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The three largest ancestries in 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 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 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
St Marys - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%Penrith City %Number%Penrith City %2011 to 2016
Australian
3,32026.935.73,45030.937.8-130
English
3,23126.133.32,88025.832.8+351
map this data in atlas.idIrish9337.69.88167.38.8+118
map this data in atlas.idScottish7496.17.46305.66.9+119
Filipino
6395.22.84824.32.4+157
Indian
5464.43.03272.91.9+219
Italian
4293.53.73683.33.5+61
Samoan
3522.90.91921.70.7+160
German
3262.63.33012.73.1+25
Maltese
2351.93.92362.13.9-1
Maori
2201.80.91841.60.8+37
Chinese
2101.71.81801.61.3+29
Greek
1801.51.22151.91.2-35
Inadequately Described
1711.40.7600.50.4+111
Fijian
1641.30.6930.80.4+71
Croatian
1621.31.02232.01.1-61
Lebanese
1511.21.22061.81.0-55
New Zealander
1261.00.9810.70.8+45
Polish
1251.01.01511.41.0-27
Dutch
1221.01.51311.21.7-9
Pakistani
1201.00.4620.60.3+58
Sudanese
1130.90.31491.30.2-35
Central and West African
1130.90.2460.40.1+67
Sinhalese
880.70.5820.70.5+6
Spanish
870.70.7680.60.6+19
Cook Islander
830.70.2510.50.1+32
Australian Aboriginal
790.60.6670.60.3+11
Tongan
790.60.4650.60.3+14
Other Polynesian
710.60.2410.40.1+30
Egyptian
620.50.5500.50.4+12
Vietnamese
580.50.3450.40.2+14
Punjabi
570.50.2100.10.1+47
Hungarian
560.50.4500.50.4+6
Turkish
540.40.4520.50.4+2
Afghan
500.40.2310.30.1+19
Other Oceanian (inc. Melanesia & Micronesia)
470.40.1320.30.1+15
Assyrian/Chaldean
460.40.2120.10.2+34
Bengali
450.40.2270.20.1+19
South African
440.40.4620.60.4-19
Serbian
350.30.5500.50.5-15
Tamil
340.30.1160.10.1+18
Other Indian subcontinent
340.30.2280.30.2+6
French
330.30.5440.40.4-11
Ukrainian
310.30.2230.20.2+8
Iraqi
300.20.1100.10.1+20
Cypriot
280.20.2130.10.1+15
Zimbabwean
270.20.180.10.1+19
Austrian
250.20.2300.30.2-5
Korean
250.20.2190.20.1+6
Mauritian
250.20.2250.20.20
Nepalese
230.20.2110.10.1+12
Welsh
230.20.5400.40.5-17
Portuguese
230.20.2160.10.2+7
Indonesian
220.20.2240.20.2-3
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
St Marys - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Penrith City %Number%Penrith City %2011 to 2016
Not stated1,1579.46.59378.46.3+220

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% Samoan, Penrith City: 0.9% German, Penrith City: 3.3% Maltese, Penrith City: 3.9% Australian, St Marys: 26.9% English, St Marys: 26.1% Irish, St Marys: 7.6% Scottish, St Marys: 6.1% Filipino, St Marys: 5.2% Indian, St Marys: 4.4% Italian, St Marys: 3.5% Samoan, St Marys: 2.9% German, St Marys: 2.6% Maltese, St Marys: 1.9%
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, St Marys: -130 English, St Marys: +351 Irish, St Marys: +118 Scottish, St Marys: +119 Filipino, St Marys: +157 Indian, St Marys: +219 Italian, St Marys: +61 Samoan, St Marys: +160 German, St Marys: +25 Maltese, St Marys: -1
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 St Marys in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Australian (3,320 people or 26.9%)
  • English (3,231 people or 26.1%)
  • Irish (933 people or 7.6%)
  • Scottish (749 people or 6.1%)
  • Filipino (639 people or 5.2%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 8,872 responses in total, or 71.80% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Filipino ancestry (5.2% compared to 2.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (26.9% compared to 35.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (26.1% compared to 33.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Irish ancestry (7.6% compared to 9.8%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+351 persons)
  • Indian (+219 persons)
  • Samoan (+160 persons)
  • Filipino (+157 persons)

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