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North West Precinct

Ancestry

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This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for all areas. What's this?

The three largest ancestries in North West 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 North West 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 North West 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
North West Precinct - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%Blacktown City %Number%Blacktown City %2011 to 2016
Australian
21,55623.222.820,13826.925.5+1,418
English
19,84121.420.717,10922.921.7+2,732
map this data in atlas.idIndian14,18015.311.37,3369.87.3+6,844
map this data in atlas.idFilipino6,2176.78.94,9336.68.6+1,284
Irish
5,6986.15.74,6946.35.7+1,004
Chinese
4,9075.34.13,0424.13.3+1,865
Scottish
4,5434.94.43,7125.04.5+831
Italian
3,1823.42.62,5083.42.6+674
Maltese
2,7483.02.52,7153.62.9+33
Sinhalese
2,0642.21.41,4932.01.1+571
German
1,9672.12.11,6702.22.1+297
Afghan
1,0661.11.06790.90.7+387
Other Indian subcontinent
1,0661.11.08751.20.8+191
Punjabi
1,0231.10.84220.60.4+601
Pakistani
9831.11.54870.71.0+496
Fijian
9651.01.58281.11.4+137
Dutch
9051.00.88931.21.0+12
Lebanese
8710.91.66900.91.6+181
Greek
8690.91.07251.01.1+144
Spanish
8020.91.05090.70.8+293
Iranian
7920.90.54580.60.4+334
Bengali
7850.80.94240.60.6+361
Egyptian
7470.80.94910.70.8+256
Polish
7130.80.86530.90.9+60
South African
7090.80.46400.90.5+69
Inadequately Described
6740.71.04140.60.6+260
Korean
6450.70.64010.50.5+244
New Zealander
6430.70.76800.90.7-37
Croatian
6230.70.85810.80.9+42
Maori
6140.71.15670.81.1+47
Nepalese
4620.50.61870.30.2+275
Indonesian
4530.50.43740.50.4+79
Turkish
4000.40.83200.40.8+80
Russian
3770.40.33150.40.3+62
Tamil
3460.40.62640.40.5+82
Samoan
3320.41.72530.31.5+79
Central and West African
3250.40.42700.40.3+55
French
3120.30.42880.40.3+24
Chilean
2750.30.32150.30.3+60
Portuguese
2660.30.32260.30.3+40
Welsh
2540.30.32930.40.3-39
Serbian
2460.30.52700.40.5-24
Mauritian
2450.30.32250.30.3+20
Armenian
2350.30.22320.30.2+3
Vietnamese
2350.30.41590.20.4+76
Malay
2130.20.21690.20.2+44
Hungarian
2070.20.42550.30.4-48
Thai
2060.20.21570.20.2+49
American
2020.20.22220.30.2-20
Tongan
1990.21.01540.20.8+45
Sudanese
1720.20.71180.20.7+54
Australian Aboriginal
1670.20.4910.10.4+76
Ukrainian
1570.20.21820.20.2-25
Palestinian
1370.10.21060.10.2+31
Burmese peoples
1370.10.3910.10.3+46
Other South American
1330.10.1950.10.2+38
Kurdish
1310.10.21270.20.2+4
Arab not further described
1280.10.31270.20.3+1
Peruvian
1180.10.1920.10.1+26
Cypriot
1110.10.11030.10.1+8
Cook Islander
1100.10.41020.10.4+8
Other Middle-Eastern peoples
1080.10.1560.10.1+52
Austrian
1060.10.11380.20.2-32
Japanese
1010.10.1560.10.1+45
Other Central Asian
1010.10.2680.10.1+33
Swiss
920.10.1810.10.1+11
Uruguayan
840.10.1740.10.1+10
Zimbabwean
830.10.1890.10.0-6
Argentinian
810.10.1700.10.1+11
Macedonian
780.10.11030.10.1-25
Other Southern and East African
750.10.1860.10.1-11
Danish
740.10.1920.10.1-18
Khmer (Cambodian)
680.10.1380.10.1+30
Colombian
670.10.1580.10.0+9
Assyrian/Chaldean
640.10.4580.10.4+6
Swedish
610.10.1720.10.1-11
Romanian
610.10.1560.10.1+5
Anglo-Indian
570.10.1750.10.1-18
Brazilian
570.10.0320.00.0+25
Czech
520.10.1570.10.1-5
Norwegian
510.10.1430.10.0+8
Canadian
490.10.11010.10.1-52
Syrian
460.00.2410.10.1+5
Slovene
420.00.1640.10.1-22
Bosnian
420.00.1530.10.1-11
Other North American
400.00.1400.10.10
Taiwanese
390.00.0220.00.0+17
Iraqi
380.00.3550.10.2-17
Finnish
380.00.1450.10.1-7
Salvadoran
370.00.1220.00.1+15
Other Polynesian
350.00.3280.00.2+7
Lao
350.00.0440.10.0-9
Jordanian
340.00.1500.10.1-16
Other Oceanian (inc. Melanesia & Micronesia)
340.00.2560.10.2-22
Slovak
340.00.0480.10.0-14
Mexican
310.00.0450.10.0-14
Singaporean
290.00.0190.00.0+10
Other Eastern European
280.00.0180.00.0+10
Albanian
280.00.030.00.0+25
Other British
270.00.0150.00.0+12
Ethiopian
250.00.1280.00.1-3
Latvian
230.00.0360.00.1-13
Other Arab peoples
210.00.1260.00.0-5
Estonian
200.00.0210.00.0-1
Other South-East Asian
190.00.1450.10.0-26
Native American (Indian)
170.00.090.00.0+8
Lithuanian
160.00.0280.00.0-12
Australian South Sea Islander
160.00.0120.00.0+4
Papua New Guinean
150.00.0220.00.0-7
Other Northern Asian
150.00.030.00.0+12
Other Southern/South East European
120.00.000.00.0+12
Belgian
100.00.0130.00.0-3
Afrikaner
100.00.0190.00.0-9
Other Central American
100.00.060.00.0+4
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
North West Precinct - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Blacktown City %Number%Blacktown City %2011 to 2016
Not stated4,7825.25.93,7255.06.3+1,057

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% Sinhalese, Blacktown City: 1.4% Australian, North West Precinct: 23.2% English, North West Precinct: 21.4% Indian, North West Precinct: 15.3% Filipino, North West Precinct: 6.7% Irish, North West Precinct: 6.1% Chinese, North West Precinct: 5.3% Scottish, North West Precinct: 4.9% Italian, North West Precinct: 3.4% Maltese, North West Precinct: 3.0% Sinhalese, North West 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, North West Precinct: +1,418 English, North West Precinct: +2,732 Indian, North West Precinct: +6,844 Filipino, North West Precinct: +1,284 Irish, North West Precinct: +1,004 Chinese, North West Precinct: +1,865 Scottish, North West Precinct: +831 Italian, North West Precinct: +674 Maltese, North West Precinct: +33 Sinhalese, North West Precinct: +571
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 North West Precinct in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Australian (21,556 people or 23.2%)
  • English (19,841 people or 21.4%)
  • Indian (14,180 people or 15.3%)
  • Filipino (6,217 people or 6.7%)
  • Irish (5,698 people or 6.1%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 67,492 responses in total, or 72.75% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Indian ancestry (15.3% compared to 11.3%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (5.3% compared to 4.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Filipino ancestry (6.7% compared to 8.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Samoan ancestry (0.4% compared to 1.7%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Indian (+6,844 persons)
  • English (+2,732 persons)
  • Chinese (+1,865 persons)
  • Australian (+1,418 persons)

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