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The three largest ancestries in Findon Ward in 2011 were Italian, Australian and English.

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 Findon 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 Findon 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
Findon Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Charles Sturt %Number%City of Charles Sturt %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idItalian3,34024.713.33,39226.213.2-52
Australian
3,03222.426.83,35225.930.5-320
English
3,01822.328.52,83221.926.7+186
Greek
1,1058.26.21,1258.76.3-20
Scottish
6895.16.55614.35.9+128
map this data in atlas.idIrish6785.06.86234.86.5+55
German
5694.25.55794.55.5-10
Chinese
3492.62.63192.52.1+30
Indian
2952.22.0730.60.7+222
Polish
2061.51.92001.52.1+6
Serbian
1891.41.81471.11.8+42
Maltese
1270.90.61421.10.6-15
Dutch
1270.91.11000.81.1+27
Croatian
1210.91.21271.01.2-6
Russian
1070.80.8860.70.8+21
Vietnamese
1010.72.4670.52.0+34
Macedonian
880.70.4940.70.4-6
Ukrainian
840.60.9660.50.9+18
Filipino
780.60.8520.40.5+26
Inadequately Described
620.50.5450.30.4+17
Welsh
580.40.5530.40.5+5
Spanish
580.40.3450.30.3+13
Cypriot
560.40.3300.20.1+26
Lebanese
510.40.3510.40.30
Bosnian
490.40.3400.30.3+9
French
450.30.4410.30.4+4
Bulgarian
410.30.2520.40.2-11
New Zealander
410.30.3290.20.3+12
Sudanese
370.30.2560.40.3-19
Hungarian
350.30.4510.40.4-16
Albanian
340.30.2400.30.1-6
Other Southern and East African
340.30.2160.10.1+18
South African
310.20.2110.10.2+20
Khmer (Cambodian)
300.20.2280.20.2+2
American
290.20.2120.10.2+17
Egyptian
270.20.1220.20.1+5
Central and West African
260.20.290.10.1+17
Pakistani
260.20.100.00.0+26
Portuguese
250.20.2270.20.2-2
Latvian
250.20.2210.20.2+4
Arab not further described
230.20.130.00.0+20
Slovene
210.20.2330.30.2-12
Swedish
210.20.2130.10.2+8
Danish
200.10.2130.10.2+7
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Findon Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Charles Sturt %Number%City of Charles Sturt %2006 to 2011
Not stated8045.95.56384.96.7+166

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 Italian, City of Charles Sturt: 13.3% Australian, City of Charles Sturt: 26.8% English, City of Charles Sturt: 28.5% Greek, City of Charles Sturt: 6.2% Scottish, City of Charles Sturt: 6.5% Irish, City of Charles Sturt: 6.8% German, City of Charles Sturt: 5.5% Chinese, City of Charles Sturt: 2.6% Indian, City of Charles Sturt: 2.0% Polish, City of Charles Sturt: 1.9% Italian, Findon Ward: 24.7% Australian, Findon Ward: 22.4% English, Findon Ward: 22.3% Greek, Findon Ward: 8.2% Scottish, Findon Ward: 5.1% Irish, Findon Ward: 5.0% German, Findon Ward: 4.2% Chinese, Findon Ward: 2.6% Indian, Findon Ward: 2.2% Polish, Findon Ward: 1.5%
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 Italian, Findon Ward: -52 Australian, Findon Ward: -320 English, Findon Ward: +186 Greek, Findon Ward: -20 Scottish, Findon Ward: +128 Irish, Findon Ward: +55 German, Findon Ward: -10 Chinese, Findon Ward: +30 Indian, Findon Ward: +222 Polish, Findon Ward: +6
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 Findon Ward in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Italian (3,340 people or 24.7%)
  • Australian (3,032 people or 22.4%)
  • English (3,018 people or 22.3%)
  • Greek (1,105 people or 8.2%)
  • Scottish (689 people or 5.1%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 11,184 responses in total, or 82.72% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Italian ancestry (24.7% compared to 13.3%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Greek ancestry (8.2% compared to 6.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (22.3% compared to 28.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (22.4% compared to 26.8%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Australian (-320 persons)
  • Indian (+222 persons)
  • English (+186 persons)
  • Scottish (+128 persons)

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