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Avalon Beach - Clareville

Ancestry

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The three largest ancestries in Avalon Beach - Clareville 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 Avalon Beach - Clareville 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 Avalon Beach - Clareville'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
Avalon Beach - Clareville - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%Northern Beaches Council area %Number%Northern Beaches Council area %2011 to 2016
English
5,32750.240.94,96747.739.7+360
Australian
3,72035.031.23,88937.433.1-170
map this data in atlas.idIrish1,64815.513.01,34412.911.6+304
map this data in atlas.idScottish1,37713.010.51,17111.29.8+207
German
4324.13.94634.53.7-31
Italian
2822.74.92852.74.5-3
Dutch
2452.31.92532.41.9-8
French
1301.21.3790.81.0+50
New Zealander
1271.21.41351.31.5-8
Welsh
1051.01.01091.10.9-5
South African
780.71.0680.71.0+9
Chinese
740.73.2710.72.7+3
Swedish
640.60.5580.60.4+6
American
610.60.7930.90.7-32
Polish
600.60.8480.50.6+12
Austrian
540.50.3460.40.3+8
Russian
520.50.5500.50.4+2
Croatian
510.50.8510.50.80
Greek
470.51.0620.61.0-14
Indian
400.41.0220.20.8+18
Danish
390.40.4430.40.4-4
Swiss
370.40.3560.50.3-19
Canadian
320.30.4500.50.4-18
Maltese
310.30.4220.20.3+8
Spanish
290.30.7240.20.5+5
Hungarian
260.20.4460.40.4-20
Inadequately Described
240.20.4130.10.2+11
Norwegian
240.20.2250.20.2-1
Serbian
240.20.8260.30.8-2
Finnish
190.20.2140.10.1+5
Lebanese
180.20.3140.10.3+4
Brazilian
180.20.6180.20.40
Czech
180.20.3180.20.30
Armenian
150.10.7170.20.7-3
Maori
140.10.4300.30.4-16
Sinhalese
140.10.1100.10.1+3
Turkish
140.10.1170.20.1-3
Chilean
130.10.2140.10.2-1
Thai
120.10.360.10.3+5
Belgian
110.10.140.00.1+7
Slovene
110.10.130.00.1+8
Other Southern and East African
110.10.000.00.1+11
Indonesian
110.10.290.10.2+2
Estonian
100.10.1130.10.1-3
Vietnamese
100.10.390.10.2+1
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Avalon Beach - Clareville - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Northern Beaches Council area %Number%Northern Beaches Council area %2011 to 2016
Not stated4374.15.54124.05.4+26

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, Northern Beaches Council area: 40.9% Australian, Northern Beaches Council area: 31.2% Irish, Northern Beaches Council area: 13.0% Scottish, Northern Beaches Council area: 10.5% German, Northern Beaches Council area: 3.9% Italian, Northern Beaches Council area: 4.9% Dutch, Northern Beaches Council area: 1.9% French, Northern Beaches Council area: 1.3% New Zealander, Northern Beaches Council area: 1.4% Welsh, Northern Beaches Council area: 1.0% English, Avalon Beach - Clareville: 50.2% Australian, Avalon Beach - Clareville: 35.0% Irish, Avalon Beach - Clareville: 15.5% Scottish, Avalon Beach - Clareville: 13.0% German, Avalon Beach - Clareville: 4.1% Italian, Avalon Beach - Clareville: 2.7% Dutch, Avalon Beach - Clareville: 2.3% French, Avalon Beach - Clareville: 1.2% New Zealander, Avalon Beach - Clareville: 1.2% Welsh, Avalon Beach - Clareville: 1.0%
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, Avalon Beach - Clareville: +360 Australian, Avalon Beach - Clareville: -170 Irish, Avalon Beach - Clareville: +304 Scottish, Avalon Beach - Clareville: +207 German, Avalon Beach - Clareville: -31 Italian, Avalon Beach - Clareville: -3 Dutch, Avalon Beach - Clareville: -8 French, Avalon Beach - Clareville: +50 New Zealander, Avalon Beach - Clareville: -8 Welsh, Avalon Beach - Clareville: -5
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 Avalon Beach - Clareville in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (5,327 people or 50.2%)
  • Australian (3,720 people or 35.0%)
  • Irish (1,648 people or 15.5%)
  • Scottish (1,377 people or 13.0%)
  • German (432 people or 4.1%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 12,504 responses in total, or 117.79% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in Avalon Beach - Clareville and Northern Beaches Council area were:

  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (50.2% compared to 40.9%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (35.0% compared to 31.2%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Irish ancestry (15.5% compared to 13.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (0.7% compared to 3.2%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+360 persons)
  • Irish (+304 persons)
  • Scottish (+207 persons)
  • Australian (-170 persons)

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