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The three largest ancestries in Oxley 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 Oxley 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 Oxley 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
Oxley Park - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%Penrith City %Number%Penrith City %2011 to 2016
Australian
81526.935.780429.037.8+11
English
78025.733.375627.232.8+24
map this data in atlas.idIrish2086.99.81886.88.8+19
map this data in atlas.idScottish1826.07.41595.86.9+23
Filipino
1545.12.81013.62.4+54
Indian
1173.93.0572.11.9+60
Italian
862.93.7843.03.5+3
Maltese
832.83.9923.33.9-9
Sudanese
812.70.3431.60.2+38
German
782.63.3883.23.1-10
Samoan
762.50.9361.30.7+41
Lebanese
672.21.2501.81.0+16
Greek
622.11.2642.31.2-2
Chinese
612.01.8220.81.3+39
Inadequately Described
581.90.7421.50.4+16
Croatian
431.41.0491.81.1-6
Polish
411.41.0240.91.0+16
Tongan
371.20.4180.70.3+19
Fijian
361.20.6190.70.4+17
New Zealander
331.10.9351.30.8-2
Egyptian
301.00.5240.90.4+6
Central and West African
280.90.270.30.1+21
Bengali
270.90.200.00.1+27
Dutch
260.91.5361.31.7-9
Pakistani
250.80.4180.70.3+7
Spanish
240.80.790.40.6+15
Turkish
210.70.4160.60.4+5
Vietnamese
210.70.300.00.2+21
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Oxley Park - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Penrith City %Number%Penrith City %2011 to 2016
Not stated2869.46.529310.66.3-7

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% Indian, Penrith City: 3.0% Italian, Penrith City: 3.7% Maltese, Penrith City: 3.9% Sudanese, Penrith City: 0.3% German, Penrith City: 3.3% Australian, Oxley Park: 26.9% English, Oxley Park: 25.7% Irish, Oxley Park: 6.9% Scottish, Oxley Park: 6.0% Filipino, Oxley Park: 5.1% Indian, Oxley Park: 3.9% Italian, Oxley Park: 2.9% Maltese, Oxley Park: 2.8% Sudanese, Oxley Park: 2.7% German, Oxley Park: 2.6%
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, Oxley Park: +11 English, Oxley Park: +24 Irish, Oxley Park: +19 Scottish, Oxley Park: +23 Filipino, Oxley Park: +54 Indian, Oxley Park: +60 Italian, Oxley Park: +3 Maltese, Oxley Park: -9 Sudanese, Oxley Park: +38 German, Oxley Park: -10
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 Oxley Park in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Australian (815 people or 26.9%)
  • English (780 people or 25.7%)
  • Irish (208 people or 6.9%)
  • Scottish (182 people or 6.0%)
  • Filipino (154 people or 5.1%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 2,139 responses in total, or 70.54% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Sudanese ancestry (2.7% compared to 0.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (26.9% compared to 35.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (25.7% compared to 33.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Irish ancestry (6.9% compared to 9.8%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Indian (+60 persons)
  • Filipino (+54 persons)

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