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Ancestry

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The three largest ancestries in West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson 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 Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson 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 Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson'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 Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%City of Charles Sturt %Number%City of Charles Sturt %2011 to 2016
English
3,72137.229.23,56236.328.5+159
Australian
2,89429.026.13,02430.826.8-130
map this data in atlas.idItalian9939.913.18989.213.3+95
map this data in atlas.idIrish8728.77.57157.36.8+157
Scottish
8728.77.08458.66.5+27
German
7157.25.87037.25.5+12
Greek
4214.26.04084.26.2+13
Chinese
2682.73.21932.02.6+75
Polish
2032.01.82112.21.9-8
Ukrainian
1541.50.81231.30.9+31
Croatian
1461.51.21841.91.2-38
Dutch
1361.41.01531.61.1-17
Russian
1121.10.71231.30.8-11
Filipino
860.91.1420.40.8+44
Indian
730.72.7720.72.0+1
Welsh
690.70.6820.80.5-13
Vietnamese
660.72.7370.42.4+29
Serbian
630.61.7720.71.8-9
French
490.50.4480.50.4+1
Maltese
460.50.6600.60.6-14
Hungarian
310.30.4350.40.4-4
Danish
300.30.2250.30.2+5
Swedish
300.30.2340.30.2-4
Austrian
280.30.2340.30.2-6
Egyptian
250.30.2220.20.1+3
Thai
240.20.2140.10.1+10
Portuguese
230.20.4110.10.2+12
Bosnian
230.20.4210.20.3+2
Bulgarian
200.20.2390.40.2-19
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Charles Sturt %Number%City of Charles Sturt %2011 to 2016
Not stated4764.85.03563.65.5+120

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% Scottish, City of Charles Sturt: 7.0% Irish, City of Charles Sturt: 7.5% German, City of Charles Sturt: 5.8% Greek, City of Charles Sturt: 6.0% Chinese, City of Charles Sturt: 3.2% Polish, City of Charles Sturt: 1.8% Ukrainian, City of Charles Sturt: 0.8% English, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: 37.2% Australian, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: 29.0% Italian, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: 9.9% Scottish, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: 8.7% Irish, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: 8.7% German, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: 7.2% Greek, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: 4.2% Chinese, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: 2.7% Polish, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: 2.0% Ukrainian, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: 1.5%
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 Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: +159 Australian, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: -130 Italian, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: +95 Scottish, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: +27 Irish, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: +157 German, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: +12 Greek, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: +13 Chinese, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: +75 Polish, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: -8 Ukrainian, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: +31
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 Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (3,721 people or 37.2%)
  • Australian (2,894 people or 29.0%)
  • Italian (993 people or 9.9%)
  • Irish (872 people or 8.7%)
  • Scottish (872 people or 8.7%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 9,352 responses in total, or 93.60% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson and the City of Charles Sturt were:

  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (37.2% compared to 29.2%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (29.0% compared to 26.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Italian ancestry (9.9% compared to 13.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Vietnamese ancestry (0.7% compared to 2.7%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+159 persons)
  • Irish (+157 persons)
  • Australian (-130 persons)
  • Italian (+95 persons)

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