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The three largest ancestries in Clarence Gardens in 2011 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 Clarence Gardens 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 Clarence Gardens'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
Clarence Gardens - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2006 to 2011
Australian
87339.435.587941.440.3-6
English
81736.840.370833.337.5+109
map this data in atlas.idIrish22310.19.01929.08.2+31
map this data in atlas.idScottish1516.89.51547.28.2-3
German
1496.77.81527.27.3-3
Italian
1155.23.91044.93.7+11
Greek
1064.83.61115.23.7-5
Chinese
1054.72.8602.82.3+45
Indian
421.91.4221.00.9+20
Dutch
341.51.7301.41.8+4
Lebanese
221.00.7200.90.7+2

Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Clarence Gardens - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2006 to 2011
Not stated522.33.61386.54.4-86

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 Australian, City of Mitcham: 35.5% English, City of Mitcham: 40.3% Irish, City of Mitcham: 9.0% Scottish, City of Mitcham: 9.5% German, City of Mitcham: 7.8% Italian, City of Mitcham: 3.9% Greek, City of Mitcham: 3.6% Chinese, City of Mitcham: 2.8% Indian, City of Mitcham: 1.4% Dutch, City of Mitcham: 1.7% Australian, Clarence Gardens: 39.4% English, Clarence Gardens: 36.8% Irish, Clarence Gardens: 10.1% Scottish, Clarence Gardens: 6.8% German, Clarence Gardens: 6.7% Italian, Clarence Gardens: 5.2% Greek, Clarence Gardens: 4.8% Chinese, Clarence Gardens: 4.7% Indian, Clarence Gardens: 1.9% Dutch, Clarence Gardens: 1.5%
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 Australian, Clarence Gardens: -6 English, Clarence Gardens: +109 Irish, Clarence Gardens: +31 Scottish, Clarence Gardens: -3 German, Clarence Gardens: -3 Italian, Clarence Gardens: +11 Greek, Clarence Gardens: -5 Chinese, Clarence Gardens: +45 Indian, Clarence Gardens: +20 Dutch, Clarence Gardens: +4
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 Clarence Gardens in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Australian (873 people or 39.4%)
  • English (817 people or 36.8%)
  • Irish (223 people or 10.1%)
  • Scottish (151 people or 6.8%)
  • German (149 people or 6.7%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 2,213 responses in total, or 99.77% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in Clarence Gardens and the City of Mitcham were:

  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (39.4% compared to 35.5%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (4.7% compared to 2.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (36.8% compared to 40.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Scottish ancestry (6.8% compared to 9.5%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+109 persons)

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