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The three largest ancestries in Pearcedale in 2016 were English, Australian 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.

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
Pearcedale - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%City of Casey %Number%City of Casey %2011 to 2016
English
1,66145.625.01,53742.326.6+124
Australian
1,61644.323.81,65145.427.2-35
map this data in atlas.idScottish38910.76.037310.36.2+16
map this data in atlas.idIrish36710.16.42847.86.2+83
Dutch
1293.52.11534.22.6-24
German
1253.42.71353.72.8-10
Italian
1163.23.71273.54.0-11
Greek
501.41.5571.61.6-7
Chinese
290.84.1140.43.2+15
Serbian
260.71.3240.71.3+2

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

Ancestry - Totals
Pearcedale - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Casey %Number%City of Casey %2011 to 2016
Not stated1674.65.81283.55.9+39

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, City of Casey: 25.0% Australian, City of Casey: 23.8% Scottish, City of Casey: 6.0% Irish, City of Casey: 6.4% Dutch, City of Casey: 2.1% German, City of Casey: 2.7% Italian, City of Casey: 3.7% Greek, City of Casey: 1.5% Chinese, City of Casey: 4.1% Serbian, City of Casey: 1.3% English, Pearcedale: 45.6% Australian, Pearcedale: 44.3% Scottish, Pearcedale: 10.7% Irish, Pearcedale: 10.1% Dutch, Pearcedale: 3.5% German, Pearcedale: 3.4% Italian, Pearcedale: 3.2% Greek, Pearcedale: 1.4% Chinese, Pearcedale: 0.8% Serbian, Pearcedale: 0.7%
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, Pearcedale: +124 Australian, Pearcedale: -35 Scottish, Pearcedale: +16 Irish, Pearcedale: +83 Dutch, Pearcedale: -24 German, Pearcedale: -10 Italian, Pearcedale: -11 Greek, Pearcedale: -7 Chinese, Pearcedale: +15 Serbian, Pearcedale: +2
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 Pearcedale in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (1,661 people or 45.6%)
  • Australian (1,616 people or 44.3%)
  • Scottish (389 people or 10.7%)
  • Irish (367 people or 10.1%)
  • Dutch (129 people or 3.5%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 4,162 responses in total, or 114.15% 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 English ancestry (45.6% compared to 25.0%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (44.3% compared to 23.8%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Scottish ancestry (10.7% compared to 6.0%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Irish ancestry (10.1% compared to 6.4%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+124 persons)
  • Irish (+83 persons)

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