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The three largest ancestries in Mulgoa 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 Mulgoa 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 Mulgoa'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
Mulgoa - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%Penrith City %Number%Penrith City %2011 to 2016
Australian
67335.735.767035.937.8+4
English
66635.333.362433.432.8+42
map this data in atlas.idIrish20911.19.818610.08.8+23
map this data in atlas.idScottish1578.47.41377.36.9+20
Maltese
1367.23.91347.23.9+2
Italian
955.03.7834.53.5+12
German
864.63.3955.13.1-9
Dutch
532.81.5603.21.7-7
Lebanese
351.91.2412.21.0-6
Indian
291.63.0100.51.9+19
Chinese
241.31.8140.81.3+9
Filipino
231.22.8100.52.4+13
Croatian
170.91.0301.71.1-13
Greek
160.91.2191.11.2-4
Assyrian/Chaldean
140.80.200.00.2+14
Portuguese
120.70.230.20.2+9
Polish
100.61.0241.31.0-13
Ukrainian
100.50.270.40.2+3
Inadequately Described
100.60.760.30.4+5
Egyptian
100.50.530.20.4+7
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Mulgoa - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Penrith City %Number%Penrith City %2011 to 2016
Not stated904.86.51035.66.3-14

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% Maltese, Penrith City: 3.9% Italian, Penrith City: 3.7% German, Penrith City: 3.3% Dutch, Penrith City: 1.5% Lebanese, Penrith City: 1.2% Indian, Penrith City: 3.0% Australian, Mulgoa: 35.7% English, Mulgoa: 35.3% Irish, Mulgoa: 11.1% Scottish, Mulgoa: 8.4% Maltese, Mulgoa: 7.2% Italian, Mulgoa: 5.0% German, Mulgoa: 4.6% Dutch, Mulgoa: 2.8% Lebanese, Mulgoa: 1.9% Indian, Mulgoa: 1.6%
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, Mulgoa: +4 English, Mulgoa: +42 Irish, Mulgoa: +23 Scottish, Mulgoa: +20 Maltese, Mulgoa: +2 Italian, Mulgoa: +12 German, Mulgoa: -9 Dutch, Mulgoa: -7 Lebanese, Mulgoa: -6 Indian, Mulgoa: +19
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 Mulgoa in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Australian (673 people or 35.7%)
  • English (666 people or 35.3%)
  • Irish (209 people or 11.1%)
  • Scottish (157 people or 8.4%)
  • Maltese (136 people or 7.2%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 1,841 responses in total, or 97.77% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Maltese ancestry (7.2% compared to 3.9%)
  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (35.3% compared to 33.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Filipino ancestry (1.2% compared to 2.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Indian ancestry (1.6% compared to 3.0%)

Emerging groups

There were no major differences in Mulgoa between 2011 and 2016.

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