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The three largest ancestries in North West Ward in 2016 were English, Australian and Scottish.

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 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 North 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
North West Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%City of Kalamunda %Number%City of Kalamunda %2011 to 2016
English
7,23043.043.46,58942.643.2+640
Australian
6,12736.433.96,00738.835.7+120
map this data in atlas.idScottish1,6279.79.71,4099.19.4+218
map this data in atlas.idIrish1,6219.69.91,2307.98.8+391
Italian
8224.95.87464.85.9+76
German
5483.33.44142.73.1+134
Maori
3782.21.22451.60.9+132
Filipino
3452.11.41711.10.8+174
Dutch
3422.02.43462.22.5-4
New Zealander
2981.81.52851.81.5+13
Indian
2701.62.51260.81.2+144
Chinese
2151.32.01380.91.2+77
Welsh
1520.91.01671.10.9-14
Polish
1490.90.91390.90.9+10
Inadequately Described
1390.80.8660.40.6+73
South African
1250.70.91030.70.9+22
Croatian
1090.70.6940.60.6+16
French
900.50.6670.40.5+23
Burmese peoples
830.50.5670.40.4+16
Thai
730.40.4710.50.3+2
Malay
700.40.4700.50.3+1
Indonesian
630.40.4500.30.3+12
Spanish
500.30.3360.20.2+13
Sinhalese
500.30.3220.10.1+28
Greek
480.30.3440.30.3+4
Australian Aboriginal
440.30.2500.30.2-7
Afghan
400.20.4130.10.3+28
Portuguese
400.20.2270.20.2+13
Vietnamese
390.20.2140.10.1+25
Serbian
370.20.3480.30.3-11
Japanese
360.20.2160.10.1+21
Hungarian
350.20.3430.30.3-8
Zimbabwean
330.20.2260.20.3+7
Papua New Guinean
280.20.160.00.0+22
Central and West African
280.20.1140.10.1+15
Norwegian
270.20.1130.10.1+14
Maltese
230.10.2300.20.2-7
Korean
220.10.1100.10.0+12
American
220.10.3370.20.4-15
Other Central Asian
220.10.330.00.0+19
Russian
210.10.3290.20.2-8
Swiss
210.10.3270.20.2-6
Anglo-Indian
210.10.2240.20.2-3
Mauritian
210.10.2190.10.2+2
Other Southern and East African
200.10.260.00.1+14
Other Indian subcontinent
190.10.180.10.1+11
Punjabi
190.10.100.00.0+19
Ukrainian
190.10.2250.20.2-7
Austrian
190.10.2310.20.2-12
Brazilian
180.10.070.00.0+11
Cook Islander
170.10.1130.10.1+5
Latvian
160.10.1230.10.1-7
Tongan
140.10.000.00.0+14
Fijian
130.10.1120.10.0+1
Finnish
120.10.1120.10.10
Other Arab peoples
120.10.030.00.0+9
Romanian
120.10.1170.10.1-5
Lebanese
110.10.1260.20.1-15
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
North West Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Kalamunda %Number%City of Kalamunda %2011 to 2016
Not stated1,1546.95.81,0937.16.0+61

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% Scottish, City of Kalamunda: 9.7% Irish, City of Kalamunda: 9.9% Italian, City of Kalamunda: 5.8% German, City of Kalamunda: 3.4% Maori, City of Kalamunda: 1.2% Filipino, City of Kalamunda: 1.4% Dutch, City of Kalamunda: 2.4% New Zealander, City of Kalamunda: 1.5% English, North West Ward: 43.0% Australian, North West Ward: 36.4% Scottish, North West Ward: 9.7% Irish, North West Ward: 9.6% Italian, North West Ward: 4.9% German, North West Ward: 3.3% Maori, North West Ward: 2.2% Filipino, North West Ward: 2.1% Dutch, North West Ward: 2.0% New Zealander, North West 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, North West Ward: +640 Australian, North West Ward: +120 Scottish, North West Ward: +218 Irish, North West Ward: +391 Italian, North West Ward: +76 German, North West Ward: +134 Maori, North West Ward: +132 Filipino, North West Ward: +174 Dutch, North West Ward: -4 New Zealander, North West Ward: +13
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 West Ward in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (7,230 people or 43.0%)
  • Australian (6,127 people or 36.4%)
  • Scottish (1,627 people or 9.7%)
  • Irish (1,621 people or 9.6%)
  • Italian (822 people or 4.9%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 17,427 responses in total, or 103.58% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (36.4% compared to 33.9%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Māori ancestry (2.2% compared to 1.2%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+640 persons)
  • Irish (+391 persons)
  • Scottish (+218 persons)
  • Filipino (+174 persons)

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