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Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale

Ancestry

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The three largest ancestries in the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale 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 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.

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 Serpentine Jarrahdale - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%Greater Perth %Number%Greater Perth %2011 to 2016
English
12,05945.037.28,30546.837.6+3,754
Australian
10,06437.528.37,00939.530.1+3,055
map this data in atlas.idScottish2,2608.48.61,4338.18.3+827
map this data in atlas.idIrish2,0987.89.21,3187.48.3+780
Dutch
1,1864.41.99385.32.1+248
Italian
8983.35.36813.85.4+217
German
7712.92.84732.72.7+298
Indian
6922.63.3880.52.2+604
New Zealander
4321.61.32231.31.2+209
South African
3171.21.31230.71.3+194
Maori
3001.11.11320.71.0+168
Inadequately Described
2931.11.0830.50.7+210
Chinese
2540.95.1890.54.2+165
Filipino
2130.81.5380.20.9+175
Welsh
2020.80.91701.00.9+32
Polish
1360.50.91040.60.9+32
French
1340.50.7760.40.6+58
Zimbabwean
1250.50.290.10.2+116
Portuguese
990.40.5480.30.5+51
Croatian
900.30.9600.30.9+30
American
880.30.3600.30.4+28
Punjabi
820.30.230.00.0+79
Central and West African
790.30.230.00.1+76
Greek
790.30.7390.20.7+40
Spanish
790.30.5380.20.4+41
Sinhalese
730.30.5220.10.4+51
Other Indian subcontinent
710.30.3130.10.1+58
Canadian
690.30.2430.20.2+26
Danish
670.20.2480.30.2+19
Burmese peoples
670.20.7240.10.6+43
Mauritian
660.20.2220.10.2+44
Serbian
640.20.5360.20.5+28
Other Southern and East African
590.20.3160.10.3+43
Australian Aboriginal
590.20.2340.20.2+25
Thai
520.20.4250.10.3+27
Malay
500.20.5230.10.4+27
Pakistani
490.20.380.00.1+41
Austrian
430.20.2380.20.2+5
Maltese
410.20.2320.20.2+9
Swedish
400.10.2220.10.1+18
Lebanese
380.10.1100.10.2+28
Indonesian
380.10.5220.10.4+16
Iranian
360.10.490.10.2+27
Swiss
360.10.2280.20.2+8
Samoan
360.10.150.00.1+31
Hungarian
330.10.2180.10.2+15
Norwegian
330.10.1210.10.1+12
Russian
290.10.3190.10.2+10
Other North-Western European
270.10.0120.10.0+15
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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)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Greater Perth %Number%Greater Perth %2011 to 2016
Not stated1,9977.46.81,2246.96.9+773

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, Greater Perth: 37.2% Australian, Greater Perth: 28.3% Scottish, Greater Perth: 8.6% Irish, Greater Perth: 9.2% Dutch, Greater Perth: 1.9% Italian, Greater Perth: 5.3% German, Greater Perth: 2.8% Indian, Greater Perth: 3.3% New Zealander, Greater Perth: 1.3% South African, Greater Perth: 1.3% English, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 45.0% Australian, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 37.5% Scottish, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 8.4% Irish, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 7.8% Dutch, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 4.4% Italian, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 3.3% German, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 2.9% Indian, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 2.6% New Zealander, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 1.6% South African, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 1.2%
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 Serpentine Jarrahdale: +3,754 Australian, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +3,055 Scottish, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +827 Irish, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +780 Dutch, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +248 Italian, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +217 German, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +298 Indian, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +604 New Zealander, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +209 South African, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +194
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 Serpentine Jarrahdale in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (12,059 people or 45.0%)
  • Australian (10,064 people or 37.5%)
  • Scottish (2,260 people or 8.4%)
  • Irish (2,098 people or 7.8%)
  • Dutch (1,186 people or 4.4%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 27,667 responses in total, or 103.14% 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 (37.5% compared to 28.3%)
  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (45.0% compared to 37.2%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Dutch ancestry (4.4% compared to 1.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (0.9% compared to 5.1%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+3,754 persons)
  • Australian (+3,055 persons)
  • Scottish (+827 persons)
  • Irish (+780 persons)

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