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West Croydon and District

Ancestry

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This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for all areas. What's this?

The three largest ancestries in West Croydon and District in 2016 were English, Australian and Italian.

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 West Croydon and District 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 West Croydon and District'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
West Croydon and District - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%City of Charles Sturt %Number%City of Charles Sturt %2011 to 2016
English
2,45124.729.22,25623.028.5+195
Australian
2,23322.526.12,26223.026.8-29
map this data in atlas.idItalian1,15911.713.11,23012.513.3-70
Greek
9209.36.09419.66.2-21
map this data in atlas.idIrish7457.57.56256.46.8+120
Scottish
5875.97.05485.66.5+39
German
5315.45.84724.85.5+58
Vietnamese
5145.22.73934.02.4+121
Chinese
5055.13.25115.22.6-6
Serbian
2762.81.72963.01.8-20
Indian
2572.62.72172.22.0+40
Polish
1962.01.81731.81.9+23
Croatian
991.01.21091.11.2-10
Dutch
770.81.0870.91.1-10
Inadequately Described
730.70.6410.40.5+32
Filipino
730.71.1820.80.8-9
Afghan
690.70.2320.30.2+36
Ukrainian
590.60.8650.70.9-6
Albanian
550.60.2460.50.2+9
Pakistani
540.50.3170.20.1+37
Spanish
490.50.4430.40.3+6
Lebanese
480.50.3360.40.3+12
Welsh
460.50.6500.50.5-4
Maltese
450.50.6380.40.6+7
Khmer (Cambodian)
410.40.3390.40.2+2
Cypriot
410.40.4380.40.3+3
Iranian
410.40.3250.30.1+16
Other Indian subcontinent
400.40.3100.10.2+30
Bosnian
390.40.4430.40.3-4
Romanian
370.40.1310.30.1+6
Hungarian
340.30.4310.30.4+3
Russian
330.30.7360.40.8-2
Portuguese
320.30.4240.20.2+8
Malay
320.30.1180.20.1+14
Other Central Asian
290.30.1460.50.1-17
New Zealander
280.30.3270.30.3+1
Thai
230.20.2100.10.1+13
Austrian
220.20.2290.30.2-7
Syrian
210.20.140.00.0+17
Other Arab peoples
200.20.1160.20.0+4
French
200.20.4430.40.4-24
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
West Croydon and District - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Charles Sturt %Number%City of Charles Sturt %2011 to 2016
Not stated5735.85.05896.05.5-16

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 Charles Sturt: 29.2% Australian, City of Charles Sturt: 26.1% Italian, City of Charles Sturt: 13.1% Greek, City of Charles Sturt: 6.0% Irish, City of Charles Sturt: 7.5% Scottish, City of Charles Sturt: 7.0% German, City of Charles Sturt: 5.8% Vietnamese, City of Charles Sturt: 2.7% Chinese, City of Charles Sturt: 3.2% Serbian, City of Charles Sturt: 1.7% English, West Croydon and District: 24.7% Australian, West Croydon and District: 22.5% Italian, West Croydon and District: 11.7% Greek, West Croydon and District: 9.3% Irish, West Croydon and District: 7.5% Scottish, West Croydon and District: 5.9% German, West Croydon and District: 5.4% Vietnamese, West Croydon and District: 5.2% Chinese, West Croydon and District: 5.1% Serbian, West Croydon and District: 2.8%
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, West Croydon and District: +195 Australian, West Croydon and District: -29 Italian, West Croydon and District: -70 Greek, West Croydon and District: -21 Irish, West Croydon and District: +120 Scottish, West Croydon and District: +39 German, West Croydon and District: +58 Vietnamese, West Croydon and District: +121 Chinese, West Croydon and District: -6 Serbian, West Croydon and District: -20
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 West Croydon and District in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (2,451 people or 24.7%)
  • Australian (2,233 people or 22.5%)
  • Italian (1,159 people or 11.7%)
  • Greek (920 people or 9.3%)
  • Irish (745 people or 7.5%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 7,508 responses in total, or 75.70% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in West Croydon and District and the City of Charles Sturt were:

  • A larger percentage of people with Greek ancestry (9.3% compared to 6.0%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Vietnamese ancestry (5.2% compared to 2.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (24.7% compared to 29.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (22.5% compared to 26.1%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+195 persons)
  • Vietnamese (+121 persons)
  • Irish (+120 persons)
  • Italian (-70 persons)

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