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Ancestry

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The three largest ancestries in the Shire of Plantagenet in 2016 were English, Australian and Scottish.

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 the Shire of Plantagenet 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 the Shire of Plantagenet'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
Shire of Plantagenet - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%Regional WA %Number%Regional WA %2011 to 2016
English2,26344.639.42,21345.339.0+50
Australian2,11141.639.92,00241.040.1+109
Scottish55410.98.848610.08.5+68
Irish4178.28.74198.68.4-2
German1583.13.31743.63.3-16
Dutch931.81.81072.21.9-14
Other Central Asian841.70.030.10.0+81
Italian811.63.6831.73.6-2
New Zealander501.01.3561.11.2-6
Welsh460.90.7571.20.7-11
Afghan410.80.1400.80.0+1
Filipino260.51.3300.60.9-4
South African260.50.8310.60.7-5
Maori250.51.2210.41.2+4
Australian Aboriginal220.43.130.13.1+19
Polish190.40.6320.70.6-13
French190.40.5130.30.4+6
Inadequately Described160.30.5110.20.4+5
Ukrainian160.30.1100.20.1+6
Russian150.30.2110.20.1+4
Danish150.30.2120.20.2+3
Austrian140.30.1160.30.1-2
Croatian130.30.360.10.3+7
Indian130.30.730.10.5+10
Swedish130.30.2110.20.1+2
Chinese110.20.8230.50.7-12
Swiss100.20.150.10.1+5
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Shire of Plantagenet - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Regional WA %Number%Regional WA %2011 to 2016
Not stated52910.410.34108.49.8+119

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 English, Regional WA: 39.4% Australian, Regional WA: 39.9% Scottish, Regional WA: 8.8% Irish, Regional WA: 8.7% German, Regional WA: 3.3% Dutch, Regional WA: 1.8% Other Central Asian, Regional WA: 0.0% Italian, Regional WA: 3.6% New Zealander, Regional WA: 1.3% Welsh, Regional WA: 0.7% English, Shire of Plantagenet: 44.6% Australian, Shire of Plantagenet: 41.6% Scottish, Shire of Plantagenet: 10.9% Irish, Shire of Plantagenet: 8.2% German, Shire of Plantagenet: 3.1% Dutch, Shire of Plantagenet: 1.8% Other Central Asian, Shire of Plantagenet: 1.7% Italian, Shire of Plantagenet: 1.6% New Zealander, Shire of Plantagenet: 1.0% Welsh, Shire of Plantagenet: 0.9%
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 English, Shire of Plantagenet: +50 Australian, Shire of Plantagenet: +109 Scottish, Shire of Plantagenet: +68 Irish, Shire of Plantagenet: -2 German, Shire of Plantagenet: -16 Dutch, Shire of Plantagenet: -14 Other Central Asian, Shire of Plantagenet: +81 Italian, Shire of Plantagenet: -2 New Zealander, Shire of Plantagenet: -6 Welsh, Shire of Plantagenet: -11
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 Shire of Plantagenet in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (2,263 people or 44.6%)
  • Australian (2,111 people or 41.6%)
  • Scottish (554 people or 10.9%)
  • Irish (417 people or 8.2%)
  • German (158 people or 3.1%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 5,503 responses in total, or 108.50% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in the Shire of Plantagenet and Regional WA were:

  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (44.6% compared to 39.4%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Scottish ancestry (10.9% compared to 8.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian Aboriginal ancestry (0.4% compared to 3.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Italian ancestry (1.6% compared to 3.6%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Australian (+109 persons)
  • Other Central Asian (+81 persons)
  • Scottish (+68 persons)
  • English (+50 persons)

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