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The three largest ancestries in Henley 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 Henley 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 Henley 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
Henley Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Charles Sturt %Number%City of Charles Sturt %2006 to 2011
English
4,55636.028.53,92932.426.7+627
Australian
3,88530.726.84,17334.430.5-288
map this data in atlas.idItalian1,29210.213.31,1789.713.2+114
map this data in atlas.idIrish1,0988.76.81,0889.06.5+10
Scottish
9437.46.58206.85.9+123
German
8386.65.57946.65.5+44
Greek
7065.66.26385.36.3+68
Indian
2101.72.0800.70.7+130
Chinese
1811.42.61231.02.1+58
Polish
1521.21.91571.32.1-5
Dutch
1431.11.11321.11.1+11
Croatian
1110.91.21110.91.20
Macedonian
940.70.4830.70.4+11
Russian
940.70.8820.70.8+12
Welsh
890.70.5850.70.5+4
Maltese
830.70.6720.60.6+11
Serbian
770.61.8900.71.8-13
Cypriot
690.50.3160.10.1+53
Ukrainian
570.40.9670.60.9-10
Hungarian
540.40.4480.40.4+6
New Zealander
540.40.3490.40.3+5
Bulgarian
470.40.2680.60.2-21
South African
450.40.2440.40.2+1
French
400.30.4370.30.4+3
Vietnamese
400.32.4250.22.0+15
Filipino
380.30.8140.10.5+24
Inadequately Described
340.30.5360.30.4-2
Danish
310.20.2390.30.2-8
Lebanese
310.20.3350.30.3-4
Swedish
310.20.2150.10.2+16
Canadian
280.20.1280.20.10
Afghan
260.20.2270.20.2-1
Spanish
250.20.3440.40.3-19
American
230.20.2280.20.2-5
Bosnian
230.20.3160.10.3+7
Portuguese
220.20.270.10.2+15
Sinhalese
210.20.1180.10.1+3
Japanese
200.20.170.10.1+13
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Henley Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Charles Sturt %Number%City of Charles Sturt %2006 to 2011
Not stated6014.75.57666.36.7-165

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% Indian, City of Charles Sturt: 2.0% Chinese, City of Charles Sturt: 2.6% Polish, City of Charles Sturt: 1.9% English, Henley Ward: 36.0% Australian, Henley Ward: 30.7% Italian, Henley Ward: 10.2% Irish, Henley Ward: 8.7% Scottish, Henley Ward: 7.4% German, Henley Ward: 6.6% Greek, Henley Ward: 5.6% Indian, Henley Ward: 1.7% Chinese, Henley Ward: 1.4% Polish, Henley 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, Henley Ward: +627 Australian, Henley Ward: -288 Italian, Henley Ward: +114 Irish, Henley Ward: +10 Scottish, Henley Ward: +123 German, Henley Ward: +44 Greek, Henley Ward: +68 Indian, Henley Ward: +130 Chinese, Henley Ward: +58 Polish, Henley Ward: -5
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 Henley Ward in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (4,556 people or 36.0%)
  • Australian (3,885 people or 30.7%)
  • Italian (1,292 people or 10.2%)
  • Irish (1,098 people or 8.7%)
  • Scottish (943 people or 7.4%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 11,774 responses in total, or 92.91% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (36.0% compared to 28.5%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (30.7% compared to 26.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Italian ancestry (10.2% compared to 13.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Vietnamese ancestry (0.3% compared to 2.4%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+627 persons)
  • Australian (-288 persons)
  • Indian (+130 persons)
  • Scottish (+123 persons)

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