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The three largest ancestries in South Ward in 2016 were English, Australian and Irish.

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 South 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 South 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.

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
South Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%City of Joondalup %Number%City of Joondalup %2011 to 2016
English
9,23143.545.98,90142.544.4+330
Australian
7,06933.329.77,24334.631.0-174
map this data in atlas.idIrish2,42611.411.82,21410.610.0+212
map this data in atlas.idScottish2,22410.510.72,0169.69.6+208
Italian
1,0945.24.31,0114.84.1+83
German
7883.73.36323.02.9+157
Chinese
5802.72.34782.32.0+103
Dutch
4802.32.24522.22.1+27
South African
4712.22.45442.62.4-72
Indian
3811.81.72991.41.4+81
New Zealander
2841.31.52901.41.5-7
Welsh
2801.31.52281.11.3+53
Polish
2311.11.22021.01.1+30
Greek
2131.00.82161.00.7-3
Croatian
1950.90.71750.80.7+20
French
1350.60.8910.40.6+44
Macedonian
1200.60.41200.60.50
Maori
1120.50.61080.50.7+4
Spanish
1030.50.5880.40.4+15
Filipino
870.40.6890.40.5-2
American
820.40.41000.50.4-17
Vietnamese
800.40.3430.20.3+37
Serbian
790.40.41100.50.4-30
Swiss
760.40.3670.30.2+9
Malay
700.30.3820.40.3-11
Iranian
640.30.3250.10.2+39
Canadian
530.20.3610.30.3-8
Japanese
520.20.3410.20.2+11
Danish
510.20.2430.20.2+8
Mauritian
500.20.2490.20.2+1
Inadequately Described
480.20.5400.20.4+8
Indonesian
450.20.3360.20.2+8
Portuguese
440.20.4250.10.3+19
Ukrainian
410.20.2290.10.1+12
Thai
400.20.3410.20.2-1
Russian
330.20.3510.20.2-19
Anglo-Indian
320.20.2310.10.2+1
Swedish
310.10.2300.10.2+1
Maltese
310.10.2480.20.2-17
Zimbabwean
280.10.3560.30.3-28
Hungarian
280.10.3520.20.2-24
Sinhalese
270.10.2390.20.2-12
Austrian
260.10.2410.20.2-16
Lebanese
220.10.1180.10.1+5
Norwegian
210.10.1310.10.1-9
Burmese peoples
190.10.3690.30.3-50
Latvian
180.10.1160.10.1+2
Korean
170.10.1200.10.1-3
Czech
170.10.1140.10.1+3
Romanian
170.10.190.00.1+8
Brazilian
140.10.100.00.1+14
Caribbean Islander
130.10.1220.10.1-9
Australian Aboriginal
130.10.190.00.1+4
Chilean
120.10.1170.10.1-5
Egyptian
120.10.2100.00.2+2
Khmer (Cambodian)
120.10.000.00.0+12
Other Southern and East African
120.10.2170.10.2-6
Other South American
100.00.130.00.0+7
Colombian
100.00.060.00.0+4
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
South Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Joondalup %Number%City of Joondalup %2011 to 2016
Not stated8584.04.27063.44.4+151

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 English, City of Joondalup: 45.9% Australian, City of Joondalup: 29.7% Irish, City of Joondalup: 11.8% Scottish, City of Joondalup: 10.7% Italian, City of Joondalup: 4.3% German, City of Joondalup: 3.3% Chinese, City of Joondalup: 2.3% Dutch, City of Joondalup: 2.2% South African, City of Joondalup: 2.4% Indian, City of Joondalup: 1.7% English, South Ward: 43.5% Australian, South Ward: 33.3% Irish, South Ward: 11.4% Scottish, South Ward: 10.5% Italian, South Ward: 5.2% German, South Ward: 3.7% Chinese, South Ward: 2.7% Dutch, South Ward: 2.3% South African, South Ward: 2.2% Indian, South Ward: 1.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in ancestry, 2011 to 2016
Change in ancestry, 2011 to 2016 English, South Ward: +330 Australian, South Ward: -174 Irish, South Ward: +212 Scottish, South Ward: +208 Italian, South Ward: +83 German, South Ward: +157 Chinese, South Ward: +103 Dutch, South Ward: +27 South African, South Ward: -72 Indian, South Ward: +81
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 South Ward in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (9,231 people or 43.5%)
  • Australian (7,069 people or 33.3%)
  • Irish (2,426 people or 11.4%)
  • Scottish (2,224 people or 10.5%)
  • Italian (1,094 people or 5.2%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 22,044 responses in total, or 103.83% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in South Ward and City of Joondalup were:

  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (33.3% compared to 29.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (43.5% compared to 45.9%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the reported ancestries of the population in this area between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • English (+330 persons)
  • Irish (+212 persons)
  • Scottish (+208 persons)
  • Australian (-174 persons)

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