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The three largest ancestries in Colyton 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 Colyton 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 Colyton'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
Colyton - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%Penrith City %Number%Penrith City %2011 to 2016
Australian
2,72432.635.72,83535.837.8-111
English
2,31627.733.32,23428.232.8+82
map this data in atlas.idIrish6217.49.85997.68.8+22
map this data in atlas.idScottish5006.07.44405.66.9+59
Indian
2983.63.02533.21.9+45
Filipino
2623.12.82633.32.4-1
Italian
2503.03.72413.03.5+9
Maltese
2432.93.92553.23.9-11
Lebanese
2352.81.21812.31.0+54
German
2172.63.31832.33.1+34
Samoan
1872.20.91211.50.7+66
Fijian
1531.80.6941.20.4+59
Greek
1481.81.21592.01.2-11
Croatian
1481.81.01521.91.1-4
Maori
1481.80.9861.10.8+62
Chinese
1461.81.8931.21.3+53
Dutch
991.21.51301.61.7-31
Sudanese
931.10.3280.40.2+65
Other Polynesian
911.10.2250.30.1+66
Turkish
841.00.4670.90.4+17
New Zealander
790.90.9440.60.8+35
Spanish
750.90.7550.70.6+20
Tongan
750.90.4290.40.3+45
Inadequately Described
540.70.7230.30.4+31
Australian Aboriginal
480.60.6170.20.3+30
Cook Islander
460.60.2200.30.1+27
Syrian
450.50.1200.30.1+25
Sinhalese
440.50.5440.60.5+1
Afghan
440.50.290.10.1+35
Polish
410.51.0550.71.0-14
Pakistani
360.40.4270.30.3+9
Egyptian
350.40.5440.60.4-9
Hungarian
330.40.4410.50.4-9
Serbian
330.40.5430.50.5-10
Other Indian subcontinent
320.40.2280.40.2+4
Indonesian
320.40.2100.10.2+22
Arab not further described
310.40.290.10.1+23
South African
300.40.4180.20.4+12
Welsh
290.40.5320.40.5-3
Cypriot
270.30.2250.30.1+2
Khmer (Cambodian)
270.30.1210.30.1+6
Other Oceanian (inc. Melanesia & Micronesia)
220.30.1250.30.1-3
Portuguese
220.30.2200.30.2+2
Russian
210.30.3190.20.3+2
Bosnian
210.30.1230.30.1-2
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Colyton - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Penrith City %Number%Penrith City %2011 to 2016
Not stated5286.36.54936.26.3+35

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% English, Penrith City: 33.3% Irish, Penrith City: 9.8% Scottish, Penrith City: 7.4% Indian, Penrith City: 3.0% Filipino, Penrith City: 2.8% Italian, Penrith City: 3.7% Maltese, Penrith City: 3.9% Lebanese, Penrith City: 1.2% German, Penrith City: 3.3% Australian, Colyton: 32.6% English, Colyton: 27.7% Irish, Colyton: 7.4% Scottish, Colyton: 6.0% Indian, Colyton: 3.6% Filipino, Colyton: 3.1% Italian, Colyton: 3.0% Maltese, Colyton: 2.9% Lebanese, Colyton: 2.8% German, Colyton: 2.6%
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, Colyton: -111 English, Colyton: +82 Irish, Colyton: +22 Scottish, Colyton: +59 Indian, Colyton: +45 Filipino, Colyton: -1 Italian, Colyton: +9 Maltese, Colyton: -11 Lebanese, Colyton: +54 German, Colyton: +34
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 Colyton in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Australian (2,724 people or 32.6%)
  • English (2,316 people or 27.7%)
  • Irish (621 people or 7.4%)
  • Scottish (500 people or 6.0%)
  • Indian (298 people or 3.6%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 6,459 responses in total, or 77.32% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Lebanese ancestry (2.8% compared to 1.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (27.7% compared to 33.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (32.6% compared to 35.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Irish ancestry (7.4% compared to 9.8%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Australian (-111 persons)
  • English (+82 persons)
  • Samoan (+66 persons)
  • Other Polynesian (+66 persons)

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