
625.73.8605.23.6+2
Italian
302.83.6302.63.20

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

Ancestry - Totals
HMAS Cerberus - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2006 to 2011
Not stated383.56.5696.08.9-31

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 Australian, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 37.9% English, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 44.2% Irish, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 11.3% Scottish, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 10.9% German, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 3.8% Italian, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 3.6% Australian, HMAS Cerberus: 47.6% English, HMAS Cerberus: 44.9% Irish, HMAS Cerberus: 12.4% Scottish, HMAS Cerberus: 12.3% German, HMAS Cerberus: 5.7% Italian, HMAS Cerberus: 2.8%
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 Australian, HMAS Cerberus: -36 English, HMAS Cerberus: +15 Irish, HMAS Cerberus: +2 Scottish, HMAS Cerberus: +13 German, HMAS Cerberus: +2 Italian, HMAS Cerberus: 0
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 HMAS Cerberus in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Australian (516 people or 47.6%)
  • English (487 people or 44.9%)
  • Irish (135 people or 12.4%)
  • Scottish (133 people or 12.3%)
  • German (62 people or 5.7%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 1,333 responses in total, or 122.86% 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 (47.6% compared to 37.9%)
  • A larger percentage of people with German ancestry (5.7% compared to 3.8%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Scottish ancestry (12.3% compared to 10.9%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Irish ancestry (12.4% compared to 11.3%)

Emerging groups

There were no major differences in HMAS Cerberus between 2006 and 2011.

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