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Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie

Ancestry

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The three largest ancestries in Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie 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 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.

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
Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2011 to 2016
English
2,01145.545.41,84145.344.2+170
Australian
1,50133.937.51,40634.637.9+95
map this data in atlas.idIrish66615.112.560815.011.3+58
map this data in atlas.idScottish61213.811.854513.410.9+67
Italian
1814.14.11363.33.6+45
German
1613.64.11353.33.8+26
Dutch
611.42.4601.52.5+1
Greek
380.91.4471.21.3-9
French
350.80.7350.90.50
Polish
290.70.6200.50.6+9
New Zealander
260.60.8220.50.8+4
Welsh
240.50.9330.80.8-9
Austrian
200.50.2110.30.2+9
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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)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2011 to 2016
Not stated3828.66.12957.36.5+87

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% Italian, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 4.1% German, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 4.1% Dutch, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 2.4% Greek, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 1.4% French, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.7% Polish, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.6% English, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: 45.5% Australian, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: 33.9% Irish, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: 15.1% Scottish, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: 13.8% Italian, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: 4.1% German, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: 3.6% Dutch, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: 1.4% Greek, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: 0.9% French, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: 0.8% Polish, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: 0.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
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Change in ancestry, 2011 to 2016
Change in ancestry, 2011 to 2016 English, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: +170 Australian, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: +95 Irish, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: +58 Scottish, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: +67 Italian, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: +45 German, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: +26 Dutch, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: +1 Greek, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: -9 French, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: 0 Polish, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: +9
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Usual residence data)
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Dominant groups

Analysis of the ancestry responses of the population in Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (2,011 people or 45.5%)
  • Australian (1,501 people or 33.9%)
  • Irish (666 people or 15.1%)
  • Scottish (612 people or 13.8%)
  • Italian (181 people or 4.1%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 4,971 responses in total, or 112.36% 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 (15.1% compared to 12.5%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Scottish ancestry (13.8% compared to 11.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (33.9% compared to 37.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Dutch ancestry (1.4% compared to 2.4%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+170 persons)
  • Australian (+95 persons)
  • Scottish (+67 persons)
  • Irish (+58 persons)

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