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Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale

Ancestry

The three largest ancestries in the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale 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 Serpentine Jarrahdale 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 Serpentine Jarrahdale'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 Serpentine Jarrahdale - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%Greater Perth %Number%Greater Perth %2006 to 2011
English
8,30546.837.65,85745.437.3+2,448
Australian
7,00939.530.15,28040.933.6+1,729
map this data in atlas.idScottish1,4338.18.31,0408.17.9+393
map this data in atlas.idIrish1,3187.48.39547.48.0+364
Dutch
9385.32.16735.22.1+265
Italian
6813.85.45033.95.7+178
German
4732.72.73833.02.7+90
New Zealander
2231.31.21501.21.1+73
Welsh
1701.00.91351.00.9+35
Maori
1320.71.0440.30.6+88
South African
1230.71.3470.40.9+76
Polish
1040.60.9750.61.0+29
Chinese
890.54.2420.33.6+47
Indian
880.52.2380.31.4+50
Inadequately Described
830.50.7230.20.5+60
French
760.40.6500.40.6+26
Croatian
600.30.9530.41.0+7
American
600.30.4530.40.4+7
Danish
480.30.2370.30.2+11
Portuguese
480.30.5230.20.5+25
Canadian
430.20.2360.30.2+7
Greek
390.20.7260.20.8+13
Filipino
380.20.9160.10.5+22
Austrian
380.20.2320.20.2+6
Spanish
380.20.4280.20.4+10
Serbian
360.20.5360.30.60
Australian Aboriginal
340.20.2130.10.2+21
Maltese
320.20.2180.10.2+14
Swiss
280.20.2200.20.2+8
Finnish
260.10.1120.10.1+14
Thai
250.10.390.10.2+16
Burmese peoples
240.10.6160.10.5+8
Malay
230.10.4130.10.4+10
Indonesian
220.10.480.10.3+14
Mauritian
220.10.270.10.2+15
Swedish
220.10.190.10.1+13
Sinhalese
220.10.470.10.3+15
Norwegian
210.10.1130.10.1+8
Anglo-Indian
200.10.2140.10.3+6
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Greater Perth %Number%Greater Perth %2006 to 2011
Not stated1,2246.96.98276.48.2+397

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, Greater Perth: 37.6% Australian, Greater Perth: 30.1% Scottish, Greater Perth: 8.3% Irish, Greater Perth: 8.3% Dutch, Greater Perth: 2.1% Italian, Greater Perth: 5.4% German, Greater Perth: 2.7% New Zealander, Greater Perth: 1.2% Welsh, Greater Perth: 0.9% Maori, Greater Perth: 1.0% English, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 46.8% Australian, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 39.5% Scottish, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 8.1% Irish, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 7.4% Dutch, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 5.3% Italian, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 3.8% German, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 2.7% New Zealander, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 1.3% Welsh, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 1.0% Maori, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 0.7%
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 Serpentine Jarrahdale: +2,448 Australian, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +1,729 Scottish, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +393 Irish, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +364 Dutch, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +265 Italian, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +178 German, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +90 New Zealander, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +73 Welsh, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +35 Maori, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +88
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 Serpentine Jarrahdale in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (8,305 people or 46.8%)
  • Australian (7,009 people or 39.5%)
  • Scottish (1,433 people or 8.1%)
  • Irish (1,318 people or 7.4%)
  • Dutch (938 people or 5.3%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 19,003 responses in total, or 107.08% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale and Greater Perth were:

  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (39.5% compared to 30.1%)
  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (46.8% compared to 37.6%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Dutch ancestry (5.3% compared to 2.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (0.5% compared to 4.2%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+2,448 persons)
  • Australian (+1,729 persons)
  • Scottish (+393 persons)
  • Irish (+364 persons)

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