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The three largest ancestries in Beverley Ward 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 Beverley Ward 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 Beverley Ward'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
Beverley Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Charles Sturt %Number%City of Charles Sturt %2006 to 2011
English
3,27924.928.52,99723.426.7+282
Australian
3,03123.026.83,49827.330.5-467
map this data in atlas.idItalian2,43018.513.32,28717.913.2+143
Greek
1,2379.46.21,1619.16.3+76
map this data in atlas.idIrish8306.36.87405.86.5+90
Scottish
7475.76.56595.15.9+88
German
7165.45.56755.35.5+41
Indian
4443.42.0980.80.7+346
Chinese
4053.12.63382.62.1+67
Polish
2301.71.92191.72.1+11
Serbian
2261.71.82652.11.8-39
Vietnamese
2201.72.41981.52.0+22
Croatian
1401.11.21391.11.2+1
Maltese
1170.90.61241.00.6-7
Filipino
1140.90.8680.50.5+46
Dutch
1030.81.11210.91.1-18
Russian
660.50.8510.40.8+15
Ukrainian
660.50.9610.50.9+5
Welsh
650.50.5650.50.50
Portuguese
620.50.2540.40.2+8
Other Indian subcontinent
620.50.240.00.0+58
Hungarian
580.40.4430.30.4+15
Central and West African
540.40.2160.10.1+38
Australian Aboriginal
540.40.3220.20.3+32
Cypriot
520.40.3260.20.1+26
Punjabi
490.40.150.00.0+44
Spanish
480.40.3520.40.3-4
Inadequately Described
460.30.5760.60.4-30
Sudanese
440.30.21210.90.3-77
Macedonian
420.30.4210.20.4+21
Khmer (Cambodian)
400.30.2490.40.2-9
Afghan
380.30.2540.40.2-16
Eritrean
370.30.130.00.0+34
New Zealander
370.30.3270.20.3+10
Bosnian
360.30.3410.30.3-5
Danish
350.30.2170.10.2+18
French
330.30.4420.30.4-9
Sinhalese
330.30.1270.20.1+6
Slovene
300.20.2220.20.2+8
American
300.20.2170.10.2+13
Austrian
300.20.2210.20.2+9
Somali
280.20.230.00.1+25
Albanian
250.20.2120.10.1+13
Pakistani
230.20.1110.10.0+12
Maori
220.20.2190.10.1+3
Latvian
220.20.290.10.2+13
Iranian
220.20.1310.20.1-9
Romanian
210.20.1120.10.1+9
Other Central Asian
200.20.1100.10.0+10
Other Southern and East African
200.20.2160.10.1+4
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Beverley Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Charles Sturt %Number%City of Charles Sturt %2006 to 2011
Not stated6394.95.58216.46.7-182

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% Greek, City of Charles Sturt: 6.2% Irish, City of Charles Sturt: 6.8% Scottish, City of Charles Sturt: 6.5% German, City of Charles Sturt: 5.5% Indian, City of Charles Sturt: 2.0% Chinese, City of Charles Sturt: 2.6% Polish, City of Charles Sturt: 1.9% English, Beverley Ward: 24.9% Australian, Beverley Ward: 23.0% Italian, Beverley Ward: 18.5% Greek, Beverley Ward: 9.4% Irish, Beverley Ward: 6.3% Scottish, Beverley Ward: 5.7% German, Beverley Ward: 5.4% Indian, Beverley Ward: 3.4% Chinese, Beverley Ward: 3.1% Polish, Beverley Ward: 1.7%
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, Beverley Ward: +282 Australian, Beverley Ward: -467 Italian, Beverley Ward: +143 Greek, Beverley Ward: +76 Irish, Beverley Ward: +90 Scottish, Beverley Ward: +88 German, Beverley Ward: +41 Indian, Beverley Ward: +346 Chinese, Beverley Ward: +67 Polish, Beverley Ward: +11
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 Beverley Ward in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (3,279 people or 24.9%)
  • Australian (3,031 people or 23.0%)
  • Italian (2,430 people or 18.5%)
  • Greek (1,237 people or 9.4%)
  • Irish (830 people or 6.3%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 10,807 responses in total, or 82.06% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Italian ancestry (18.5% compared to 13.3%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Greek ancestry (9.4% compared to 6.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (23.0% compared to 26.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (24.9% compared to 28.5%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Australian (-467 persons)
  • Indian (+346 persons)
  • English (+282 persons)
  • Italian (+143 persons)

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