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The three largest ancestries in Dennington area 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 Dennington area 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 Dennington area'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
Dennington area - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%Warrnambool City %Number%Warrnambool City %2011 to 2016
Australian
88944.140.877445.841.6+115
English
79139.239.763437.538.4+157
map this data in atlas.idIrish37218.519.229617.517.8+76
map this data in atlas.idScottish21910.911.71639.711.2+56
German
653.34.0694.13.9-4
Italian
321.61.5342.01.3-2
Dutch
261.31.8311.82.0-5
Chinese
221.11.370.50.7+15
Korean
170.80.340.30.1+12
New Zealander
150.70.630.20.5+12
Greek
130.60.490.50.4+4
Inadequately Described
120.60.300.00.3+12
Maori
120.60.450.30.4+7
Filipino
100.50.5140.90.3-4
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Dennington area - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Warrnambool City %Number%Warrnambool City %2011 to 2016
Not stated1115.57.61177.07.6-7

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, Warrnambool City: 40.8% English, Warrnambool City: 39.7% Irish, Warrnambool City: 19.2% Scottish, Warrnambool City: 11.7% German, Warrnambool City: 4.0% Italian, Warrnambool City: 1.5% Dutch, Warrnambool City: 1.8% Chinese, Warrnambool City: 1.3% Korean, Warrnambool City: 0.3% New Zealander, Warrnambool City: 0.6% Australian, Dennington area: 44.1% English, Dennington area: 39.2% Irish, Dennington area: 18.5% Scottish, Dennington area: 10.9% German, Dennington area: 3.3% Italian, Dennington area: 1.6% Dutch, Dennington area: 1.3% Chinese, Dennington area: 1.1% Korean, Dennington area: 0.8% New Zealander, Dennington area: 0.7%
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, Dennington area: +115 English, Dennington area: +157 Irish, Dennington area: +76 Scottish, Dennington area: +56 German, Dennington area: -4 Italian, Dennington area: -2 Dutch, Dennington area: -5 Chinese, Dennington area: +15 Korean, Dennington area: +12 New Zealander, Dennington area: +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 Dennington area in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Australian (889 people or 44.1%)
  • English (791 people or 39.2%)
  • Irish (372 people or 18.5%)
  • Scottish (219 people or 10.9%)
  • German (65 people or 3.3%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 2,336 responses in total, or 115.88% of all responses.

The major difference between the ancestries of the population in Dennington area and Warrnambool City was:

  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (44.1% compared to 40.8%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+157 persons)
  • Australian (+115 persons)
  • Irish (+76 persons)
  • Scottish (+56 persons)

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