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Ancestry

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The three largest ancestries in the Livingstone Shire Council area in 2016 were Australian, English 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 the Livingstone Shire Council area 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 the Livingstone Shire Council area'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
Livingstone Shire Council area - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%Regional QLD %Number%Regional QLD %2011 to 2016
Australian
15,53842.837.713,78542.438.6+1,753
English
14,66240.439.213,04540.138.5+1,617
map this data in atlas.idIrish4,46312.311.73,78211.610.9+681
map this data in atlas.idScottish3,80610.510.43,2009.89.7+606
German
2,3596.56.62,1456.66.5+214
Italian
6251.73.04991.52.9+126
Dutch
4651.31.44031.21.5+62
New Zealander
3651.01.33171.01.3+48
Welsh
2390.70.62060.60.6+33
Maori
2270.60.91910.60.9+36
Chinese
2200.61.51650.51.1+55
Australian South Sea Islander
2020.60.2800.20.1+122
Australian Aboriginal
1890.51.2890.31.1+100
Filipino
1850.51.01370.40.8+48
Danish
1830.50.51700.50.5+13
French
1730.50.61210.40.5+52
South African
1390.40.51100.30.5+29
Polish
1360.40.5970.30.5+39
Spanish
1220.30.4660.20.3+56
Greek
1200.30.5920.30.5+28
Maltese
1000.30.5500.20.5+50
Inadequately Described
930.30.4710.20.3+22
Indian
900.20.8530.20.5+37
American
740.20.3940.30.3-20
Swedish
720.20.2540.20.2+18
Russian
660.20.2410.10.2+25
Thai
610.20.2420.10.2+19
Japanese
600.20.5320.10.4+28
Swiss
560.20.2500.20.2+6
Hungarian
550.20.2470.10.2+8
Canadian
550.20.2320.10.2+23
Croatian
480.10.2320.10.2+16
Austrian
460.10.2350.10.2+11
Norwegian
460.10.1450.10.1+1
Serbian
390.10.2420.10.2-3
Finnish
380.10.2310.10.2+7
Papua New Guinean
360.10.3370.10.2-1
Ukrainian
320.10.1270.10.1+5
Czech
310.10.1350.10.1-4
Fijian
300.10.1250.10.1+5
Other Oceanian (inc. Melanesia & Micronesia)
290.10.11140.40.2-85
Other North-Western European
250.10.1100.00.0+15
Lebanese
220.10.1190.10.1+3
Samoan
210.10.2100.00.1+11
Vietnamese
200.10.2240.10.1-4
Portuguese
180.00.1180.10.10
Cook Islander
180.00.160.00.1+12
Iranian
150.00.1100.00.1+5
Sinhalese
140.00.160.00.1+8
Torres Strait Islander
140.00.560.00.5+8
Malay
130.00.170.00.1+6
Mauritian
120.00.030.00.0+9
Native American (Indian)
120.00.0150.00.0-3
Latvian
120.00.100.00.1+12
Cypriot
120.00.000.00.0+12
Brazilian
110.00.130.00.1+8
Lithuanian
100.00.0150.00.0-5
Zimbabwean
100.00.130.00.1+7
Other Northern Asian
100.00.060.00.0+4
Other British
100.00.0150.00.0-5
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Livingstone Shire Council area - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Regional QLD %Number%Regional QLD %2011 to 2016
Not stated3,65610.18.43,0569.48.0+600

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 Australian, Regional QLD: 37.7% English, Regional QLD: 39.2% Irish, Regional QLD: 11.7% Scottish, Regional QLD: 10.4% German, Regional QLD: 6.6% Italian, Regional QLD: 3.0% Dutch, Regional QLD: 1.4% New Zealander, Regional QLD: 1.3% Welsh, Regional QLD: 0.6% Maori, Regional QLD: 0.9% Australian, Livingstone Shire Council area: 42.8% English, Livingstone Shire Council area: 40.4% Irish, Livingstone Shire Council area: 12.3% Scottish, Livingstone Shire Council area: 10.5% German, Livingstone Shire Council area: 6.5% Italian, Livingstone Shire Council area: 1.7% Dutch, Livingstone Shire Council area: 1.3% New Zealander, Livingstone Shire Council area: 1.0% Welsh, Livingstone Shire Council area: 0.7% Maori, Livingstone Shire Council area: 0.6%
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 Australian, Livingstone Shire Council area: +1,753 English, Livingstone Shire Council area: +1,617 Irish, Livingstone Shire Council area: +681 Scottish, Livingstone Shire Council area: +606 German, Livingstone Shire Council area: +214 Italian, Livingstone Shire Council area: +126 Dutch, Livingstone Shire Council area: +62 New Zealander, Livingstone Shire Council area: +48 Welsh, Livingstone Shire Council area: +33 Maori, Livingstone Shire Council area: +36
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 Livingstone Shire Council area in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Australian (15,538 people or 42.8%)
  • English (14,662 people or 40.4%)
  • Irish (4,463 people or 12.3%)
  • Scottish (3,806 people or 10.5%)
  • German (2,359 people or 6.5%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 40,828 responses in total, or 112.58% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in the Livingstone Shire Council area and Regional QLD were:

  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (42.8% compared to 37.7%)
  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (40.4% compared to 39.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Italian ancestry (1.7% compared to 3.0%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Australian (+1,753 persons)
  • English (+1,617 persons)
  • Irish (+681 persons)
  • Scottish (+606 persons)

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