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The three largest ancestries in Mount Eliza 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 Mount Eliza 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 Mount Eliza'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
Mount Eliza - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2006 to 2011
English
7,82145.444.27,01742.039.9+804
Australian
6,13035.637.96,68040.041.5-550
map this data in atlas.idIrish1,86110.811.31,71310.310.2+148
map this data in atlas.idScottish1,81110.510.91,6049.69.5+207
German
7024.13.86593.93.6+43
Italian
5633.33.64872.93.2+76
Dutch
3822.22.53362.02.5+46
Chinese
2851.70.72651.60.6+20
Greek
2541.51.32411.41.1+13
New Zealander
1811.10.81500.90.7+31
Welsh
1741.00.81440.90.7+30
Polish
1230.70.61370.80.5-14
South African
1190.70.41000.60.3+19
Croatian
1110.60.4600.40.3+51
French
1100.60.5890.50.5+21
American
1040.60.3790.50.3+25
Indian
880.50.3720.40.2+16
Austrian
630.40.2360.20.2+27
Hungarian
630.40.3660.40.3-3
Canadian
580.30.2470.30.2+11
Maltese
560.30.5590.40.5-3
Russian
550.30.2480.30.2+7
Sinhalese
520.30.2530.30.2-1
Swiss
490.30.2350.20.1+14
Spanish
460.30.2420.30.2+4
Danish
440.30.3600.40.3-16
Inadequately Described
430.20.2310.20.2+12
Swedish
430.20.2500.30.2-7
Latvian
350.20.1260.20.1+9
Ukrainian
350.20.1330.20.1+2
Lebanese
340.20.1310.20.1+3
Japanese
310.20.1290.20.1+2
Filipino
290.20.3240.10.2+5
Mauritian
280.20.2210.10.1+7
Serbian
270.20.2350.20.2-8
Thai
260.20.1150.10.1+11
Norwegian
250.10.1410.20.1-16
Portuguese
230.10.1150.10.1+8
Czech
230.10.1200.10.1+3
Maori
210.10.3230.10.3-2
Finnish
200.10.130.00.1+17
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Mount Eliza - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2006 to 2011
Not stated8885.26.59085.48.9-20

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% Chinese, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.7% Greek, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 1.3% New Zealander, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.8% English, Mount Eliza: 45.4% Australian, Mount Eliza: 35.6% Irish, Mount Eliza: 10.8% Scottish, Mount Eliza: 10.5% German, Mount Eliza: 4.1% Italian, Mount Eliza: 3.3% Dutch, Mount Eliza: 2.2% Chinese, Mount Eliza: 1.7% Greek, Mount Eliza: 1.5% New Zealander, Mount Eliza: 1.1%
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, Mount Eliza: +804 Australian, Mount Eliza: -550 Irish, Mount Eliza: +148 Scottish, Mount Eliza: +207 German, Mount Eliza: +43 Italian, Mount Eliza: +76 Dutch, Mount Eliza: +46 Chinese, Mount Eliza: +20 Greek, Mount Eliza: +13 New Zealander, Mount Eliza: +31
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 Mount Eliza in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (7,821 people or 45.4%)
  • Australian (6,130 people or 35.6%)
  • Irish (1,861 people or 10.8%)
  • Scottish (1,811 people or 10.5%)
  • German (702 people or 4.1%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 18,325 responses in total, or 106.32% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in Mount Eliza and Mornington Peninsula Shire were:

  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (45.4% compared to 44.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (35.6% 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 (+804 persons)
  • Australian (-550 persons)
  • Scottish (+207 persons)
  • Irish (+148 persons)

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