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Ancestry

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The three largest ancestries in Blacktown Precinct 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 Precinct 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 Precinct'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 Precinct - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%Blacktown City %Number%Blacktown City %2011 to 2016
Australian
28,88921.922.830,43224.825.5-1,543
English
26,81720.320.726,05721.321.7+760
map this data in atlas.idIndian16,25812.311.310,0338.27.3+6,225
map this data in atlas.idFilipino10,0057.68.98,5757.08.6+1,430
Irish
8,0506.15.77,5026.15.7+548
Chinese
6,3724.84.15,0524.13.3+1,320
Scottish
5,9394.54.45,5924.64.5+347
Italian
3,5242.72.63,4422.82.6+82
Maltese
3,2492.52.53,3982.82.9-149
German
2,8962.22.12,6462.22.1+250
Lebanese
2,7082.11.62,4892.01.6+219
Fijian
1,9511.51.51,4711.21.4+480
Sinhalese
1,9201.51.41,2821.01.1+638
Greek
1,7411.31.01,7291.41.1+12
Tamil
1,4931.10.69080.70.5+585
Maori
1,4441.11.11,3301.11.1+114
Other Indian subcontinent
1,4161.11.01,0710.90.8+345
Punjabi
1,2510.90.85510.40.4+700
Turkish
1,2250.90.81,1200.90.8+105
Samoan
1,2170.91.78420.71.5+375
Croatian
1,2100.90.81,3211.10.9-111
Sudanese
1,1930.90.71,3611.10.7-168
Spanish
1,1700.91.09510.80.8+219
Egyptian
1,1690.90.91,0440.90.8+125
Polish
1,1130.80.81,3611.10.9-248
Dutch
1,1020.80.81,3351.11.0-233
Afghan
1,0770.81.07430.60.7+334
Bengali
1,0690.80.97850.60.6+284
Pakistani
1,0680.81.56950.61.0+373
Korean
1,0670.80.61,0070.80.5+60
Nepalese
1,0510.80.64430.40.2+608
Inadequately Described
9770.71.07420.60.6+235
Tongan
9700.71.08090.70.8+161
New Zealander
8530.60.77560.60.7+97
Serbian
7930.60.59390.80.5-146
Burmese peoples
6070.50.35140.40.3+93
Iranian
5590.40.54040.30.4+155
Hungarian
5470.40.45820.50.4-35
Vietnamese
5350.40.44520.40.4+83
Indonesian
5250.40.44730.40.4+52
Central and West African
4900.40.44460.40.3+44
French
4450.30.44200.30.3+25
Portuguese
4430.30.33210.30.3+122
Russian
4050.30.34830.40.3-78
Kurdish
3850.30.23270.30.2+58
Chilean
3690.30.33510.30.3+18
Arab not further described
3480.30.33500.30.3-2
South African
3380.30.43780.30.5-40
Syrian
3280.20.22510.20.1+77
Australian Aboriginal
3180.20.43700.30.4-52
Cook Islander
2730.20.42340.20.4+39
Mauritian
2730.20.33540.30.3-81
Thai
2730.20.22490.20.2+24
Bosnian
2380.20.12490.20.1-11
Malay
2340.20.22120.20.2+22
Cypriot
2310.20.11930.20.1+38
Other Central Asian
2300.20.21610.10.1+69
Welsh
2240.20.33780.30.3-154
Ukrainian
2140.20.22800.20.2-66
Palestinian
2110.20.21950.20.2+16
Armenian
2040.20.22090.20.2-5
Other Polynesian
2020.20.31330.10.2+69
Peruvian
1920.10.12060.20.1-14
Other Oceanian (inc. Melanesia & Micronesia)
1830.10.21400.10.2+43
Romanian
1650.10.11610.10.1+4
Other Southern and East African
1330.10.11300.10.1+3
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Blacktown Precinct - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Blacktown City %Number%Blacktown City %2011 to 2016
Not stated7,0645.45.97,1375.86.3-73

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% Irish, Blacktown City: 5.7% Chinese, Blacktown City: 4.1% Scottish, Blacktown City: 4.4% Italian, Blacktown City: 2.6% Maltese, Blacktown City: 2.5% German, Blacktown City: 2.1% Australian, Blacktown Precinct: 21.9% English, Blacktown Precinct: 20.3% Indian, Blacktown Precinct: 12.3% Filipino, Blacktown Precinct: 7.6% Irish, Blacktown Precinct: 6.1% Chinese, Blacktown Precinct: 4.8% Scottish, Blacktown Precinct: 4.5% Italian, Blacktown Precinct: 2.7% Maltese, Blacktown Precinct: 2.5% German, Blacktown Precinct: 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 Precinct: -1,543 English, Blacktown Precinct: +760 Indian, Blacktown Precinct: +6,225 Filipino, Blacktown Precinct: +1,430 Irish, Blacktown Precinct: +548 Chinese, Blacktown Precinct: +1,320 Scottish, Blacktown Precinct: +347 Italian, Blacktown Precinct: +82 Maltese, Blacktown Precinct: -149 German, Blacktown Precinct: +250
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 Precinct in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Australian (28,889 people or 21.9%)
  • English (26,817 people or 20.3%)
  • Indian (16,258 people or 12.3%)
  • Filipino (10,005 people or 7.6%)
  • Irish (8,050 people or 6.1%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 90,019 responses in total, or 68.21% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Indian ancestry (12.3% compared to 11.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Filipino ancestry (7.6% 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 (+6,225 persons)
  • Australian (-1,543 persons)
  • Filipino (+1,430 persons)
  • Chinese (+1,320 persons)

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