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The three largest ancestries in Rosebud West 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 Rosebud West 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 West'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 West - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2006 to 2011
English
1,87040.944.21,86441.339.9+7
Australian
1,68336.837.91,74838.741.5-65
map this data in atlas.idScottish47510.410.94199.39.5+56
map this data in atlas.idIrish4189.111.34369.710.2-18
Italian
1683.73.61583.53.2+10
German
1363.03.81363.03.60
Dutch
851.92.5791.72.5+6
Greek
611.31.3481.11.1+13
Welsh
420.90.8310.70.7+11
Indian
230.50.3140.30.2+9
New Zealander
230.50.8230.50.70
Chinese
220.50.7160.40.6+6
Danish
200.40.3170.40.3+3
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Rosebud West - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2006 to 2011
Not stated52611.56.546610.38.9+60

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% 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% Indian, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.3% English, Rosebud West: 40.9% Australian, Rosebud West: 36.8% Scottish, Rosebud West: 10.4% Irish, Rosebud West: 9.1% Italian, Rosebud West: 3.7% German, Rosebud West: 3.0% Dutch, Rosebud West: 1.9% Greek, Rosebud West: 1.3% Welsh, Rosebud West: 0.9% Indian, Rosebud West: 0.5%
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 West: +7 Australian, Rosebud West: -65 Scottish, Rosebud West: +56 Irish, Rosebud West: -18 Italian, Rosebud West: +10 German, Rosebud West: 0 Dutch, Rosebud West: +6 Greek, Rosebud West: +13 Welsh, Rosebud West: +11 Indian, Rosebud West: +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 West in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (1,870 people or 40.9%)
  • Australian (1,683 people or 36.8%)
  • Scottish (475 people or 10.4%)
  • Irish (418 people or 9.1%)
  • Italian (168 people or 3.7%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 4,614 responses in total, or 100.92% of all responses.

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

  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (40.9% compared to 44.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Irish ancestry (9.1% compared to 11.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (36.8% 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 (-65 persons)
  • Scottish (+56 persons)

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