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Central Coast Council area

Ancestry

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This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for the LGA or other primary area only. What's this?

The three largest ancestries in the Central Coast Council area in 2016 were English, Australian 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)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2011 to 2016
English
142,37543.425.3131,53342.125.8+10,842
Australian
137,13741.823.5133,14542.625.7+3,992
map this data in atlas.idIrish42,25212.98.636,70811.88.3+5,544
map this data in atlas.idScottish33,90610.36.430,1999.76.3+3,707
German
11,1623.42.59,7623.12.5+1,400
Italian
8,2402.54.27,0012.24.2+1,239
Dutch
4,4911.40.94,5501.51.0-59
Chinese
4,1661.310.12,8670.98.2+1,299
Maltese
3,2791.01.22,8910.91.2+388
New Zealander
3,2701.00.82,9250.90.8+345
Welsh
2,4950.80.52,1050.70.5+390
Filipino
2,4600.82.11,7580.61.9+702
Greek
2,3570.72.42,0330.72.6+324
Indian
2,2570.74.01,3470.42.9+910
French
2,0110.60.71,5980.50.6+413
Maori
1,8960.60.51,9530.60.5-57
Polish
1,7640.50.81,4180.50.8+346
Spanish
1,6280.50.81,2380.40.7+390
South African
1,4410.40.61,1710.40.6+270
Australian Aboriginal
1,4330.40.29510.30.2+482
Inadequately Described
1,2110.40.68340.30.4+377
Russian
1,1000.30.58470.30.5+253
American
1,0410.30.39880.30.3+53
Croatian
1,0390.30.89050.30.8+134
Danish
9170.30.28200.30.2+97
Lebanese
9110.33.37510.23.2+160
Hungarian
8540.30.47720.20.4+82
Korean
7620.21.33960.11.1+366
Swedish
7170.20.25790.20.2+138
Thai
7100.20.54230.10.4+287
Serbian
6910.20.66170.20.6+74
Canadian
6470.20.26410.20.2+6
Austrian
6160.20.25490.20.2+67
Portuguese
5380.20.53910.10.4+147
Fijian
5310.20.54020.10.5+129
Japanese
5220.20.43270.10.3+195
Tongan
4770.10.33880.10.3+89
Indonesian
4760.10.53220.10.4+154
Chilean
4230.10.32890.10.3+134
Norwegian
4130.10.14000.10.1+13
Vietnamese
4100.12.22150.11.8+195
Samoan
4050.10.53240.10.4+81
Ukrainian
4040.10.23040.10.2+100
Swiss
3910.10.13590.10.1+32
Egyptian
3660.10.52890.10.5+77
Sinhalese
3610.10.62500.10.5+111
Finnish
3490.10.13360.10.1+13
Czech
3290.10.22860.10.2+43
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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)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2011 to 2016
Not stated19,6806.06.320,6656.67.0-985

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 English, Greater Sydney: 25.3% Australian, Greater Sydney: 23.5% Irish, Greater Sydney: 8.6% Scottish, Greater Sydney: 6.4% German, Greater Sydney: 2.5% Italian, Greater Sydney: 4.2% Dutch, Greater Sydney: 0.9% Chinese, Greater Sydney: 10.1% Maltese, Greater Sydney: 1.2% New Zealander, Greater Sydney: 0.8% English, Central Coast Council area: 43.4% Australian, Central Coast Council area: 41.8% Irish, Central Coast Council area: 12.9% Scottish, Central Coast Council area: 10.3% German, Central Coast Council area: 3.4% Italian, Central Coast Council area: 2.5% Dutch, Central Coast Council area: 1.4% Chinese, Central Coast Council area: 1.3% Maltese, Central Coast Council area: 1.0% New Zealander, Central Coast Council area: 1.0%
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 English, Central Coast Council area: +10,842 Australian, Central Coast Council area: +3,992 Irish, Central Coast Council area: +5,544 Scottish, Central Coast Council area: +3,707 German, Central Coast Council area: +1,400 Italian, Central Coast Council area: +1,239 Dutch, Central Coast Council area: -59 Chinese, Central Coast Council area: +1,299 Maltese, Central Coast Council area: +388 New Zealander, Central Coast Council area: +345
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 Central Coast Council area in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (142,375 people or 43.4%)
  • Australian (137,137 people or 41.8%)
  • Irish (42,252 people or 12.9%)
  • Scottish (33,906 people or 10.3%)
  • German (11,162 people or 3.4%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 366,832 responses in total, or 111.93% 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 (41.8% compared to 23.5%)
  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (43.4% compared to 25.3%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Irish ancestry (12.9% compared to 8.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (1.3% compared to 10.1%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+10,842 persons)
  • Irish (+5,544 persons)
  • Australian (+3,992 persons)
  • Scottish (+3,707 persons)

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