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The three largest ancestries in North St Marys 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 North St Marys 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 North St Marys'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
North St Marys - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%Penrith City %Number%Penrith City %2011 to 2016
Australian
1,51738.735.71,25034.037.8+267
English
1,24231.733.31,17031.832.8+72
map this data in atlas.idIrish3007.79.82867.88.8+14
map this data in atlas.idScottish2356.07.42466.76.9-11
Filipino
1413.62.81093.02.4+32
Samoan
1142.90.91113.00.7+3
German
1002.63.3912.53.1+9
Maltese
942.43.9691.93.9+25
Italian
751.93.7932.53.5-18
Tongan
681.70.4300.80.3+38
Chinese
681.71.8471.31.3+21
Maori
671.70.9521.40.8+15
Lebanese
641.61.2601.61.0+4
Australian Aboriginal
481.20.6190.50.3+29
Croatian
441.11.0581.61.1-14
New Zealander
401.00.9170.50.8+23
Fijian
401.00.6230.60.4+17
Indian
381.03.0601.61.9-22
Greek
381.01.2421.11.2-4
Dutch
360.91.5371.01.7-1
Polish
360.91.0270.71.0+9
Inadequately Described
310.80.7361.00.4-5
Spanish
250.60.7190.50.6+6
Bengali
230.60.2130.40.1+10
Hungarian
230.60.4180.50.4+5
Sudanese
200.50.370.20.2+13
Vietnamese
200.50.3110.30.2+9
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
North St Marys - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Penrith City %Number%Penrith City %2011 to 2016
Not stated3328.56.538910.66.3-57

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% Samoan, Penrith City: 0.9% German, Penrith City: 3.3% Maltese, Penrith City: 3.9% Italian, Penrith City: 3.7% Tongan, Penrith City: 0.4% Australian, North St Marys: 38.7% English, North St Marys: 31.7% Irish, North St Marys: 7.7% Scottish, North St Marys: 6.0% Filipino, North St Marys: 3.6% Samoan, North St Marys: 2.9% German, North St Marys: 2.6% Maltese, North St Marys: 2.4% Italian, North St Marys: 1.9% Tongan, North St Marys: 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, North St Marys: +267 English, North St Marys: +72 Irish, North St Marys: +14 Scottish, North St Marys: -11 Filipino, North St Marys: +32 Samoan, North St Marys: +3 German, North St Marys: +9 Maltese, North St Marys: +25 Italian, North St Marys: -18 Tongan, North St Marys: +38
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 North St Marys in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Australian (1,517 people or 38.7%)
  • English (1,242 people or 31.7%)
  • Irish (300 people or 7.7%)
  • Scottish (235 people or 6.0%)
  • Filipino (141 people or 3.6%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 3,435 responses in total, or 87.65% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in North St Marys and Penrith City were:

  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (38.7% compared to 35.7%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Samoan ancestry (2.9% compared to 0.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Irish ancestry (7.7% compared to 9.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Indian ancestry (1.0% compared to 3.0%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Australian (+267 persons)
  • English (+72 persons)

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