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The three largest ancestries in West Woodville Ward in 2011 were Australian, English 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 West Woodville 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 West Woodville 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
West Woodville Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Charles Sturt %Number%City of Charles Sturt %2006 to 2011
Australian
3,69227.326.83,96630.930.5-274
English
3,63026.928.53,18324.826.7+447
map this data in atlas.idItalian1,79713.313.31,54112.013.2+256
map this data in atlas.idIrish8626.46.88086.36.5+54
Scottish
8246.16.56705.25.9+154
German
7655.75.57045.55.5+61
Greek
6815.06.25994.76.3+82
Serbian
5374.01.85404.21.8-3
Polish
4283.21.94523.52.1-24
Indian
3092.32.0970.80.7+212
Croatian
2732.01.22261.81.2+47
Ukrainian
2541.90.92942.30.9-40
Chinese
2271.72.61691.32.1+58
Russian
1851.40.81701.30.8+15
Dutch
1661.21.11741.41.1-8
Vietnamese
1401.02.41231.02.0+17
Filipino
1210.90.8530.40.5+68
Maltese
890.70.6580.50.6+31
Welsh
650.50.5690.50.5-4
Macedonian
570.40.4380.30.4+19
Australian Aboriginal
510.40.3420.30.3+9
Inadequately Described
500.40.5460.40.4+4
French
450.30.4380.30.4+7
Hungarian
440.30.4450.40.4-1
Cypriot
430.30.3100.10.1+33
Afghan
420.30.2340.30.2+8
Portuguese
420.30.2490.40.2-7
Lebanese
400.30.3430.30.3-3
Maori
390.30.2320.20.1+7
Austrian
390.30.2550.40.2-16
Other Indian subcontinent
370.30.200.00.0+37
Bosnian
340.30.3290.20.3+5
Bulgarian
330.20.2210.20.2+12
American
300.20.2180.10.2+12
Latvian
300.20.2300.20.20
New Zealander
280.20.3500.40.3-22
Slovene
280.20.2300.20.2-2
Spanish
260.20.3180.10.3+8
Danish
260.20.2100.10.2+16
Swiss
250.20.160.00.1+19
Other Eastern European
230.20.1310.20.1-8
Sinhalese
210.20.130.00.1+18
Central and West African
210.20.270.10.1+14
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
West Woodville Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Charles Sturt %Number%City of Charles Sturt %2006 to 2011
Not stated7525.65.58636.76.7-111

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 Australian, City of Charles Sturt: 26.8% English, City of Charles Sturt: 28.5% 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% Serbian, City of Charles Sturt: 1.8% Polish, City of Charles Sturt: 1.9% Indian, City of Charles Sturt: 2.0% Australian, West Woodville Ward: 27.3% English, West Woodville Ward: 26.9% Italian, West Woodville Ward: 13.3% Irish, West Woodville Ward: 6.4% Scottish, West Woodville Ward: 6.1% German, West Woodville Ward: 5.7% Greek, West Woodville Ward: 5.0% Serbian, West Woodville Ward: 4.0% Polish, West Woodville Ward: 3.2% Indian, West Woodville Ward: 2.3%
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 Australian, West Woodville Ward: -274 English, West Woodville Ward: +447 Italian, West Woodville Ward: +256 Irish, West Woodville Ward: +54 Scottish, West Woodville Ward: +154 German, West Woodville Ward: +61 Greek, West Woodville Ward: +82 Serbian, West Woodville Ward: -3 Polish, West Woodville Ward: -24 Indian, West Woodville Ward: +212
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 West Woodville Ward in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Australian (3,692 people or 27.3%)
  • English (3,630 people or 26.9%)
  • Italian (1,797 people or 13.3%)
  • Irish (862 people or 6.4%)
  • Scottish (824 people or 6.1%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 10,805 responses in total, or 79.97% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Serbian ancestry (4.0% compared to 1.8%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Polish ancestry (3.2% compared to 1.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (26.9% compared to 28.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Vietnamese ancestry (1.0% 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 (+447 persons)
  • Australian (-274 persons)
  • Italian (+256 persons)
  • Indian (+212 persons)

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