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The three largest ancestries in Grange 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 Grange 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 Grange 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
Grange Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Charles Sturt %Number%City of Charles Sturt %2006 to 2011
English
4,39634.428.53,83331.126.7+563
Australian
3,92130.726.84,20134.130.5-280
map this data in atlas.idItalian1,62112.713.31,55912.713.2+62
map this data in atlas.idIrish1,0558.36.89277.56.5+128
Scottish
9117.16.58076.65.9+104
German
7585.95.57135.85.5+45
Greek
5924.66.26135.06.3-21
Polish
1921.51.92111.72.1-19
Serbian
1611.31.81591.31.8+2
Chinese
1561.22.61591.32.1-3
Croatian
1351.11.21351.11.20
Dutch
1190.91.1930.81.1+26
Macedonian
1120.90.41150.90.4-3
Ukrainian
1100.90.91541.30.9-44
Indian
1070.82.0600.50.7+47
Russian
830.60.81010.80.8-18
Welsh
790.60.5880.70.5-9
Bulgarian
640.50.2440.40.2+20
Vietnamese
590.52.4410.32.0+18
Maltese
550.40.6580.50.6-3
Hungarian
540.40.4450.40.4+9
French
510.40.4510.40.40
Filipino
460.40.8340.30.5+12
New Zealander
450.40.3210.20.3+24
South African
400.30.2420.30.2-2
Inadequately Described
370.30.5230.20.4+14
Bosnian
340.30.3490.40.3-15
Portuguese
340.30.2150.10.2+19
Spanish
330.30.3300.20.3+3
Australian Aboriginal
320.30.3190.20.3+13
Austrian
320.30.2340.30.2-2
Cypriot
310.20.3110.10.1+20
Norwegian
290.20.1240.20.1+5
Iranian
280.20.1150.10.1+13
Lithuanian
280.20.1160.10.1+12
Albanian
280.20.280.10.1+20
Japanese
210.20.190.10.1+12
Lebanese
200.20.3220.20.3-2
Canadian
200.20.1130.10.1+7
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Grange Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Charles Sturt %Number%City of Charles Sturt %2006 to 2011
Not stated6244.95.56615.46.7-37

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% Irish, City of Charles Sturt: 6.8% Scottish, City of Charles Sturt: 6.5% German, City of Charles Sturt: 5.5% Greek, City of Charles Sturt: 6.2% Polish, City of Charles Sturt: 1.9% Serbian, City of Charles Sturt: 1.8% Chinese, City of Charles Sturt: 2.6% English, Grange Ward: 34.4% Australian, Grange Ward: 30.7% Italian, Grange Ward: 12.7% Irish, Grange Ward: 8.3% Scottish, Grange Ward: 7.1% German, Grange Ward: 5.9% Greek, Grange Ward: 4.6% Polish, Grange Ward: 1.5% Serbian, Grange Ward: 1.3% Chinese, Grange Ward: 1.2%
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, Grange Ward: +563 Australian, Grange Ward: -280 Italian, Grange Ward: +62 Irish, Grange Ward: +128 Scottish, Grange Ward: +104 German, Grange Ward: +45 Greek, Grange Ward: -21 Polish, Grange Ward: -19 Serbian, Grange Ward: +2 Chinese, Grange Ward: -3
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 Grange Ward in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (4,396 people or 34.4%)
  • Australian (3,921 people or 30.7%)
  • Italian (1,621 people or 12.7%)
  • Irish (1,055 people or 8.3%)
  • Scottish (911 people or 7.1%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 11,904 responses in total, or 93.15% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (34.4% compared to 28.5%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (30.7% compared to 26.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Vietnamese ancestry (0.5% compared to 2.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Greek ancestry (4.6% compared to 6.2%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+563 persons)
  • Australian (-280 persons)
  • Irish (+128 persons)
  • Scottish (+104 persons)

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