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The three largest ancestries in Hindmarsh 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 Hindmarsh 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 Hindmarsh 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
Hindmarsh Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Charles Sturt %Number%City of Charles Sturt %2006 to 2011
English
3,42825.328.52,97723.726.7+451
Australian
3,19823.626.83,38326.930.5-185
map this data in atlas.idItalian1,43810.613.31,40311.213.2+35
Greek
1,1998.86.21,2429.96.3-43
map this data in atlas.idIrish9507.06.87916.36.5+159
Scottish
8466.26.56955.55.9+151
German
7505.55.56755.45.5+75
Chinese
7445.52.64353.52.1+309
Vietnamese
4843.62.43472.82.0+137
Serbian
3372.51.83232.61.8+14
Indian
2692.02.01140.90.7+155
Polish
2211.61.92441.92.1-23
Dutch
1631.21.11601.31.1+3
Croatian
1160.91.21140.91.2+2
Filipino
1040.80.8850.70.5+19
Ukrainian
920.70.9860.70.9+6
Welsh
800.60.5440.40.5+36
French
740.50.4600.50.4+14
Inadequately Described
710.50.5660.50.4+5
Australian Aboriginal
660.50.3650.50.3+1
Russian
650.50.8570.50.8+8
Hungarian
630.50.4620.50.4+1
Maltese
620.50.6620.50.60
Khmer (Cambodian)
590.40.2530.40.2+6
Bosnian
540.40.3730.60.3-19
Other Central Asian
530.40.190.10.0+44
Spanish
520.40.3560.40.3-4
New Zealander
510.40.3440.40.3+7
Lebanese
500.40.3280.20.3+22
Albanian
490.40.2440.40.1+5
Cypriot
470.30.3140.10.1+33
Sinhalese
400.30.1110.10.1+29
Iranian
390.30.1210.20.1+18
Austrian
350.30.2220.20.2+13
Malay
350.30.160.00.1+29
Romanian
340.30.1240.20.1+10
Danish
340.30.2260.20.2+8
Afghan
330.20.2510.40.2-18
Korean
330.20.1150.10.1+18
Arab not further described
320.20.130.00.0+29
Somali
320.20.2100.10.1+22
Central and West African
310.20.2270.20.1+4
Other Southern and East African
300.20.290.10.1+21
Czech
290.20.1160.10.1+13
American
280.20.2250.20.2+3
Swedish
280.20.2360.30.2-8
Norwegian
260.20.1140.10.1+12
Other Indian subcontinent
260.20.280.10.0+18
Latvian
260.20.2210.20.2+5
Macedonian
250.20.4120.10.4+13
Maori
250.20.290.10.1+16
Pakistani
240.20.180.10.0+16
Portuguese
240.20.2350.30.2-11
Sudanese
240.20.2140.10.3+10
Bengali
240.20.100.00.0+24
Ethiopian
230.20.180.10.1+15
Kurdish
200.10.0200.20.00
Chilean
200.10.1120.10.0+8
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Hindmarsh Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Charles Sturt %Number%City of Charles Sturt %2006 to 2011
Not stated8636.45.51,0758.66.7-212

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% Chinese, City of Charles Sturt: 2.6% Vietnamese, City of Charles Sturt: 2.4% Serbian, City of Charles Sturt: 1.8% English, Hindmarsh Ward: 25.3% Australian, Hindmarsh Ward: 23.6% Italian, Hindmarsh Ward: 10.6% Greek, Hindmarsh Ward: 8.8% Irish, Hindmarsh Ward: 7.0% Scottish, Hindmarsh Ward: 6.2% German, Hindmarsh Ward: 5.5% Chinese, Hindmarsh Ward: 5.5% Vietnamese, Hindmarsh Ward: 3.6% Serbian, Hindmarsh Ward: 2.5%
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 English, Hindmarsh Ward: +451 Australian, Hindmarsh Ward: -185 Italian, Hindmarsh Ward: +35 Greek, Hindmarsh Ward: -43 Irish, Hindmarsh Ward: +159 Scottish, Hindmarsh Ward: +151 German, Hindmarsh Ward: +75 Chinese, Hindmarsh Ward: +309 Vietnamese, Hindmarsh Ward: +137 Serbian, Hindmarsh Ward: +14
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 Hindmarsh Ward in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (3,428 people or 25.3%)
  • Australian (3,198 people or 23.6%)
  • Italian (1,438 people or 10.6%)
  • Greek (1,199 people or 8.8%)
  • Irish (950 people or 7.0%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 10,213 responses in total, or 75.31% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (5.5% compared to 2.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (25.3% compared to 28.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (23.6% compared to 26.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Italian ancestry (10.6% compared to 13.3%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+451 persons)
  • Chinese (+309 persons)
  • Australian (-185 persons)
  • Irish (+159 persons)

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