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The three largest ancestries in Kingswood 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 Kingswood 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 Kingswood'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
Kingswood - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%Penrith City %Number%Penrith City %2011 to 2016
English
3,42731.833.32,78930.632.8+638
Australian
3,39431.535.73,21835.337.8+176
map this data in atlas.idIrish9969.29.87988.88.8+197
map this data in atlas.idScottish7486.97.46236.86.9+125
Indian
6756.33.04214.61.9+254
Filipino
3523.32.82312.52.4+121
German
3523.33.32512.83.1+101
Italian
2822.63.72192.43.5+63
Chinese
2712.51.81972.21.3+74
Maltese
1811.73.91241.43.9+57
Dutch
1501.41.51371.51.7+13
Polish
1381.31.01381.51.00
Inadequately Described
1031.00.7650.70.4+38
Samoan
1020.90.9871.00.7+15
Nepalese
1000.90.2300.30.1+70
Greek
950.91.2871.01.2+8
Other Indian subcontinent
860.80.2500.50.2+36
Maori
840.80.9871.00.8-3
Punjabi
790.70.2270.30.1+52
Fijian
710.70.6360.40.4+35
Pakistani
670.60.4520.60.3+15
New Zealander
660.60.9640.70.8+2
Lebanese
630.61.2510.61.0+12
Spanish
630.60.7420.50.6+21
Sudanese
630.60.3260.30.2+37
Welsh
620.60.5660.70.5-4
Croatian
610.61.0540.61.1+7
Serbian
580.50.5490.50.5+9
Australian Aboriginal
560.50.6500.50.3+6
Sinhalese
550.50.5710.80.5-16
Bengali
530.50.2240.30.1+29
Iranian
480.40.2220.20.1+26
Vietnamese
420.40.3250.30.2+17
Central and West African
370.30.2270.30.1+10
Egyptian
350.30.5160.20.4+19
Thai
340.30.3160.20.2+18
Zimbabwean
320.30.1300.30.1+2
French
320.30.5330.40.4-1
Turkish
310.30.4310.30.40
Hungarian
300.30.4400.40.4-10
Indonesian
260.20.2200.20.2+6
Russian
250.20.3340.40.3-9
Korean
210.20.260.10.1+15
Afghan
210.20.260.10.1+15
American
200.20.2210.20.2-1
Tamil
200.20.160.10.1+14
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Kingswood - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Penrith City %Number%Penrith City %2011 to 2016
Not stated8698.16.57378.16.3+132

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% Indian, Penrith City: 3.0% German, Penrith City: 3.3% Filipino, Penrith City: 2.8% Italian, Penrith City: 3.7% Chinese, Penrith City: 1.8% Maltese, Penrith City: 3.9% English, Kingswood: 31.8% Australian, Kingswood: 31.5% Irish, Kingswood: 9.2% Scottish, Kingswood: 6.9% Indian, Kingswood: 6.3% German, Kingswood: 3.3% Filipino, Kingswood: 3.3% Italian, Kingswood: 2.6% Chinese, Kingswood: 2.5% Maltese, Kingswood: 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 English, Kingswood: +638 Australian, Kingswood: +176 Irish, Kingswood: +197 Scottish, Kingswood: +125 Indian, Kingswood: +254 German, Kingswood: +101 Filipino, Kingswood: +121 Italian, Kingswood: +63 Chinese, Kingswood: +74 Maltese, Kingswood: +57
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 Kingswood in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (3,427 people or 31.8%)
  • Australian (3,394 people or 31.5%)
  • Irish (996 people or 9.2%)
  • Scottish (748 people or 6.9%)
  • Indian (675 people or 6.3%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 9,240 responses in total, or 85.69% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Indian ancestry (6.3% compared to 3.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (31.5% compared to 35.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Maltese ancestry (1.7% compared to 3.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (31.8% compared to 33.3%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+638 persons)
  • Indian (+254 persons)
  • Irish (+197 persons)
  • Australian (+176 persons)

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