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The three largest ancestries in St Marys 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 St Marys 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 St Marys'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
St Marys - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2011 to 2016
English
85731.141.577728.940.3+80
Australian
68224.733.375027.935.5-68
map this data in atlas.idIrish2248.110.01766.59.0+48
map this data in atlas.idScottish1957.110.21595.99.5+36
German
1766.48.11555.87.8+21
Greek
1465.33.51214.53.6+25
Indian
1435.21.61334.91.4+10
Chinese
1334.84.01124.22.8+21
Italian
1224.44.0873.23.9+35
Indonesian
933.40.51033.80.4-10
Vietnamese
612.20.540.10.1+57
Filipino
481.70.5491.80.4-1
Dutch
441.61.7240.91.7+20
Sinhalese
391.40.4301.10.3+9
Lebanese
391.40.7261.00.7+13
Iranian
341.20.4230.90.2+11
Inadequately Described
250.90.4130.50.2+12
Nepalese
250.90.230.10.1+22
Pakistani
250.90.3160.60.1+9
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
St Marys - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2011 to 2016
Not stated1505.44.11726.43.6-22

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% Scottish, City of Mitcham: 10.2% German, City of Mitcham: 8.1% Greek, City of Mitcham: 3.5% Indian, City of Mitcham: 1.6% Chinese, City of Mitcham: 4.0% Italian, City of Mitcham: 4.0% Indonesian, City of Mitcham: 0.5% English, St Marys: 31.1% Australian, St Marys: 24.7% Irish, St Marys: 8.1% Scottish, St Marys: 7.1% German, St Marys: 6.4% Greek, St Marys: 5.3% Indian, St Marys: 5.2% Chinese, St Marys: 4.8% Italian, St Marys: 4.4% Indonesian, St Marys: 3.4%
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, St Marys: +80 Australian, St Marys: -68 Irish, St Marys: +48 Scottish, St Marys: +36 German, St Marys: +21 Greek, St Marys: +25 Indian, St Marys: +10 Chinese, St Marys: +21 Italian, St Marys: +35 Indonesian, St Marys: -10
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 St Marys in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (857 people or 31.1%)
  • Australian (682 people or 24.7%)
  • Irish (224 people or 8.1%)
  • Scottish (195 people or 7.1%)
  • German (176 people or 6.4%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 2,134 responses in total, or 77.43% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Indian ancestry (5.2% compared to 1.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (31.1% compared to 41.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (24.7% compared to 33.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Scottish ancestry (7.1% 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 (+80 persons)
  • Australian (-68 persons)
  • Vietnamese (+57 persons)

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