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The three largest ancestries in Tom Price 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 Tom Price 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 Tom Price'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
Tom Price - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%Shire of Ashburton %Number%Shire of Ashburton %2011 to 2016
Australian1,38647.133.01,69743.736.8-312
English94432.131.21,31133.834.1-367
Irish30710.49.53639.49.3-57
Scottish2498.58.93168.28.4-68
Maori953.23.1852.22.4+9
German812.83.21564.03.5-75
New Zealander662.22.0992.61.9-33
Italian521.82.5621.61.9-10
Dutch501.71.5701.81.8-21
Australian Aboriginal451.52.1912.43.2-46
Filipino361.22.3320.80.8+4
Chinese351.21.5360.91.0-1
Indian250.81.4200.50.6+5
Other Oceanian (inc. Melanesia & Micronesia)250.80.230.10.2+21
Thai200.70.460.20.3+13
Inadequately Described190.60.6200.50.4-2
Samoan140.50.3120.30.2+1
Zimbabwean140.50.3110.30.3+3
Torres Strait Islander110.40.1100.30.1+1
Papua New Guinean100.30.290.20.1+1
Greek100.30.3100.30.2-1
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Tom Price - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Shire of Ashburton %Number%Shire of Ashburton %2011 to 2016
Not stated2829.616.840510.415.2-123

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, Shire of Ashburton: 33.0% English, Shire of Ashburton: 31.2% Irish, Shire of Ashburton: 9.5% Scottish, Shire of Ashburton: 8.9% Maori, Shire of Ashburton: 3.1% German, Shire of Ashburton: 3.2% New Zealander, Shire of Ashburton: 2.0% Italian, Shire of Ashburton: 2.5% Dutch, Shire of Ashburton: 1.5% Australian Aboriginal, Shire of Ashburton: 2.1% Australian, Tom Price: 47.1% English, Tom Price: 32.1% Irish, Tom Price: 10.4% Scottish, Tom Price: 8.5% Maori, Tom Price: 3.2% German, Tom Price: 2.8% New Zealander, Tom Price: 2.2% Italian, Tom Price: 1.8% Dutch, Tom Price: 1.7% Australian Aboriginal, Tom Price: 1.5%
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, Tom Price: -312 English, Tom Price: -367 Irish, Tom Price: -57 Scottish, Tom Price: -68 Maori, Tom Price: +9 German, Tom Price: -75 New Zealander, Tom Price: -33 Italian, Tom Price: -10 Dutch, Tom Price: -21 Australian Aboriginal, Tom Price: -46
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 Tom Price in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Australian (1,386 people or 47.1%)
  • English (944 people or 32.1%)
  • Irish (307 people or 10.4%)
  • Scottish (249 people or 8.5%)
  • Māori (95 people or 3.2%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 2,981 responses in total, or 101.29% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in Tom Price and Shire of Ashburton were:

  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (47.1% compared to 33.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Filipino ancestry (1.2% compared to 2.3%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (-367 persons)
  • Australian (-312 persons)
  • German (-75 persons)
  • Scottish (-68 persons)

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