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The three largest ancestries in South-West 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-West 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-West 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-West Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%City of Joondalup %Number%City of Joondalup %2011 to 2016
English
11,75344.645.910,88941.244.4+864
Australian
8,37531.829.78,67232.831.0-297
map this data in atlas.idIrish3,26412.411.82,5869.810.0+678
map this data in atlas.idScottish2,74910.410.72,6289.99.6+120
Italian
1,4185.44.31,3145.04.1+104
German
9643.73.38113.12.9+152
Dutch
6022.32.25832.22.1+20
South African
5952.32.46102.32.4-16
Chinese
4421.72.34451.72.0-3
Indian
4251.61.74531.71.4-28
New Zealander
3801.41.54051.51.5-25
Polish
3551.31.23071.21.1+48
Welsh
3361.31.53371.31.3-1
Greek
2961.10.82721.00.7+24
Croatian
2160.80.71860.70.7+30
French
1540.60.81520.60.6+2
Filipino
1290.50.61110.40.5+18
Vietnamese
1220.50.3870.30.3+35
Macedonian
1180.40.41490.60.5-30
Spanish
1170.40.51110.40.4+6
Maori
1120.40.61500.60.7-38
American
1000.40.41140.40.4-14
Portuguese
940.40.4760.30.3+18
Canadian
770.30.31180.40.3-41
Serbian
760.30.4980.40.4-22
Malay
730.30.3630.20.3+10
Inadequately Described
720.30.5800.30.4-8
Indonesian
700.30.3640.20.2+6
Japanese
690.30.3520.20.2+17
Hungarian
680.30.3740.30.2-6
Russian
640.20.3610.20.2+3
Egyptian
630.20.2880.30.2-25
Zimbabwean
620.20.3820.30.3-20
Danish
600.20.2640.20.2-4
Swiss
580.20.3630.20.2-5
Burmese peoples
540.20.3690.30.3-15
Thai
490.20.3430.20.2+6
Romanian
490.20.1320.10.1+17
Ukrainian
480.20.2370.10.1+11
Swedish
480.20.2550.20.2-7
Lebanese
460.20.1460.20.10
Singaporean
380.10.1150.10.1+23
Sinhalese
370.10.2570.20.2-20
Brazilian
370.10.1120.00.1+25
Maltese
350.10.2490.20.2-14
Austrian
330.10.2840.30.2-51
Norwegian
320.10.1630.20.1-31
Other Indian subcontinent
310.10.1350.10.1-4
Mauritian
290.10.2300.10.2-1
Anglo-Indian
260.10.2420.20.2-16
Iranian
240.10.3160.10.2+8
Australian Aboriginal
230.10.1150.10.1+8
Afghan
200.10.1130.00.1+7
Belgian
190.10.1240.10.1-5
Other Southern and East African
190.10.2250.10.2-6
Czech
180.10.1400.20.1-22
Cypriot
140.10.1100.00.0+4
Slovak
140.10.0130.00.0+1
Other Middle-Eastern peoples
130.00.1130.00.10
Chilean
130.00.1180.10.1-5
Argentinian
130.00.030.00.0+10
Afrikaner
120.00.1160.10.1-4
Finnish
110.00.1210.10.1-10
Jewish
110.00.060.00.0+5
Other British
110.00.1340.10.1-23
Cook Islander
100.00.030.00.0+7
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
South-West Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Joondalup %Number%City of Joondalup %2011 to 2016
Not stated9603.64.21,3465.14.4-385

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% Dutch, City of Joondalup: 2.2% South African, City of Joondalup: 2.4% Chinese, City of Joondalup: 2.3% Indian, City of Joondalup: 1.7% English, South-West Ward: 44.6% Australian, South-West Ward: 31.8% Irish, South-West Ward: 12.4% Scottish, South-West Ward: 10.4% Italian, South-West Ward: 5.4% German, South-West Ward: 3.7% Dutch, South-West Ward: 2.3% South African, South-West Ward: 2.3% Chinese, South-West Ward: 1.7% Indian, South-West 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-West Ward: +864 Australian, South-West Ward: -297 Irish, South-West Ward: +678 Scottish, South-West Ward: +120 Italian, South-West Ward: +104 German, South-West Ward: +152 Dutch, South-West Ward: +20 South African, South-West Ward: -16 Chinese, South-West Ward: -3 Indian, South-West Ward: -28
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-West Ward in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (11,753 people or 44.6%)
  • Australian (8,375 people or 31.8%)
  • Irish (3,264 people or 12.4%)
  • Scottish (2,749 people or 10.4%)
  • Italian (1,418 people or 5.4%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 27,559 responses in total, or 104.55% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (31.8% compared to 29.7%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Italian ancestry (5.4% compared to 4.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (44.6% 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 (+864 persons)
  • Irish (+678 persons)
  • Australian (-297 persons)
  • German (+152 persons)

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