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The three largest ancestries in Daw Park 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 Daw 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 Daw 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.

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
Daw Park - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2011 to 2016
English
94835.541.583834.440.3+110
Australian
88032.933.383134.135.5+49
map this data in atlas.idIrish2649.910.02068.59.0+58
German
2318.68.11837.57.8+48
map this data in atlas.idScottish2258.410.22138.79.5+12
Greek
1495.63.51656.83.6-16
Italian
1294.84.01114.63.9+18
Chinese
1064.04.0853.52.8+21
Indian
672.51.6592.41.4+8
Polish
612.31.2411.71.1+20
Indonesian
331.20.580.30.4+25
Sinhalese
261.00.4220.90.3+4
Korean
230.90.3220.90.3+1
Dutch
220.81.7271.11.7-5
Filipino
220.80.5120.50.4+10
Serbian
180.70.3130.50.3+5
Croatian
150.60.560.20.4+9
New Zealander
140.50.5190.80.5-5
Syrian
130.50.100.00.1+13
Lebanese
130.50.7200.80.7-7
Nepalese
130.50.230.10.1+10
Ukrainian
130.50.370.30.3+6
Pakistani
120.40.300.00.1+12
French
120.40.6190.80.6-7
Danish
120.40.370.30.3+5
Iranian
110.40.490.40.2+2
Other Southern and East African
110.40.1100.40.1+1
Welsh
100.40.8241.00.8-14
Japanese
100.40.3110.50.2-1
Vietnamese
100.40.500.00.1+10
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Daw Park - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2011 to 2016
Not stated1194.54.11124.63.6+7

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% German, City of Mitcham: 8.1% Scottish, City of Mitcham: 10.2% Greek, City of Mitcham: 3.5% Italian, City of Mitcham: 4.0% Chinese, City of Mitcham: 4.0% Indian, City of Mitcham: 1.6% Polish, City of Mitcham: 1.2% English, Daw Park: 35.5% Australian, Daw Park: 32.9% Irish, Daw Park: 9.9% German, Daw Park: 8.6% Scottish, Daw Park: 8.4% Greek, Daw Park: 5.6% Italian, Daw Park: 4.8% Chinese, Daw Park: 4.0% Indian, Daw Park: 2.5% Polish, Daw Park: 2.3%
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, Daw Park: +110 Australian, Daw Park: +49 Irish, Daw Park: +58 German, Daw Park: +48 Scottish, Daw Park: +12 Greek, Daw Park: -16 Italian, Daw Park: +18 Chinese, Daw Park: +21 Indian, Daw Park: +8 Polish, Daw Park: +20
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (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 Daw Park in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (948 people or 35.5%)
  • Australian (880 people or 32.9%)
  • Irish (264 people or 9.9%)
  • German (231 people or 8.6%)
  • Scottish (225 people or 8.4%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 2,548 responses in total, or 95.39% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Greek ancestry (5.6% compared to 3.5%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Polish ancestry (2.3% compared to 1.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (35.5% compared to 41.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Scottish ancestry (8.4% compared to 10.2%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+110 persons)
  • Irish (+58 persons)

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