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The three largest ancestries in Rural Balance 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 Rural Balance 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 Rural Balance'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
Rural Balance - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%City of Wodonga %Number%City of Wodonga %2011 to 2016
Australian
71345.042.168946.743.5+24
English
57636.439.856338.239.3+13
map this data in atlas.idIrish17210.912.919313.112.2-21
map this data in atlas.idScottish1579.910.514810.19.9+9
German
1026.57.0896.17.2+13
Italian
452.92.8130.92.6+32
Dutch
271.71.9352.42.2-8

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

Ancestry - Totals
Rural Balance - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Wodonga %Number%City of Wodonga %2011 to 2016
Not stated16210.36.8855.85.5+77

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, City of Wodonga: 42.1% English, City of Wodonga: 39.8% Irish, City of Wodonga: 12.9% Scottish, City of Wodonga: 10.5% German, City of Wodonga: 7.0% Italian, City of Wodonga: 2.8% Dutch, City of Wodonga: 1.9% Australian, Rural Balance: 45.0% English, Rural Balance: 36.4% Irish, Rural Balance: 10.9% Scottish, Rural Balance: 9.9% German, Rural Balance: 6.5% Italian, Rural Balance: 2.9% Dutch, Rural Balance: 1.7%
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 Australian, Rural Balance: +24 English, Rural Balance: +13 Irish, Rural Balance: -21 Scottish, Rural Balance: +9 German, Rural Balance: +13 Italian, Rural Balance: +32 Dutch, Rural Balance: -8
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 Rural Balance in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Australian (713 people or 45.0%)
  • English (576 people or 36.4%)
  • Irish (172 people or 10.9%)
  • Scottish (157 people or 9.9%)
  • German (102 people or 6.5%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 1,720 responses in total, or 108.69% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in Rural Balance and City of Wodonga were:

  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (45.0% compared to 42.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (36.4% compared to 39.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Irish ancestry (10.9% compared to 12.9%)

Emerging groups

There were no major differences in Rural Balance between 2011 and 2016.

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