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West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson

Ancestry

The three largest ancestries in West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson in 2011 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.

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)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Charles Sturt %Number%City of Charles Sturt %2006 to 2011
English
3,56236.328.53,23232.926.7+330
Australian
3,02430.826.83,63637.030.5-612
map this data in atlas.idItalian8989.213.38588.713.2+40
Scottish
8458.66.57167.35.9+129
map this data in atlas.idIrish7157.36.87147.36.5+1
German
7037.25.55775.95.5+126
Greek
4084.26.24234.36.3-15
Polish
2112.21.91841.92.1+27
Chinese
1932.02.61962.02.1-3
Croatian
1841.91.21691.71.2+15
Dutch
1531.61.11091.11.1+44
Russian
1231.30.81041.10.8+19
Ukrainian
1231.30.91341.40.9-11
Welsh
820.80.5680.70.5+14
Serbian
720.71.8680.71.8+4
Indian
720.72.0450.50.7+27
Maltese
600.60.6490.50.6+11
French
480.50.4420.40.4+6
Filipino
420.40.8150.20.5+27
Bulgarian
390.40.2120.10.2+27
Macedonian
390.40.4370.40.4+2
Lebanese
370.40.3340.30.3+3
Vietnamese
370.42.4520.52.0-15
Hungarian
350.40.4510.50.4-16
Austrian
340.30.2220.20.2+12
Swedish
340.30.2420.40.2-8
New Zealander
290.30.3140.10.3+15
South African
260.30.2320.30.2-6
Danish
250.30.2250.30.20
Cypriot
240.20.3200.20.1+4
Egyptian
220.20.130.00.1+19
Latvian
220.20.2160.20.2+6
Bosnian
210.20.3160.20.3+5
Iranian
210.20.1190.20.1+2
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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)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Charles Sturt %Number%City of Charles Sturt %2006 to 2011
Not stated3563.65.54494.66.7-93

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 English, City of Charles Sturt: 28.5% Australian, City of Charles Sturt: 26.8% Italian, City of Charles Sturt: 13.3% Scottish, City of Charles Sturt: 6.5% Irish, City of Charles Sturt: 6.8% German, City of Charles Sturt: 5.5% Greek, City of Charles Sturt: 6.2% Polish, City of Charles Sturt: 1.9% Chinese, City of Charles Sturt: 2.6% Croatian, City of Charles Sturt: 1.2% English, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: 36.3% Australian, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: 30.8% Italian, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: 9.2% Scottish, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: 8.6% Irish, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: 7.3% German, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: 7.2% Greek, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: 4.2% Polish, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: 2.2% Chinese, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: 2.0% Croatian, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: 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 English, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: +330 Australian, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: -612 Italian, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: +40 Scottish, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: +129 Irish, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: +1 German, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: +126 Greek, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: -15 Polish, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: +27 Chinese, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: -3 Croatian, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: +15
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 Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (3,562 people or 36.3%)
  • Australian (3,024 people or 30.8%)
  • Italian (898 people or 9.2%)
  • Scottish (845 people or 8.6%)
  • Irish (715 people or 7.3%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 9,044 responses in total, or 92.22% 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 (36.3% compared to 28.5%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (30.8% compared to 26.8%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Scottish ancestry (8.6% compared to 6.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Italian ancestry (9.2% compared to 13.3%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Australian (-612 persons)
  • English (+330 persons)
  • Scottish (+129 persons)
  • German (+126 persons)

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