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The three largest ancestries in Berkshire Park in 2016 were Australian, Maltese and English.

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 Berkshire Park 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 Berkshire Park'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
Berkshire Park - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%Penrith City %Number%Penrith City %2011 to 2016
Australian
34216.035.732218.837.8+20
Maltese
32215.13.930017.63.9+22
English
29713.933.327316.032.8+24
map this data in atlas.idIrish753.59.8623.68.8+13
map this data in atlas.idScottish622.97.4593.56.9+3
Italian
381.83.7291.73.5+9
Lebanese
281.31.290.51.0+19
German
231.13.3140.83.1+9
Chinese
190.91.8281.61.3-9
Maori
140.70.960.40.8+8
Syrian
140.70.1120.70.1+2
Dutch
120.61.5211.21.7-9
Indian
110.53.060.41.9+5
Spanish
100.50.700.00.6+10
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Berkshire Park - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Penrith City %Number%Penrith City %2011 to 2016
Not stated1,08250.66.574443.56.3+338

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, Penrith City: 35.7% Maltese, Penrith City: 3.9% English, Penrith City: 33.3% Irish, Penrith City: 9.8% Scottish, Penrith City: 7.4% Italian, Penrith City: 3.7% Lebanese, Penrith City: 1.2% German, Penrith City: 3.3% Chinese, Penrith City: 1.8% Maori, Penrith City: 0.9% Australian, Berkshire Park: 16.0% Maltese, Berkshire Park: 15.1% English, Berkshire Park: 13.9% Irish, Berkshire Park: 3.5% Scottish, Berkshire Park: 2.9% Italian, Berkshire Park: 1.8% Lebanese, Berkshire Park: 1.3% German, Berkshire Park: 1.1% Chinese, Berkshire Park: 0.9% Maori, Berkshire Park: 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, Berkshire Park: +20 Maltese, Berkshire Park: +22 English, Berkshire Park: +24 Irish, Berkshire Park: +13 Scottish, Berkshire Park: +3 Italian, Berkshire Park: +9 Lebanese, Berkshire Park: +19 German, Berkshire Park: +9 Chinese, Berkshire Park: -9 Maori, Berkshire Park: +8
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 Berkshire Park in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Australian (342 people or 16.0%)
  • Maltese (322 people or 15.1%)
  • English (297 people or 13.9%)
  • Irish (75 people or 3.5%)
  • Scottish (62 people or 2.9%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 1,098 responses in total, or 51.36% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in Berkshire Park and Penrith City were:

  • A larger percentage of people with Maltese ancestry (15.1% compared to 3.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (16.0% compared to 35.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (13.9% compared to 33.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Irish ancestry (3.5% compared to 9.8%)

Emerging groups

There were no major differences in Berkshire Park between 2011 and 2016.

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