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The three largest ancestries in Emu Plains 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 Emu Plains 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 Plains'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 Plains - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%Penrith City %Number%Penrith City %2011 to 2016
Australian
3,39340.335.73,41842.237.8-25
English
3,37040.133.33,13338.732.8+237
map this data in atlas.idIrish1,20314.39.892711.48.8+276
map this data in atlas.idScottish8059.67.47529.36.9+53
German
3424.13.32963.73.1+46
Italian
2132.53.71882.33.5+25
Dutch
1832.21.51541.91.7+29
Greek
1441.71.21061.31.2+38
Maltese
1271.53.91271.63.90
Chinese
981.21.8700.91.3+28
Polish
971.21.0841.01.0+13
Croatian
790.91.0560.71.1+23
Indian
760.93.0370.51.9+39
Filipino
680.82.8530.72.4+15
Welsh
620.70.5530.70.5+9
New Zealander
610.70.9720.90.8-11
Lebanese
460.51.2240.31.0+22
French
460.50.5360.40.4+10
Australian Aboriginal
430.50.6350.40.3+8
South African
400.50.4270.30.4+13
Macedonian
350.40.2350.40.20
American
340.40.260.10.2+28
Serbian
310.40.5260.30.5+5
Ukrainian
300.40.2280.30.2+2
Fijian
230.30.6120.10.4+11
Egyptian
210.20.5130.20.4+8
Czech
200.20.1130.20.1+7
Austrian
200.20.2410.50.2-21
Hungarian
190.20.4470.60.4-28
Spanish
190.20.7210.30.6-2
Maori
190.20.9390.50.8-20
Inadequately Described
140.20.7100.10.4+4
Sinhalese
130.20.5110.10.5+2
Thai
120.10.360.10.2+6
Korean
120.10.270.10.1+5
Bosnian
120.10.190.10.1+3
Finnish
110.10.150.10.1+6
Portuguese
100.10.290.10.2+1
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Emu Plains - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Penrith City %Number%Penrith City %2011 to 2016
Not stated5256.26.55376.66.3-12

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% German, Penrith City: 3.3% Italian, Penrith City: 3.7% Dutch, Penrith City: 1.5% Greek, Penrith City: 1.2% Maltese, Penrith City: 3.9% Chinese, Penrith City: 1.8% Australian, Emu Plains: 40.3% English, Emu Plains: 40.1% Irish, Emu Plains: 14.3% Scottish, Emu Plains: 9.6% German, Emu Plains: 4.1% Italian, Emu Plains: 2.5% Dutch, Emu Plains: 2.2% Greek, Emu Plains: 1.7% Maltese, Emu Plains: 1.5% Chinese, Emu Plains: 1.2%
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, Emu Plains: -25 English, Emu Plains: +237 Irish, Emu Plains: +276 Scottish, Emu Plains: +53 German, Emu Plains: +46 Italian, Emu Plains: +25 Dutch, Emu Plains: +29 Greek, Emu Plains: +38 Maltese, Emu Plains: 0 Chinese, Emu Plains: +28
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 Plains in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Australian (3,393 people or 40.3%)
  • English (3,370 people or 40.1%)
  • Irish (1,203 people or 14.3%)
  • Scottish (805 people or 9.6%)
  • German (342 people or 4.1%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 9,113 responses in total, or 108.32% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (40.1% compared to 33.3%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (40.3% compared to 35.7%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Irish ancestry (14.3% compared to 9.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Maltese ancestry (1.5% compared to 3.9%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Irish (+276 persons)
  • English (+237 persons)
  • Scottish (+53 persons)

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