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The three largest ancestries in Yorkeys Knob 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 Yorkeys Knob 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 Yorkeys Knob'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
Yorkeys Knob - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%Cairns %Number%Cairns %2011 to 2016
English
1,06938.935.11,02337.034.2+46
Australian
84530.734.71,02537.036.4-180
map this data in atlas.idIrish36713.311.633212.010.6+35
map this data in atlas.idScottish33312.19.432411.78.7+9
German
1736.35.41706.15.2+3
Italian
792.94.8752.74.6+4
Dutch
491.81.6542.01.7-5
Filipino
371.31.6250.91.4+12
New Zealander
361.31.2351.31.3+1
Papua New Guinean
341.21.6260.91.3+8
Chinese
331.22.1271.01.6+6
Japanese
311.11.6260.91.5+5
French
240.90.7281.00.7-4
Welsh
230.80.7160.60.6+7
Maori
210.80.7331.20.7-12
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Yorkeys Knob - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Cairns %Number%Cairns %2011 to 2016
Not stated30911.29.52318.39.5+78

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, Cairns: 35.1% Australian, Cairns: 34.7% Irish, Cairns: 11.6% Scottish, Cairns: 9.4% German, Cairns: 5.4% Italian, Cairns: 4.8% Dutch, Cairns: 1.6% Filipino, Cairns: 1.6% New Zealander, Cairns: 1.2% Papua New Guinean, Cairns: 1.6% English, Yorkeys Knob: 38.9% Australian, Yorkeys Knob: 30.7% Irish, Yorkeys Knob: 13.3% Scottish, Yorkeys Knob: 12.1% German, Yorkeys Knob: 6.3% Italian, Yorkeys Knob: 2.9% Dutch, Yorkeys Knob: 1.8% Filipino, Yorkeys Knob: 1.3% New Zealander, Yorkeys Knob: 1.3% Papua New Guinean, Yorkeys Knob: 1.2%
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, Yorkeys Knob: +46 Australian, Yorkeys Knob: -180 Irish, Yorkeys Knob: +35 Scottish, Yorkeys Knob: +9 German, Yorkeys Knob: +3 Italian, Yorkeys Knob: +4 Dutch, Yorkeys Knob: -5 Filipino, Yorkeys Knob: +12 New Zealander, Yorkeys Knob: +1 Papua New Guinean, Yorkeys Knob: +8
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 Yorkeys Knob in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (1,069 people or 38.9%)
  • Australian (845 people or 30.7%)
  • Irish (367 people or 13.3%)
  • Scottish (333 people or 12.1%)
  • German (173 people or 6.3%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 2,787 responses in total, or 101.35% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in Yorkeys Knob and Cairns were:

  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (38.9% compared to 35.1%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Scottish ancestry (12.1% compared to 9.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (30.7% compared to 34.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Italian ancestry (2.9% compared to 4.8%)

Emerging groups

The largest change in the reported ancestries of the population in this area between 2011 and 2016 was:

  • Australian (-180 persons)

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