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The three largest ancestries in Daw Park 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 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.

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)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2006 to 2011
English
83834.440.372130.937.5+117
Australian
83134.135.592339.540.3-92
map this data in atlas.idScottish2138.79.51968.48.2+17
map this data in atlas.idIrish2068.59.02008.68.2+6
German
1837.57.81827.87.3+1
Greek
1656.83.61255.43.7+40
Italian
1114.63.91074.63.7+4
Chinese
853.52.8602.62.3+25
Indian
592.41.4281.20.9+31
Polish
411.71.1512.21.1-10
Dutch
271.11.7371.61.8-10
Welsh
241.00.8160.70.8+8
Latvian
230.90.450.20.4+18
Sinhalese
220.90.340.20.2+18
Korean
220.90.340.20.2+18
Lebanese
200.80.7190.80.7+1
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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)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2006 to 2011
Not stated1124.63.61446.24.4-32

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% Greek, City of Mitcham: 3.6% Italian, City of Mitcham: 3.9% Chinese, City of Mitcham: 2.8% Indian, City of Mitcham: 1.4% Polish, City of Mitcham: 1.1% English, Daw Park: 34.4% Australian, Daw Park: 34.1% Scottish, Daw Park: 8.7% Irish, Daw Park: 8.5% German, Daw Park: 7.5% Greek, Daw Park: 6.8% Italian, Daw Park: 4.6% Chinese, Daw Park: 3.5% Indian, Daw Park: 2.4% Polish, Daw Park: 1.7%
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, Daw Park: +117 Australian, Daw Park: -92 Scottish, Daw Park: +17 Irish, Daw Park: +6 German, Daw Park: +1 Greek, Daw Park: +40 Italian, Daw Park: +4 Chinese, Daw Park: +25 Indian, Daw Park: +31 Polish, Daw Park: -10
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 Daw Park in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (838 people or 34.4%)
  • Australian (831 people or 34.1%)
  • Scottish (213 people or 8.7%)
  • Irish (206 people or 8.5%)
  • German (183 people or 7.5%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 2,271 responses in total, or 93.23% 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 (6.8% compared to 3.6%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Indian ancestry (2.4% compared to 1.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (34.4% compared to 40.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (34.1% compared to 35.5%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+117 persons)
  • Australian (-92 persons)

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