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The three largest ancestries in Hobsons Bay City 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 Hobsons Bay City 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 Hobsons Bay City'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
Hobsons Bay City - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%NWMPHN area %Number%NWMPHN area %2011 to 2016
English24,34527.421.521,50425.621.5+2,841
Australian22,22125.020.221,67725.822.1+544
Irish9,33110.58.37,6209.18.0+1,711
Scottish7,0537.96.16,1327.35.9+921
Italian6,3197.18.55,7946.99.3+525
Maltese3,8304.32.93,7164.43.2+114
Greek3,7084.23.63,6234.34.0+85
Chinese3,2243.66.82,5773.15.3+647
Indian3,0123.45.22,5173.03.5+495
Lebanese2,7273.11.82,6003.11.8+127
German2,7153.12.62,3712.82.6+344
Vietnamese1,9502.24.01,5611.93.5+389
Macedonian1,4601.61.21,4631.71.4-3
Croatian1,4401.61.21,3981.71.3+42
Filipino1,3731.52.01,2981.51.8+75
Polish1,1451.31.01,0671.31.1+78
Serbian1,0891.20.71,0081.20.8+81
Dutch1,0891.20.99851.21.0+104
New Zealander8681.00.76460.80.7+222
Maori6370.70.56050.70.5+32
Inadequately Described5840.70.82640.30.5+320
Welsh4950.60.44140.50.4+81
Burmese peoples4910.60.54830.60.2+8
French4460.50.53660.40.4+80
Spanish4120.50.73270.40.6+85
Hungarian3730.40.33200.40.3+53
Albanian3670.40.33320.40.3+35
Sinhalese3350.41.02470.30.8+88
Indonesian3040.30.42130.30.3+91
South African2970.30.22500.30.2+47
Thai2910.30.41900.20.2+101
Russian2900.30.33100.40.3-20
Pakistani2820.30.8920.10.4+190
Ukrainian2800.30.32570.30.3+23
Arab not further described2730.30.41550.20.3+118
Slovak2650.30.12780.30.1-13
Other Indian subcontinent2500.30.61320.20.2+118
American2490.30.22060.20.2+43
Egyptian2220.30.42040.20.4+18
Turkish2070.21.51860.21.7+21
Portuguese2050.20.31860.20.2+19
Austrian2030.20.21950.20.2+8
Iranian2030.20.3830.10.1+120
Punjabi1990.20.4820.10.1+117
Ethiopian1950.20.41830.20.3+12
Japanese1900.20.31220.10.2+68
Romanian1900.20.11970.20.1-7
Samoan1870.20.61260.20.4+61
Khmer (Cambodian)1800.20.11810.20.1-1
Danish1730.20.11530.20.1+20
Mauritian1660.20.21840.20.2-18
Malay1640.20.31040.10.3+60
Swedish1580.20.11280.20.1+30
Slovene1540.20.11560.20.2-2
Chilean1520.20.31290.20.3+23
Canadian1460.20.1980.10.1+48
Bengali1460.20.31140.10.2+32
Cypriot1440.20.31180.10.3+26
Nepalese1440.20.41180.10.2+26
Tongan1300.10.2980.10.1+32
Bosnian1150.10.2930.10.2+22
Fijian1100.10.2780.10.2+32
Other Arab peoples1070.10.2610.10.1+46
Czech1050.10.1950.10.1+10
Colombian1050.10.2740.10.1+31
Latvian1010.10.1930.10.1+8
Finnish1000.10.11030.10.1-3
Swiss970.10.1630.10.1+34
Norwegian960.10.1950.10.1+1
Iraqi940.10.5680.10.4+26
Sudanese920.10.41140.10.3-22
Korean910.10.41070.10.2-16
Lithuanian870.10.1590.10.1+28
Australian Aboriginal830.10.1440.10.1+39
Other Southern and East African830.10.2740.10.2+9
Other South American770.10.1430.10.1+34
Brazilian770.10.1450.10.0+32
Anglo-Indian750.10.1870.10.1-12
Syrian700.10.2580.10.2+12
Somali700.10.4480.10.3+22
Eritrean670.10.2830.10.1-16
Argentinian650.10.1720.10.1-7
Lao610.10.1450.10.1+16
Central and West African580.10.2500.10.1+8
Other Eastern European550.10.0480.10.0+7
Other Polynesian520.10.1230.00.0+29
Other North American510.10.1270.00.1+24
Other Southern/South East European510.10.100.00.0+51
Salvadoran480.10.1290.00.1+19
Belgian480.10.0350.00.0+13
Cook Islander460.10.1350.00.1+11
Other British450.10.0480.10.0-3
Palestinian440.00.1300.00.1+14
Tamil430.00.1180.00.1+25
Caribbean Islander400.00.0330.00.0+7
Peruvian390.00.0260.00.0+13
Other Oceanian (inc. Melanesia & Micronesia)380.00.1330.00.1+5
Other Middle-Eastern peoples370.00.1460.10.1-9
Bulgarian360.00.0290.00.0+7
Other South-East Asian350.00.0400.00.0-5
Timorese310.00.1180.00.1+13
Mexican300.00.1300.00.00
Uruguayan290.00.0280.00.0+1
Jewish280.00.1190.00.0+9
Other North-Western European260.00.0140.00.0+12
Armenian240.00.0150.00.0+9
Estonian240.00.0260.00.0-2
Zimbabwean230.00.0140.00.0+9
Singaporean220.00.0150.00.0+7
Other Central Asian220.00.1130.00.0+9
Afghan200.00.1110.00.1+9
Taiwanese190.00.1120.00.0+7
Seychellois180.00.0300.00.0-12
Papua New Guinean170.00.0260.00.0-9
Kurdish160.00.150.00.1+11
Jordanian150.00.000.00.0+15
Assyrian/Chaldean120.00.7210.00.5-9
Afrikaner110.00.090.00.0+2
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Hobsons Bay City - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%NWMPHN area %Number%NWMPHN area %2011 to 2016
Not stated5,3506.07.25,4896.57.8-139

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, NWMPHN area: 21.5% Australian, NWMPHN area: 20.2% Irish, NWMPHN area: 8.3% Scottish, NWMPHN area: 6.1% Italian, NWMPHN area: 8.5% Maltese, NWMPHN area: 2.9% Greek, NWMPHN area: 3.6% Chinese, NWMPHN area: 6.8% Indian, NWMPHN area: 5.2% Lebanese, NWMPHN area: 1.8% English, Hobsons Bay City: 27.4% Australian, Hobsons Bay City: 25.0% Irish, Hobsons Bay City: 10.5% Scottish, Hobsons Bay City: 7.9% Italian, Hobsons Bay City: 7.1% Maltese, Hobsons Bay City: 4.3% Greek, Hobsons Bay City: 4.2% Chinese, Hobsons Bay City: 3.6% Indian, Hobsons Bay City: 3.4% Lebanese, Hobsons Bay City: 3.1%
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, Hobsons Bay City: +2,841 Australian, Hobsons Bay City: +544 Irish, Hobsons Bay City: +1,711 Scottish, Hobsons Bay City: +921 Italian, Hobsons Bay City: +525 Maltese, Hobsons Bay City: +114 Greek, Hobsons Bay City: +85 Chinese, Hobsons Bay City: +647 Indian, Hobsons Bay City: +495 Lebanese, Hobsons Bay City: +127
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 Hobsons Bay City in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (24,345 people or 27.4%)
  • Australian (22,221 people or 25.0%)
  • Irish (9,331 people or 10.5%)
  • Scottish (7,053 people or 7.9%)
  • Italian (6,319 people or 7.1%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 69,269 responses in total, or 78.03% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in Hobsons Bay City and NWMPHN area were:

  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (27.4% compared to 21.5%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (25.0% compared to 20.2%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Irish ancestry (10.5% compared to 8.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (3.6% compared to 6.8%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+2,841 persons)
  • Irish (+1,711 persons)
  • Scottish (+921 persons)
  • Chinese (+647 persons)

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