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The three largest ancestries in Mornington in 2011 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.

Derived from the Census question:

'What is the person's ancestry?'

Multi-response

Total population

Ancestry - Ranked by size
Mornington - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2006 to 2011
English
9,92544.344.28,57640.839.9+1,349
Australian
8,11736.237.98,23539.241.5-118
map this data in atlas.idIrish2,70412.111.32,31311.010.2+391
map this data in atlas.idScottish2,51911.210.92,0909.99.5+429
German
8103.63.87223.43.6+88
Italian
8053.63.66793.23.2+126
Dutch
5232.32.54762.32.5+47
Greek
2441.11.31700.81.1+74
New Zealander
1900.80.81960.90.7-6
Welsh
1840.80.81590.80.7+25
Chinese
1530.70.71090.50.6+44
Croatian
1410.60.41010.50.3+40
Maltese
1370.60.51000.50.5+37
Polish
1310.60.61420.70.5-11
French
1310.60.51180.60.5+13
South African
960.40.4810.40.3+15
Filipino
950.40.3490.20.2+46
American
770.30.3680.30.3+9
Serbian
710.30.2770.40.2-6
Spanish
640.30.2810.40.2-17
Hungarian
600.30.3550.30.3+5
Indian
590.30.3380.20.2+21
Maori
580.30.3530.30.3+5
Inadequately Described
560.20.2460.20.2+10
Danish
550.20.3510.20.3+4
Sinhalese
530.20.2620.30.2-9
Russian
510.20.2380.20.2+13
Austrian
470.20.2450.20.2+2
Canadian
440.20.2440.20.20
Ukrainian
420.20.1270.10.1+15
Thai
400.20.1300.10.1+10
Portuguese
400.20.1150.10.1+25
Chilean
380.20.1300.10.1+8
Swiss
360.20.2170.10.1+19
Mauritian
320.10.2180.10.1+14
Swedish
290.10.2460.20.2-17
Indonesian
260.10.1240.10.0+2
Norwegian
240.10.1190.10.1+5
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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)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2006 to 2011
Not stated1,3906.26.51,7948.58.9-404

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% Irish, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 11.3% Scottish, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 10.9% German, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 3.8% Italian, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 3.6% Dutch, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 2.5% Greek, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 1.3% New Zealander, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.8% Welsh, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.8% English, Mornington: 44.3% Australian, Mornington: 36.2% Irish, Mornington: 12.1% Scottish, Mornington: 11.2% German, Mornington: 3.6% Italian, Mornington: 3.6% Dutch, Mornington: 2.3% Greek, Mornington: 1.1% New Zealander, Mornington: 0.8% Welsh, Mornington: 0.8%
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 English, Mornington: +1,349 Australian, Mornington: -118 Irish, Mornington: +391 Scottish, Mornington: +429 German, Mornington: +88 Italian, Mornington: +126 Dutch, Mornington: +47 Greek, Mornington: +74 New Zealander, Mornington: -6 Welsh, Mornington: +25
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 Mornington in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (9,925 people or 44.3%)
  • Australian (8,117 people or 36.2%)
  • Irish (2,704 people or 12.1%)
  • Scottish (2,519 people or 11.2%)
  • German (810 people or 3.6%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 24,075 responses in total, or 107.43% 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 (36.2% compared to 37.9%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+1,349 persons)
  • Scottish (+429 persons)
  • Irish (+391 persons)
  • Italian (+126 persons)

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