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The three largest ancestries in North - East 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 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.

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)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2006 to 2011
English
8,80440.640.38,16938.037.5+635
Australian
7,94036.635.58,99441.840.3-1,054
map this data in atlas.idScottish2,1519.99.51,8888.88.2+264
map this data in atlas.idIrish2,0869.69.01,9198.98.2+167
German
1,6247.57.81,3956.57.3+229
Italian
1,0584.93.99844.63.7+74
Greek
8774.03.68674.03.7+10
Chinese
6002.82.84982.32.3+103
Dutch
3511.61.73241.51.8+27
Indian
2501.21.41630.80.9+87
Polish
2291.11.12311.11.1-2
Welsh
2000.90.81620.80.8+38
Lebanese
1290.60.71150.50.7+14
French
1230.60.61170.50.6+6
Korean
980.50.3490.20.2+49
South African
950.40.4660.30.4+29
Ukrainian
870.40.3770.40.4+10
Hungarian
870.40.4720.30.4+15
Austrian
870.40.3560.30.3+31
Croatian
820.40.4620.30.4+20
New Zealander
820.40.5930.40.5-11
Canadian
700.30.3500.20.2+20
Cypriot
660.30.290.00.1+57
Russian
650.30.3530.20.3+12
Maltese
620.30.4620.30.40
Filipino
610.30.4440.20.4+17
Latvian
590.30.4740.30.4-15
Sinhalese
590.30.3370.20.2+22
Serbian
560.30.3690.30.3-13
Vietnamese
510.20.1490.20.1+2
Spanish
500.20.3490.20.2+1
Czech
500.20.1350.20.1+15
American
490.20.3620.30.3-13
Japanese
470.20.2770.40.2-30
Other Indian subcontinent
450.20.1160.10.1+29
Nepalese
420.20.140.00.0+38
Lithuanian
390.20.2480.20.2-9
Pakistani
370.20.1160.10.1+21
Malay
350.20.2230.10.1+12
Iranian
350.20.2380.20.2-3
Inadequately Described
350.20.2420.20.2-7
Swedish
310.10.2570.30.2-26
Danish
290.10.3690.30.3-39
Portuguese
280.10.1150.10.1+13
Finnish
270.10.1260.10.1+1
Other Southern and East African
240.10.140.00.1+20
Thai
240.10.160.00.1+18
Norwegian
230.10.1340.20.2-11
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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)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2006 to 2011
Not stated7273.43.69054.24.4-178

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% Greek, City of Mitcham: 3.6% Chinese, City of Mitcham: 2.8% Dutch, City of Mitcham: 1.7% Indian, City of Mitcham: 1.4% English, North - East Region: 40.6% Australian, North - East Region: 36.6% Scottish, North - East Region: 9.9% Irish, North - East Region: 9.6% German, North - East Region: 7.5% Italian, North - East Region: 4.9% Greek, North - East Region: 4.0% Chinese, North - East Region: 2.8% Dutch, North - East Region: 1.6% Indian, North - East Region: 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, North - East Region: +635 Australian, North - East Region: -1,054 Scottish, North - East Region: +264 Irish, North - East Region: +167 German, North - East Region: +229 Italian, North - East Region: +74 Greek, North - East Region: +10 Chinese, North - East Region: +103 Dutch, North - East Region: +27 Indian, North - East Region: +87
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 North - East Region in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (8,804 people or 40.6%)
  • Australian (7,940 people or 36.6%)
  • Scottish (2,151 people or 9.9%)
  • Irish (2,086 people or 9.6%)
  • German (1,624 people or 7.5%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 22,605 responses in total, or 104.34% of all responses.

The major difference between the ancestries of the population in North - East Region and the City of Mitcham was:

  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (36.6% compared to 35.5%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Australian (-1,054 persons)
  • English (+635 persons)
  • Scottish (+264 persons)
  • German (+229 persons)

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