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The three largest ancestries in Horsham Township in 2016 were English, Australian 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 Township 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 Township'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 Township - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%Wimmera Region %Number%Wimmera Region %2011 to 2016
English
5,92440.540.45,66939.739.5+255
Australian
5,82439.842.35,84240.942.4-18
map this data in atlas.idScottish1,66311.411.31,57111.010.7+92
map this data in atlas.idIrish1,59110.910.21,52810.710.1+63
German
1,56510.711.01,50210.511.3+63
Italian
4473.12.03932.81.8+54
Dutch
2271.61.22521.81.4-25
Indian
1461.00.71100.80.5+36
Chinese
1230.80.5640.40.3+59
Filipino
1050.70.6530.40.4+52
Welsh
570.40.4650.50.4-8
Greek
470.30.3500.40.3-3
Inadequately Described
460.30.3350.20.2+11
French
340.20.4390.30.4-5
Polish
340.20.3570.40.4-23
Turkish
320.20.1340.20.1-2
Burmese peoples
290.20.6250.20.2+4
New Zealander
240.20.2610.40.3-37
Australian Aboriginal
230.20.2150.10.1+8
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Horsham Township - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Wimmera Region %Number%Wimmera Region %2011 to 2016
Not stated9316.47.08465.96.6+85

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, Wimmera Region: 40.4% Australian, Wimmera Region: 42.3% Scottish, Wimmera Region: 11.3% Irish, Wimmera Region: 10.2% 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% Filipino, Wimmera Region: 0.6% English, Horsham Township: 40.5% Australian, Horsham Township: 39.8% Scottish, Horsham Township: 11.4% Irish, Horsham Township: 10.9% German, Horsham Township: 10.7% Italian, Horsham Township: 3.1% Dutch, Horsham Township: 1.6% Indian, Horsham Township: 1.0% Chinese, Horsham Township: 0.8% Filipino, Horsham Township: 0.7%
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, Horsham Township: +255 Australian, Horsham Township: -18 Scottish, Horsham Township: +92 Irish, Horsham Township: +63 German, Horsham Township: +63 Italian, Horsham Township: +54 Dutch, Horsham Township: -25 Indian, Horsham Township: +36 Chinese, Horsham Township: +59 Filipino, Horsham Township: +52
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 Township in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (5,924 people or 40.5%)
  • Australian (5,824 people or 39.8%)
  • Scottish (1,663 people or 11.4%)
  • Irish (1,591 people or 10.9%)
  • German (1,565 people or 10.7%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 16,567 responses in total, or 113.22% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in Horsham Township and Wimmera Region were:

  • A larger percentage of people with Italian ancestry (3.1% compared to 2.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (39.8% compared to 42.3%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+255 persons)
  • Scottish (+92 persons)
  • Irish (+63 persons)
  • German (+63 persons)

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