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The three largest ancestries in Doonside in 2016 were Australian, English and Filipino.

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 Doonside 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 Doonside'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
Doonside - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%Blacktown City %Number%Blacktown City %2011 to 2016
Australian
3,10423.022.83,18524.425.5-82
English
2,63719.620.72,51419.321.7+123
map this data in atlas.idFilipino1,56411.68.91,2789.88.6+286
map this data in atlas.idIndian1,0427.711.38436.57.3+199
Irish
6825.15.76144.75.7+69
Scottish
4683.54.45234.04.5-55
Chinese
4473.34.13532.73.3+94
Fijian
4123.11.52521.91.4+160
Maltese
3142.32.53953.02.9-81
German
3142.32.12772.12.1+37
Samoan
2932.21.72031.61.5+90
Lebanese
2411.81.62371.81.6+4
Maori
2371.81.11921.51.1+45
Tongan
2231.71.02251.70.8-1
Italian
2171.62.62702.12.6-53
Spanish
2021.51.01541.20.8+48
Egyptian
1681.20.91351.00.8+32
Afghan
1481.11.0890.70.7+59
Croatian
1371.00.81261.00.9+11
Sudanese
1301.00.71110.90.7+19
Pakistani
1190.91.5910.71.0+28
Greek
1180.91.01531.21.1-35
Sinhalese
1090.81.4680.51.1+40
Serbian
1010.80.5980.80.5+3
New Zealander
1000.70.7860.70.7+15
Dutch
990.70.81421.11.0-43
Polish
980.70.81170.90.9-18
Other Indian subcontinent
970.71.0890.70.8+8
Nepalese
970.70.6160.10.2+80
Turkish
960.70.8800.60.8+16
Inadequately Described
870.61.0970.70.6-10
Australian Aboriginal
860.60.41130.90.4-27
Bengali
800.60.9460.40.6+34
Punjabi
780.60.8600.50.4+18
Central and West African
750.60.4740.60.3+2
Korean
690.50.6600.50.5+10
Tamil
670.50.6500.40.5+17
Other Central Asian
630.50.2410.30.1+23
Cook Islander
620.50.4650.50.4-3
Other Oceanian (inc. Melanesia & Micronesia)
520.40.2300.20.2+22
Indonesian
480.40.4510.40.4-3
Russian
460.30.3730.60.3-27
Vietnamese
460.30.4530.40.4-6
Burmese peoples
450.30.3560.40.3-11
Chilean
440.30.3390.30.3+5
Portuguese
440.30.3390.30.3+5
Hungarian
430.30.4410.30.4+2
Thai
410.30.2500.40.2-10
Arab not further described
390.30.3420.30.3-2
Iranian
360.30.5340.30.4+2
Other Polynesian
310.20.3180.10.2+13
Syrian
300.20.2420.30.1-13
Ukrainian
300.20.2370.30.2-7
French
290.20.4370.30.3-8
Other Southern and East African
240.20.130.00.1+22
Iraqi
230.20.3320.20.2-9
Kurdish
230.20.2130.10.2+10
Palestinian
200.10.2200.20.20
Salvadoran
200.10.1210.20.1-1
South African
200.20.4190.20.5+1
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Doonside - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Blacktown City %Number%Blacktown City %2011 to 2016
Not stated8166.15.99837.56.3-168

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% Filipino, Blacktown City: 8.9% Indian, Blacktown City: 11.3% Irish, Blacktown City: 5.7% Scottish, Blacktown City: 4.4% Chinese, Blacktown City: 4.1% Fijian, Blacktown City: 1.5% Maltese, Blacktown City: 2.5% German, Blacktown City: 2.1% Australian, Doonside: 23.0% English, Doonside: 19.6% Filipino, Doonside: 11.6% Indian, Doonside: 7.7% Irish, Doonside: 5.1% Scottish, Doonside: 3.5% Chinese, Doonside: 3.3% Fijian, Doonside: 3.1% Maltese, Doonside: 2.3% German, Doonside: 2.3%
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, Doonside: -82 English, Doonside: +123 Filipino, Doonside: +286 Indian, Doonside: +199 Irish, Doonside: +69 Scottish, Doonside: -55 Chinese, Doonside: +94 Fijian, Doonside: +160 Maltese, Doonside: -81 German, Doonside: +37
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 Doonside in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Australian (3,104 people or 23.0%)
  • English (2,637 people or 19.6%)
  • Filipino (1,564 people or 11.6%)
  • Indian (1,042 people or 7.7%)
  • Irish (682 people or 5.1%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 9,029 responses in total, or 66.98% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Filipino ancestry (11.6% compared to 8.9%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Fijian ancestry (3.1% compared to 1.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Indian ancestry (7.7% compared to 11.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (19.6% compared to 20.7%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Filipino (+286 persons)
  • Indian (+199 persons)
  • Fijian (+160 persons)
  • English (+123 persons)

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