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The three largest ancestries in the City of Mitcham 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 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)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2011 to 2016
English
26,87241.537.325,33240.337.3+1,540
Australian
21,59733.330.922,30335.532.3-706
map this data in atlas.idScottish6,61610.28.25,9869.57.8+630
map this data in atlas.idIrish6,45110.08.15,6579.07.6+794
German
5,2778.16.84,9247.86.8+353
Italian
2,6214.06.82,4543.96.9+167
Chinese
2,5774.03.91,7892.82.9+788
Greek
2,2903.52.72,2573.62.8+33
Dutch
1,1221.71.61,0961.71.7+26
Indian
1,0251.62.48631.41.6+162
Polish
7691.21.36711.11.3+98
Welsh
5380.80.85140.80.7+24
Lebanese
4320.70.44180.70.4+14
French
4040.60.54060.60.4-2
Filipino
3530.51.02740.40.8+79
Indonesian
3320.50.22600.40.1+72
New Zealander
3210.50.43310.50.4-10
Vietnamese
3080.51.5930.11.3+215
Croatian
2920.50.52820.40.5+10
Inadequately Described
2900.40.61400.20.4+150
Sinhalese
2840.40.31870.30.2+97
South African
2690.40.32580.40.3+11
Hungarian
2560.40.42630.40.4-7
Iranian
2370.40.31450.20.2+92
Russian
2360.40.41920.30.4+44
Maltese
2300.40.52280.40.5+2
American
2300.40.21910.30.2+39
Serbian
2190.30.62020.30.6+17
Latvian
2180.30.22290.40.2-11
Korean
2070.30.32140.30.3-7
Ukrainian
2040.30.42100.30.4-6
Cypriot
1960.30.21470.20.2+49
Pakistani
1950.30.2820.10.1+113
Austrian
1910.30.21930.30.2-2
Danish
1890.30.21750.30.2+14
Spanish
1800.30.41590.30.3+21
Japanese
1660.30.21500.20.2+16
Nepalese
1540.20.3780.10.1+76
Canadian
1400.20.11650.30.1-25
Swedish
1330.20.21250.20.2+8
Norwegian
1210.20.1900.10.1+31
Malay
1190.20.21000.20.2+19
Lithuanian
1110.20.11080.20.1+3
Bengali
970.10.21130.20.1-16
Other Southern and East African
950.10.2820.10.2+13
Swiss
950.10.1920.10.1+3
Czech
890.10.1920.10.1-3
Thai
880.10.2810.10.1+7
Other Indian subcontinent
810.10.4920.10.2-11
Portuguese
750.10.1620.10.1+13
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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)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2011 to 2016
Not stated2,6384.15.32,2853.65.4+353

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, Greater Adelaide: 37.3% Australian, Greater Adelaide: 30.9% Scottish, Greater Adelaide: 8.2% Irish, Greater Adelaide: 8.1% German, Greater Adelaide: 6.8% Italian, Greater Adelaide: 6.8% Chinese, Greater Adelaide: 3.9% Greek, Greater Adelaide: 2.7% Dutch, Greater Adelaide: 1.6% Indian, Greater Adelaide: 2.4% English, City of Mitcham: 41.5% Australian, City of Mitcham: 33.3% Scottish, City of Mitcham: 10.2% Irish, City of Mitcham: 10.0% German, City of Mitcham: 8.1% Italian, City of Mitcham: 4.0% Chinese, City of Mitcham: 4.0% Greek, City of Mitcham: 3.5% Dutch, City of Mitcham: 1.7% Indian, City of Mitcham: 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, City of Mitcham: +1,540 Australian, City of Mitcham: -706 Scottish, City of Mitcham: +630 Irish, City of Mitcham: +794 German, City of Mitcham: +353 Italian, City of Mitcham: +167 Chinese, City of Mitcham: +788 Greek, City of Mitcham: +33 Dutch, City of Mitcham: +26 Indian, City of Mitcham: +162
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 City of Mitcham in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (26,872 people or 41.5%)
  • Australian (21,597 people or 33.3%)
  • Scottish (6,616 people or 10.2%)
  • Irish (6,451 people or 10.0%)
  • German (5,277 people or 8.1%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 66,813 responses in total, or 103.10% 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 English ancestry (41.5% compared to 37.3%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (33.3% compared to 30.9%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Scottish ancestry (10.2% compared to 8.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Italian ancestry (4.0% compared to 6.8%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+1,540 persons)
  • Irish (+794 persons)
  • Chinese (+788 persons)
  • Australian (-706 persons)

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