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The three largest ancestries in North 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 North 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 North 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
North Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%City of Joondalup %Number%City of Joondalup %2011 to 2016
English
16,81247.845.915,44346.944.4+1,369
Australian
8,21223.429.78,07124.531.0+141
map this data in atlas.idIrish3,91511.111.83,0989.410.0+817
map this data in atlas.idScottish3,74710.710.73,1109.49.6+637
South African
1,2363.52.41,1903.62.4+46
Italian
1,0693.04.31,0053.14.1+64
Chinese
1,0463.02.39562.92.0+90
German
1,0252.93.38232.52.9+202
Dutch
8122.32.26642.02.1+148
Indian
7612.21.76111.91.4+150
Welsh
6151.81.55231.61.3+92
New Zealander
4931.41.54461.41.5+47
Polish
4171.21.23231.01.1+94
French
2890.80.81700.50.6+119
Filipino
2640.80.62270.70.5+37
Maori
2360.70.62270.70.7+9
Spanish
1740.50.51440.40.4+30
Portuguese
1730.50.41320.40.3+41
Greek
1710.50.81810.50.7-10
Inadequately Described
1670.50.51790.50.4-12
Iranian
1620.50.31300.40.2+32
Egyptian
1490.40.21280.40.2+21
Croatian
1400.40.71470.40.7-7
Zimbabwean
1290.40.31840.60.3-55
Indonesian
1280.40.3740.20.2+54
Thai
1140.30.3650.20.2+49
Macedonian
1090.30.41190.40.5-10
Malay
1070.30.31220.40.3-15
Burmese peoples
990.30.3870.30.3+12
Vietnamese
980.30.3780.20.3+20
Arab not further described
940.30.1570.20.1+37
Serbian
880.30.41010.30.4-13
Japanese
810.20.3660.20.2+15
American
790.20.41400.40.4-61
Afghan
730.20.11010.30.1-28
Other Southern and East African
720.20.2660.20.2+6
Hungarian
680.20.3620.20.2+6
Sinhalese
660.20.2510.20.2+15
Mauritian
620.20.2910.30.2-29
Korean
570.20.1340.10.1+23
Other Arab peoples
570.20.160.00.0+51
Maltese
500.10.2750.20.2-25
Other British
480.10.1370.10.1+11
Russian
460.10.3660.20.2-20
Canadian
450.10.3720.20.3-27
Swiss
450.10.3370.10.2+8
Danish
410.10.2880.30.2-47
Afrikaner
390.10.1750.20.1-36
Swedish
380.10.2370.10.2+1
Bengali
370.10.090.00.0+28
Czech
360.10.1440.10.1-8
Lebanese
360.10.1400.10.1-4
Belgian
350.10.1180.10.1+17
Anglo-Indian
350.10.2520.20.2-17
Singaporean
350.10.1500.20.1-15
Other Indian subcontinent
310.10.1310.10.10
Austrian
290.10.2570.20.2-28
Romanian
290.10.1140.00.1+15
Pakistani
270.10.0180.10.0+9
Brazilian
250.10.1210.10.1+4
Caribbean Islander
230.10.1190.10.1+4
Palestinian
230.10.0240.10.0-1
Other Central Asian
210.10.090.00.0+12
Turkish
210.10.1200.10.0+1
Salvadoran
200.10.0180.10.0+2
Colombian
200.10.090.00.0+11
Australian Aboriginal
190.10.1130.00.1+6
Ukrainian
190.10.2280.10.1-9
Taiwanese
190.10.0100.00.0+9
Sudanese
160.00.030.00.0+13
Chilean
160.00.1160.00.10
Lithuanian
160.00.170.00.0+9
Nepalese
160.00.080.00.0+8
Jordanian
150.00.0260.10.0-11
Other Middle-Eastern peoples
150.00.1330.10.1-18
Cypriot
150.00.1110.00.0+4
Central and West African
130.00.1190.10.0-6
Bosnian
130.00.1130.00.00
Other North American
130.00.0250.10.0-12
Other South American
130.00.1150.00.0-2
Bulgarian
120.00.090.00.0+3
Fijian
120.00.0100.00.0+2
Argentinian
110.00.0280.10.0-17
Tongan
110.00.070.00.0+4
Other Eastern European
100.00.060.00.0+4
Seychellois
100.00.0130.00.0-3
Punjabi
100.00.0160.00.0-6
Iraqi
100.00.000.00.0+10
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
North Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Joondalup %Number%City of Joondalup %2011 to 2016
Not stated1,4614.24.21,3674.24.4+94

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% South African, City of Joondalup: 2.4% Italian, City of Joondalup: 4.3% Chinese, City of Joondalup: 2.3% German, City of Joondalup: 3.3% Dutch, City of Joondalup: 2.2% Indian, City of Joondalup: 1.7% English, North Ward: 47.8% Australian, North Ward: 23.4% Irish, North Ward: 11.1% Scottish, North Ward: 10.7% South African, North Ward: 3.5% Italian, North Ward: 3.0% Chinese, North Ward: 3.0% German, North Ward: 2.9% Dutch, North Ward: 2.3% Indian, North Ward: 2.2%
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, North Ward: +1,369 Australian, North Ward: +141 Irish, North Ward: +817 Scottish, North Ward: +637 South African, North Ward: +46 Italian, North Ward: +64 Chinese, North Ward: +90 German, North Ward: +202 Dutch, North Ward: +148 Indian, North Ward: +150
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 North Ward in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (16,812 people or 47.8%)
  • Australian (8,212 people or 23.4%)
  • Irish (3,915 people or 11.1%)
  • Scottish (3,747 people or 10.7%)
  • South African (1,236 people or 3.5%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 33,922 responses in total, or 96.54% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in North Ward and City of Joondalup were:

  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (47.8% compared to 45.9%)
  • A larger percentage of people with South African ancestry (3.5% compared to 2.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (23.4% compared to 29.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Italian ancestry (3.0% compared to 4.3%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+1,369 persons)
  • Irish (+817 persons)
  • Scottish (+637 persons)
  • German (+202 persons)

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