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Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat

Ancestry

The three largest ancestries in Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat in 2011 were English, Australian and Scottish.

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 Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat 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 Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat'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
Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2006 to 2011
English
1,21043.444.21,21441.139.9-4
Australian
1,08839.037.91,31844.741.5-230
map this data in atlas.idScottish37813.610.930010.29.5+78
map this data in atlas.idIrish37213.311.338613.110.2-14
German
1164.23.81254.23.6-9
Italian
933.33.6832.83.2+10
Dutch
531.92.5501.72.5+3
Greek
331.21.3321.11.1+1
Welsh
230.80.8230.80.70

Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2006 to 2011
Not stated2338.46.52247.68.9+9

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% Scottish, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 10.9% Irish, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 11.3% German, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 3.8% Italian, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 3.6% Dutch, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 2.5% Greek, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 1.3% Welsh, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.8% English, Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: 43.4% Australian, Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: 39.0% Scottish, Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: 13.6% Irish, Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: 13.3% German, Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: 4.2% Italian, Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: 3.3% Dutch, Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: 1.9% Greek, Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: 1.2% Welsh, Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: 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, Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: -4 Australian, Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: -230 Scottish, Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: +78 Irish, Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: -14 German, Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: -9 Italian, Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: +10 Dutch, Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: +3 Greek, Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: +1 Welsh, Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: 0
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 Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (1,210 people or 43.4%)
  • Australian (1,088 people or 39.0%)
  • Scottish (378 people or 13.6%)
  • Irish (372 people or 13.3%)
  • German (116 people or 4.2%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 3,164 responses in total, or 113.39% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat and Mornington Peninsula Shire were:

  • A larger percentage of people with Scottish ancestry (13.6% compared to 10.9%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Irish ancestry (13.3% compared to 11.3%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (39.0% 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 (-230 persons)
  • Scottish (+78 persons)

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