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West Croydon and District

Ancestry

The three largest ancestries in West Croydon and District in 2011 were Australian, English 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.

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)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Charles Sturt %Number%City of Charles Sturt %2006 to 2011
Australian
2,26223.026.82,39725.830.5-135
English
2,25723.028.51,97821.326.7+279
map this data in atlas.idItalian1,23012.513.31,21213.013.2+18
Greek
9419.66.297310.56.3-32
map this data in atlas.idIrish6256.46.85165.66.5+109
Scottish
5485.66.54434.85.9+105
Chinese
5115.22.63223.52.1+189
German
4734.85.54615.05.5+12
Vietnamese
3944.02.42993.22.0+95
Serbian
2963.01.82923.11.8+4
Indian
2172.22.0800.90.7+137
Polish
1741.81.91842.02.1-10
Croatian
1091.11.2860.91.2+23
Dutch
870.91.1991.11.1-12
Filipino
820.80.8710.80.5+11
Ukrainian
660.70.9690.70.9-3
Welsh
500.50.5310.30.5+19
Australian Aboriginal
460.50.3390.40.3+7
Albanian
460.50.2410.40.1+5
Other Central Asian
460.50.160.10.0+40
French
440.40.4510.50.4-7
Bosnian
430.40.3540.60.3-11
Spanish
430.40.3430.50.30
Inadequately Described
410.40.5510.50.4-10
Khmer (Cambodian)
390.40.2450.50.2-6
Maltese
390.40.6410.40.6-2
Cypriot
380.40.3140.20.1+24
Sinhalese
370.40.1110.10.1+26
Russian
360.40.8250.30.8+11
Lebanese
360.40.3210.20.3+15
Afghan
330.30.2440.50.2-11
Hungarian
310.30.4400.40.4-9
Romanian
310.30.1270.30.1+4
Austrian
290.30.2120.10.2+17
Danish
280.30.2250.30.2+3
New Zealander
270.30.3230.20.3+4
Iranian
260.30.1180.20.1+8
Central and West African
250.30.2270.30.1-2
Portuguese
240.20.2320.30.2-8
Korean
230.20.130.00.1+20
Latvian
230.20.2180.20.2+5
American
220.20.2160.20.2+6
Arab not further described
220.20.130.00.0+19
Somali
220.20.270.10.1+15
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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)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Charles Sturt %Number%City of Charles Sturt %2006 to 2011
Not stated5906.05.58178.86.7-227

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 Charles Sturt: 26.8% English, City of Charles Sturt: 28.5% Italian, City of Charles Sturt: 13.3% Greek, City of Charles Sturt: 6.2% Irish, City of Charles Sturt: 6.8% Scottish, City of Charles Sturt: 6.5% Chinese, City of Charles Sturt: 2.6% German, City of Charles Sturt: 5.5% Vietnamese, City of Charles Sturt: 2.4% Serbian, City of Charles Sturt: 1.8% Australian, West Croydon and District: 23.0% English, West Croydon and District: 23.0% Italian, West Croydon and District: 12.5% Greek, West Croydon and District: 9.6% Irish, West Croydon and District: 6.4% Scottish, West Croydon and District: 5.6% Chinese, West Croydon and District: 5.2% German, West Croydon and District: 4.8% Vietnamese, West Croydon and District: 4.0% Serbian, West Croydon and District: 3.0%
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, West Croydon and District: -135 English, West Croydon and District: +279 Italian, West Croydon and District: +18 Greek, West Croydon and District: -32 Irish, West Croydon and District: +109 Scottish, West Croydon and District: +105 Chinese, West Croydon and District: +189 German, West Croydon and District: +12 Vietnamese, West Croydon and District: +95 Serbian, West Croydon and District: +4
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 West Croydon and District in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Australian (2,262 people or 23.0%)
  • English (2,257 people or 23.0%)
  • Italian (1,230 people or 12.5%)
  • Greek (941 people or 9.6%)
  • Irish (625 people or 6.4%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 7,315 responses in total, or 74.52% 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 (9.6% compared to 6.2%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (5.2% compared to 2.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (23.0% compared to 28.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (23.0% compared to 26.8%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+279 persons)
  • Chinese (+189 persons)
  • Indian (+137 persons)
  • Australian (-135 persons)

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