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The three largest ancestries in North Perth in 2016 were English, Australian and Italian.

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 North Perth 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 North Perth'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
North Perth - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%City of Vincent %Number%City of Vincent %2011 to 2016
English
2,71830.831.92,53629.730.6+182
Australian
2,38927.125.12,25826.425.1+131
Italian
1,08812.310.21,17513.810.4-87
map this data in atlas.idIrish1,01311.511.993911.011.6+74
map this data in atlas.idScottish7718.78.76948.18.4+77
Chinese
3844.45.43494.14.8+35
German
2833.23.42342.73.1+49
Greek
2613.02.22693.12.3-8
Vietnamese
2362.72.01982.32.0+38
Dutch
1842.11.71732.02.0+11
Macedonian
1722.01.21872.21.2-15
Croatian
1251.41.01151.31.0+10
Indian
1171.31.71301.51.7-13
Polish
1081.21.21071.31.2+1
New Zealander
941.11.11071.31.2-13
Welsh
770.91.0630.70.8+14
Serbian
720.80.7901.10.6-18
French
650.71.1630.70.9+2
Danish
550.60.4550.60.30
Korean
510.60.8400.50.7+11
South African
480.50.7550.60.7-7
Burmese peoples
460.50.4350.40.5+11
Spanish
390.40.7220.30.5+17
Mauritian
360.40.3210.20.3+15
American
350.40.5560.70.6-21
Filipino
340.40.7330.40.5+1
Ukrainian
320.40.3260.30.2+6
Maltese
290.30.2190.20.3+10
Portuguese
270.30.4270.30.30
Brazilian
240.30.330.00.2+21
Canadian
230.30.4350.40.4-12
Lithuanian
230.30.130.00.1+20
Japanese
230.30.6320.40.6-9
Maori
220.20.3220.30.30
Anglo-Indian
190.20.2150.20.2+4
Norwegian
180.20.2180.20.20
Other Southern/South East European
180.20.100.00.0+18
Indonesian
170.20.3100.10.2+7
Colombian
170.20.230.00.2+14
Russian
170.20.3150.20.3+2
Inadequately Described
160.20.7500.60.6-34
Bosnian
150.20.170.10.1+8
Hungarian
130.10.3150.20.3-2
Malay
130.10.4230.30.3-10
Sinhalese
130.10.4310.40.3-18
Swedish
130.10.230.00.2+10
Iranian
120.10.4220.30.3-10
Chilean
120.10.130.00.1+9
Thai
110.10.4210.20.4-10
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
North Perth - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Vincent %Number%City of Vincent %2011 to 2016
Not stated6717.68.96227.38.6+49

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, City of Vincent: 31.9% Australian, City of Vincent: 25.1% Italian, City of Vincent: 10.2% Irish, City of Vincent: 11.9% Scottish, City of Vincent: 8.7% Chinese, City of Vincent: 5.4% German, City of Vincent: 3.4% Greek, City of Vincent: 2.2% Vietnamese, City of Vincent: 2.0% Dutch, City of Vincent: 1.7% English, North Perth: 30.8% Australian, North Perth: 27.1% Italian, North Perth: 12.3% Irish, North Perth: 11.5% Scottish, North Perth: 8.7% Chinese, North Perth: 4.4% German, North Perth: 3.2% Greek, North Perth: 3.0% Vietnamese, North Perth: 2.7% Dutch, North Perth: 2.1%
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, North Perth: +182 Australian, North Perth: +131 Italian, North Perth: -87 Irish, North Perth: +74 Scottish, North Perth: +77 Chinese, North Perth: +35 German, North Perth: +49 Greek, North Perth: -8 Vietnamese, North Perth: +38 Dutch, North Perth: +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 North Perth in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (2,718 people or 30.8%)
  • Australian (2,389 people or 27.1%)
  • Italian (1,088 people or 12.3%)
  • Irish (1,013 people or 11.5%)
  • Scottish (771 people or 8.7%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 7,979 responses in total, or 90.48% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in North Perth and City of Vincent were:

  • A larger percentage of people with Italian ancestry (12.3% compared to 10.2%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (27.1% compared to 25.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (30.8% compared to 31.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (4.4% compared to 5.4%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+182 persons)
  • Australian (+131 persons)
  • Italian (-87 persons)
  • Scottish (+77 persons)

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