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Perth - East Perth

Ancestry

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This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for all areas. What's this?

The three largest ancestries in Perth - East Perth 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 Perth - East 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 Perth - East 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
Perth - East Perth - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%City of Vincent %Number%City of Vincent %2011 to 2016
English
1,76727.231.91,51828.930.6+250
Australian
1,22618.925.11,01119.225.1+215
map this data in atlas.idIrish6339.711.967212.811.6-40
Chinese
5758.95.43787.24.8+197
map this data in atlas.idScottish4797.48.74258.18.4+54
Italian
4266.610.23396.510.4+87
German
2383.73.41783.43.1+60
Vietnamese
1943.02.01753.32.0+19
Indian
1342.11.7931.81.7+40
Polish
861.31.2701.31.2+16
New Zealander
861.31.1601.11.2+27
French
821.31.1501.00.9+32
Filipino
781.20.7370.70.5+41
Korean
781.20.8490.90.7+29
Dutch
701.11.7921.82.0-22
Greek
671.02.2521.02.3+15
Japanese
600.90.6360.70.6+24
Nepalese
590.90.4681.30.4-9
South African
520.80.7410.80.7+11
Croatian
520.81.0501.01.0+2
Malay
510.80.4210.40.3+30
Welsh
450.71.0551.10.8-10
Thai
450.70.4390.80.4+6
Spanish
420.70.7250.50.5+17
Iranian
410.60.4110.20.3+30
Maori
400.60.3290.60.3+11
Serbian
370.60.7320.60.6+5
Taiwanese
340.50.280.20.1+26
Inadequately Described
330.50.7320.60.6+1
Portuguese
320.50.4150.30.3+17
American
270.40.5601.10.6-33
Burmese peoples
260.40.4120.20.5+14
Indonesian
260.40.3200.40.2+6
Sinhalese
260.40.490.20.3+17
Macedonian
230.41.2140.31.2+9
Brazilian
220.30.3190.40.2+3
Mexican
210.30.120.10.0+19
Pakistani
210.30.1140.30.1+7
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Perth - East Perth - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Vincent %Number%City of Vincent %2011 to 2016
Not stated84713.08.954810.48.6+298

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% Irish, City of Vincent: 11.9% Chinese, City of Vincent: 5.4% Scottish, City of Vincent: 8.7% Italian, City of Vincent: 10.2% German, City of Vincent: 3.4% Vietnamese, City of Vincent: 2.0% Indian, City of Vincent: 1.7% Polish, City of Vincent: 1.2% English, Perth - East Perth: 27.2% Australian, Perth - East Perth: 18.9% Irish, Perth - East Perth: 9.7% Chinese, Perth - East Perth: 8.9% Scottish, Perth - East Perth: 7.4% Italian, Perth - East Perth: 6.6% German, Perth - East Perth: 3.7% Vietnamese, Perth - East Perth: 3.0% Indian, Perth - East Perth: 2.1% Polish, Perth - East Perth: 1.3%
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, Perth - East Perth: +250 Australian, Perth - East Perth: +215 Irish, Perth - East Perth: -40 Chinese, Perth - East Perth: +197 Scottish, Perth - East Perth: +54 Italian, Perth - East Perth: +87 German, Perth - East Perth: +60 Vietnamese, Perth - East Perth: +19 Indian, Perth - East Perth: +40 Polish, Perth - East Perth: +16
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 Perth - East Perth in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (1,767 people or 27.2%)
  • Australian (1,226 people or 18.9%)
  • Irish (633 people or 9.7%)
  • Chinese (575 people or 8.9%)
  • Scottish (479 people or 7.4%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 4,680 responses in total, or 72.13% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (8.9% compared to 5.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (18.9% compared to 25.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (27.2% compared to 31.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Italian ancestry (6.6% compared to 10.2%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+250 persons)
  • Australian (+215 persons)
  • Chinese (+197 persons)
  • Italian (+87 persons)

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