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The three largest ancestries in South-East 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-East 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-East 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-East Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%City of Joondalup %Number%City of Joondalup %2011 to 2016
English
9,94844.045.99,69142.544.4+257
Australian
7,87534.929.78,07435.431.0-199
map this data in atlas.idIrish2,68211.911.82,37710.410.0+305
map this data in atlas.idScottish2,57511.410.72,32210.29.6+253
Italian
1,1215.04.31,1184.94.1+3
German
7543.33.36452.82.9+109
Chinese
5062.22.34201.82.0+86
Dutch
4872.22.25192.32.1-32
New Zealander
4031.81.53061.31.5+97
South African
3511.62.43891.72.4-38
Welsh
3111.41.52781.21.3+33
Indian
2981.31.73051.31.4-7
Greek
2090.90.81660.70.7+43
Polish
2020.91.22130.91.1-11
Croatian
1630.70.71820.80.7-19
French
1470.70.81440.60.6+3
Maori
1160.50.61890.80.7-73
Filipino
970.40.6870.40.5+10
Burmese peoples
950.40.31170.50.3-22
Spanish
780.30.51020.40.4-24
Macedonian
740.30.41550.70.5-81
Thai
730.30.3760.30.2-3
Vietnamese
700.30.3890.40.3-19
Inadequately Described
670.30.5730.30.4-6
Japanese
610.30.3380.20.2+23
American
510.20.4640.30.4-13
Iranian
490.20.3330.10.2+16
Portuguese
480.20.4680.30.3-20
Russian
480.20.3280.10.2+20
Anglo-Indian
440.20.2400.20.2+4
Serbian
420.20.4630.30.4-21
Korean
410.20.1200.10.1+21
Hungarian
410.20.3570.20.2-16
Maltese
400.20.2390.20.2+1
Zimbabwean
400.20.3440.20.3-4
Malay
390.20.3650.30.3-26
Canadian
390.20.3840.40.3-45
Austrian
340.20.2380.20.2-4
Indonesian
320.10.3330.10.2-1
Sinhalese
320.10.2370.20.2-5
Brazilian
300.10.1190.10.1+11
Swedish
270.10.2670.30.2-40
Chilean
260.10.1170.10.1+9
Swiss
250.10.3430.20.2-18
Ukrainian
230.10.2360.20.1-13
Czech
230.10.1260.10.1-3
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
South-East Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Joondalup %Number%City of Joondalup %2011 to 2016
Not stated1,0354.64.21,0144.44.4+21

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% New Zealander, City of Joondalup: 1.5% South African, City of Joondalup: 2.4% English, South-East Ward: 44.0% Australian, South-East Ward: 34.9% Irish, South-East Ward: 11.9% Scottish, South-East Ward: 11.4% Italian, South-East Ward: 5.0% German, South-East Ward: 3.3% Chinese, South-East Ward: 2.2% Dutch, South-East Ward: 2.2% New Zealander, South-East Ward: 1.8% South African, South-East Ward: 1.6%
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-East Ward: +257 Australian, South-East Ward: -199 Irish, South-East Ward: +305 Scottish, South-East Ward: +253 Italian, South-East Ward: +3 German, South-East Ward: +109 Chinese, South-East Ward: +86 Dutch, South-East Ward: -32 New Zealander, South-East Ward: +97 South African, South-East Ward: -38
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-East Ward in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (9,948 people or 44.0%)
  • Australian (7,875 people or 34.9%)
  • Irish (2,682 people or 11.9%)
  • Scottish (2,575 people or 11.4%)
  • Italian (1,121 people or 5.0%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 24,201 responses in total, or 107.13% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (34.9% compared to 29.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (44.0% compared to 45.9%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Irish (+305 persons)
  • English (+257 persons)
  • Scottish (+253 persons)
  • Australian (-199 persons)

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