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The three largest ancestries in Bedford Park in 2016 were Australian, English and Chinese.

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 Bedford Park 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 Bedford Park'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
Bedford Park - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2011 to 2016
Australian
39221.333.340822.335.5-16
English
38020.641.541222.540.3-32
Chinese
27915.14.022612.32.8+53
map this data in atlas.idIrish1357.310.01136.29.0+22
map this data in atlas.idScottish1216.610.21317.29.5-10
Indonesian
1035.60.5925.00.4+11
Vietnamese
985.30.560.30.1+92
German
955.28.11035.67.8-8
Indian
723.91.61096.01.4-37
Italian
633.44.0663.63.9-3
Greek
362.03.5583.23.6-22
Dutch
271.51.7382.11.7-11
Sinhalese
221.20.4130.70.3+9
Korean
211.10.3251.40.3-4
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Bedford Park - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2011 to 2016
Not stated784.24.11035.63.6-25

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, City of Mitcham: 33.3% English, City of Mitcham: 41.5% Chinese, City of Mitcham: 4.0% Irish, City of Mitcham: 10.0% Scottish, City of Mitcham: 10.2% Indonesian, City of Mitcham: 0.5% Vietnamese, City of Mitcham: 0.5% German, City of Mitcham: 8.1% Indian, City of Mitcham: 1.6% Italian, City of Mitcham: 4.0% Australian, Bedford Park: 21.3% English, Bedford Park: 20.6% Chinese, Bedford Park: 15.1% Irish, Bedford Park: 7.3% Scottish, Bedford Park: 6.6% Indonesian, Bedford Park: 5.6% Vietnamese, Bedford Park: 5.3% German, Bedford Park: 5.2% Indian, Bedford Park: 3.9% Italian, Bedford Park: 3.4%
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, Bedford Park: -16 English, Bedford Park: -32 Chinese, Bedford Park: +53 Irish, Bedford Park: +22 Scottish, Bedford Park: -10 Indonesian, Bedford Park: +11 Vietnamese, Bedford Park: +92 German, Bedford Park: -8 Indian, Bedford Park: -37 Italian, Bedford Park: -3
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 Bedford Park in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Australian (392 people or 21.3%)
  • English (380 people or 20.6%)
  • Chinese (279 people or 15.1%)
  • Irish (135 people or 7.3%)
  • Scottish (121 people or 6.6%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 1,307 responses in total, or 70.92% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in Bedford Park and the City of Mitcham were:

  • A larger percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (15.1% compared to 4.0%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Indonesian ancestry (5.6% compared to 0.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (20.6% compared to 41.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (21.3% compared to 33.3%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Vietnamese (+92 persons)
  • Chinese (+53 persons)

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