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The three largest ancestries in Bedford Park in 2011 were English, Australian 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.

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)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2006 to 2011
English
41222.540.342922.837.5-17
Australian
40822.335.546624.840.3-58
Chinese
22612.32.824112.82.3-15
map this data in atlas.idScottish1317.29.51286.88.2+3
map this data in atlas.idIrish1136.29.01166.28.2-3
Indian
1096.01.4935.00.9+16
German
1035.67.81015.47.3+2
Indonesian
925.00.4764.00.4+16
Italian
663.63.9603.23.7+6
Greek
583.23.6754.03.7-17
Dutch
382.11.7321.71.8+6
Korean
251.40.3170.90.2+8
Japanese
201.10.2351.90.2-15
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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)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2006 to 2011
Not stated1035.63.6743.94.4+29

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, City of Mitcham: 40.3% Australian, City of Mitcham: 35.5% Chinese, City of Mitcham: 2.8% Scottish, City of Mitcham: 9.5% Irish, City of Mitcham: 9.0% Indian, City of Mitcham: 1.4% German, City of Mitcham: 7.8% Indonesian, City of Mitcham: 0.4% Italian, City of Mitcham: 3.9% Greek, City of Mitcham: 3.6% English, Bedford Park: 22.5% Australian, Bedford Park: 22.3% Chinese, Bedford Park: 12.3% Scottish, Bedford Park: 7.2% Irish, Bedford Park: 6.2% Indian, Bedford Park: 6.0% German, Bedford Park: 5.6% Indonesian, Bedford Park: 5.0% Italian, Bedford Park: 3.6% Greek, Bedford Park: 3.2%
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, Bedford Park: -17 Australian, Bedford Park: -58 Chinese, Bedford Park: -15 Scottish, Bedford Park: +3 Irish, Bedford Park: -3 Indian, Bedford Park: +16 German, Bedford Park: +2 Indonesian, Bedford Park: +16 Italian, Bedford Park: +6 Greek, Bedford Park: -17
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 Bedford Park in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (412 people or 22.5%)
  • Australian (408 people or 22.3%)
  • Chinese (226 people or 12.3%)
  • Scottish (131 people or 7.2%)
  • Irish (113 people or 6.2%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 1,290 responses in total, or 70.49% 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 (12.3% compared to 2.8%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Indonesian ancestry (5.0% compared to 0.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (22.5% compared to 40.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (22.3% compared to 35.5%)

Emerging groups

The largest change in the reported ancestries of the population in this area between 2006 and 2011 was:

  • Australian (-58 persons)

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