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The three largest ancestries in Blacktown 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 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'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 - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%Blacktown City %Number%Blacktown City %2011 to 2016
Australian
8,45617.922.89,20121.225.5-745
English
8,02117.020.77,97918.421.7+42
map this data in atlas.idIndian7,47815.811.34,58910.67.3+2,889
map this data in atlas.idFilipino3,3397.18.92,7496.38.6+590
Chinese
2,4055.14.12,0154.63.3+391
Irish
2,3615.05.72,2695.25.7+92
Scottish
1,7233.74.41,6203.74.5+103
Italian
1,1512.42.61,2032.82.6-53
Maltese
1,1052.32.51,0342.42.9+71
Lebanese
1,0412.21.61,0032.31.6+38
German
9252.02.18492.02.1+76
Punjabi
7321.60.82850.70.4+447
Other Indian subcontinent
7261.51.05341.20.8+192
Greek
6971.51.06731.51.1+24
Fijian
6921.51.55791.31.4+114
Sudanese
6791.40.79062.10.7-228
Afghan
6031.31.04261.00.7+177
Sinhalese
5781.21.43740.91.1+204
Pakistani
5671.21.53510.81.0+217
Bengali
5611.20.94481.00.6+113
Maori
5211.11.15321.21.1-11
Croatian
4971.10.85541.30.9-56
Nepalese
4931.00.62780.60.2+215
Samoan
4721.01.73210.71.5+151
Inadequately Described
4370.91.03410.80.6+97
Korean
4260.90.64110.90.5+15
Turkish
4200.90.84030.90.8+17
Egyptian
3930.80.94040.90.8-10
Tamil
3780.80.62330.50.5+146
Serbian
3580.80.55131.20.5-155
Spanish
3470.71.02610.60.8+86
Dutch
3310.70.84601.11.0-129
Tongan
3170.71.02560.60.8+61
Polish
2620.60.83660.80.9-104
Iranian
2470.50.52030.50.4+43
Kurdish
2380.50.22190.50.2+19
New Zealander
2250.50.72320.50.7-8
Central and West African
2210.50.42510.60.3-30
Burmese peoples
2170.50.32070.50.3+11
Vietnamese
2040.40.41520.40.4+52
Hungarian
1720.40.42270.50.4-55
Indonesian
1670.40.41370.30.4+30
Syrian
1660.40.21390.30.1+27
Arab not further described
1420.30.31390.30.3+3
Other Central Asian
1380.30.2850.20.1+53
Bosnian
1300.30.11690.40.1-39
Russian
1290.30.31610.40.3-32
Portuguese
1180.30.3980.20.3+20
Cook Islander
1160.20.4740.20.4+42
French
1100.20.41200.30.3-10
Chilean
1100.20.31060.20.3+4
Palestinian
970.20.2790.20.2+18
Thai
960.20.2910.20.2+5
Other Polynesian
940.20.3560.10.2+38
Australian Aboriginal
900.20.41100.30.4-20
Malay
830.20.2670.20.2+16
Other Oceanian (inc. Melanesia & Micronesia)
730.20.2370.10.2+36
South African
730.20.4790.20.5-5
Welsh
650.10.31150.30.3-50
Romanian
610.10.1750.20.1-14
Other Southern and East African
580.10.1580.10.10
Peruvian
570.10.1600.10.1-3
Mauritian
510.10.3820.20.3-31
Ukrainian
500.10.2970.20.2-47
Iraqi
490.10.3340.10.2+16
Other South-East Asian
490.10.1180.00.0+30
Cypriot
490.10.1500.10.1-1
Assyrian/Chaldean
480.10.4600.10.4-12
Khmer (Cambodian)
480.10.1290.10.1+19
Jordanian
420.10.1500.10.1-9
Colombian
420.10.130.00.0+40
Armenian
410.10.2460.10.2-5
Other South American
410.10.1560.10.2-15
Ethiopian
390.10.1340.10.1+5
Slovene
390.10.1470.10.1-8
Austrian
380.10.1520.10.2-14
Macedonian
380.10.1540.10.1-16
American
340.10.2830.20.2-49
Other Middle-Eastern peoples
330.10.1390.10.1-6
Japanese
280.10.1430.10.1-15
Czech
280.10.1330.10.1-4
Danish
250.10.1710.20.1-46
Uruguayan
240.10.1200.00.1+4
Australian South Sea Islander
170.00.000.00.0+17
Eritrean
160.00.000.00.0+16
Papua New Guinean
160.00.070.00.0+9
Zimbabwean
160.00.160.00.0+10
Salvadoran
160.00.1120.00.1+4
Swiss
150.00.1250.10.1-10
Other North American
150.00.1100.00.1+5
Albanian
150.00.0180.00.0-3
Other Eastern European
140.00.0150.00.0-1
Swedish
140.00.1190.00.1-5
Somali
120.00.0100.00.0+1
Other Arab peoples
110.00.1150.00.0-4
Other Central American
110.00.030.00.0+8
Argentinian
100.00.1280.10.1-18
Bulgarian
100.00.040.00.0+6
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Blacktown - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Blacktown City %Number%Blacktown City %2011 to 2016
Not stated2,7765.95.92,7216.36.3+55

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, Blacktown City: 22.8% English, Blacktown City: 20.7% Indian, Blacktown City: 11.3% Filipino, Blacktown City: 8.9% Chinese, Blacktown City: 4.1% Irish, Blacktown City: 5.7% Scottish, Blacktown City: 4.4% Italian, Blacktown City: 2.6% Maltese, Blacktown City: 2.5% Lebanese, Blacktown City: 1.6% Australian, Blacktown: 17.9% English, Blacktown: 17.0% Indian, Blacktown: 15.8% Filipino, Blacktown: 7.1% Chinese, Blacktown: 5.1% Irish, Blacktown: 5.0% Scottish, Blacktown: 3.7% Italian, Blacktown: 2.4% Maltese, Blacktown: 2.3% Lebanese, Blacktown: 2.2%
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: -745 English, Blacktown: +42 Indian, Blacktown: +2,889 Filipino, Blacktown: +590 Chinese, Blacktown: +391 Irish, Blacktown: +92 Scottish, Blacktown: +103 Italian, Blacktown: -53 Maltese, Blacktown: +71 Lebanese, Blacktown: +38
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 in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Australian (8,456 people or 17.9%)
  • English (8,021 people or 17.0%)
  • Indian (7,478 people or 15.8%)
  • Filipino (3,339 people or 7.1%)
  • Chinese (2,405 people or 5.1%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 29,699 responses in total, or 62.94% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Indian ancestry (15.8% compared to 11.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (17.9% compared to 22.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (17.0% compared to 20.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Filipino ancestry (7.1% compared to 8.9%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Indian (+2,889 persons)
  • Australian (-745 persons)
  • Filipino (+590 persons)
  • Punjabi (+447 persons)

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