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Central Coast Council area

Ancestry

The three largest ancestries in the Central Coast Council area in 2011 were Australian, English and Irish.

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 the Central Coast Council area 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 the Central Coast Council area'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.

Derived from the Census question:

'What is the person's ancestry?'

Multi-response

Total population

Ancestry - Ranked by size
Central Coast Council area - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
Australian
133,14542.625.7137,35846.129.5-4,213
English
131,53342.125.8115,01638.624.6+16,517
map this data in atlas.idIrish36,70811.88.331,85710.77.9+4,851
map this data in atlas.idScottish30,1999.76.325,6178.65.9+4,582
German
9,7623.12.59,0423.02.5+720
Italian
7,0012.24.25,9262.04.2+1,075
Dutch
4,5501.51.04,2311.41.0+319
New Zealander
2,9250.90.82,8090.90.8+116
Maltese
2,8910.91.22,5410.91.3+350
Chinese
2,8670.98.22,2400.87.1+627
Welsh
2,1050.70.51,8500.60.5+255
Greek
2,0330.72.61,8580.62.7+175
Maori
1,9530.60.51,5600.50.6+393
Filipino
1,7580.61.91,3720.51.6+386
French
1,5980.50.61,4320.50.6+166
Polish
1,4180.50.81,2160.40.8+202
Indian
1,3470.42.99640.32.2+383
Spanish
1,2380.40.71,0510.40.7+187
South African
1,1710.40.68460.30.5+325
American
9880.30.38900.30.3+98
Australian Aboriginal
9510.30.27620.30.2+189
Croatian
9050.30.86820.20.8+223
Russian
8470.30.56620.20.5+185
Inadequately Described
8340.30.45530.20.3+281
Danish
8200.30.26960.20.2+124
Hungarian
7720.20.46960.20.5+76
Lebanese
7510.23.26250.23.1+126
Canadian
6410.20.25240.20.2+117
Serbian
6170.20.65950.20.7+22
Swedish
5790.20.25230.20.2+56
Austrian
5490.20.24650.20.2+84
Thai
4230.10.42440.10.2+179
Fijian
4020.10.53370.10.2+65
Norwegian
4000.10.13500.10.1+50
Korean
3960.11.12650.10.9+131
Portuguese
3910.10.43410.10.4+50
Tongan
3880.10.32790.10.2+109
Swiss
3590.10.12900.10.1+69
Finnish
3360.10.13890.10.1-53
Japanese
3270.10.32330.10.3+94
Samoan
3240.10.41980.10.4+126
Indonesian
3220.10.42810.10.3+41
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Central Coast Council area - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
Not stated20,6656.67.024,0888.19.1-3,423

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Ancestry, 2011
Ancestry, 2011 Australian, Greater Sydney: 25.7% English, Greater Sydney: 25.8% Irish, Greater Sydney: 8.3% Scottish, Greater Sydney: 6.3% German, Greater Sydney: 2.5% Italian, Greater Sydney: 4.2% Dutch, Greater Sydney: 1.0% New Zealander, Greater Sydney: 0.8% Maltese, Greater Sydney: 1.2% Chinese, Greater Sydney: 8.2% Australian, Central Coast Council area: 42.6% English, Central Coast Council area: 42.1% Irish, Central Coast Council area: 11.8% Scottish, Central Coast Council area: 9.7% German, Central Coast Council area: 3.1% Italian, Central Coast Council area: 2.2% Dutch, Central Coast Council area: 1.5% New Zealander, Central Coast Council area: 0.9% Maltese, Central Coast Council area: 0.9% Chinese, Central Coast Council area: 0.9%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in ancestry, 2006 to 2011
Change in ancestry, 2006 to 2011 Australian, Central Coast Council area: -4,213 English, Central Coast Council area: +16,517 Irish, Central Coast Council area: +4,851 Scottish, Central Coast Council area: +4,582 German, Central Coast Council area: +720 Italian, Central Coast Council area: +1,075 Dutch, Central Coast Council area: +319 New Zealander, Central Coast Council area: +116 Maltese, Central Coast Council area: +350 Chinese, Central Coast Council area: +627
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (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 Central Coast Council area in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Australian (133,145 people or 42.6%)
  • English (131,533 people or 42.1%)
  • Irish (36,708 people or 11.8%)
  • Scottish (30,199 people or 9.7%)
  • German (9,762 people or 3.1%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 341,347 responses in total, or 109.34% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in the Central Coast Council area and Greater Sydney were:

  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (42.6% compared to 25.7%)
  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (42.1% compared to 25.8%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Irish ancestry (11.8% compared to 8.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (0.9% compared to 8.2%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the reported ancestries of the population in this area between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • English (+16,517 persons)
  • Irish (+4,851 persons)
  • Scottish (+4,582 persons)
  • Australian (-4,213 persons)

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