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The three largest ancestries in Orange City in 2016 were Australian, English and Irish.

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 Orange City 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 Orange City'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
Orange City - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%Regional NSW %Number%Regional NSW %2011 to 2016
Australian
17,37943.142.516,91744.543.1+462
English
16,79941.640.815,14239.840.4+1,657
map this data in atlas.idIrish5,56713.812.34,93113.011.7+636
map this data in atlas.idScottish4,03610.010.53,4599.110.0+577
German
1,5563.94.31,4133.74.2+143
Italian
9122.32.68182.12.5+94
Indian
5451.40.71770.50.4+368
Dutch
4911.21.34771.31.3+14
Chinese
4361.11.03280.90.8+108
Australian Aboriginal
2730.70.81760.50.6+97
Filipino
2530.60.61690.40.4+84
Welsh
2500.60.71890.50.7+61
New Zealander
2210.50.62350.60.6-14
Polish
2070.50.62160.60.5-9
French
1540.40.51520.40.4+2
Greek
1540.40.61590.40.6-5
Russian
1530.40.21510.40.2+2
Inadequately Described
1500.40.31200.30.2+30
Nepalese
1180.30.1120.00.0+106
Maori
1160.30.31500.40.3-34
Croatian
1140.30.31200.30.3-6
Maltese
1040.30.5750.20.4+29
South African
1040.30.2890.20.2+15
Ukrainian
940.20.1640.20.1+30
Danish
880.20.2890.20.2-1
Spanish
860.20.3750.20.3+11
Korean
860.20.1400.10.1+46
Hungarian
820.20.2700.20.2+12
Lebanese
810.20.2840.20.2-3
Tongan
800.20.1620.20.1+18
Serbian
770.20.3630.20.3+14
Zimbabwean
740.20.0670.20.0+7
American
690.20.2630.20.3+6
Sudanese
640.20.01740.50.0-110
Sinhalese
570.10.1350.10.1+22
Fijian
570.10.1480.10.1+9
Vietnamese
560.10.2250.10.1+31
Swedish
530.10.2400.10.2+13
Austrian
520.10.2560.10.2-4
Thai
510.10.2420.10.1+9
Swiss
500.10.1370.10.1+13
Canadian
460.10.1420.10.1+4
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Orange City - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Regional NSW %Number%Regional NSW %2011 to 2016
Not stated2,6956.77.62,8287.46.7-133

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 Australian, Regional NSW: 42.5% English, Regional NSW: 40.8% Irish, Regional NSW: 12.3% Scottish, Regional NSW: 10.5% German, Regional NSW: 4.3% Italian, Regional NSW: 2.6% Indian, Regional NSW: 0.7% Dutch, Regional NSW: 1.3% Chinese, Regional NSW: 1.0% Australian Aboriginal, Regional NSW: 0.8% Australian, Orange City: 43.1% English, Orange City: 41.6% Irish, Orange City: 13.8% Scottish, Orange City: 10.0% German, Orange City: 3.9% Italian, Orange City: 2.3% Indian, Orange City: 1.4% Dutch, Orange City: 1.2% Chinese, Orange City: 1.1% Australian Aboriginal, Orange City: 0.7%
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 Australian, Orange City: +462 English, Orange City: +1,657 Irish, Orange City: +636 Scottish, Orange City: +577 German, Orange City: +143 Italian, Orange City: +94 Indian, Orange City: +368 Dutch, Orange City: +14 Chinese, Orange City: +108 Australian Aboriginal, Orange City: +97
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 Orange City in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Australian (17,379 people or 43.1%)
  • English (16,799 people or 41.6%)
  • Irish (5,567 people or 13.8%)
  • Scottish (4,036 people or 10.0%)
  • German (1,556 people or 3.9%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 45,337 responses in total, or 112.40% of all responses.

The major difference between the ancestries of the population in Orange City and Regional NSW was:

  • A larger percentage of people with Irish ancestry (13.8% compared to 12.3%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+1,657 persons)
  • Irish (+636 persons)
  • Scottish (+577 persons)
  • Australian (+462 persons)

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