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The three largest ancestries in Mount Martha 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 Martha 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 Martha'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 Martha - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2006 to 2011
English
7,81945.844.26,07341.339.9+1,746
Australian
6,34337.137.96,29742.941.5+47
map this data in atlas.idIrish1,95011.411.31,54110.510.2+409
map this data in atlas.idScottish1,87411.010.91,49110.29.5+383
Italian
6273.73.64913.33.2+136
German
6203.63.84993.43.6+121
Dutch
4052.42.53782.62.5+27
Greek
2521.51.31481.01.1+104
New Zealander
1480.90.81140.80.7+34
Welsh
1360.80.81150.80.7+21
French
1040.60.5710.50.5+33
Polish
990.60.6530.40.5+46
Maltese
860.50.5760.50.5+10
Chinese
840.50.7360.20.6+48
American
770.50.3670.50.3+10
South African
680.40.4550.40.3+13
Danish
630.40.3540.40.3+9
Swedish
530.30.2300.20.2+23
Spanish
510.30.2430.30.2+8
Russian
510.30.2260.20.2+25
Croatian
480.30.4510.30.3-3
Maori
460.30.3200.10.3+26
Sinhalese
440.30.2320.20.2+12
Austrian
390.20.2200.10.2+19
Filipino
390.20.3130.10.2+26
Inadequately Described
370.20.290.10.2+28
Indian
350.20.3290.20.2+6
Canadian
350.20.2200.10.2+15
Mauritian
350.20.2100.10.1+25
Hungarian
330.20.3250.20.3+8
Norwegian
310.20.1110.10.1+20
Swiss
300.20.2210.10.1+9
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Mount Martha - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2006 to 2011
Not stated1,0115.96.59136.28.9+98

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% Italian, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 3.6% German, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 3.8% 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, Mount Martha: 45.8% Australian, Mount Martha: 37.1% Irish, Mount Martha: 11.4% Scottish, Mount Martha: 11.0% Italian, Mount Martha: 3.7% German, Mount Martha: 3.6% Dutch, Mount Martha: 2.4% Greek, Mount Martha: 1.5% New Zealander, Mount Martha: 0.9% Welsh, Mount Martha: 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, Mount Martha: +1,746 Australian, Mount Martha: +47 Irish, Mount Martha: +409 Scottish, Mount Martha: +383 Italian, Mount Martha: +136 German, Mount Martha: +121 Dutch, Mount Martha: +27 Greek, Mount Martha: +104 New Zealander, Mount Martha: +34 Welsh, Mount Martha: +21
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 Martha in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (7,819 people or 45.8%)
  • Australian (6,343 people or 37.1%)
  • Irish (1,950 people or 11.4%)
  • Scottish (1,874 people or 11.0%)
  • Italian (627 people or 3.7%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 18,613 responses in total, or 109.01% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (45.8% compared to 44.2%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+1,746 persons)
  • Irish (+409 persons)
  • Scottish (+383 persons)
  • Italian (+136 persons)

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