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The three largest ancestries in Orchard Hills in 2016 were Australian, English and Maltese.

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 Orchard Hills 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 Orchard Hills'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
Orchard Hills - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%Penrith City %Number%Penrith City %2011 to 2016
Australian
50227.235.757330.037.8-71
English
42022.733.342122.132.8-1
Maltese
29516.03.930616.03.9-11
Italian
21511.63.720710.93.5+8
map this data in atlas.idIrish1307.09.81206.38.8+10
Lebanese
914.91.2382.01.0+53
map this data in atlas.idScottish744.07.4743.96.90
German
713.83.3472.53.1+24
Greek
583.11.2603.11.2-2
Dutch
472.51.5532.81.7-6
Indian
361.93.0251.31.9+11
Croatian
351.91.0452.41.1-10
Egyptian
241.30.5170.90.4+7
Polish
221.21.0191.01.0+3
Other Indian subcontinent
191.00.2100.50.2+9
Serbian
170.90.5160.80.5+1
Chinese
160.91.8241.31.3-8
Filipino
120.62.8150.82.4-3
Tongan
120.60.460.30.3+6
Sinhalese
100.50.5130.70.5-3
Armenian
100.50.150.30.1+5
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Orchard Hills - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Penrith City %Number%Penrith City %2011 to 2016
Not stated985.36.51105.86.3-12

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% Maltese, Penrith City: 3.9% Italian, Penrith City: 3.7% Irish, Penrith City: 9.8% Lebanese, Penrith City: 1.2% Scottish, Penrith City: 7.4% German, Penrith City: 3.3% Greek, Penrith City: 1.2% Dutch, Penrith City: 1.5% Australian, Orchard Hills: 27.2% English, Orchard Hills: 22.7% Maltese, Orchard Hills: 16.0% Italian, Orchard Hills: 11.6% Irish, Orchard Hills: 7.0% Lebanese, Orchard Hills: 4.9% Scottish, Orchard Hills: 4.0% German, Orchard Hills: 3.8% Greek, Orchard Hills: 3.1% Dutch, Orchard Hills: 2.5%
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, Orchard Hills: -71 English, Orchard Hills: -1 Maltese, Orchard Hills: -11 Italian, Orchard Hills: +8 Irish, Orchard Hills: +10 Lebanese, Orchard Hills: +53 Scottish, Orchard Hills: 0 German, Orchard Hills: +24 Greek, Orchard Hills: -2 Dutch, Orchard Hills: -6
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 Orchard Hills in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Australian (502 people or 27.2%)
  • English (420 people or 22.7%)
  • Maltese (295 people or 16.0%)
  • Italian (215 people or 11.6%)
  • Irish (130 people or 7.0%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 1,562 responses in total, or 84.52% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Maltese ancestry (16.0% compared to 3.9%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Italian ancestry (11.6% compared to 3.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (22.7% compared to 33.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (27.2% compared to 35.7%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Australian (-71 persons)
  • Lebanese (+53 persons)

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