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The three largest ancestries in Emu Heights in 2016 were English, Australian 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 Emu Heights 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 Emu Heights'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
Emu Heights - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%Penrith City %Number%Penrith City %2011 to 2016
English
1,46444.633.31,38441.232.8+80
Australian
1,43343.735.71,54946.137.8-116
map this data in atlas.idIrish50615.49.838111.38.8+125
map this data in atlas.idScottish37511.47.434010.16.9+35
German
1494.53.31313.93.1+18
Italian
902.73.7672.03.5+23
Dutch
872.71.5862.61.7+1
Maltese
772.33.9682.03.9+9
Filipino
331.02.8270.82.4+6
Croatian
321.01.0140.41.1+18
Polish
210.61.0270.81.0-6
Chinese
200.61.8160.51.3+4
French
190.60.5170.50.4+2
Indian
190.63.0150.41.9+4
New Zealander
190.60.9210.60.8-2
Lebanese
180.51.2130.41.0+5
Hungarian
170.50.4140.40.4+3
Greek
150.51.2260.81.2-11
Sinhalese
140.40.550.10.5+9
Welsh
140.40.5120.40.5+2
Ukrainian
130.40.2130.40.20
Austrian
130.40.200.00.2+13
Egyptian
120.40.560.20.4+6
Maori
120.40.9260.80.8-14
Tongan
120.40.430.10.3+9
Serbian
100.30.5170.50.5-7
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Emu Heights - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Penrith City %Number%Penrith City %2011 to 2016
Not stated993.06.51163.56.3-17

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, Penrith City: 33.3% Australian, Penrith City: 35.7% Irish, Penrith City: 9.8% Scottish, Penrith City: 7.4% German, Penrith City: 3.3% Italian, Penrith City: 3.7% Dutch, Penrith City: 1.5% Maltese, Penrith City: 3.9% Filipino, Penrith City: 2.8% Croatian, Penrith City: 1.0% English, Emu Heights: 44.6% Australian, Emu Heights: 43.7% Irish, Emu Heights: 15.4% Scottish, Emu Heights: 11.4% German, Emu Heights: 4.5% Italian, Emu Heights: 2.7% Dutch, Emu Heights: 2.7% Maltese, Emu Heights: 2.3% Filipino, Emu Heights: 1.0% Croatian, Emu Heights: 1.0%
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, Emu Heights: +80 Australian, Emu Heights: -116 Irish, Emu Heights: +125 Scottish, Emu Heights: +35 German, Emu Heights: +18 Italian, Emu Heights: +23 Dutch, Emu Heights: +1 Maltese, Emu Heights: +9 Filipino, Emu Heights: +6 Croatian, Emu Heights: +18
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 Emu Heights in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (1,464 people or 44.6%)
  • Australian (1,433 people or 43.7%)
  • Irish (506 people or 15.4%)
  • Scottish (375 people or 11.4%)
  • German (149 people or 4.5%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 3,927 responses in total, or 119.65% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (44.6% compared to 33.3%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (43.7% compared to 35.7%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Irish ancestry (15.4% compared to 9.8%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Scottish ancestry (11.4% compared to 7.4%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Irish (+125 persons)
  • Australian (-116 persons)
  • English (+80 persons)

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