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Colonel Light Gardens

Ancestry

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This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for all areas. What's this?

The three largest ancestries in Colonel Light Gardens in 2016 were English, Australian 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 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.

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
Colonel Light Gardens - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2011 to 2016
English
1,48544.441.51,35040.740.3+135
Australian
1,22336.633.31,32440.035.5-101
map this data in atlas.idIrish35510.610.03069.29.0+49
map this data in atlas.idScottish35310.610.23199.69.5+34
German
2868.68.12587.87.8+28
Italian
1955.84.01775.33.9+18
Greek
1634.93.51504.53.6+13
Chinese
641.94.0391.22.8+25
Dutch
531.61.7561.71.7-3
Polish
531.61.2361.11.1+17
Welsh
421.30.8250.80.8+17
Indian
401.21.6220.71.4+18
Lebanese
290.90.7280.80.7+1
Croatian
250.70.5150.50.4+10
French
210.60.6200.60.6+1
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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)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2011 to 2016
Not stated1123.44.11013.03.6+11

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, City of Mitcham: 41.5% Australian, City of Mitcham: 33.3% Irish, City of Mitcham: 10.0% Scottish, City of Mitcham: 10.2% German, City of Mitcham: 8.1% Italian, City of Mitcham: 4.0% Greek, City of Mitcham: 3.5% Chinese, City of Mitcham: 4.0% Polish, City of Mitcham: 1.2% Dutch, City of Mitcham: 1.7% English, Colonel Light Gardens: 44.4% Australian, Colonel Light Gardens: 36.6% Irish, Colonel Light Gardens: 10.6% Scottish, Colonel Light Gardens: 10.6% German, Colonel Light Gardens: 8.6% Italian, Colonel Light Gardens: 5.8% Greek, Colonel Light Gardens: 4.9% Chinese, Colonel Light Gardens: 1.9% Polish, Colonel Light Gardens: 1.6% Dutch, Colonel Light Gardens: 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, Colonel Light Gardens: +135 Australian, Colonel Light Gardens: -101 Irish, Colonel Light Gardens: +49 Scottish, Colonel Light Gardens: +34 German, Colonel Light Gardens: +28 Italian, Colonel Light Gardens: +18 Greek, Colonel Light Gardens: +13 Chinese, Colonel Light Gardens: +25 Polish, Colonel Light Gardens: +17 Dutch, Colonel Light Gardens: -3
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Usual residence data)
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Dominant groups

Analysis of the ancestry responses of the population in Colonel Light Gardens in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (1,485 people or 44.4%)
  • Australian (1,223 people or 36.6%)
  • Irish (355 people or 10.6%)
  • Scottish (353 people or 10.6%)
  • German (286 people or 8.6%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 3,702 responses in total, or 110.74% 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 (36.6% compared to 33.3%)
  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (44.4% compared to 41.5%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Italian ancestry (5.8% compared to 4.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (1.9% compared to 4.0%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+135 persons)
  • Australian (-101 persons)

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