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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%Regional TAS %Number%Regional TAS %2006 to 2011
Australian9,95746.645.610,47650.749.1-519
English9,65045.244.38,28540.140.0+1,365
Irish1,9209.09.71,7318.48.9+189
Scottish1,8538.78.81,5477.57.5+306
Dutch7273.42.27233.52.1+4
German5442.53.34952.43.1+49
Italian1300.61.11230.61.0+7
Welsh1110.50.5940.50.5+17
New Zealander810.40.5810.40.40
Filipino690.30.3620.30.3+7
Australian Aboriginal670.30.3510.20.2+16
Polish550.30.4510.20.4+4
Chinese520.20.64672.30.7-415
Danish510.20.2430.20.2+8
French500.20.3510.20.3-1
Maltese400.20.1370.20.1+3
Maori380.20.2370.20.2+1
Inadequately Described380.20.3420.20.2-4
Greek350.20.2280.10.2+7
Indian340.20.3460.20.2-12
Hungarian330.20.2260.10.2+7
American330.20.2320.20.2+1
Austrian240.10.2310.20.2-7
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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%Regional TAS %Number%Regional TAS %2006 to 2011
Not stated1,3326.25.91,3506.57.1-18

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, Regional TAS: 45.6% English, Regional TAS: 44.3% Irish, Regional TAS: 9.7% Scottish, Regional TAS: 8.8% Dutch, Regional TAS: 2.2% German, Regional TAS: 3.3% Italian, Regional TAS: 1.1% Welsh, Regional TAS: 0.5% New Zealander, Regional TAS: 0.5% Filipino, Regional TAS: 0.3% Australian, Central Coast Council area: 46.6% English, Central Coast Council area: 45.2% Irish, Central Coast Council area: 9.0% Scottish, Central Coast Council area: 8.7% Dutch, Central Coast Council area: 3.4% German, Central Coast Council area: 2.5% Italian, Central Coast Council area: 0.6% Welsh, Central Coast Council area: 0.5% New Zealander, Central Coast Council area: 0.4% Filipino, Central Coast Council area: 0.3%
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: -519 English, Central Coast Council area: +1,365 Irish, Central Coast Council area: +189 Scottish, Central Coast Council area: +306 Dutch, Central Coast Council area: +4 German, Central Coast Council area: +49 Italian, Central Coast Council area: +7 Welsh, Central Coast Council area: +17 New Zealander, Central Coast Council area: 0 Filipino, Central Coast Council area: +7
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 (9,957 people or 46.6%)
  • English (9,650 people or 45.2%)
  • Irish (1,920 people or 9.0%)
  • Scottish (1,853 people or 8.7%)
  • Dutch (727 people or 3.4%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 24,107 responses in total, or 112.87% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Dutch ancestry (3.4% compared to 2.2%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (46.6% compared to 45.6%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+1,365 persons)
  • Australian (-519 persons)
  • Chinese (-415 persons)
  • Scottish (+306 persons)

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