The main point to strike me when looking at the Table Builder output was that the Big 3 reported ancestries are yet again English, Australian and Irish. However they occupy a considerably higher proportion of total responses in Carwoola than in Queanbeyan (and I am ignoring the small duplication between the series due to some Carwoola people also being Queanbeyan folk: this ain't rocket science). Extending that slightly to include the top 5 reported ancestries in Carwoola and the equivalent percentages in Queanbeyan gives these pie charts,
In the above I referred to 'reported ancestries" since I have excluded the 'not stated' category which amounts to approximately 10% of households in Carwoola rather than 6% in Queanbeyan. I suspect, but can't prove, that much of the non-response is where a questionnaire was not submitted for the household and the higher rate reflects the presence of a number of 'weekenders' in Carwoola which meant the collector was unable to obtain a questionnaire from an apparently occupied dwelling.
A further, technically interesting, point is offered by the small size of Carwoola. With less people there is reduced likelihood of a small ancestral groups being represented.
The 2 most notable ancestral groups over-represented in Queanbeyan (when compared with Carwoola) are those in which the City exceeds NSW as a whole: Macedonian and Italian.
People of Chinese and Indian ancestry are both about 1.2% of the Queanbeyan population, which is lower than for NSW as a whole - much lower in the case of Chinese ancestry. In Carwoola they are both about 0.2%, equivalent to 3 or 4 people.
I did contemplate whether the extra capital involved in buying acreage might dissuade them from moving out of the urban area. While information on wealth is not available I looked at the income distribution for Queanbeyan as a whole and the people of Chinese (457 people) and South Asian (834 people) ancestry in that city. Excluding those <15 age="" and="" category="" chart.="" following="" nbsp="" not="" of="" p="" provided="" stated="" the="" years="">
My conclusion is thus that for these two groups - and possibly others - the rural acreage lifestyle just doesn't appeal for whatever reason.
There are a number of other ancestral groups represented in Queanbeyan but not in Carwoola but the numbers of people involved are lower and I am not game to try to draw out reasons. 15>