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The three largest ancestries in Vermont 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 Vermont 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 Vermont'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
Vermont - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%City of Whitehorse %Number%City of Whitehorse %2011 to 2016
English
3,10831.126.53,09632.728.1+12
Australian
2,64326.423.13,03332.027.2-390
map this data in atlas.idChinese1,77417.722.29289.815.9+846
map this data in atlas.idIrish1,08710.99.71,05611.19.7+31
Scottish
8738.77.99079.68.1-34
Italian
4154.24.54374.64.8-22
Indian
4034.04.02652.83.0+138
German
3553.63.03703.93.2-15
Greek
2132.13.72342.54.1-21
Vietnamese
1831.81.51171.21.2+66
Sinhalese
1681.71.61741.81.3-6
Dutch
1571.61.41902.01.5-33
Polish
961.00.81011.10.8-5
Filipino
930.90.8790.80.6+14
Croatian
670.70.4560.60.5+11
Korean
640.60.8270.30.7+37
Russian
590.60.3590.60.30
Welsh
570.60.5500.50.5+7
New Zealander
550.60.6610.60.7-6
Iranian
490.50.7410.40.4+8
Malay
470.50.6220.20.3+25
Japanese
440.40.4240.30.3+20
Maltese
410.40.4460.50.5-5
Thai
410.40.3230.20.3+18
Hungarian
350.40.4540.60.5-19
Other Indian subcontinent
320.30.330.00.2+29
Bengali
290.30.190.10.1+20
South African
290.30.4560.60.5-27
Austrian
270.30.2220.20.3+5
Inadequately Described
270.30.5130.10.3+14
Khmer (Cambodian)
250.30.2140.10.2+11
Spanish
240.20.3300.30.3-6
Macedonian
230.20.2100.10.3+13
Mauritian
230.20.290.10.2+14
French
230.20.5460.50.5-23
American
230.20.3420.40.3-19
Indonesian
200.20.4150.20.3+5
Egyptian
190.20.2280.30.2-9
Serbian
190.20.3490.50.4-30
Ukrainian
190.20.2140.10.2+5
Slovene
170.20.1150.20.1+2
Lebanese
160.20.2260.30.2-10
Swedish
150.20.2150.20.20
Anglo-Indian
140.10.170.10.1+7
Burmese peoples
130.10.160.10.1+7
Tongan
130.10.1150.20.1-2
Sudanese
110.10.100.00.0+11
Canadian
110.10.1140.10.2-3
Cypriot
110.10.2200.20.2-9
Portuguese
110.10.1100.10.1+1
Latvian
110.10.2180.20.2-7
Pakistani
100.10.3170.20.1-7
Tamil
100.10.130.00.2+7
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Vermont - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Whitehorse %Number%City of Whitehorse %2011 to 2016
Not stated3133.14.32712.95.0+42

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% Greek, City of Whitehorse: 3.7% Vietnamese, City of Whitehorse: 1.5% English, Vermont: 31.1% Australian, Vermont: 26.4% Chinese, Vermont: 17.7% Irish, Vermont: 10.9% Scottish, Vermont: 8.7% Italian, Vermont: 4.2% Indian, Vermont: 4.0% German, Vermont: 3.6% Greek, Vermont: 2.1% Vietnamese, Vermont: 1.8%
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, Vermont: +12 Australian, Vermont: -390 Chinese, Vermont: +846 Irish, Vermont: +31 Scottish, Vermont: -34 Italian, Vermont: -22 Indian, Vermont: +138 German, Vermont: -15 Greek, Vermont: -21 Vietnamese, Vermont: +66
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 Vermont in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (3,108 people or 31.1%)
  • Australian (2,643 people or 26.4%)
  • Chinese (1,774 people or 17.7%)
  • Irish (1,087 people or 10.9%)
  • Scottish (873 people or 8.7%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 9,485 responses in total, or 94.90% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (31.1% compared to 26.5%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (26.4% compared to 23.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (17.7% compared to 22.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Greek ancestry (2.1% 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 (+846 persons)
  • Australian (-390 persons)
  • Indian (+138 persons)
  • Vietnamese (+66 persons)

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