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Horsham Rural City

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 Horsham Rural City in 2016 were Australian, English and Scottish.

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 Horsham Rural City 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 Horsham Rural City'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
Horsham Rural City - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%Wimmera Region %Number%Wimmera Region %2011 to 2016
Australian
8,11541.342.38,05741.842.4+58
English
8,04741.040.47,74640.239.5+301
map this data in atlas.idScottish2,35012.011.32,14111.110.7+209
German
2,09910.711.02,06010.711.3+39
map this data in atlas.idIrish2,08510.610.21,99010.310.1+95
Italian
5402.82.04932.61.8+47
Dutch
2781.41.23221.71.4-44
Indian
1520.80.71180.60.5+34
Filipino
1330.70.6570.30.4+76
Chinese
1240.60.5740.40.3+50
Welsh
910.50.4840.40.4+7
French
800.40.4680.40.4+12
Polish
700.40.3750.40.4-5
Greek
590.30.3530.30.3+6
Burmese peoples
560.30.6270.10.2+29
Inadequately Described
560.30.3400.20.2+16
New Zealander
410.20.2570.30.3-16
Australian Aboriginal
410.20.2240.10.1+17
Maltese
350.20.2170.10.1+18
Turkish
340.20.1270.10.1+7
Danish
330.20.1160.10.1+17
American
300.20.1160.10.1+14
South African
300.20.1240.10.1+6
Spanish
300.20.2200.10.1+10
Canadian
280.10.1180.10.1+10
Sinhalese
240.10.1140.10.1+10
Austrian
210.10.1130.10.1+8
Hungarian
210.10.1210.10.10
Japanese
210.10.1160.10.1+5
Lebanese
200.10.1150.10.1+5
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Horsham Rural City - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Wimmera Region %Number%Wimmera Region %2011 to 2016
Not stated1,2616.47.01,1355.96.6+126

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% Scottish, Wimmera Region: 11.3% German, Wimmera Region: 11.0% Irish, Wimmera Region: 10.2% Italian, Wimmera Region: 2.0% Dutch, Wimmera Region: 1.2% Indian, Wimmera Region: 0.7% Filipino, Wimmera Region: 0.6% Chinese, Wimmera Region: 0.5% Australian, Horsham Rural City: 41.3% English, Horsham Rural City: 41.0% Scottish, Horsham Rural City: 12.0% German, Horsham Rural City: 10.7% Irish, Horsham Rural City: 10.6% Italian, Horsham Rural City: 2.8% Dutch, Horsham Rural City: 1.4% Indian, Horsham Rural City: 0.8% Filipino, Horsham Rural City: 0.7% Chinese, Horsham Rural City: 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, Horsham Rural City: +58 English, Horsham Rural City: +301 Scottish, Horsham Rural City: +209 German, Horsham Rural City: +39 Irish, Horsham Rural City: +95 Italian, Horsham Rural City: +47 Dutch, Horsham Rural City: -44 Indian, Horsham Rural City: +34 Filipino, Horsham Rural City: +76 Chinese, Horsham Rural City: +50
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 Horsham Rural City in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Australian (8,115 people or 41.3%)
  • English (8,047 people or 41.0%)
  • Scottish (2,350 people or 12.0%)
  • German (2,099 people or 10.7%)
  • Irish (2,085 people or 10.6%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 22,696 responses in total, or 115.62% of all responses.

There were no major differences between Horsham Rural City and Wimmera Region in 2016.

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+301 persons)
  • Scottish (+209 persons)
  • Irish (+95 persons)
  • Filipino (+76 persons)

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