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The three largest ancestries in Hindmarsh Shire in 2016 were Australian, English and German.

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 Hindmarsh Shire 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 Hindmarsh Shire'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
Hindmarsh Shire - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%Wimmera Region %Number%Wimmera Region %2011 to 2016
Australian
2,37241.442.32,44342.142.4-71
English
2,27139.640.42,19337.839.5+78
German
85514.911.098417.011.3-129
map this data in atlas.idScottish5529.611.35289.110.7+24
map this data in atlas.idIrish4537.910.24678.110.1-14
Burmese peoples
1462.50.6500.90.2+96
Dutch
631.11.2701.21.4-7
Italian
500.92.0500.91.80
Filipino
420.70.6380.70.4+4
Indian
340.60.7330.60.5+1
French
330.60.4260.40.4+7
Greek
260.50.3150.30.3+11
Inadequately Described
260.50.380.10.2+18
Chinese
210.40.5170.30.3+4
Polish
210.40.3220.40.4-1
Welsh
210.40.460.10.4+15
Maltese
140.20.260.10.1+8
New Zealander
120.20.2140.20.3-2
Serbian
100.20.130.10.1+7
Swedish
100.20.140.10.1+6
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Hindmarsh Shire - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Wimmera Region %Number%Wimmera Region %2011 to 2016
Not stated4177.37.03365.86.6+81

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 Australian, Wimmera Region: 42.3% English, Wimmera Region: 40.4% German, Wimmera Region: 11.0% Scottish, Wimmera Region: 11.3% Irish, Wimmera Region: 10.2% Burmese peoples, Wimmera Region: 0.6% Dutch, Wimmera Region: 1.2% Italian, Wimmera Region: 2.0% Filipino, Wimmera Region: 0.6% Indian, Wimmera Region: 0.7% Australian, Hindmarsh Shire: 41.4% English, Hindmarsh Shire: 39.6% German, Hindmarsh Shire: 14.9% Scottish, Hindmarsh Shire: 9.6% Irish, Hindmarsh Shire: 7.9% Burmese peoples, Hindmarsh Shire: 2.5% Dutch, Hindmarsh Shire: 1.1% Italian, Hindmarsh Shire: 0.9% Filipino, Hindmarsh Shire: 0.7% Indian, Hindmarsh Shire: 0.6%
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 Australian, Hindmarsh Shire: -71 English, Hindmarsh Shire: +78 German, Hindmarsh Shire: -129 Scottish, Hindmarsh Shire: +24 Irish, Hindmarsh Shire: -14 Burmese peoples, Hindmarsh Shire: +96 Dutch, Hindmarsh Shire: -7 Italian, Hindmarsh Shire: 0 Filipino, Hindmarsh Shire: +4 Indian, Hindmarsh Shire: +1
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 Hindmarsh Shire in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Australian (2,372 people or 41.4%)
  • English (2,271 people or 39.6%)
  • German (855 people or 14.9%)
  • Scottish (552 people or 9.6%)
  • Irish (453 people or 7.9%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 6,503 responses in total, or 113.51% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in Hindmarsh Shire and Wimmera Region were:

  • A larger percentage of people with German ancestry (14.9% compared to 11.0%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Burmese peoples ancestry (2.5% compared to 0.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Irish ancestry (7.9% compared to 10.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Scottish ancestry (9.6% compared to 11.3%)

Emerging groups

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

  • German (-129 persons)
  • Burmese peoples (+96 persons)
  • English (+78 persons)
  • Australian (-71 persons)

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