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The three largest ancestries in Rosebud 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 Rosebud 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 Rosebud'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
Rosebud - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2006 to 2011
English
5,50144.544.24,65540.839.9+846
Australian
4,74638.437.94,65840.841.5+87
map this data in atlas.idIrish1,40111.311.31,24810.910.2+154
map this data in atlas.idScottish1,33610.810.91,0929.69.5+244
Italian
5404.43.64113.63.2+128
German
4663.83.84033.53.6+63
Dutch
2401.92.52282.02.5+11
Greek
1661.31.31020.91.1+64
Welsh
760.60.8700.60.7+7
French
710.60.5800.70.5-9
Maltese
680.50.5790.70.5-11
Polish
640.50.6620.50.5+2
Chinese
620.50.7580.50.6+4
New Zealander
610.50.8680.60.7-7
Filipino
510.40.3220.20.2+29
Croatian
480.40.4340.30.3+14
Danish
470.40.3240.20.3+23
Indian
380.30.330.00.2+35
Hungarian
360.30.380.10.3+28
Mauritian
350.30.2220.20.1+13
Macedonian
330.30.100.00.1+33
Spanish
330.30.2320.30.2+1
American
250.20.360.10.3+19
Austrian
210.20.2140.10.2+7
Swedish
210.20.2100.10.2+11
Ukrainian
210.20.1100.10.1+11
South African
200.20.490.10.3+11
Chilean
200.20.1180.20.1+2
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Rosebud - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2006 to 2011
Not stated7536.16.59898.78.9-237

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% Welsh, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.8% French, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.5% English, Rosebud: 44.5% Australian, Rosebud: 38.4% Irish, Rosebud: 11.3% Scottish, Rosebud: 10.8% Italian, Rosebud: 4.4% German, Rosebud: 3.8% Dutch, Rosebud: 1.9% Greek, Rosebud: 1.3% Welsh, Rosebud: 0.6% French, Rosebud: 0.6%
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, Rosebud: +846 Australian, Rosebud: +87 Irish, Rosebud: +154 Scottish, Rosebud: +244 Italian, Rosebud: +128 German, Rosebud: +63 Dutch, Rosebud: +11 Greek, Rosebud: +64 Welsh, Rosebud: +7 French, Rosebud: -9
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 Rosebud in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (5,501 people or 44.5%)
  • Australian (4,746 people or 38.4%)
  • Irish (1,401 people or 11.3%)
  • Scottish (1,336 people or 10.8%)
  • Italian (540 people or 4.4%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 13,524 responses in total, or 109.35% of all responses.

There were no major differences between Rosebud and Mornington Peninsula Shire in 2011.

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+846 persons)
  • Scottish (+244 persons)
  • Irish (+154 persons)
  • Italian (+128 persons)

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