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The three largest ancestries in Warracknabeal 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 Warracknabeal 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 Warracknabeal'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?'


Total population

Ancestry - Ranked by size
Warracknabeal - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%Wimmera Region %Number%Wimmera Region %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idScottish2249.711.32299.810.7-5
map this data in atlas.idIrish2159.310.22159.210.10

Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Warracknabeal - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Wimmera Region %Number%Wimmera Region %2011 to 2016
Not stated24110.57.030313.06.6-62

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% Scottish, Wimmera Region: 11.3% Irish, Wimmera Region: 10.2% German, Wimmera Region: 11.0% Chinese, Wimmera Region: 0.5% Italian, Wimmera Region: 2.0% Indian, Wimmera Region: 0.7% Dutch, Wimmera Region: 1.2% Maltese, Wimmera Region: 0.2% Australian, Warracknabeal: 42.2% English, Warracknabeal: 39.3% Scottish, Warracknabeal: 9.7% Irish, Warracknabeal: 9.3% German, Warracknabeal: 9.2% Chinese, Warracknabeal: 1.2% Italian, Warracknabeal: 1.0% Indian, Warracknabeal: 1.0% Dutch, Warracknabeal: 0.8% Maltese, Warracknabeal: 0.5%
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, Warracknabeal: +31 English, Warracknabeal: +12 Scottish, Warracknabeal: -5 Irish, Warracknabeal: 0 German, Warracknabeal: +15 Chinese, Warracknabeal: +16 Italian, Warracknabeal: -5 Indian, Warracknabeal: +9 Dutch, Warracknabeal: -8 Maltese, Warracknabeal: -2
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 Warracknabeal in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Australian (973 people or 42.2%)
  • English (905 people or 39.3%)
  • Scottish (224 people or 9.7%)
  • Irish (215 people or 9.3%)
  • German (211 people or 9.2%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 2,528 responses in total, or 109.77% of all responses.

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

  • A smaller percentage of people with German ancestry (9.2% compared to 11.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Scottish ancestry (9.7% compared to 11.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (39.3% compared to 40.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Italian ancestry (1.0% compared to 2.0%)

Emerging groups

There were no major differences in Warracknabeal between 2011 and 2016.

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