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The three largest ancestries in Central Ward 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 Central Ward 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 Central Ward'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 Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%City of Joondalup %Number%City of Joondalup %2011 to 2016
English
11,24947.045.910,93045.744.4+319
Australian
7,31130.629.77,76832.531.0-457
map this data in atlas.idIrish2,88612.111.82,45910.310.0+427
map this data in atlas.idScottish2,56310.710.72,3459.89.6+218
Italian
9894.14.39413.94.1+48
German
7453.13.36842.92.9+61
Dutch
5682.42.24872.02.1+81
Chinese
4692.02.33801.62.0+89
South African
4571.92.44611.92.4-4
New Zealander
3531.51.53951.71.5-42
Indian
3411.41.72811.21.4+60
Welsh
2951.21.52471.01.3+48
Polish
2851.21.22731.11.1+12
Croatian
1700.70.71720.70.7-2
Maori
1510.60.61740.70.7-23
French
1500.60.81600.70.6-10
Filipino
1350.60.61340.60.5+1
Greek
1230.50.81360.60.7-13
Macedonian
1060.40.41140.50.5-8
Serbian
1050.40.41270.50.4-22
Inadequately Described
990.40.51080.50.4-9
Portuguese
870.40.4800.30.3+7
American
790.30.4630.30.4+16
Burmese peoples
650.30.3780.30.3-13
Malay
650.30.3560.20.3+9
Vietnamese
650.30.3580.20.3+7
Spanish
580.20.5880.40.4-30
Swiss
580.20.3370.20.2+21
Zimbabwean
560.20.3760.30.3-20
Iranian
560.20.3330.10.2+23
Austrian
560.20.2480.20.2+8
Thai
550.20.3580.20.2-3
Hungarian
520.20.3590.20.2-7
Russian
520.20.3740.30.2-22
Japanese
500.20.3480.20.2+2
Sinhalese
450.20.290.00.2+36
Egyptian
400.20.2490.20.2-9
Indonesian
390.20.3500.20.2-11
Swedish
380.20.2290.10.2+9
Mauritian
370.20.2260.10.2+11
Bosnian
370.20.1270.10.0+10
Maltese
320.10.2310.10.2+1
Other Indian subcontinent
300.10.140.00.1+26
Other Southern and East African
280.10.2370.20.2-9
Anglo-Indian
270.10.2660.30.2-39
Australian Aboriginal
270.10.1230.10.1+4
Danish
240.10.2440.20.2-20
Norwegian
240.10.1340.10.1-10
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Central Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Joondalup %Number%City of Joondalup %2011 to 2016
Not stated1,0884.64.21,0344.34.4+54

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, City of Joondalup: 45.9% Australian, City of Joondalup: 29.7% Irish, City of Joondalup: 11.8% Scottish, City of Joondalup: 10.7% Italian, City of Joondalup: 4.3% German, City of Joondalup: 3.3% Dutch, City of Joondalup: 2.2% Chinese, City of Joondalup: 2.3% South African, City of Joondalup: 2.4% New Zealander, City of Joondalup: 1.5% English, Central Ward: 47.0% Australian, Central Ward: 30.6% Irish, Central Ward: 12.1% Scottish, Central Ward: 10.7% Italian, Central Ward: 4.1% German, Central Ward: 3.1% Dutch, Central Ward: 2.4% Chinese, Central Ward: 2.0% South African, Central Ward: 1.9% New Zealander, Central Ward: 1.5%
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 Ward: +319 Australian, Central Ward: -457 Irish, Central Ward: +427 Scottish, Central Ward: +218 Italian, Central Ward: +48 German, Central Ward: +61 Dutch, Central Ward: +81 Chinese, Central Ward: +89 South African, Central Ward: -4 New Zealander, Central Ward: -42
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 Ward in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (11,249 people or 47.0%)
  • Australian (7,311 people or 30.6%)
  • Irish (2,886 people or 12.1%)
  • Scottish (2,563 people or 10.7%)
  • Italian (989 people or 4.1%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 24,998 responses in total, or 104.55% of all responses.

The major difference between the ancestries of the population in Central Ward and City of Joondalup was:

  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (47.0% compared to 45.9%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Australian (-457 persons)
  • Irish (+427 persons)
  • English (+319 persons)
  • Scottish (+218 persons)

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