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The three largest ancestries in Orange City in 2011 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.

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)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%Regional NSW %Number%Regional NSW %2006 to 2011
Australian
16,91744.543.117,60949.847.8-692
English
15,14239.840.412,71736.036.5+2,425
map this data in atlas.idIrish4,93113.011.74,11211.610.5+819
map this data in atlas.idScottish3,4599.110.02,8618.18.6+598
German
1,4133.74.21,2433.53.9+170
Italian
8182.12.57192.02.4+99
Dutch
4771.31.33951.11.3+82
Chinese
3280.90.82600.70.7+68
New Zealander
2350.60.62090.60.6+26
Polish
2160.60.52130.60.5+3
Welsh
1890.50.72090.60.6-20
Indian
1770.50.4630.20.3+114
Australian Aboriginal
1760.50.61410.40.6+35
Sudanese
1740.50.080.00.0+166
Filipino
1690.40.41150.30.3+54
Greek
1590.40.61210.30.6+38
French
1520.40.41200.30.4+32
Russian
1510.40.21780.50.2-27
Maori
1500.40.31090.30.3+41
Inadequately Described
1200.30.2850.20.2+35
Croatian
1200.30.3950.30.3+25
Danish
890.20.2820.20.2+7
South African
890.20.2310.10.2+58
Lebanese
840.20.2850.20.2-1
Maltese
750.20.4540.20.4+21
Spanish
750.20.3800.20.3-5
Hungarian
700.20.2670.20.2+3
Zimbabwean
670.20.0250.10.0+42
Ukrainian
640.20.1720.20.1-8
Serbian
630.20.3560.20.3+7
American
630.20.3640.20.2-1
Tongan
620.20.1260.10.1+36
Austrian
560.10.2400.10.2+16
Fijian
480.10.1180.10.1+30
Canadian
420.10.1250.10.1+17
Thai
420.10.1150.00.1+27
Swedish
400.10.2470.10.1-7
Korean
400.10.1150.00.0+25
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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)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Regional NSW %Number%Regional NSW %2006 to 2011
Not stated2,8287.46.72,7157.77.2+113

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 Australian, Regional NSW: 43.1% English, Regional NSW: 40.4% Irish, Regional NSW: 11.7% Scottish, Regional NSW: 10.0% German, Regional NSW: 4.2% Italian, Regional NSW: 2.5% Dutch, Regional NSW: 1.3% Chinese, Regional NSW: 0.8% New Zealander, Regional NSW: 0.6% Polish, Regional NSW: 0.5% Australian, Orange City: 44.5% English, Orange City: 39.8% Irish, Orange City: 13.0% Scottish, Orange City: 9.1% German, Orange City: 3.7% Italian, Orange City: 2.1% Dutch, Orange City: 1.3% Chinese, Orange City: 0.9% New Zealander, Orange City: 0.6% Polish, Orange City: 0.6%
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 Australian, Orange City: -692 English, Orange City: +2,425 Irish, Orange City: +819 Scottish, Orange City: +598 German, Orange City: +170 Italian, Orange City: +99 Dutch, Orange City: +82 Chinese, Orange City: +68 New Zealander, Orange City: +26 Polish, Orange City: +3
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 Orange City in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Australian (16,917 people or 44.5%)
  • English (15,142 people or 39.8%)
  • Irish (4,931 people or 13.0%)
  • Scottish (3,459 people or 9.1%)
  • German (1,413 people or 3.7%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 41,862 responses in total, or 110.00% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in Orange City and Regional NSW were:

  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (44.5% compared to 43.1%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Irish ancestry (13.0% compared to 11.7%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+2,425 persons)
  • Irish (+819 persons)
  • Australian (-692 persons)
  • Scottish (+598 persons)

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