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The three largest ancestries in Colonel Light Gardens 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 Colonel Light 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 Colonel Light 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
Colonel Light Gardens - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2006 to 2011
English
1,35040.740.31,24337.937.5+107
Australian
1,32440.035.51,48745.440.3-163
map this data in atlas.idScottish3199.69.52648.18.2+55
map this data in atlas.idIrish3069.29.02878.88.2+19
German
2587.87.82317.17.3+27
Italian
1775.33.91775.43.70
Greek
1504.53.61474.53.7+3
Dutch
561.71.7441.31.8+12
Chinese
391.22.8371.12.3+2
Polish
361.11.1391.21.1-3
Lebanese
280.80.7200.60.7+8
Welsh
250.80.8371.10.8-12
Indian
220.71.4210.60.9+1
French
200.60.680.30.6+12
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Colonel Light Gardens - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2006 to 2011
Not stated1013.03.61243.84.4-23

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% 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% Dutch, City of Mitcham: 1.7% Chinese, City of Mitcham: 2.8% Polish, City of Mitcham: 1.1% English, Colonel Light Gardens: 40.7% Australian, Colonel Light Gardens: 40.0% Scottish, Colonel Light Gardens: 9.6% Irish, Colonel Light Gardens: 9.2% German, Colonel Light Gardens: 7.8% Italian, Colonel Light Gardens: 5.3% Greek, Colonel Light Gardens: 4.5% Dutch, Colonel Light Gardens: 1.7% Chinese, Colonel Light Gardens: 1.2% Polish, Colonel Light Gardens: 1.1%
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, Colonel Light Gardens: +107 Australian, Colonel Light Gardens: -163 Scottish, Colonel Light Gardens: +55 Irish, Colonel Light Gardens: +19 German, Colonel Light Gardens: +27 Italian, Colonel Light Gardens: 0 Greek, Colonel Light Gardens: +3 Dutch, Colonel Light Gardens: +12 Chinese, Colonel Light Gardens: +2 Polish, Colonel Light Gardens: -3
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 Colonel Light Gardens in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (1,350 people or 40.7%)
  • Australian (1,324 people or 40.0%)
  • Scottish (319 people or 9.6%)
  • Irish (306 people or 9.2%)
  • German (258 people or 7.8%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 3,557 responses in total, or 107.33% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (40.0% compared to 35.5%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Italian ancestry (5.3% compared to 3.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (1.2% compared to 2.8%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Australian (-163 persons)
  • English (+107 persons)
  • Scottish (+55 persons)

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