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Yarriambiack Shire

Ancestry

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The three largest ancestries in Yarriambiack Shire in 2016 were Australian, English 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 Yarriambiack 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 Yarriambiack 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
Yarriambiack Shire - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%Wimmera Region %Number%Wimmera Region %2011 to 2016
Australian
2,91843.742.33,00142.342.4-83
English
2,55338.240.42,67737.739.5-124
map this data in atlas.idIrish71110.610.280411.310.1-93
map this data in atlas.idScottish68110.211.375410.610.7-73
German
67510.111.072410.211.3-49
Italian
891.32.0681.01.8+21
Dutch
610.91.2791.11.4-18
Indian
440.70.7150.20.5+29
Chinese
420.60.5260.40.3+16
Greek
290.40.3160.20.3+13
Welsh
270.40.4240.30.4+3
Inadequately Described
240.40.3120.20.2+12
Polish
230.30.3260.40.4-3
Maltese
200.30.2200.30.10
French
200.30.4200.30.40
New Zealander
170.30.2170.20.30
Filipino
150.20.6240.30.4-9
Swiss
140.20.1150.20.1-1
South African
100.10.100.00.1+10
Spanish
100.10.230.00.1+7
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Yarriambiack Shire - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Wimmera Region %Number%Wimmera Region %2011 to 2016
Not stated6109.17.06729.56.6-62

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% Irish, Wimmera Region: 10.2% Scottish, Wimmera Region: 11.3% German, Wimmera Region: 11.0% Italian, Wimmera Region: 2.0% Dutch, Wimmera Region: 1.2% Indian, Wimmera Region: 0.7% Chinese, Wimmera Region: 0.5% Greek, Wimmera Region: 0.3% Australian, Yarriambiack Shire: 43.7% English, Yarriambiack Shire: 38.2% Irish, Yarriambiack Shire: 10.6% Scottish, Yarriambiack Shire: 10.2% German, Yarriambiack Shire: 10.1% Italian, Yarriambiack Shire: 1.3% Dutch, Yarriambiack Shire: 0.9% Indian, Yarriambiack Shire: 0.7% Chinese, Yarriambiack Shire: 0.6% Greek, Yarriambiack Shire: 0.4%
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, Yarriambiack Shire: -83 English, Yarriambiack Shire: -124 Irish, Yarriambiack Shire: -93 Scottish, Yarriambiack Shire: -73 German, Yarriambiack Shire: -49 Italian, Yarriambiack Shire: +21 Dutch, Yarriambiack Shire: -18 Indian, Yarriambiack Shire: +29 Chinese, Yarriambiack Shire: +16 Greek, Yarriambiack Shire: +13
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 Yarriambiack Shire in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Australian (2,918 people or 43.7%)
  • English (2,553 people or 38.2%)
  • Irish (711 people or 10.6%)
  • Scottish (681 people or 10.2%)
  • German (675 people or 10.1%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 7,538 responses in total, or 112.76% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (43.7% compared to 42.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (38.2% compared to 40.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Scottish ancestry (10.2% compared to 11.3%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (-124 persons)
  • Irish (-93 persons)
  • Australian (-83 persons)
  • Scottish (-73 persons)

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