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The three largest ancestries in North 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 North 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 North 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
North Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%City of Kalamunda %Number%City of Kalamunda %2011 to 2016
English
5,73849.843.45,49749.143.2+241
Australian
3,72632.333.93,70533.135.7+20
map this data in atlas.idIrish1,40812.29.91,11810.08.8+290
map this data in atlas.idScottish1,26110.99.71,19310.79.4+69
Italian
6685.85.85845.25.9+84
German
4183.63.43383.03.1+80
Dutch
2972.62.43152.82.5-18
Welsh
1521.31.01471.30.9+5
Chinese
1201.02.0780.71.2+42
New Zealander
1201.01.51591.41.5-39
Indian
970.82.5810.71.2+16
South African
930.80.91091.00.9-15
Polish
900.80.91211.10.9-30
Croatian
850.70.6920.80.6-7
French
830.70.6670.60.5+16
American
520.50.3520.50.4-1
Filipino
510.41.4200.20.8+31
Greek
440.40.3370.30.3+7
Inadequately Described
430.40.8490.40.6-6
Swiss
430.40.3430.40.2+1
Thai
400.30.4320.30.3+8
Ukrainian
350.30.2240.20.2+11
Danish
330.30.2540.50.2-21
Canadian
280.20.2160.10.2+11
Serbian
280.20.3530.50.3-25
Russian
260.20.3240.20.2+2
Spanish
250.20.3140.10.2+11
Austrian
250.20.2280.30.2-3
Sinhalese
230.20.360.10.1+17
Malay
220.20.4220.20.30
Maori
220.21.2380.30.9-16
Zimbabwean
220.20.2330.30.3-11
Japanese
200.20.2280.30.1-8
Hungarian
190.20.3300.30.3-11
Indonesian
180.20.490.10.3+9
Other Southern and East African
180.20.2150.10.1+3
Turkish
160.10.160.10.1+10
Swedish
140.10.1310.30.1-17
Mauritian
130.10.290.10.2+5
Burmese peoples
130.10.5310.30.4-18
Korean
120.10.130.00.0+10
Anglo-Indian
110.10.2140.10.2-3
Norwegian
100.10.1180.20.1-8
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
North Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Kalamunda %Number%City of Kalamunda %2011 to 2016
Not stated6035.25.84634.16.0+140

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 Kalamunda: 43.4% Australian, City of Kalamunda: 33.9% Irish, City of Kalamunda: 9.9% Scottish, City of Kalamunda: 9.7% Italian, City of Kalamunda: 5.8% German, City of Kalamunda: 3.4% Dutch, City of Kalamunda: 2.4% Welsh, City of Kalamunda: 1.0% New Zealander, City of Kalamunda: 1.5% Chinese, City of Kalamunda: 2.0% English, North Ward: 49.8% Australian, North Ward: 32.3% Irish, North Ward: 12.2% Scottish, North Ward: 10.9% Italian, North Ward: 5.8% German, North Ward: 3.6% Dutch, North Ward: 2.6% Welsh, North Ward: 1.3% New Zealander, North Ward: 1.0% Chinese, North Ward: 1.0%
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, North Ward: +241 Australian, North Ward: +20 Irish, North Ward: +290 Scottish, North Ward: +69 Italian, North Ward: +84 German, North Ward: +80 Dutch, North Ward: -18 Welsh, North Ward: +5 New Zealander, North Ward: -39 Chinese, North Ward: +42
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 North Ward in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (5,738 people or 49.8%)
  • Australian (3,726 people or 32.3%)
  • Irish (1,408 people or 12.2%)
  • Scottish (1,261 people or 10.9%)
  • Italian (668 people or 5.8%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 12,801 responses in total, or 111.08% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in North Ward and City of Kalamunda were:

  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (49.8% compared to 43.4%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Irish ancestry (12.2% compared to 9.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Indian ancestry (0.8% compared to 2.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (32.3% compared to 33.9%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Irish (+290 persons)
  • English (+241 persons)
  • Italian (+84 persons)
  • German (+80 persons)

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