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Shire of Plantagenet

Ancestry

The three largest ancestries in the Shire of Plantagenet in 2011 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.

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)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%Regional WA %Number%Regional WA %2006 to 2011
English2,21345.339.01,97844.137.3+235
Australian2,00241.040.11,96143.844.0+41
Scottish48610.08.53778.47.7+109
Irish4198.68.43507.87.7+69
German1743.63.31553.53.0+19
Dutch1072.21.9831.91.9+24
Italian831.73.6912.03.6-8
Welsh571.20.7360.80.7+21
New Zealander561.11.2290.61.1+27
Afghan400.80.0240.50.0+16
Polish320.70.6230.50.7+9
South African310.60.7230.50.5+8
Filipino300.60.9190.40.4+11
Chinese230.50.770.20.5+16
Maori210.41.2110.20.8+10
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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)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Regional WA %Number%Regional WA %2006 to 2011
Not stated4108.49.83698.210.2+41

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Ancestry, 2011
Ancestry, 2011 English, Regional WA: 39.0% Australian, Regional WA: 40.1% Scottish, Regional WA: 8.5% Irish, Regional WA: 8.4% German, Regional WA: 3.3% Dutch, Regional WA: 1.9% Italian, Regional WA: 3.6% Welsh, Regional WA: 0.7% New Zealander, Regional WA: 1.2% Afghan, Regional WA: 0.0% English, Shire of Plantagenet: 45.3% Australian, Shire of Plantagenet: 41.0% Scottish, Shire of Plantagenet: 10.0% Irish, Shire of Plantagenet: 8.6% German, Shire of Plantagenet: 3.6% Dutch, Shire of Plantagenet: 2.2% Italian, Shire of Plantagenet: 1.7% Welsh, Shire of Plantagenet: 1.2% New Zealander, Shire of Plantagenet: 1.1% Afghan, Shire of Plantagenet: 0.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in ancestry, 2006 to 2011
Change in ancestry, 2006 to 2011 English, Shire of Plantagenet: +235 Australian, Shire of Plantagenet: +41 Scottish, Shire of Plantagenet: +109 Irish, Shire of Plantagenet: +69 German, Shire of Plantagenet: +19 Dutch, Shire of Plantagenet: +24 Italian, Shire of Plantagenet: -8 Welsh, Shire of Plantagenet: +21 New Zealander, Shire of Plantagenet: +27 Afghan, Shire of Plantagenet: +16
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (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 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (2,213 people or 45.3%)
  • Australian (2,002 people or 41.0%)
  • Scottish (486 people or 10.0%)
  • Irish (419 people or 8.6%)
  • German (174 people or 3.6%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 5,294 responses in total, or 108.44% 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 (45.3% compared to 39.0%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Scottish ancestry (10.0% compared to 8.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Italian ancestry (1.7% compared to 3.6%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the reported ancestries of the population in this area between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • English (+235 persons)
  • Scottish (+109 persons)
  • Irish (+69 persons)

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