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The three largest ancestries in Green Wedge in 2016 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 Green Wedge 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 Green Wedge'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
Green Wedge - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2011 to 2016
English
3,63444.845.43,40944.044.2+224
Australian
3,10638.337.53,05639.437.9+50
map this data in atlas.idIrish1,00312.412.591011.711.3+93
map this data in atlas.idScottish97912.111.890611.710.9+73
Italian
3203.94.12853.73.6+35
German
3003.74.12903.73.8+9
Dutch
2132.62.42062.72.5+7
Greek
730.91.4781.01.3-4
Welsh
640.80.9580.80.8+6
New Zealander
520.60.8640.80.8-12
Polish
490.60.6490.60.60
Chinese
420.50.8340.40.7+8
French
400.50.7520.70.5-12
Danish
300.40.3340.40.3-4
Inadequately Described
300.40.3100.10.2+20
Indian
300.40.4250.30.3+6
American
290.40.3280.40.3+1
South African
280.30.4200.30.4+8
Croatian
270.30.4310.40.4-5
Maltese
250.30.5290.40.5-4
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Green Wedge - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2011 to 2016
Not stated6177.66.15366.96.5+81

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% Irish, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 12.5% Scottish, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 11.8% Italian, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 4.1% German, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 4.1% Dutch, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 2.4% Greek, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 1.4% Welsh, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.9% New Zealander, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.8% English, Green Wedge: 44.8% Australian, Green Wedge: 38.3% Irish, Green Wedge: 12.4% Scottish, Green Wedge: 12.1% Italian, Green Wedge: 3.9% German, Green Wedge: 3.7% Dutch, Green Wedge: 2.6% Greek, Green Wedge: 0.9% Welsh, Green Wedge: 0.8% New Zealander, Green Wedge: 0.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
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Change in ancestry, 2011 to 2016
Change in ancestry, 2011 to 2016 English, Green Wedge: +224 Australian, Green Wedge: +50 Irish, Green Wedge: +93 Scottish, Green Wedge: +73 Italian, Green Wedge: +35 German, Green Wedge: +9 Dutch, Green Wedge: +7 Greek, Green Wedge: -4 Welsh, Green Wedge: +6 New Zealander, Green Wedge: -12
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 Green Wedge in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (3,634 people or 44.8%)
  • Australian (3,106 people or 38.3%)
  • Irish (1,003 people or 12.4%)
  • Scottish (979 people or 12.1%)
  • Italian (320 people or 3.9%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 9,042 responses in total, or 111.46% of all responses.

There were no major differences between Green Wedge and Mornington Peninsula Shire in 2016.

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+224 persons)
  • Irish (+93 persons)
  • Scottish (+73 persons)
  • Australian (+50 persons)

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