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The three largest ancestries in Blacktown City in 2016 were Australian, English and Indian.

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 Blacktown 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 Blacktown City'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
Blacktown City - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2011 to 2016
Australian
76,67322.823.576,73725.525.7-64
English
69,70720.725.365,30121.725.8+4,406
map this data in atlas.idIndian38,06411.34.022,0707.32.9+15,994
map this data in atlas.idFilipino29,9318.92.125,8998.61.9+4,032
Irish
19,1145.78.617,0175.78.3+2,097
Scottish
14,9584.46.413,4284.56.3+1,530
Chinese
13,8984.110.19,8103.38.2+4,088
Italian
8,6442.64.27,7932.64.2+851
Maltese
8,4572.51.28,6182.91.2-161
German
7,2062.12.56,3122.12.5+894
Samoan
5,7301.70.54,6241.50.4+1,106
Lebanese
5,2411.63.34,7211.63.2+520
Fijian
5,2111.50.54,1051.40.5+1,106
Pakistani
4,9171.50.52,9871.00.3+1,930
Sinhalese
4,6391.40.63,2121.10.5+1,427
Maori
3,5511.10.53,2821.10.5+269
Greek
3,5111.02.43,3011.12.6+210
Other Indian subcontinent
3,4441.00.32,4990.80.2+945
Spanish
3,4371.00.82,5420.80.7+895
Tongan
3,2651.00.32,4590.80.3+806
Inadequately Described
3,2631.00.61,8410.60.4+1,422
Afghan
3,2441.00.32,2210.70.2+1,023
Bengali
3,1080.90.61,8600.60.4+1,248
Egyptian
3,0700.90.52,4900.80.5+580
Punjabi
2,7980.80.11,1800.40.1+1,618
Croatian
2,7540.80.82,7470.90.8+7
Turkish
2,6600.80.52,4380.80.5+222
Dutch
2,6550.80.92,9371.01.0-282
Polish
2,6330.80.82,8080.90.8-175
Sudanese
2,4630.70.12,2440.70.1+219
New Zealander
2,3710.70.82,1110.70.8+260
Tamil
2,1630.60.21,3740.50.2+789
Korean
2,0120.61.31,5640.51.1+448
Nepalese
1,8810.60.76720.20.4+1,209
Iranian
1,7210.50.51,0800.40.3+641
Serbian
1,6280.50.61,5930.50.6+35
Central and West African
1,4790.40.21,0280.30.1+451
Indonesian
1,4730.40.51,1850.40.4+288
South African
1,4340.40.61,3590.50.6+75
Vietnamese
1,4210.42.21,1830.41.8+238
Australian Aboriginal
1,4000.40.21,1590.40.2+241
Assyrian/Chaldean
1,2940.40.61,0870.40.5+207
Cook Islander
1,2670.40.11,0830.40.1+184
Hungarian
1,2540.40.41,3440.40.4-90
French
1,2470.40.71,0360.30.6+211
Portuguese
1,1650.30.58480.30.4+317
Russian
1,0550.30.59380.30.5+117
Chilean
1,0200.30.38480.30.3+172
Burmese peoples
1,0100.30.17620.30.1+248
Iraqi
1,0070.30.56640.20.3+343
Arab not further described
1,0040.30.48260.30.3+178
Other Polynesian
9120.30.15620.20.1+350
Mauritian
8890.30.28640.30.2+25
Welsh
8840.30.58250.30.5+59
Thai
7680.20.55620.20.4+206
Other Oceanian (inc. Melanesia & Micronesia)
7380.20.16420.20.1+96
Palestinian
7370.20.25890.20.1+148
Kurdish
7010.20.15840.20.1+117
Malay
6800.20.24630.20.1+217
Syrian
6710.20.23880.10.2+283
American
6090.20.35840.20.3+25
Ukrainian
6080.20.25630.20.2+45
Armenian
5720.20.35240.20.3+48
Other Central Asian
5710.20.12890.10.1+282
Cypriot
4810.10.23840.10.2+97
Austrian
4710.10.24770.20.2-6
Peruvian
4700.10.14160.10.1+54
Other South American
4640.10.24690.20.2-5
Macedonian
4560.10.54330.10.6+23
Bosnian
4460.10.13970.10.1+49
Romanian
4240.10.13560.10.1+68
Other Middle-Eastern peoples
3920.10.23200.10.1+72
Danish
3690.10.23080.10.2+61
Other Southern and East African
3450.10.12710.10.1+74
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Blacktown City - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2011 to 2016
Not stated19,9025.96.318,9346.37.0+968

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, Greater Sydney: 23.5% English, Greater Sydney: 25.3% Indian, Greater Sydney: 4.0% Filipino, Greater Sydney: 2.1% Irish, Greater Sydney: 8.6% Scottish, Greater Sydney: 6.4% Chinese, Greater Sydney: 10.1% Italian, Greater Sydney: 4.2% Maltese, Greater Sydney: 1.2% German, Greater Sydney: 2.5% Australian, Blacktown City: 22.8% English, Blacktown City: 20.7% Indian, Blacktown City: 11.3% Filipino, Blacktown City: 8.9% Irish, Blacktown City: 5.7% Scottish, Blacktown City: 4.4% Chinese, Blacktown City: 4.1% Italian, Blacktown City: 2.6% Maltese, Blacktown City: 2.5% German, Blacktown City: 2.1%
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, Blacktown City: -64 English, Blacktown City: +4,406 Indian, Blacktown City: +15,994 Filipino, Blacktown City: +4,032 Irish, Blacktown City: +2,097 Scottish, Blacktown City: +1,530 Chinese, Blacktown City: +4,088 Italian, Blacktown City: +851 Maltese, Blacktown City: -161 German, Blacktown City: +894
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 Blacktown City in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Australian (76,673 people or 22.8%)
  • English (69,707 people or 20.7%)
  • Indian (38,064 people or 11.3%)
  • Filipino (29,931 people or 8.9%)
  • Irish (19,114 people or 5.7%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 233,489 responses in total, or 69.29% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in Blacktown City and Greater Sydney were:

  • A larger percentage of people with Indian ancestry (11.3% compared to 4.0%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Filipino ancestry (8.9% compared to 2.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (4.1% compared to 10.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (20.7% compared to 25.3%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the reported ancestries of the population in this area between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Indian (+15,994 persons)
  • English (+4,406 persons)
  • Chinese (+4,088 persons)
  • Filipino (+4,032 persons)

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