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The three largest ancestries in Cumberland Park 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 Cumberland 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 Cumberland 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
Cumberland Park - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2006 to 2011
Australian
93237.635.596539.740.3-33
English
87235.140.380032.937.5+72
map this data in atlas.idIrish24910.09.02249.28.2+25
map this data in atlas.idScottish2108.59.51927.98.2+18
German
1817.37.81707.07.3+11
Greek
1566.33.61506.23.7+6
Italian
1325.33.91275.23.7+5
Chinese
743.02.8532.22.3+21
Dutch
291.21.7451.91.8-16
Latvian
251.00.4100.40.4+15
Indian
230.91.4220.90.9+1
New Zealander
230.90.500.00.5+23
Lebanese
220.90.7160.70.7+6
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Cumberland Park - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2006 to 2011
Not stated1014.13.61084.44.4-7

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% Greek, City of Mitcham: 3.6% Italian, City of Mitcham: 3.9% Chinese, City of Mitcham: 2.8% Dutch, City of Mitcham: 1.7% Latvian, City of Mitcham: 0.4% Australian, Cumberland Park: 37.6% English, Cumberland Park: 35.1% Irish, Cumberland Park: 10.0% Scottish, Cumberland Park: 8.5% German, Cumberland Park: 7.3% Greek, Cumberland Park: 6.3% Italian, Cumberland Park: 5.3% Chinese, Cumberland Park: 3.0% Dutch, Cumberland Park: 1.2% Latvian, Cumberland Park: 1.0%
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, Cumberland Park: -33 English, Cumberland Park: +72 Irish, Cumberland Park: +25 Scottish, Cumberland Park: +18 German, Cumberland Park: +11 Greek, Cumberland Park: +6 Italian, Cumberland Park: +5 Chinese, Cumberland Park: +21 Dutch, Cumberland Park: -16 Latvian, Cumberland Park: +15
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 Cumberland Park in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Australian (932 people or 37.6%)
  • English (872 people or 35.1%)
  • Irish (249 people or 10.0%)
  • Scottish (210 people or 8.5%)
  • German (181 people or 7.3%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 2,444 responses in total, or 98.51% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Greek ancestry (6.3% compared to 3.6%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (37.6% compared to 35.5%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Italian ancestry (5.3% compared to 3.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (35.1% compared to 40.3%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+72 persons)

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