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Moorabool Shire (Bacchus Marsh)

Ancestry

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The three largest ancestries in Moorabool Shire (Bacchus Marsh) in 2016 were Australian, English 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 Moorabool Shire (Bacchus Marsh) 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 Moorabool Shire (Bacchus Marsh)'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
Moorabool Shire (Bacchus Marsh) - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%NWMPHN area %Number%NWMPHN area %2011 to 2016
Australian8,17340.120.27,01040.922.1+1,163
English8,16940.121.36,70439.121.5+1,465
Irish2,74213.58.12,15712.68.0+585
Scottish2,21810.95.91,79110.45.9+427
German8874.42.57214.22.6+166
Italian8604.29.15793.49.3+281
Maltese7633.73.15273.13.2+236
Dutch4452.20.94082.41.0+37
Polish2301.11.01961.11.1+34
Indian2021.05.31180.73.5+84
Greek1930.93.91320.84.0+61
New Zealander1920.90.71090.60.7+83
Croatian1600.81.3940.51.3+66
Chinese1420.74.9870.55.3+55
Welsh1030.50.41010.60.4+2
Hungarian820.40.3660.40.3+16
Serbian820.40.8930.50.8-11
Spanish770.40.7600.40.6+17
Filipino620.32.2520.31.8+10
Vietnamese580.34.3390.23.5+19
French570.30.5750.40.4-18
Slovak560.30.1440.30.1+12
Lebanese510.32.0210.11.8+30
Other Indian subcontinent460.20.660.00.2+40
South African460.20.2260.20.2+20
Macedonian450.21.4540.31.4-9
Australian Aboriginal450.20.1220.10.1+23
Inadequately Described440.20.8510.30.5-7
Austrian390.20.2430.30.2-4
Ukrainian380.20.3250.10.3+13
Maori350.20.6790.50.5-44
Danish320.20.1430.30.1-11
Cypriot280.10.3150.10.3+13
Samoan280.10.6230.10.4+5
Slovene240.10.2330.20.2-9
Punjabi240.10.530.00.1+21
Portuguese230.10.3390.20.2-16
American230.10.2390.20.2-16
Chilean210.10.3160.10.3+5
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Moorabool Shire (Bacchus Marsh) - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%NWMPHN area %Number%NWMPHN area %2011 to 2016
Not stated1,1875.86.89565.67.8+231

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 Australian, NWMPHN area: 20.2% English, NWMPHN area: 21.3% Irish, NWMPHN area: 8.1% Scottish, NWMPHN area: 5.9% German, NWMPHN area: 2.5% Italian, NWMPHN area: 9.1% Maltese, NWMPHN area: 3.1% Dutch, NWMPHN area: 0.9% Polish, NWMPHN area: 1.0% Indian, NWMPHN area: 5.3% Australian, Moorabool Shire (Bacchus Marsh): 40.1% English, Moorabool Shire (Bacchus Marsh): 40.1% Irish, Moorabool Shire (Bacchus Marsh): 13.5% Scottish, Moorabool Shire (Bacchus Marsh): 10.9% German, Moorabool Shire (Bacchus Marsh): 4.4% Italian, Moorabool Shire (Bacchus Marsh): 4.2% Maltese, Moorabool Shire (Bacchus Marsh): 3.7% Dutch, Moorabool Shire (Bacchus Marsh): 2.2% Polish, Moorabool Shire (Bacchus Marsh): 1.1% Indian, Moorabool Shire (Bacchus Marsh): 1.0%
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 Australian, Moorabool Shire (Bacchus Marsh): +1,163 English, Moorabool Shire (Bacchus Marsh): +1,465 Irish, Moorabool Shire (Bacchus Marsh): +585 Scottish, Moorabool Shire (Bacchus Marsh): +427 German, Moorabool Shire (Bacchus Marsh): +166 Italian, Moorabool Shire (Bacchus Marsh): +281 Maltese, Moorabool Shire (Bacchus Marsh): +236 Dutch, Moorabool Shire (Bacchus Marsh): +37 Polish, Moorabool Shire (Bacchus Marsh): +34 Indian, Moorabool Shire (Bacchus Marsh): +84
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 Moorabool Shire (Bacchus Marsh) in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Australian (8,173 people or 40.1%)
  • English (8,169 people or 40.1%)
  • Irish (2,742 people or 13.5%)
  • Scottish (2,218 people or 10.9%)
  • German (887 people or 4.4%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 22,189 responses in total, or 109.00% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in Moorabool Shire (Bacchus Marsh) and NWMPHN area were:

  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (40.1% compared to 20.2%)
  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (40.1% compared to 21.3%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Irish ancestry (13.5% compared to 8.1%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Scottish ancestry (10.9% compared to 5.9%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+1,465 persons)
  • Australian (+1,163 persons)
  • Irish (+585 persons)
  • Scottish (+427 persons)

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