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The three largest ancestries in the City of Mitcham in 2011 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 the City of Mitcham 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 City of Mitcham'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.

Derived from the Census question:

'What is the person's ancestry?'

Multi-response

Total population

Ancestry - Ranked by size
City of Mitcham - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2006 to 2011
English
25,33240.337.323,19637.535.5+2,136
Australian
22,30335.532.324,94040.336.2-2,637
map this data in atlas.idScottish5,9869.57.85,0908.27.3+896
map this data in atlas.idIrish5,6579.07.65,0588.27.2+599
German
4,9247.86.84,4907.36.7+434
Italian
2,4543.96.92,2663.76.9+188
Greek
2,2573.62.82,2643.73.0-7
Chinese
1,7892.82.91,4162.32.1+373
Dutch
1,0961.71.71,1101.81.7-14
Indian
8631.41.65670.90.7+296
Polish
6711.11.36751.11.4-4
Welsh
5140.80.74750.80.7+39
Lebanese
4180.70.44390.70.4-21
French
4060.60.43500.60.4+56
New Zealander
3310.50.42830.50.4+48
Croatian
2820.40.52350.40.6+47
Filipino
2740.40.82610.40.6+13
Hungarian
2630.40.42250.40.4+38
Indonesian
2600.40.12280.40.1+32
South African
2580.40.32170.40.3+41
Latvian
2290.40.22480.40.2-19
Maltese
2280.40.52230.40.5+5
Korean
2140.30.31060.20.2+108
Ukrainian
2100.30.42250.40.4-15
Serbian
2020.30.61860.30.6+16
Austrian
1930.30.22080.30.2-15
Russian
1920.30.42040.30.4-12
American
1910.30.22100.30.2-19
Sinhalese
1870.30.21440.20.2+43
Danish
1750.30.21740.30.2+1
Canadian
1650.30.11510.20.1+14
Spanish
1590.30.31270.20.3+32
Japanese
1500.20.21520.20.1-2
Cypriot
1470.20.2710.10.1+76
Iranian
1450.20.21360.20.2+9
Inadequately Described
1400.20.41210.20.3+19
Swedish
1250.20.21160.20.2+9
Bengali
1130.20.1420.10.0+71
Lithuanian
1080.20.11220.20.1-14
Malay
1000.20.2680.10.1+32
Vietnamese
930.11.3790.11.1+14
Swiss
920.10.1760.10.1+16
Other Indian subcontinent
920.10.2480.10.0+44
Czech
920.10.1850.10.1+7
Norwegian
900.10.1940.20.1-4
Other Southern and East African
820.10.2420.10.1+40
Pakistani
820.10.1610.10.0+21
Thai
810.10.1780.10.1+3
Nepalese
780.10.1190.00.0+59
Maori
770.10.2540.10.2+23
Australian Aboriginal
730.10.2560.10.2+17
Arab not further described
680.10.1220.00.0+46
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
City of Mitcham - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2006 to 2011
Not stated2,2853.65.42,6934.46.3-408

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Ancestry, 2011
Ancestry, 2011 English, Greater Adelaide: 37.3% Australian, Greater Adelaide: 32.3% Scottish, Greater Adelaide: 7.8% Irish, Greater Adelaide: 7.6% German, Greater Adelaide: 6.8% Italian, Greater Adelaide: 6.9% Greek, Greater Adelaide: 2.8% Chinese, Greater Adelaide: 2.9% Dutch, Greater Adelaide: 1.7% Indian, Greater Adelaide: 1.6% English, City of Mitcham: 40.3% Australian, City of Mitcham: 35.5% Scottish, City of Mitcham: 9.5% Irish, City of Mitcham: 9.0% German, City of Mitcham: 7.8% Italian, City of Mitcham: 3.9% Greek, City of Mitcham: 3.6% Chinese, City of Mitcham: 2.8% Dutch, City of Mitcham: 1.7% Indian, City of Mitcham: 1.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in ancestry, 2006 to 2011
Change in ancestry, 2006 to 2011 English, City of Mitcham: +2,136 Australian, City of Mitcham: -2,637 Scottish, City of Mitcham: +896 Irish, City of Mitcham: +599 German, City of Mitcham: +434 Italian, City of Mitcham: +188 Greek, City of Mitcham: -7 Chinese, City of Mitcham: +373 Dutch, City of Mitcham: -14 Indian, City of Mitcham: +296
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (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 City of Mitcham in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (25,332 people or 40.3%)
  • Australian (22,303 people or 35.5%)
  • Scottish (5,986 people or 9.5%)
  • Irish (5,657 people or 9.0%)
  • German (4,924 people or 7.8%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 64,202 responses in total, or 102.07% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in the City of Mitcham and Greater Adelaide were:

  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (35.5% compared to 32.3%)
  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (40.3% compared to 37.3%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Scottish ancestry (9.5% compared to 7.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Italian ancestry (3.9% compared to 6.9%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the reported ancestries of the population in this area between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Australian (-2,637 persons)
  • English (+2,136 persons)
  • Scottish (+896 persons)
  • Irish (+599 persons)

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