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Ancestry

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This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for the LGA or other primary area only. What's this?

The three largest ancestries in the Shire of Mundaring 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 the Shire of Mundaring 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 the Shire of Mundaring'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
Shire of Mundaring - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%Greater Perth %Number%Greater Perth %2011 to 2016
English17,41045.637.216,33544.737.6+1,075
Australian13,50135.428.313,34136.530.1+160
Scottish3,96910.48.63,3799.38.3+590
Irish3,6619.69.23,1188.58.3+543
Italian1,7284.55.31,6914.65.4+37
German1,3973.72.81,2893.52.7+108
Dutch9612.51.99252.52.1+36
New Zealander5291.41.34821.31.2+47
Welsh4361.10.93991.10.9+37
Polish4211.10.93791.00.9+42
Indian3400.93.32190.62.2+121
Chinese3290.95.12150.64.2+114
Croatian3120.80.92760.80.9+36
Filipino2820.71.51650.50.9+117
South African2500.71.32000.51.3+50
French2450.60.72370.60.6+8
Maori2180.61.12240.61.0-6
Greek1670.40.71570.40.7+10
Inadequately Described1650.41.0950.30.7+70
American1650.40.31710.50.4-6
Serbian1140.30.51150.30.5-1
Danish1010.30.21160.30.2-15
Spanish970.30.5610.20.4+36
Russian920.20.3690.20.2+23
Thai910.20.4590.20.3+32
Australian Aboriginal840.20.2650.20.2+19
Swiss820.20.2720.20.2+10
Canadian810.20.2820.20.2-1
Hungarian810.20.2840.20.2-3
Ukrainian800.20.2760.20.1+4
Austrian730.20.2670.20.2+6
Swedish690.20.2520.10.1+17
Malay650.20.5450.10.4+20
Zimbabwean600.20.2470.10.2+13
Portuguese590.20.5520.10.5+7
Burmese peoples590.20.7600.20.6-1
Maltese580.20.2750.20.2-17
Japanese560.10.3470.10.3+9
Norwegian520.10.1360.10.1+16
Czech520.10.1340.10.1+18
Indonesian510.10.5230.10.4+28
Latvian490.10.1460.10.1+3
Finnish480.10.1370.10.1+11
Vietnamese460.11.1290.10.9+17
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Shire of Mundaring - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Greater Perth %Number%Greater Perth %2011 to 2016
Not stated3,93910.36.83,5879.86.9+352

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, Greater Perth: 37.2% Australian, Greater Perth: 28.3% Scottish, Greater Perth: 8.6% Irish, Greater Perth: 9.2% Italian, Greater Perth: 5.3% German, Greater Perth: 2.8% Dutch, Greater Perth: 1.9% New Zealander, Greater Perth: 1.3% Welsh, Greater Perth: 0.9% Polish, Greater Perth: 0.9% English, Shire of Mundaring: 45.6% Australian, Shire of Mundaring: 35.4% Scottish, Shire of Mundaring: 10.4% Irish, Shire of Mundaring: 9.6% Italian, Shire of Mundaring: 4.5% German, Shire of Mundaring: 3.7% Dutch, Shire of Mundaring: 2.5% New Zealander, Shire of Mundaring: 1.4% Welsh, Shire of Mundaring: 1.1% Polish, Shire of Mundaring: 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, Shire of Mundaring: +1,075 Australian, Shire of Mundaring: +160 Scottish, Shire of Mundaring: +590 Irish, Shire of Mundaring: +543 Italian, Shire of Mundaring: +37 German, Shire of Mundaring: +108 Dutch, Shire of Mundaring: +36 New Zealander, Shire of Mundaring: +47 Welsh, Shire of Mundaring: +37 Polish, Shire of Mundaring: +42
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 Shire of Mundaring in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (17,410 people or 45.6%)
  • Australian (13,501 people or 35.4%)
  • Scottish (3,969 people or 10.4%)
  • Irish (3,661 people or 9.6%)
  • Italian (1,728 people or 4.5%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 40,269 responses in total, or 105.56% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in the Shire of Mundaring and Greater Perth were:

  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (45.6% compared to 37.2%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (35.4% compared to 28.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (0.9% compared to 5.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Indian ancestry (0.9% compared to 3.3%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+1,075 persons)
  • Scottish (+590 persons)
  • Irish (+543 persons)
  • Australian (+160 persons)

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