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Albury City
Ancestry

The three largest ancestries in Albury City in 2011 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 Albury 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 Albury City's ethnic characteristics.

Derived from the Census question:

'What is the person's ancestry?'

Multi-response

Total NSW population

Ancestry - Ranked by size
Albury City20112006Change
AncestryNumberAlbury City %Australia %NumberAlbury City %Australia %2006 to 2011
Australian19,41240.632.821,20645.836.9-1,794
English18,69639.133.016,24135.131.0+2,455
Irish6,39013.49.75,48411.99.0+906
Scottish5,00510.58.24,1459.07.4+860
German3,6787.73.93,3037.13.8+375
Italian1,0482.24.19592.14.1+89
Dutch8151.71.58161.81.4-1
Indian4070.91.91670.41.3+240
Greek3340.71.83180.71.8+16
Polish3090.60.83260.70.8-17
Filipino2790.61.11930.40.9+86
New Zealander2760.60.82510.50.8+25
Chinese2700.64.42070.43.7+63
Welsh2420.50.62350.50.6+7
Other Indian subcontinent2130.40.130.00.1+210
Croatian1700.40.61550.30.6+15
French1550.30.51650.40.5-10
Spanish1510.30.51220.30.5+29
Lebanese1480.31.21600.31.2-12
Serbian (incl. South Eastern European, nfd)1410.30.51590.30.5-18
Maori1390.30.61140.20.5+25
Austrian1250.30.21430.30.2-18
Lao1210.30.11190.30.1+2
Australian Aboriginal1200.30.51250.30.5-5
Hungarian1120.20.31080.20.3+4
Danish1040.20.2970.20.2+7
Ukrainian1010.20.2970.20.2+4
Maltese910.20.8840.20.8+7
American (incl. African American)850.20.31000.20.3-15
Bengali830.20.230.00.1+80
Russian790.20.4810.20.4-2
South African790.20.5960.20.4-17
Swedish630.10.2670.10.2-4
Thai620.10.2300.10.2+32
Nepalese620.10.200.00.0+62
Swiss590.10.1490.10.1+10
Canadian510.10.2660.10.2-15
Czech500.10.1810.20.1-31
Norwegian500.10.1440.10.1+6
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Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Ancestry - Totals
Albury City - Total persons20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumberAlbury City %Australia %NumberAlbury City %Australia %2006 to 2011
Not stated3,0836.46.93,4687.58.2-385
Total people47,809100.0100.046,271100.0100.0+1,538
Total responses63,892----60,477----+3,415

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Ancestry, 2011
Ancestry, 2011 Australian, Total Australia population: 32.8% English, Total Australia population: 33.0% Irish, Total Australia population: 9.7% Scottish, Total Australia population: 8.2% German, Total Australia population: 3.9% Italian, Total Australia population: 4.1% Dutch, Total Australia population: 1.5% Indian, Total Australia population: 1.9% Greek, Total Australia population: 1.8% Polish, Total Australia population: 0.8% Australian, Albury City: 40.6% English, Albury City: 39.1% Irish, Albury City: 13.4% Scottish, Albury City: 10.5% German, Albury City: 7.7% Italian, Albury City: 2.2% Dutch, Albury City: 1.7% Indian, Albury City: 0.9% Greek, Albury City: 0.7% Polish, Albury City: 0.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.
Change in ancestry, 2006 to 2011
Change in ancestry, 2006 to 2011 Australian, Albury City: -1,794 English, Albury City: +2,455 Irish, Albury City: +906 Scottish, Albury City: +860 German, Albury City: +375 Italian, Albury City: +89 Dutch, Albury City: -1 Indian, Albury City: +240 Greek, Albury City: +16 Polish, Albury City: -17
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the ancestry responses of the population in Albury City in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Australian (19,412 people or 40.6%)
  • English (18,696 people or 39.1%)
  • Irish (6,390 people or 13.4%)
  • Scottish (5,005 people or 10.5%)
  • German (3,678 people or 7.7%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 53,181 responses in total, or 111.24% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the Albury City population compared to the Australian total population were:

  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (40.6% compared to 32.8%)
  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (39.1% compared to 33.0%)
  • A larger percentage of people with German ancestry (7.7% compared to 3.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (0.6% compared to 4.4%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the reported ancestries of Albury City population between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • English (+2,455 persons)
  • Australian (-1,794 persons)
  • Irish (+906 persons)
  • Scottish (+860 persons)