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The three largest ancestries in Hills Region in 2016 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.

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
Hills Region - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2011 to 2016
English
11,20848.141.510,35146.440.3+856
Australian
8,21935.333.38,19236.735.5+28
map this data in atlas.idScottish2,70011.610.22,35210.69.5+348
map this data in atlas.idIrish2,44110.510.02,0689.39.0+373
German
2,0658.98.11,9418.77.8+124
Italian
6382.74.05522.53.9+86
Dutch
4932.11.75012.31.7-8
Chinese
4672.04.02961.32.8+171
Greek
3071.33.52561.23.6+51
Polish
2611.11.22331.01.1+28
Welsh
2200.90.82391.10.8-19
Indian
2100.91.61390.61.4+71
French
1480.60.61900.90.6-42
New Zealander
1330.60.51490.70.5-16
South African
1250.50.41000.50.4+24
American
1190.50.41030.50.3+16
Russian
960.40.4810.40.3+15
Lebanese
890.40.7900.40.7-1
Latvian
870.40.3840.40.4+3
Inadequately Described
670.30.4400.20.2+26
Maltese
670.30.4550.20.4+12
Croatian
660.30.5680.30.4-2
Danish
660.30.3920.40.3-26
Austrian
650.30.3490.20.3+16
Filipino
610.30.5800.40.4-19
Ukrainian
610.30.3650.30.3-4
Iranian
580.20.4190.10.2+39
Hungarian
570.20.4820.40.4-26
Canadian
550.20.2670.30.3-12
Serbian
540.20.3520.20.3+2
Spanish
510.20.3350.20.3+17
Japanese
490.20.3270.10.2+22
Norwegian
360.20.2500.20.1-13
Swedish
320.10.2530.20.2-20
Swiss
310.10.1380.20.1-7
Lithuanian
310.10.2310.10.20
Sinhalese
290.10.4400.20.3-11
Estonian
280.10.1270.10.1+1
Romanian
250.10.1270.10.1-2
Thai
240.10.1450.20.1-21
Korean
240.10.3390.20.3-15
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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)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2011 to 2016
Not stated8993.94.17763.53.6+123

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% Scottish, City of Mitcham: 10.2% Irish, City of Mitcham: 10.0% German, City of Mitcham: 8.1% Italian, City of Mitcham: 4.0% Dutch, City of Mitcham: 1.7% Chinese, City of Mitcham: 4.0% Greek, City of Mitcham: 3.5% Polish, City of Mitcham: 1.2% English, Hills Region: 48.1% Australian, Hills Region: 35.3% Scottish, Hills Region: 11.6% Irish, Hills Region: 10.5% German, Hills Region: 8.9% Italian, Hills Region: 2.7% Dutch, Hills Region: 2.1% Chinese, Hills Region: 2.0% Greek, Hills Region: 1.3% Polish, Hills Region: 1.1%
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, Hills Region: +856 Australian, Hills Region: +28 Scottish, Hills Region: +348 Irish, Hills Region: +373 German, Hills Region: +124 Italian, Hills Region: +86 Dutch, Hills Region: -8 Chinese, Hills Region: +171 Greek, Hills Region: +51 Polish, Hills Region: +28
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 Hills Region in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (11,208 people or 48.1%)
  • Australian (8,219 people or 35.3%)
  • Scottish (2,700 people or 11.6%)
  • Irish (2,441 people or 10.5%)
  • German (2,065 people or 8.9%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 26,633 responses in total, or 114.37% 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 (48.1% compared to 41.5%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (35.3% compared to 33.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Greek ancestry (1.3% compared to 3.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (2.0% compared to 4.0%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the reported ancestries of the population in this area between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • English (+856 persons)
  • Irish (+373 persons)
  • Scottish (+348 persons)
  • Chinese (+171 persons)

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