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The three largest ancestries in Pasadena in 2011 were English, Australian and Greek.

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 Pasadena 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 Pasadena'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
Pasadena - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2006 to 2011
English
92432.040.384029.337.5+84
Australian
82028.435.597033.840.3-150
Greek
2789.63.631711.13.7-39
German
2207.67.81946.87.3+26
map this data in atlas.idScottish1896.59.51766.18.2+13
map this data in atlas.idIrish1826.39.01565.48.2+26
Italian
1505.23.91716.03.7-21
Chinese
1455.02.81244.32.3+21
Indian
582.01.4331.20.9+25
Dutch
501.71.7441.51.8+6
Lebanese
491.70.7391.40.7+10
Filipino
431.50.4270.90.4+16
Croatian
230.80.4230.80.40
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Pasadena - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2006 to 2011
Not stated732.53.61244.34.4-51

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% Greek, City of Mitcham: 3.6% German, City of Mitcham: 7.8% Scottish, City of Mitcham: 9.5% Irish, City of Mitcham: 9.0% Italian, City of Mitcham: 3.9% Chinese, City of Mitcham: 2.8% Indian, City of Mitcham: 1.4% Dutch, City of Mitcham: 1.7% English, Pasadena: 32.0% Australian, Pasadena: 28.4% Greek, Pasadena: 9.6% German, Pasadena: 7.6% Scottish, Pasadena: 6.5% Irish, Pasadena: 6.3% Italian, Pasadena: 5.2% Chinese, Pasadena: 5.0% Indian, Pasadena: 2.0% Dutch, Pasadena: 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, Pasadena: +84 Australian, Pasadena: -150 Greek, Pasadena: -39 German, Pasadena: +26 Scottish, Pasadena: +13 Irish, Pasadena: +26 Italian, Pasadena: -21 Chinese, Pasadena: +21 Indian, Pasadena: +25 Dutch, Pasadena: +6
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 Pasadena in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (924 people or 32.0%)
  • Australian (820 people or 28.4%)
  • Greek (278 people or 9.6%)
  • German (220 people or 7.6%)
  • Scottish (189 people or 6.5%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 2,431 responses in total, or 84.06% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Greek ancestry (9.6% compared to 3.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (32.0% compared to 40.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (28.4% compared to 35.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Scottish ancestry (6.5% compared to 9.5%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Australian (-150 persons)
  • English (+84 persons)

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