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Urrbrae - Springfield and District

Ancestry

The three largest ancestries in Urrbrae - Springfield and District 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 Urrbrae - Springfield and District 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 Urrbrae - Springfield and District'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
Urrbrae - Springfield and District - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2006 to 2011
English
68441.440.368939.537.5-5
Australian
49730.035.563536.440.3-138
map this data in atlas.idIrish18411.19.018210.48.2+2
map this data in atlas.idScottish1519.19.51498.68.2+2
German
1167.07.81086.27.3+8
Chinese
1076.52.8724.12.3+35
Italian
865.23.9744.23.7+12
Greek
653.93.6704.03.7-5
Lebanese
251.50.7181.00.7+7
Indian
231.41.4110.60.9+12
South African
231.40.4100.60.4+13

Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Urrbrae - Springfield and District - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2006 to 2011
Not stated482.93.6512.94.4-3

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% Chinese, City of Mitcham: 2.8% Italian, City of Mitcham: 3.9% Greek, City of Mitcham: 3.6% Lebanese, City of Mitcham: 0.7% Indian, City of Mitcham: 1.4% English, Urrbrae - Springfield and District: 41.4% Australian, Urrbrae - Springfield and District: 30.0% Irish, Urrbrae - Springfield and District: 11.1% Scottish, Urrbrae - Springfield and District: 9.1% German, Urrbrae - Springfield and District: 7.0% Chinese, Urrbrae - Springfield and District: 6.5% Italian, Urrbrae - Springfield and District: 5.2% Greek, Urrbrae - Springfield and District: 3.9% Lebanese, Urrbrae - Springfield and District: 1.5% Indian, Urrbrae - Springfield and District: 1.4%
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, Urrbrae - Springfield and District: -5 Australian, Urrbrae - Springfield and District: -138 Irish, Urrbrae - Springfield and District: +2 Scottish, Urrbrae - Springfield and District: +2 German, Urrbrae - Springfield and District: +8 Chinese, Urrbrae - Springfield and District: +35 Italian, Urrbrae - Springfield and District: +12 Greek, Urrbrae - Springfield and District: -5 Lebanese, Urrbrae - Springfield and District: +7 Indian, Urrbrae - Springfield and District: +12
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 Urrbrae - Springfield and District in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (684 people or 41.4%)
  • Australian (497 people or 30.0%)
  • Irish (184 people or 11.1%)
  • Scottish (151 people or 9.1%)
  • German (116 people or 7.0%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 1,632 responses in total, or 98.67% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in Urrbrae - Springfield and District and the City of Mitcham were:

  • A larger percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (6.5% compared to 2.8%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Irish ancestry (11.1% compared to 9.0%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Italian ancestry (5.2% compared to 3.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (30.0% compared to 35.5%)

Emerging groups

The largest change in the reported ancestries of the population in this area between 2006 and 2011 was:

  • Australian (-138 persons)

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