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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 the Central Coast Council area in 2016 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.

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
Central Coast Council area - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%Regional TAS %Number%Regional TAS %2011 to 2016
Australian10,29248.245.09,95746.645.6+335
English9,38743.944.69,65045.244.3-263
Irish2,0619.610.21,9209.09.7+141
Scottish1,9739.29.21,8538.78.8+120
German6393.03.45442.53.3+95
Dutch6302.92.17273.42.2-97
Italian2111.01.21300.61.1+81
New Zealander950.40.5810.40.5+14
Welsh930.40.51110.50.5-18
Filipino860.40.4690.30.3+17
Inadequately Described750.40.4380.20.3+37
Chinese740.30.8520.20.6+22
French700.30.3500.20.3+20
Australian Aboriginal680.30.4670.30.3+1
Indian620.30.4340.20.3+28
Polish590.30.4550.30.4+4
Hungarian430.20.2330.20.2+10
Danish380.20.2510.20.2-13
Austrian290.10.2240.10.2+5
American280.10.2330.20.2-5
Maltese280.10.1400.20.1-12
Spanish280.10.2200.10.2+8
Ukrainian270.10.1180.10.1+9
Greek270.10.2350.20.2-8
Maori260.10.2380.20.2-12
South African250.10.2160.10.2+9
Thai230.10.1190.10.1+4
Russian220.10.1130.10.1+9
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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%Regional TAS %Number%Regional TAS %2011 to 2016
Not stated1,3196.27.01,3326.25.9-13

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, Regional TAS: 45.0% English, Regional TAS: 44.6% Irish, Regional TAS: 10.2% Scottish, Regional TAS: 9.2% German, Regional TAS: 3.4% Dutch, Regional TAS: 2.1% Italian, Regional TAS: 1.2% New Zealander, Regional TAS: 0.5% Welsh, Regional TAS: 0.5% Filipino, Regional TAS: 0.4% Australian, Central Coast Council area: 48.2% English, Central Coast Council area: 43.9% Irish, Central Coast Council area: 9.6% Scottish, Central Coast Council area: 9.2% German, Central Coast Council area: 3.0% Dutch, Central Coast Council area: 2.9% Italian, Central Coast Council area: 1.0% New Zealander, Central Coast Council area: 0.4% Welsh, Central Coast Council area: 0.4% Filipino, Central Coast Council area: 0.4%
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, Central Coast Council area: +335 English, Central Coast Council area: -263 Irish, Central Coast Council area: +141 Scottish, Central Coast Council area: +120 German, Central Coast Council area: +95 Dutch, Central Coast Council area: -97 Italian, Central Coast Council area: +81 New Zealander, Central Coast Council area: +14 Welsh, Central Coast Council area: -18 Filipino, Central Coast Council area: +17
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:

  • Australian (10,292 people or 48.2%)
  • English (9,387 people or 43.9%)
  • Irish (2,061 people or 9.6%)
  • Scottish (1,973 people or 9.2%)
  • German (639 people or 3.0%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 24,352 responses in total, or 113.98% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (48.2% compared to 45.0%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Australian (+335 persons)
  • English (-263 persons)
  • Irish (+141 persons)
  • Scottish (+120 persons)

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