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The three largest ancestries in Mitcham in 2016 were English, Australian and Chinese.

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 Mitcham 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 Mitcham'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
Mitcham - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%City of Whitehorse %Number%City of Whitehorse %2011 to 2016
English
5,09331.426.54,89733.028.1+196
Australian
4,54828.123.14,77532.227.2-227
map this data in atlas.idChinese2,47215.322.21,63811.115.9+834
map this data in atlas.idIrish1,75510.89.71,59510.89.7+160
Scottish
1,5409.57.91,3329.08.1+208
Italian
8085.04.57625.14.8+46
Indian
6253.94.04112.83.0+214
German
5973.73.05653.83.2+32
Dutch
3081.91.42781.91.5+30
Greek
2781.73.72351.64.1+43
Iranian
1571.00.7700.50.4+87
Sinhalese
1520.91.61160.81.3+36
Vietnamese
1420.91.51421.01.20
Polish
1310.80.81330.90.8-2
New Zealander
1190.70.61000.70.7+19
Korean
1180.70.8520.40.7+66
Filipino
1000.60.8610.40.6+39
Serbian
840.50.3790.50.4+5
Welsh
830.50.5880.60.5-5
Maltese
820.50.4670.50.5+15
Khmer (Cambodian)
770.50.2620.40.2+15
Malay
770.50.6520.40.3+25
French
700.40.5730.50.5-3
South African
700.40.4880.60.5-18
Indonesian
690.40.4400.30.3+29
Croatian
670.40.4420.30.5+25
Hungarian
650.40.4590.40.5+6
Japanese
630.40.4550.40.3+8
Burmese peoples
620.40.1260.20.1+36
Russian
550.30.3630.40.3-8
Other Indian subcontinent
520.30.3230.20.2+29
Egyptian
520.30.2170.10.2+35
Spanish
470.30.3450.30.3+2
Pakistani
430.30.3270.20.1+16
Latvian
390.20.2380.30.2+1
American
380.20.3430.30.3-5
Inadequately Described
380.20.5320.20.3+6
Macedonian
340.20.2350.20.3-1
Maori
290.20.1190.10.1+10
Thai
290.20.3250.20.3+4
Cypriot
270.20.2130.10.2+14
Ukrainian
260.20.2330.20.2-7
Taiwanese
250.20.2100.10.1+15
Austrian
250.20.2500.30.3-25
Turkish
230.10.1120.10.1+11
Swiss
230.10.2340.20.2-11
Argentinian
200.10.0130.10.1+7
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Mitcham - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Whitehorse %Number%City of Whitehorse %2011 to 2016
Not stated6504.04.36184.25.0+32

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 Whitehorse: 26.5% Australian, City of Whitehorse: 23.1% Chinese, City of Whitehorse: 22.2% Irish, City of Whitehorse: 9.7% Scottish, City of Whitehorse: 7.9% Italian, City of Whitehorse: 4.5% Indian, City of Whitehorse: 4.0% German, City of Whitehorse: 3.0% Dutch, City of Whitehorse: 1.4% Greek, City of Whitehorse: 3.7% English, Mitcham: 31.4% Australian, Mitcham: 28.1% Chinese, Mitcham: 15.3% Irish, Mitcham: 10.8% Scottish, Mitcham: 9.5% Italian, Mitcham: 5.0% Indian, Mitcham: 3.9% German, Mitcham: 3.7% Dutch, Mitcham: 1.9% Greek, Mitcham: 1.7%
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, Mitcham: +196 Australian, Mitcham: -227 Chinese, Mitcham: +834 Irish, Mitcham: +160 Scottish, Mitcham: +208 Italian, Mitcham: +46 Indian, Mitcham: +214 German, Mitcham: +32 Dutch, Mitcham: +30 Greek, Mitcham: +43
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 Mitcham in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (5,093 people or 31.4%)
  • Australian (4,548 people or 28.1%)
  • Chinese (2,472 people or 15.3%)
  • Irish (1,755 people or 10.8%)
  • Scottish (1,540 people or 9.5%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 15,408 responses in total, or 95.13% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in Mitcham and the City of Whitehorse were:

  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (28.1% compared to 23.1%)
  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (31.4% compared to 26.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (15.3% compared to 22.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Greek ancestry (1.7% compared to 3.7%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Chinese (+834 persons)
  • Australian (-227 persons)
  • Indian (+214 persons)
  • Scottish (+208 persons)

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