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The three largest ancestries in Erskine Park 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 Erskine 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 Erskine 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
Erskine Park - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%Penrith City %Number%Penrith City %2011 to 2016
Australian
2,15533.735.72,36035.437.8-205
English
1,87529.333.31,83927.632.8+36
map this data in atlas.idIrish5278.29.84356.58.8+92
map this data in atlas.idScottish4086.47.43254.96.9+83
Filipino
3545.52.83955.92.4-41
Maltese
3315.23.93885.83.9-57
Italian
2954.63.72744.13.5+21
Indian
1792.83.01722.61.9+7
German
1542.43.31512.33.1+3
Chinese
1111.71.8951.41.3+16
Croatian
1001.61.01071.61.1-7
Greek
891.41.2821.21.2+7
Egyptian
841.30.5620.90.4+22
Spanish
801.20.7510.80.6+29
Sinhalese
721.10.5530.80.5+19
Dutch
691.11.5931.41.7-24
Lebanese
681.11.2550.81.0+13
Turkish
641.00.4550.80.4+9
Polish
560.91.0661.01.0-10
Maori
550.90.9911.40.8-36
Welsh
530.80.5260.40.5+27
Samoan
510.80.9701.00.7-19
Fijian
480.70.6460.70.4+2
Pakistani
440.70.4200.30.3+24
Sudanese
400.60.330.00.2+37
Arab not further described
400.60.2230.30.1+17
Inadequately Described
380.60.7220.30.4+16
French
370.60.5220.30.4+15
New Zealander
350.50.9580.90.8-23
Chilean
330.50.2260.40.2+7
Assyrian/Chaldean
300.50.280.10.2+22
Iraqi
260.40.1220.30.1+4
South African
260.40.4540.80.4-28
Tongan
250.40.4400.60.3-15
Macedonian
240.40.2140.20.2+10
Central and West African
230.40.200.00.1+23
Czech
220.30.1180.30.1+4
Portuguese
220.30.2400.60.2-18
Afghan
210.30.2270.40.1-6
Cypriot
200.30.290.10.1+11
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Erskine Park - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Penrith City %Number%Penrith City %2011 to 2016
Not stated2704.26.53194.86.3-49

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% Filipino, Penrith City: 2.8% Maltese, Penrith City: 3.9% Italian, Penrith City: 3.7% Indian, Penrith City: 3.0% German, Penrith City: 3.3% Chinese, Penrith City: 1.8% Australian, Erskine Park: 33.7% English, Erskine Park: 29.3% Irish, Erskine Park: 8.2% Scottish, Erskine Park: 6.4% Filipino, Erskine Park: 5.5% Maltese, Erskine Park: 5.2% Italian, Erskine Park: 4.6% Indian, Erskine Park: 2.8% German, Erskine Park: 2.4% Chinese, Erskine Park: 1.7%
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, Erskine Park: -205 English, Erskine Park: +36 Irish, Erskine Park: +92 Scottish, Erskine Park: +83 Filipino, Erskine Park: -41 Maltese, Erskine Park: -57 Italian, Erskine Park: +21 Indian, Erskine Park: +7 German, Erskine Park: +3 Chinese, Erskine Park: +16
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 Erskine Park in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Australian (2,155 people or 33.7%)
  • English (1,875 people or 29.3%)
  • Irish (527 people or 8.2%)
  • Scottish (408 people or 6.4%)
  • Filipino (354 people or 5.5%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 5,319 responses in total, or 83.08% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Filipino ancestry (5.5% compared to 2.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (29.3% compared to 33.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (33.7% compared to 35.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Irish ancestry (8.2% 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 (-205 persons)
  • Irish (+92 persons)
  • Scottish (+83 persons)
  • Maltese (-57 persons)

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