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The three largest ancestries in St Marys in 2011 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.

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)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2006 to 2011
English
77728.940.369927.837.5+78
Australian
75027.935.585333.940.3-103
map this data in atlas.idIrish1766.59.01686.78.2+8
map this data in atlas.idScottish1595.99.51485.98.2+11
German
1555.87.81676.67.3-12
Indian
1334.91.4241.00.9+109
Greek
1214.53.61064.23.7+15
Chinese
1124.22.8753.02.3+37
Indonesian
1033.80.4532.10.4+50
Italian
873.23.9943.73.7-7
Filipino
491.80.4512.00.4-2
Bengali
481.80.2150.60.1+33
Polish
311.21.1361.41.1-5
Sinhalese
301.10.3281.10.2+2
Lebanese
261.00.7361.40.7-10
Dutch
240.91.7481.91.8-24
Iranian
230.90.2150.60.2+8
Maltese
220.80.4140.60.4+8
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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)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2006 to 2011
Not stated1726.43.61385.54.4+34

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% Irish, City of Mitcham: 9.0% Scottish, City of Mitcham: 9.5% German, City of Mitcham: 7.8% Indian, City of Mitcham: 1.4% Greek, City of Mitcham: 3.6% Chinese, City of Mitcham: 2.8% Indonesian, City of Mitcham: 0.4% Italian, City of Mitcham: 3.9% English, St Marys: 28.9% Australian, St Marys: 27.9% Irish, St Marys: 6.5% Scottish, St Marys: 5.9% German, St Marys: 5.8% Indian, St Marys: 4.9% Greek, St Marys: 4.5% Chinese, St Marys: 4.2% Indonesian, St Marys: 3.8% Italian, St Marys: 3.2%
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, St Marys: +78 Australian, St Marys: -103 Irish, St Marys: +8 Scottish, St Marys: +11 German, St Marys: -12 Indian, St Marys: +109 Greek, St Marys: +15 Chinese, St Marys: +37 Indonesian, St Marys: +50 Italian, St Marys: -7
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 St Marys in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (777 people or 28.9%)
  • Australian (750 people or 27.9%)
  • Irish (176 people or 6.5%)
  • Scottish (159 people or 5.9%)
  • German (155 people or 5.8%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 2,017 responses in total, or 74.98% 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 (4.9% compared to 1.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (28.9% compared to 40.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (27.9% compared to 35.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Scottish ancestry (5.9% compared to 9.5%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Indian (+109 persons)
  • Australian (-103 persons)
  • English (+78 persons)
  • Indonesian (+50 persons)

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