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The three largest ancestries in Woodville Ward in 2011 were Australian, English and Vietnamese.

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 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 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
Woodville Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Charles Sturt %Number%City of Charles Sturt %2006 to 2011
Australian
3,43324.526.83,62527.830.5-192
English
3,23423.128.53,11123.826.7+123
Vietnamese
1,42310.22.41,1759.02.0+248
map this data in atlas.idItalian1,1268.013.31,0778.213.2+49
map this data in atlas.idIrish7675.56.87355.66.5+32
Scottish
7645.56.57055.45.9+59
German
6194.45.56354.95.5-16
Greek
5784.16.26044.66.3-26
Chinese
5313.82.64233.22.1+108
Indian
4423.22.0910.70.7+351
Polish
3172.31.93172.42.10
Serbian
2892.11.82201.71.8+69
Filipino
2311.70.81070.80.5+124
Croatian
1571.11.21741.31.2-17
Inadequately Described
1541.10.5530.40.4+101
Russian
1511.10.81401.10.8+11
Ukrainian
1361.00.91190.90.9+17
Dutch
1220.91.11150.91.1+7
Australian Aboriginal
1120.80.3950.70.3+17
Lebanese
950.70.3890.70.3+6
Khmer (Cambodian)
830.60.2620.50.2+21
Bosnian
820.60.3710.50.3+11
Maltese
790.60.6660.50.6+13
Hungarian
620.40.4560.40.4+6
Welsh
610.40.5610.50.50
Somali
600.40.2370.30.1+23
Central and West African
580.40.2330.30.1+25
Other Southern and East African
510.40.2340.30.1+17
French
490.40.4520.40.4-3
Eritrean
450.30.1130.10.0+32
Other Indian subcontinent
440.30.2200.20.0+24
Spanish
410.30.3420.30.3-1
Maori
400.30.2260.20.1+14
Sudanese
370.30.2460.40.3-9
Ethiopian
340.20.1140.10.1+20
Indonesian
300.20.1250.20.1+5
Macedonian
280.20.4280.20.40
Nepalese
280.20.150.00.0+23
New Zealander
250.20.3380.30.3-13
Sinhalese
230.20.190.10.1+14
Portuguese
220.20.2180.10.2+4
Arab not further described
220.20.190.10.0+13
Cypriot
220.20.3100.10.1+12
Danish
220.20.2180.10.2+4
Latvian
210.20.2330.30.2-12
Pakistani
200.10.160.00.0+14
Palestinian
200.10.0230.20.0-3
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Woodville Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Charles Sturt %Number%City of Charles Sturt %2006 to 2011
Not stated9747.05.51,1558.86.7-181

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% Vietnamese, City of Charles Sturt: 2.4% 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% Chinese, City of Charles Sturt: 2.6% Indian, City of Charles Sturt: 2.0% Australian, Woodville Ward: 24.5% English, Woodville Ward: 23.1% Vietnamese, Woodville Ward: 10.2% Italian, Woodville Ward: 8.0% Irish, Woodville Ward: 5.5% Scottish, Woodville Ward: 5.5% German, Woodville Ward: 4.4% Greek, Woodville Ward: 4.1% Chinese, Woodville Ward: 3.8% Indian, Woodville Ward: 3.2%
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 Australian, Woodville Ward: -192 English, Woodville Ward: +123 Vietnamese, Woodville Ward: +248 Italian, Woodville Ward: +49 Irish, Woodville Ward: +32 Scottish, Woodville Ward: +59 German, Woodville Ward: -16 Greek, Woodville Ward: -26 Chinese, Woodville Ward: +108 Indian, Woodville Ward: +351
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 Woodville Ward in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Australian (3,433 people or 24.5%)
  • English (3,234 people or 23.1%)
  • Vietnamese (1,423 people or 10.2%)
  • Italian (1,126 people or 8.0%)
  • Irish (767 people or 5.5%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 9,983 responses in total, or 71.37% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Vietnamese ancestry (10.2% compared to 2.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (23.1% compared to 28.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Italian ancestry (8.0% compared to 13.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (24.5% compared to 26.8%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Indian (+351 persons)
  • Vietnamese (+248 persons)
  • Australian (-192 persons)
  • Filipino (+124 persons)

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