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The three largest ancestries in Findon in 2011 were Italian, Australian and English.

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 Findon 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 Findon'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
Findon - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Charles Sturt %Number%City of Charles Sturt %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idItalian1,25221.913.31,19122.113.2+61
Australian
1,15920.326.81,35925.330.5-200
English
1,13819.928.51,16521.726.7-27
Scottish
2935.16.52855.35.9+7
Indian
2734.82.0561.00.7+217
Greek
2704.76.22414.56.3+28
German
2544.45.52364.45.5+18
map this data in atlas.idIrish2534.46.82504.76.5+3
Chinese
1492.62.61402.62.1+9
Serbian
1081.91.81212.21.8-13
Vietnamese
981.72.4821.52.0+16
Filipino
631.10.8360.70.5+27
Polish
601.01.9551.02.1+5
Croatian
591.01.2551.01.2+5
Sudanese
520.90.2891.70.3-37
Central and West African
510.90.2150.30.1+36
Dutch
460.81.1370.71.1+9
Inadequately Described
410.70.5300.60.4+11
Maltese
390.70.6480.90.6-8
Other Indian subcontinent
340.60.240.10.0+30
Portuguese
340.60.2340.60.20
Russian
320.60.8380.70.8-6
Australian Aboriginal
270.50.3160.30.3+11
Cypriot
260.50.360.10.1+20
Punjabi
260.50.150.10.0+21
Spanish
260.50.3330.60.3-7
Albanian
250.40.2160.30.1+9
Hungarian
250.40.4320.60.4-7
Khmer (Cambodian)
220.40.2100.20.2+12
New Zealander
210.40.3130.20.3+8
Welsh
200.30.5240.50.5-4
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Findon - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Charles Sturt %Number%City of Charles Sturt %2006 to 2011
Not stated5489.65.53997.46.7+148

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 Italian, City of Charles Sturt: 13.3% Australian, City of Charles Sturt: 26.8% English, City of Charles Sturt: 28.5% Scottish, City of Charles Sturt: 6.5% Indian, City of Charles Sturt: 2.0% Greek, City of Charles Sturt: 6.2% German, City of Charles Sturt: 5.5% Irish, City of Charles Sturt: 6.8% Chinese, City of Charles Sturt: 2.6% Serbian, City of Charles Sturt: 1.8% Italian, Findon: 21.9% Australian, Findon: 20.3% English, Findon: 19.9% Scottish, Findon: 5.1% Indian, Findon: 4.8% Greek, Findon: 4.7% German, Findon: 4.4% Irish, Findon: 4.4% Chinese, Findon: 2.6% Serbian, Findon: 1.9%
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 Italian, Findon: +61 Australian, Findon: -200 English, Findon: -27 Scottish, Findon: +7 Indian, Findon: +217 Greek, Findon: +28 German, Findon: +18 Irish, Findon: +3 Chinese, Findon: +9 Serbian, Findon: -13
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 Findon in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Italian (1,252 people or 21.9%)
  • Australian (1,159 people or 20.3%)
  • English (1,138 people or 19.9%)
  • Scottish (293 people or 5.1%)
  • Indian (273 people or 4.8%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 4,115 responses in total, or 72.02% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in Findon and the City of Charles Sturt were:

  • A larger percentage of people with Italian ancestry (21.9% compared to 13.3%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Indian ancestry (4.8% compared to 2.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (19.9% compared to 28.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (20.3% compared to 26.8%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Indian (+217 persons)
  • Australian (-200 persons)
  • Italian (+61 persons)

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