Talk:Demographics of Australia

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Black population[edit]

Why aren't there any statistics on the percentage of black people (i.e. non-white people of African ancestry) living in Australia? Surely there most be some info on it. 2604:2000:7FC0:1:994C:E811:2B3A:3A95 (talk) 09:26, 2 November 2014 (UTC)

You do realise that not all black people are from Africa? Statistics are not gathered based on the colour of skin, they're gathered on the basis of ancestry. Country of birth is detailed in the article. --AussieLegend () 09:31, 2 November 2014 (UTC)

Ancestry statistics[edit]

The ancestry statistics showed in the article do not match although they are supposed to be from the same 2011 census. E.g. "English (33.7 per cent)" and then "English (36.1%)". Maybe those discrepancies are based on wether you calculate the percentage on the total of responses (people declaring two ancestries are counted twice, thus adding up to 100%, as stated here) or on the total Australian population. Whatever the reason, I think one set of percentages should be chosen so that the statistics don't show different answers only two lines apart.Skimel (talk) 18:30, 8 June 2015 (UTC)

The percentages are described using different standards: "most commonly reported" and "most commonly nominated". Most commonly nominated is based on self-identification. I fail to see how stats reflecting a different criterion in each instance is confusing. --Iryna Harpy (talk) 04:10, 9 June 2015 (UTC)