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Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie

Ancestry

The three largest ancestries in Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie 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 Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie 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 Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie'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
Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2006 to 2011
English
1,84145.344.21,63936.939.9+202
Australian
1,40634.637.91,80640.741.5-400
map this data in atlas.idIrish60815.011.354012.210.2+68
map this data in atlas.idScottish54513.410.947410.79.5+71
Italian
1363.33.61453.33.2-9
German
1353.33.81563.53.6-21
Dutch
601.52.5601.42.50
Greek
471.21.3471.11.10
French
350.90.5190.40.5+16
Welsh
330.80.8210.50.7+12
New Zealander
220.50.8210.50.7+1
American
220.50.3270.60.3-5
Chinese
200.50.7190.40.6+1
Polish
200.50.6220.50.5-2
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2006 to 2011
Not stated2957.36.551311.68.9-218

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% French, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.5% Welsh, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.8% English, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: 45.3% Australian, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: 34.6% Irish, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: 15.0% Scottish, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: 13.4% Italian, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: 3.3% German, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: 3.3% Dutch, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: 1.5% Greek, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: 1.2% French, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: 0.9% Welsh, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: 0.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
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Change in ancestry, 2006 to 2011
Change in ancestry, 2006 to 2011 English, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: +202 Australian, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: -400 Irish, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: +68 Scottish, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: +71 Italian, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: -9 German, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: -21 Dutch, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: 0 Greek, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: 0 French, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: +16 Welsh, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: +12
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
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Dominant groups

Analysis of the ancestry responses of the population in Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (1,841 people or 45.3%)
  • Australian (1,406 people or 34.6%)
  • Irish (608 people or 15.0%)
  • Scottish (545 people or 13.4%)
  • Italian (136 people or 3.3%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 4,536 responses in total, or 111.67% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie and Mornington Peninsula Shire were:

  • A larger percentage of people with Irish ancestry (15.0% compared to 11.3%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Scottish ancestry (13.4% compared to 10.9%)
  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (45.3% compared to 44.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (34.6% compared to 37.9%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Australian (-400 persons)
  • English (+202 persons)
  • Scottish (+71 persons)
  • Irish (+68 persons)

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