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The three largest ancestries in Gosford City in 2011 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 Gosford City 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 Gosford City'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
Gosford City - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
English
69,00442.525.861,48038.924.6+7,524
Australian
66,45940.925.770,57044.629.5-4,111
map this data in atlas.idIrish20,03212.38.317,79511.37.9+2,237
map this data in atlas.idScottish16,30610.06.314,1408.95.9+2,166
German
5,1323.22.54,8663.12.5+266
Italian
3,6492.24.23,1452.04.2+504
Dutch
2,4861.51.02,3441.51.0+142
Chinese
1,7101.18.21,3100.87.1+400
New Zealander
1,6201.00.81,5401.00.8+80
Welsh
1,2120.70.51,0930.70.5+119
Maltese
1,1970.71.29940.61.3+203
Greek
1,1820.72.61,0600.72.7+122
Filipino
9340.61.97630.51.6+171
French
9330.60.68300.50.6+103
South African
8510.50.66230.40.5+228
Maori
8400.50.57010.40.6+139
Polish
8230.50.86770.40.8+146
Indian
7830.52.96080.42.2+175
Spanish
6520.40.76140.40.7+38
American
5840.40.35000.30.3+84
Russian
5210.30.54470.30.5+74
Croatian
5180.30.84190.30.8+99
Danish
5060.30.24380.30.2+68
Inadequately Described
4590.30.43460.20.3+113
Hungarian
4360.30.44030.30.5+33
Lebanese
4210.33.23120.23.1+109
Australian Aboriginal
4070.30.22980.20.2+109
Canadian
3950.20.23090.20.2+86
Swedish
3490.20.23320.20.2+17
Austrian
3210.20.22820.20.2+39
Serbian
3160.20.62910.20.7+25
Korean
3090.21.12190.10.9+90
Fijian
2530.20.51740.10.2+79
Thai
2530.20.41450.10.2+108
Norwegian
2400.10.12060.10.1+34
Swiss
2350.10.12070.10.1+28
Japanese
2170.10.31540.10.3+63
Portuguese
2130.10.41690.10.4+44
Finnish
2100.10.12420.20.1-32
Egyptian
1790.10.51180.10.4+61
Czech
1770.10.21380.10.2+39
Tongan
1760.10.31130.10.2+63
Latvian
1740.10.11530.10.1+21
Ukrainian
1730.10.21300.10.2+43
Indonesian
1700.10.41710.10.3-1
Sinhalese
1640.10.51770.10.5-13
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Gosford City - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
Not stated10,9756.87.013,6008.69.1-2,625

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 English, Greater Sydney: 25.8% Australian, Greater Sydney: 25.7% 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% Chinese, Greater Sydney: 8.2% New Zealander, Greater Sydney: 0.8% Welsh, Greater Sydney: 0.5% English, Gosford City: 42.5% Australian, Gosford City: 40.9% Irish, Gosford City: 12.3% Scottish, Gosford City: 10.0% German, Gosford City: 3.2% Italian, Gosford City: 2.2% Dutch, Gosford City: 1.5% Chinese, Gosford City: 1.1% New Zealander, Gosford City: 1.0% Welsh, Gosford City: 0.7%
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 English, Gosford City: +7,524 Australian, Gosford City: -4,111 Irish, Gosford City: +2,237 Scottish, Gosford City: +2,166 German, Gosford City: +266 Italian, Gosford City: +504 Dutch, Gosford City: +142 Chinese, Gosford City: +400 New Zealander, Gosford City: +80 Welsh, Gosford City: +119
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 Gosford City in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (69,004 people or 42.5%)
  • Australian (66,459 people or 40.9%)
  • Irish (20,032 people or 12.3%)
  • Scottish (16,306 people or 10.0%)
  • German (5,132 people or 3.2%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 176,933 responses in total, or 108.92% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in Gosford City and Greater Sydney were:

  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (42.5% compared to 25.8%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (40.9% compared to 25.7%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Irish ancestry (12.3% compared to 8.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (1.1% 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 (+7,524 persons)
  • Australian (-4,111 persons)
  • Irish (+2,237 persons)
  • Scottish (+2,166 persons)

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