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The three largest ancestries in Panorama in 2011 were English, Australian and German.

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 Panorama 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 Panorama'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
Panorama - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2006 to 2011
English
81836.240.370932.137.5+109
Australian
66029.235.578135.340.3-121
German
2039.07.81717.77.3+32
map this data in atlas.idScottish1908.49.51195.48.2+71
map this data in atlas.idIrish1757.79.01366.28.2+39
Greek
1516.73.61607.23.7-9
Italian
1145.03.9924.23.7+22
Chinese
733.22.8562.52.3+17
Dutch
371.61.7291.31.8+8
Lebanese
341.50.7522.40.7-18
Croatian
291.30.4211.00.4+8
Latvian
271.20.4281.30.4-1
Indian
231.01.4261.20.9-3
Polish
210.91.1150.71.1+6
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Panorama - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2006 to 2011
Not stated1034.63.61386.24.4-35

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% German, City of Mitcham: 7.8% Scottish, City of Mitcham: 9.5% Irish, City of Mitcham: 9.0% Greek, City of Mitcham: 3.6% Italian, City of Mitcham: 3.9% Chinese, City of Mitcham: 2.8% Dutch, City of Mitcham: 1.7% Lebanese, City of Mitcham: 0.7% English, Panorama: 36.2% Australian, Panorama: 29.2% German, Panorama: 9.0% Scottish, Panorama: 8.4% Irish, Panorama: 7.7% Greek, Panorama: 6.7% Italian, Panorama: 5.0% Chinese, Panorama: 3.2% Dutch, Panorama: 1.6% Lebanese, Panorama: 1.5%
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, Panorama: +109 Australian, Panorama: -121 German, Panorama: +32 Scottish, Panorama: +71 Irish, Panorama: +39 Greek, Panorama: -9 Italian, Panorama: +22 Chinese, Panorama: +17 Dutch, Panorama: +8 Lebanese, Panorama: -18
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 Panorama in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (818 people or 36.2%)
  • Australian (660 people or 29.2%)
  • German (203 people or 9.0%)
  • Scottish (190 people or 8.4%)
  • Irish (175 people or 7.7%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 2,046 responses in total, or 90.49% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Greek ancestry (6.7% compared to 3.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (29.2% compared to 35.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (36.2% compared to 40.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Irish ancestry (7.7% compared to 9.0%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Australian (-121 persons)
  • English (+109 persons)
  • Scottish (+71 persons)

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