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The three largest ancestries in Benalla Rural City in 2011 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 Benalla Rural 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 Benalla Rural 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.

Derived from the Census question:

'What is the person's ancestry?'

Multi-response

Total population

Ancestry - Ranked by size
Benalla Rural City - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%Regional VIC %Number%Regional VIC %2006 to 2011
English
5,76642.339.95,13138.035.8+635
Australian
5,75942.240.96,56648.645.8-807
map this data in atlas.idIrish1,95714.312.61,64012.111.3+317
map this data in atlas.idScottish1,65012.110.91,40210.49.4+248
German
7085.24.66654.94.4+43
Italian
3012.23.62662.03.5+35
Dutch
2331.72.32141.62.3+19
Polish
980.70.6950.70.6+3
Indian
770.60.5450.30.2+32
Welsh
770.60.5530.40.5+24
Chinese
760.60.7700.50.6+6
French
510.40.4530.40.3-2
New Zealander
510.40.5570.40.5-6
Inadequately Described
460.30.3200.10.2+26
Austrian
420.30.2340.30.2+8
Ukrainian
400.30.2290.20.2+11
Filipino
350.30.4220.20.3+13
Maltese
320.20.5320.20.50
Serbian
300.20.3230.20.3+7
Greek
290.20.5440.30.6-15
Danish
230.20.2270.20.2-4
Hungarian
220.20.2350.30.3-13
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Benalla Rural City - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Regional VIC %Number%Regional VIC %2006 to 2011
Not stated7095.26.68086.07.1-99

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Ancestry, 2011
Ancestry, 2011 English, Regional VIC: 39.9% Australian, Regional VIC: 40.9% Irish, Regional VIC: 12.6% Scottish, Regional VIC: 10.9% German, Regional VIC: 4.6% Italian, Regional VIC: 3.6% Dutch, Regional VIC: 2.3% Polish, Regional VIC: 0.6% Welsh, Regional VIC: 0.5% Indian, Regional VIC: 0.5% English, Benalla Rural City: 42.3% Australian, Benalla Rural City: 42.2% Irish, Benalla Rural City: 14.3% Scottish, Benalla Rural City: 12.1% German, Benalla Rural City: 5.2% Italian, Benalla Rural City: 2.2% Dutch, Benalla Rural City: 1.7% Polish, Benalla Rural City: 0.7% Welsh, Benalla Rural City: 0.6% Indian, Benalla Rural City: 0.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in ancestry, 2006 to 2011
Change in ancestry, 2006 to 2011 English, Benalla Rural City: +635 Australian, Benalla Rural City: -807 Irish, Benalla Rural City: +317 Scottish, Benalla Rural City: +248 German, Benalla Rural City: +43 Italian, Benalla Rural City: +35 Dutch, Benalla Rural City: +19 Polish, Benalla Rural City: +3 Welsh, Benalla Rural City: +24 Indian, Benalla Rural City: +32
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (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 Benalla Rural City in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (5,766 people or 42.3%)
  • Australian (5,759 people or 42.2%)
  • Irish (1,957 people or 14.3%)
  • Scottish (1,650 people or 12.1%)
  • German (708 people or 5.2%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 15,840 responses in total, or 116.10% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in Benalla Rural City and Regional VIC were:

  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (42.3% compared to 39.9%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Irish ancestry (14.3% compared to 12.6%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (42.2% compared to 40.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Italian ancestry (2.2% compared to 3.6%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the reported ancestries of the population in this area between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Australian (-807 persons)
  • English (+635 persons)
  • Irish (+317 persons)
  • Scottish (+248 persons)

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