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The three largest ancestries in Bomaderry in 2016 were English, Australian 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 Bomaderry 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 Bomaderry'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?'


Total population

Ancestry - Ranked by size
Bomaderry - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%Shoalhaven City %Number%Shoalhaven City %2011 to 2016
Australian Aboriginal630.90.8390.60.6+24
New Zealander600.90.6540.80.6+6
Inadequately Described200.30.3150.20.2+6
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Bomaderry - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Shoalhaven City %Number%Shoalhaven City %2011 to 2016
Not stated4727.17.93355.37.4+136

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, Shoalhaven City: 43.1% Australian, Shoalhaven City: 43.1% Irish, Shoalhaven City: 11.8% Scottish, Shoalhaven City: 10.4% German, Shoalhaven City: 3.9% Italian, Shoalhaven City: 2.2% Dutch, Shoalhaven City: 1.4% Australian Aboriginal, Shoalhaven City: 0.8% New Zealander, Shoalhaven City: 0.6% Filipino, Shoalhaven City: 0.5% English, Bomaderry: 44.4% Australian, Bomaderry: 44.1% Irish, Bomaderry: 11.7% Scottish, Bomaderry: 10.2% German, Bomaderry: 4.1% Italian, Bomaderry: 1.4% Dutch, Bomaderry: 1.0% Australian Aboriginal, Bomaderry: 0.9% New Zealander, Bomaderry: 0.9% Filipino, Bomaderry: 0.9%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in by .id, the population experts.
Change in ancestry, 2011 to 2016
Change in ancestry, 2011 to 2016 English, Bomaderry: +90 Australian, Bomaderry: +42 Irish, Bomaderry: +56 Scottish, Bomaderry: +61 German, Bomaderry: +6 Italian, Bomaderry: 0 Dutch, Bomaderry: +3 Australian Aboriginal, Bomaderry: +24 New Zealander, Bomaderry: +6 Filipino, Bomaderry: +18
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the ancestry responses of the population in Bomaderry in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (2,955 people or 44.4%)
  • Australian (2,930 people or 44.1%)
  • Irish (775 people or 11.7%)
  • Scottish (676 people or 10.2%)
  • German (271 people or 4.1%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 7,607 responses in total, or 114.45% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in Bomaderry and Shoalhaven City were:

  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (44.4% compared to 43.1%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (44.1% compared to 43.1%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+90 persons)
  • Scottish (+61 persons)
  • Irish (+56 persons)

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