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Camden Council area

Ancestry

The three largest ancestries in Camden Council area in 2011 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 Camden Council 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 Camden Council 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.

Derived from the Census question:

'What is the person's ancestry?'

Multi-response

Total population

Ancestry - Ranked by size
Camden Council area - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
Australian
23,30241.125.722,36045.029.5+942
English
20,38835.925.816,42633.124.6+3,962
map this data in atlas.idIrish5,3589.48.34,4609.07.9+898
map this data in atlas.idScottish4,5748.16.33,5577.25.9+1,017
Italian
3,4206.04.22,7935.64.2+627
German
1,8753.32.51,6013.22.5+274
Maltese
1,3742.41.21,1552.31.3+219
Chinese
7671.48.26491.37.1+118
Dutch
7261.31.06231.31.0+103
Croatian
5801.00.84841.00.8+96
Lebanese
5781.03.24370.93.1+141
Greek
5781.02.64650.92.7+113
Indian
5100.92.93580.72.2+152
Polish
4990.90.83840.80.8+115
Filipino
4020.71.93020.61.6+100
New Zealander
4010.70.83580.70.8+43
Serbian
3830.70.63270.70.7+56
Spanish
3580.60.72790.60.7+79
Welsh
2940.50.53000.60.5-6
French
2590.50.62230.40.6+36
South African
2500.40.61840.40.5+66
Chilean
2470.40.31710.30.3+76
Hungarian
2200.40.42070.40.5+13
Maori
1910.30.51500.30.6+41
Russian
1790.30.51370.30.5+42
Macedonian
1690.30.61060.20.5+63
Mauritian
1640.30.21200.20.1+44
Samoan
1530.30.4890.20.4+64
Inadequately Described
1470.30.41120.20.3+35
American
1440.30.31340.30.3+10
Fijian
1420.30.5600.10.2+82
Austrian
1400.20.21440.30.2-4
Portuguese
1190.20.41090.20.4+10
Other South American
1150.20.21020.20.2+13
Lao
1100.20.1840.20.1+26
Australian Aboriginal
1070.20.2750.20.2+32
Egyptian
1040.20.5630.10.4+41
Uruguayan
1040.20.1700.10.1+34
Vietnamese
980.21.8640.11.6+34
Danish
970.20.2980.20.2-1
Sinhalese
950.20.5690.10.5+26
Thai
910.20.4470.10.2+44
Ukrainian
870.20.2930.20.2-6
Slovene
810.10.1580.10.1+23
Afghan
770.10.2570.10.2+20
Assyrian/Chaldean
760.10.5730.10.4+3
Swedish
750.10.2610.10.2+14
Canadian
710.10.2680.10.2+3
Pakistani
700.10.3260.10.2+44
Argentinian
670.10.1570.10.1+10
Tongan
670.10.3310.10.2+36
Turkish
660.10.5590.10.5+7
Romanian
650.10.1550.10.1+10
Czech
620.10.2430.10.2+19
Finnish
570.10.1620.10.1-5
Indonesian
570.10.4470.10.3+10
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Camden Council area - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
Not stated2,8505.07.02,9966.09.1-146

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 Australian, Greater Sydney: 25.7% English, Greater Sydney: 25.8% Irish, Greater Sydney: 8.3% Scottish, Greater Sydney: 6.3% Italian, Greater Sydney: 4.2% German, Greater Sydney: 2.5% Maltese, Greater Sydney: 1.2% Chinese, Greater Sydney: 8.2% Dutch, Greater Sydney: 1.0% Croatian, Greater Sydney: 0.8% Australian, Camden Council area: 41.1% English, Camden Council area: 35.9% Irish, Camden Council area: 9.4% Scottish, Camden Council area: 8.1% Italian, Camden Council area: 6.0% German, Camden Council area: 3.3% Maltese, Camden Council area: 2.4% Chinese, Camden Council area: 1.4% Dutch, Camden Council area: 1.3% Croatian, Camden Council area: 1.0%
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 Australian, Camden Council area: +942 English, Camden Council area: +3,962 Irish, Camden Council area: +898 Scottish, Camden Council area: +1,017 Italian, Camden Council area: +627 German, Camden Council area: +274 Maltese, Camden Council area: +219 Chinese, Camden Council area: +118 Dutch, Camden Council area: +103 Croatian, Camden Council area: +96
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 Camden Council area in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Australian (23,302 people or 41.1%)
  • English (20,388 people or 35.9%)
  • Irish (5,358 people or 9.4%)
  • Scottish (4,574 people or 8.1%)
  • Italian (3,420 people or 6.0%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 57,042 responses in total, or 100.57% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in Camden Council area and Greater Sydney were:

  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (41.1% compared to 25.7%)
  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (35.9% compared to 25.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (1.4% compared to 8.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Lebanese ancestry (1.0% compared to 3.2%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+3,962 persons)
  • Scottish (+1,017 persons)
  • Australian (+942 persons)
  • Irish (+898 persons)

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