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The three largest ancestries in Somerville in 2016 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 Somerville 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 Somerville'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
Somerville - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2011 to 2016
English
5,28546.945.45,03646.044.2+249
Australian
4,80042.637.54,74543.337.9+55
map this data in atlas.idScottish1,26911.311.81,12110.210.9+147
map this data in atlas.idIrish1,20610.712.51,0619.711.3+145
German
4854.34.14093.73.8+76
Italian
3923.54.13343.13.6+59
Dutch
3132.82.43733.42.5-61
Welsh
930.80.9850.80.8+8
New Zealander
820.70.8620.60.8+20
Greek
650.61.4590.51.3+6
French
530.50.7440.40.5+9
Polish
530.50.6500.50.6+3
Filipino
520.50.3210.20.3+31
Chinese
400.40.8490.40.7-9
Danish
390.40.3220.20.3+17
South African
310.30.4300.30.4+1
Spanish
310.30.3240.20.2+7
Hungarian
290.30.3330.30.3-4
Indian
280.30.4230.20.3+6
Croatian
270.20.4370.30.4-10
Maori
230.20.3240.20.3-1
Sinhalese
220.20.2390.40.2-17
Maltese
210.20.5320.30.5-11
Austrian
200.20.2300.30.2-10
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Somerville - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2011 to 2016
Not stated6125.46.14884.56.5+124

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% Scottish, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 11.8% Irish, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 12.5% German, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 4.1% Italian, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 4.1% Dutch, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 2.4% Welsh, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.9% New Zealander, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.8% Greek, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 1.4% English, Somerville: 46.9% Australian, Somerville: 42.6% Scottish, Somerville: 11.3% Irish, Somerville: 10.7% German, Somerville: 4.3% Italian, Somerville: 3.5% Dutch, Somerville: 2.8% Welsh, Somerville: 0.8% New Zealander, Somerville: 0.7% Greek, Somerville: 0.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in ancestry, 2011 to 2016
Change in ancestry, 2011 to 2016 English, Somerville: +249 Australian, Somerville: +55 Scottish, Somerville: +147 Irish, Somerville: +145 German, Somerville: +76 Italian, Somerville: +59 Dutch, Somerville: -61 Welsh, Somerville: +8 New Zealander, Somerville: +20 Greek, Somerville: +6
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (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 Somerville in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (5,285 people or 46.9%)
  • Australian (4,800 people or 42.6%)
  • Scottish (1,269 people or 11.3%)
  • Irish (1,206 people or 10.7%)
  • German (485 people or 4.3%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 13,045 responses in total, or 115.77% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (42.6% compared to 37.5%)
  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (46.9% compared to 45.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Irish ancestry (10.7% compared to 12.5%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+249 persons)
  • Scottish (+147 persons)
  • Irish (+145 persons)
  • German (+76 persons)

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