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The three largest ancestries in Torrens Park - Lynton 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 Torrens Park - Lynton 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 Torrens Park - Lynton'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
Torrens Park - Lynton - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2006 to 2011
English
1,15941.940.31,03339.637.5+126
Australian
96834.935.51,04340.040.3-75
map this data in atlas.idScottish34312.49.526810.38.2+75
map this data in atlas.idIrish28010.19.02308.88.2+50
German
1957.07.81806.97.3+15
Greek
923.33.6893.43.7+3
Italian
893.23.9712.73.7+19
Chinese
762.72.8662.52.3+10
Dutch
371.31.7471.81.8-10
Polish
321.21.1331.31.1-1
Welsh
301.10.8150.60.8+15
Indian
250.91.4170.60.9+8
French
240.90.6210.80.6+3
Korean
230.80.340.20.2+19
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Torrens Park - Lynton - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2006 to 2011
Not stated983.53.61375.34.4-39

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% Dutch, City of Mitcham: 1.7% Polish, City of Mitcham: 1.1% English, Torrens Park - Lynton: 41.9% Australian, Torrens Park - Lynton: 34.9% Scottish, Torrens Park - Lynton: 12.4% Irish, Torrens Park - Lynton: 10.1% German, Torrens Park - Lynton: 7.0% Greek, Torrens Park - Lynton: 3.3% Italian, Torrens Park - Lynton: 3.2% Chinese, Torrens Park - Lynton: 2.7% Dutch, Torrens Park - Lynton: 1.3% Polish, Torrens Park - Lynton: 1.2%
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, Torrens Park - Lynton: +126 Australian, Torrens Park - Lynton: -75 Scottish, Torrens Park - Lynton: +75 Irish, Torrens Park - Lynton: +50 German, Torrens Park - Lynton: +15 Greek, Torrens Park - Lynton: +3 Italian, Torrens Park - Lynton: +19 Chinese, Torrens Park - Lynton: +10 Dutch, Torrens Park - Lynton: -10 Polish, Torrens Park - Lynton: -1
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 Torrens Park - Lynton in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (1,159 people or 41.9%)
  • Australian (968 people or 34.9%)
  • Scottish (343 people or 12.4%)
  • Irish (280 people or 10.1%)
  • German (195 people or 7.0%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 2,945 responses in total, or 106.32% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in Torrens Park - Lynton and the City of Mitcham were:

  • A larger percentage of people with Scottish ancestry (12.4% compared to 9.5%)
  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (41.9% compared to 40.3%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Irish ancestry (10.1% compared to 9.0%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+126 persons)
  • Australian (-75 persons)
  • Scottish (+75 persons)
  • Irish (+50 persons)

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