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North - East Region

Ancestry

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The three largest ancestries in North - East 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 North - East 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 North - East 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
North - East Region - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2011 to 2016
English
9,04641.341.58,80440.640.3+243
Australian
7,40933.833.37,93936.635.5-531
map this data in atlas.idScottish2,41211.010.22,1519.99.5+261
map this data in atlas.idIrish2,31510.610.02,0869.69.0+229
German
1,7027.88.11,6247.57.8+78
Italian
1,0834.94.01,0584.93.9+25
Chinese
9554.44.06002.82.8+355
Greek
8563.93.58774.03.6-21
Indian
3361.51.62501.21.4+86
Dutch
3291.51.73511.61.7-22
Polish
2761.31.22291.11.1+47
Welsh
1690.80.82000.90.8-31
French
1290.60.61230.60.6+6
Lebanese
1060.50.71290.60.7-23
Korean
970.40.3980.50.3-1
Vietnamese
890.40.5510.20.1+38
South African
870.40.4950.40.4-8
Croatian
840.40.5820.40.4+2
Cypriot
840.40.3660.30.2+18
Hungarian
830.40.4870.40.4-4
Pakistani
830.40.3370.20.1+46
Sinhalese
740.30.4590.30.3+15
Russian
700.30.4650.30.3+5
Filipino
680.30.5610.30.4+7
Ukrainian
660.30.3870.40.3-21
Maltese
650.30.4620.30.4+3
Japanese
580.30.3470.20.2+11
New Zealander
580.30.5820.40.5-24
Nepalese
560.30.2420.20.1+14
Canadian
510.20.2700.30.3-19
Iranian
450.20.4350.20.2+10
Latvian
420.20.3590.30.4-17
Serbian
420.20.3560.30.3-14
Spanish
410.20.3500.20.3-9
Swedish
390.20.2310.10.2+8
Inadequately Described
390.20.4350.20.2+4
Danish
370.20.3290.10.3+8
American
310.10.4490.20.3-18
Austrian
300.10.3870.40.3-57
Malay
300.10.2350.20.2-5
Norwegian
300.10.2230.10.1+7
Indonesian
250.10.5210.10.4+4
Khmer (Cambodian)
240.10.160.00.1+18
Lithuanian
230.10.2390.20.2-16
Czech
190.10.1500.20.1-31
Punjabi
190.10.1100.00.1+9
Other Eastern European
170.10.170.00.0+10
Other Southern and East African
170.10.1240.10.1-7
Thai
160.10.1240.10.1-8
Bengali
160.10.1150.10.2+1
Romanian
140.10.1150.10.1-1
Slovene
130.10.1150.10.1-2
Central and West African
120.10.1100.00.0+2
Maori
120.10.1150.10.1-3
Colombian
100.00.060.00.0+4
Estonian
100.00.1160.10.1-6
Portuguese
100.00.1280.10.1-18
Other Indian subcontinent
100.00.1450.20.1-35
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
North - East Region - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2011 to 2016
Not stated8984.14.17273.43.6+171

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% Chinese, City of Mitcham: 4.0% Greek, City of Mitcham: 3.5% Indian, City of Mitcham: 1.6% Dutch, City of Mitcham: 1.7% English, North - East Region: 41.3% Australian, North - East Region: 33.8% Scottish, North - East Region: 11.0% Irish, North - East Region: 10.6% German, North - East Region: 7.8% Italian, North - East Region: 4.9% Chinese, North - East Region: 4.4% Greek, North - East Region: 3.9% Indian, North - East Region: 1.5% Dutch, North - East Region: 1.5%
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, North - East Region: +243 Australian, North - East Region: -531 Scottish, North - East Region: +261 Irish, North - East Region: +229 German, North - East Region: +78 Italian, North - East Region: +25 Chinese, North - East Region: +355 Greek, North - East Region: -21 Indian, North - East Region: +86 Dutch, North - East Region: -22
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 North - East Region in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (9,046 people or 41.3%)
  • Australian (7,409 people or 33.8%)
  • Scottish (2,412 people or 11.0%)
  • Irish (2,315 people or 10.6%)
  • German (1,702 people or 7.8%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 22,884 responses in total, or 104.37% of all responses.

There were no major differences between North - East Region and City of Mitcham in 2016.

Emerging groups

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

  • Australian (-531 persons)
  • Chinese (+355 persons)
  • Scottish (+261 persons)
  • English (+243 persons)

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