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The three largest ancestries in Capel Sound 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 Capel Sound 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 Capel Sound'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
Capel Sound - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2011 to 2016
English
2,08342.345.41,87040.944.2+213
Australian
1,82937.137.51,68336.837.9+146
map this data in atlas.idScottish55011.211.847510.410.9+75
map this data in atlas.idIrish52210.612.54189.111.3+104
Italian
2314.74.11683.73.6+63
German
1743.54.11363.03.8+38
Dutch
861.72.4851.92.5+1
Greek
601.21.4611.31.3-1
Indian
471.00.4230.50.3+24
Maltese
370.80.5120.30.5+25
Welsh
340.70.9420.90.8-8
New Zealander
320.60.8230.50.8+9
French
280.60.760.10.5+22
Chinese
280.60.8220.50.7+6
Danish
220.40.3200.40.3+2
Polish
160.30.6190.40.6-3
Lebanese
130.30.160.10.1+7
Mauritian
100.20.270.20.2+3
Croatian
100.20.4100.20.40
Canadian
100.20.200.00.2+10
Serbian
100.20.270.20.2+3
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Capel Sound - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2011 to 2016
Not stated4108.36.152611.56.5-116

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% Italian, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 4.1% German, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 4.1% Dutch, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 2.4% Greek, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 1.4% Indian, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.4% Maltese, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.5% English, Capel Sound: 42.3% Australian, Capel Sound: 37.1% Scottish, Capel Sound: 11.2% Irish, Capel Sound: 10.6% Italian, Capel Sound: 4.7% German, Capel Sound: 3.5% Dutch, Capel Sound: 1.7% Greek, Capel Sound: 1.2% Indian, Capel Sound: 1.0% Maltese, Capel Sound: 0.8%
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, Capel Sound: +213 Australian, Capel Sound: +146 Scottish, Capel Sound: +75 Irish, Capel Sound: +104 Italian, Capel Sound: +63 German, Capel Sound: +38 Dutch, Capel Sound: +1 Greek, Capel Sound: -1 Indian, Capel Sound: +24 Maltese, Capel Sound: +25
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 Capel Sound in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (2,083 people or 42.3%)
  • Australian (1,829 people or 37.1%)
  • Scottish (550 people or 11.2%)
  • Irish (522 people or 10.6%)
  • Italian (231 people or 4.7%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 5,215 responses in total, or 105.91% of all responses.

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

  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (42.3% compared to 45.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Irish ancestry (10.6% 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 (+213 persons)
  • Australian (+146 persons)
  • Irish (+104 persons)
  • Scottish (+75 persons)

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