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The three largest ancestries in Hills Region 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 Hills Region 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 Hills Region'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
Hills Region - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2006 to 2011
English
10,35246.440.39,45043.237.5+902
Australian
8,19236.735.59,30342.540.3-1,111
map this data in atlas.idScottish2,35310.69.51,9388.98.2+414
map this data in atlas.idIrish2,0699.39.01,7508.08.2+319
German
1,9428.77.81,7508.07.3+192
Italian
5532.53.94932.33.7+60
Dutch
5022.31.74842.21.8+18
Chinese
2971.32.82291.02.3+68
Greek
2571.23.62241.03.7+33
Welsh
2401.10.82111.00.8+29
Polish
2341.01.12251.01.1+9
French
1910.90.61730.80.6+18
New Zealander
1490.70.51020.50.5+47
Indian
1390.61.41340.60.9+5
American
1040.50.31160.50.3-12
South African
1010.50.41110.50.4-10
Danish
930.40.3770.40.3+15
Lebanese
900.40.71050.50.7-15
Latvian
840.40.4750.30.4+9
Hungarian
830.40.4690.30.4+14
Russian
810.40.3790.40.3+2
Filipino
800.40.4440.20.4+36
Canadian
680.30.3650.30.2+3
Croatian
680.30.4760.30.4-8
Ukrainian
650.30.3690.30.4-4
Maltese
550.20.4590.30.4-4
Swedish
530.20.2430.20.2+10
Serbian
520.20.3440.20.3+8
Austrian
500.20.3850.40.3-35
Norwegian
500.20.1360.20.2+14
Thai
450.20.1250.10.1+20
Inadequately Described
410.20.2350.20.2+6
Sinhalese
400.20.3250.10.2+15
Swiss
390.20.1260.10.1+13
Korean
390.20.360.00.2+33
Czech
350.20.1350.20.10
Spanish
350.20.3410.20.2-6
Lithuanian
310.10.2400.20.2-9
Romanian
270.10.1240.10.1+3
Japanese
270.10.2230.10.2+4
Estonian
270.10.1380.20.1-11
Bengali
260.10.280.00.1+18
Cypriot
250.10.290.00.1+16
Arab not further described
250.10.130.00.0+22
Indonesian
250.10.4150.10.4+10
Other Southern and East African
250.10.160.00.1+19
Australian Aboriginal
240.10.1320.10.1-8
Malay
230.10.2100.00.1+13
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Hills Region - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2006 to 2011
Not stated7773.53.67913.64.4-14

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% Italian, City of Mitcham: 3.9% Dutch, City of Mitcham: 1.7% Chinese, City of Mitcham: 2.8% Greek, City of Mitcham: 3.6% Welsh, City of Mitcham: 0.8% English, Hills Region: 46.4% Australian, Hills Region: 36.7% Scottish, Hills Region: 10.6% Irish, Hills Region: 9.3% German, Hills Region: 8.7% Italian, Hills Region: 2.5% Dutch, Hills Region: 2.3% Chinese, Hills Region: 1.3% Greek, Hills Region: 1.2% Welsh, Hills Region: 1.1%
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, Hills Region: +902 Australian, Hills Region: -1,111 Scottish, Hills Region: +414 Irish, Hills Region: +319 German, Hills Region: +192 Italian, Hills Region: +60 Dutch, Hills Region: +18 Chinese, Hills Region: +68 Greek, Hills Region: +33 Welsh, Hills Region: +29
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 Hills Region in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (10,352 people or 46.4%)
  • Australian (8,192 people or 36.7%)
  • Scottish (2,353 people or 10.6%)
  • Irish (2,069 people or 9.3%)
  • German (1,942 people or 8.7%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 24,908 responses in total, or 111.71% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (46.4% compared to 40.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Greek ancestry (1.2% compared to 3.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (1.3% compared to 2.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Italian ancestry (2.5% compared to 3.9%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Australian (-1,111 persons)
  • English (+902 persons)
  • Scottish (+414 persons)
  • Irish (+319 persons)

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