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The three largest ancestries in Mornington 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 Mornington 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 Mornington'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
Mornington - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2011 to 2016
English
11,01445.945.49,92544.344.2+1,089
Australian
8,36634.837.58,11736.237.9+249
map this data in atlas.idIrish3,13713.112.52,70412.111.3+433
map this data in atlas.idScottish2,95412.311.82,51911.210.9+435
German
9363.94.18103.63.8+126
Italian
9023.84.18053.63.6+97
Dutch
5822.42.45232.32.5+59
Greek
2671.11.42441.11.3+23
Welsh
2591.10.91840.80.8+75
New Zealander
1720.70.81900.80.8-18
French
1570.70.71310.60.5+26
Polish
1390.60.61310.60.6+8
Chinese
1390.60.81530.70.7-14
Croatian
1210.50.41410.60.4-20
Maltese
1160.50.51370.60.5-21
South African
1080.40.4960.40.4+12
Filipino
840.30.3950.40.3-11
American
790.30.3770.30.3+2
Indian
770.30.4590.30.3+18
Hungarian
730.30.3600.30.3+13
Maori
680.30.3580.30.3+10
Danish
650.30.3550.20.3+10
Inadequately Described
570.20.3560.20.2+1
Russian
540.20.2510.20.2+3
Sinhalese
450.20.2530.20.2-8
Spanish
450.20.3640.30.2-19
Ukrainian
450.20.1420.20.1+3
Thai
430.20.2400.20.1+3
Serbian
430.20.2710.30.2-28
Chilean
430.20.1380.20.1+5
Swedish
410.20.2290.10.2+12
Austrian
300.10.2470.20.2-17
Canadian
290.10.2440.20.2-15
Mauritian
240.10.2320.10.2-8
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Mornington - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2011 to 2016
Not stated1,3915.86.11,3906.26.5+1

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% Greek, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 1.4% Welsh, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.9% New Zealander, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.8% English, Mornington: 45.9% Australian, Mornington: 34.8% Irish, Mornington: 13.1% Scottish, Mornington: 12.3% German, Mornington: 3.9% Italian, Mornington: 3.8% Dutch, Mornington: 2.4% Greek, Mornington: 1.1% Welsh, Mornington: 1.1% New Zealander, Mornington: 0.7%
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 English, Mornington: +1,089 Australian, Mornington: +249 Irish, Mornington: +433 Scottish, Mornington: +435 German, Mornington: +126 Italian, Mornington: +97 Dutch, Mornington: +59 Greek, Mornington: +23 Welsh, Mornington: +75 New Zealander, Mornington: -18
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 Mornington in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (11,014 people or 45.9%)
  • Australian (8,366 people or 34.8%)
  • Irish (3,137 people or 13.1%)
  • Scottish (2,954 people or 12.3%)
  • German (936 people or 3.9%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 26,407 responses in total, or 110.00% of all responses.

The major difference between the ancestries of the population in Mornington and Mornington Peninsula Shire was:

  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (34.8% compared to 37.5%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+1,089 persons)
  • Scottish (+435 persons)
  • Irish (+433 persons)
  • Australian (+249 persons)

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