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The three largest ancestries in Pearcedale in 2011 were Australian, English and Scottish.

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 Pearcedale 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 Pearcedale'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
Pearcedale - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Casey %Number%City of Casey %2006 to 2011
Australian
1,65145.427.21,76047.731.7-109
English
1,53742.326.61,43038.826.9+107
map this data in atlas.idScottish37310.36.23609.86.3+13
map this data in atlas.idIrish2847.86.22827.76.4+2
Dutch
1534.22.61564.23.0-3
German
1353.72.81113.03.0+24
Italian
1273.54.01012.84.3+26
Greek
571.61.6421.11.6+15
New Zealander
340.90.7220.60.7+12
Maltese
250.70.8240.70.9+1
Serbian
240.71.3190.51.4+5

Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Pearcedale - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Casey %Number%City of Casey %2006 to 2011
Not stated1283.55.91814.97.9-53

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, City of Casey: 27.2% English, City of Casey: 26.6% Scottish, City of Casey: 6.2% Irish, City of Casey: 6.2% Dutch, City of Casey: 2.6% German, City of Casey: 2.8% Italian, City of Casey: 4.0% Greek, City of Casey: 1.6% New Zealander, City of Casey: 0.7% Maltese, City of Casey: 0.8% Australian, Pearcedale: 45.4% English, Pearcedale: 42.3% Scottish, Pearcedale: 10.3% Irish, Pearcedale: 7.8% Dutch, Pearcedale: 4.2% German, Pearcedale: 3.7% Italian, Pearcedale: 3.5% Greek, Pearcedale: 1.6% New Zealander, Pearcedale: 0.9% Maltese, Pearcedale: 0.7%
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, Pearcedale: -109 English, Pearcedale: +107 Scottish, Pearcedale: +13 Irish, Pearcedale: +2 Dutch, Pearcedale: -3 German, Pearcedale: +24 Italian, Pearcedale: +26 Greek, Pearcedale: +15 New Zealander, Pearcedale: +12 Maltese, Pearcedale: +1
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 Pearcedale in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Australian (1,651 people or 45.4%)
  • English (1,537 people or 42.3%)
  • Scottish (373 people or 10.3%)
  • Irish (284 people or 7.8%)
  • Dutch (153 people or 4.2%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 3,998 responses in total, or 109.96% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in Pearcedale and the City of Casey were:

  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (45.4% compared to 27.2%)
  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (42.3% compared to 26.6%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Scottish ancestry (10.3% compared to 6.2%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Dutch ancestry (4.2% compared to 2.6%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Australian (-109 persons)
  • English (+107 persons)

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