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The three largest ancestries in Horsley Park in 2016 were Italian, Maltese and Australian.

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 Horsley Park 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 Horsley Park'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.

Please note: Due to changes in ABS rules around perturbation and additivity of data to protect the confidentiality of individuals in 2016, counts of ancestry groups and totals derived from them may differ slightly from those published by the ABS. For more information see notes on data confidentiality.

Derived from the Census question:

'What is the person's ancestry?'

Multi-response

Total population

Ancestry - Ranked by size
Horsley Park - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%Fairfield City %Number%Fairfield City %2011 to 2016
Italian
56431.26.060231.76.8-38
Maltese
35819.81.435018.41.7+8
Australian
28916.09.225513.49.8+35
English
19310.78.224813.18.4-56
Assyrian/Chaldean
1176.510.0774.17.8+41
Irish
543.01.8552.91.9-1
Lebanese
522.93.1160.92.9+36
Croatian
522.91.8422.22.1+10
Scottish
482.71.4412.21.4+7
Khmer (Cambodian)
382.24.3321.73.7+7
Indian
382.11.060.30.9+32
map this data in atlas.idChinese372.113.6442.313.3-6
Greek
211.20.8251.30.9-4
German
140.81.0271.41.0-12
Serbian
140.82.2160.92.5-2
Spanish
140.81.560.31.6+8
Iraqi
130.73.900.02.7+13
Armenian
130.80.5110.60.5+3
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Horsley Park - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Fairfield City %Number%Fairfield City %2011 to 2016
Not stated1256.95.522912.17.4-104

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Ancestry, 2016
Ancestry, 2016 Italian, Fairfield City: 6.0% Maltese, Fairfield City: 1.4% Australian, Fairfield City: 9.2% English, Fairfield City: 8.2% Assyrian/Chaldean, Fairfield City: 10.0% Irish, Fairfield City: 1.8% Lebanese, Fairfield City: 3.1% Croatian, Fairfield City: 1.8% Scottish, Fairfield City: 1.4% Khmer (Cambodian), Fairfield City: 4.3% Italian, Horsley Park: 31.2% Maltese, Horsley Park: 19.8% Australian, Horsley Park: 16.0% English, Horsley Park: 10.7% Assyrian/Chaldean, Horsley Park: 6.5% Irish, Horsley Park: 3.0% Lebanese, Horsley Park: 2.9% Croatian, Horsley Park: 2.9% Scottish, Horsley Park: 2.7% Khmer (Cambodian), Horsley Park: 2.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
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Change in ancestry, 2011 to 2016
Change in ancestry, 2011 to 2016 Italian, Horsley Park: -38 Maltese, Horsley Park: +8 Australian, Horsley Park: +35 English, Horsley Park: -56 Assyrian/Chaldean, Horsley Park: +41 Irish, Horsley Park: -1 Lebanese, Horsley Park: +36 Croatian, Horsley Park: +10 Scottish, Horsley Park: +7 Khmer (Cambodian), Horsley Park: +7
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (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 Horsley Park in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Italian (564 people or 31.2%)
  • Maltese (358 people or 19.8%)
  • Australian (289 people or 16.0%)
  • English (193 people or 10.7%)
  • Assyrian/Chaldean (117 people or 6.5%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 1,521 responses in total, or 84.26% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in Horsley Park and Fairfield City were:

  • A larger percentage of people with Italian ancestry (31.2% compared to 6.0%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Maltese ancestry (19.8% compared to 1.4%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (16.0% compared to 9.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (2.1% compared to 13.6%)

Emerging groups

The largest change in the reported ancestries of the population in this area between 2011 and 2016 was:

  • English (-56 persons)

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