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The three largest ancestries in Newport 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 Newport 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 Newport'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
Newport - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%Northern Beaches Council area %Number%Northern Beaches Council area %2011 to 2016
English
4,37746.940.93,95643.839.7+421
Australian
3,31135.531.23,21135.533.1+100
map this data in atlas.idIrish1,36714.713.01,16512.911.6+202
map this data in atlas.idScottish1,16512.510.51,07011.89.8+95
German
4274.63.93804.23.7+47
Italian
2943.24.92012.24.5+93
Dutch
1681.81.91621.81.9+6
Welsh
1201.31.0810.90.9+39
Chinese
1171.33.2981.12.7+18
South African
1011.11.0840.91.0+17
French
941.01.3810.91.0+13
New Zealander
810.91.41271.41.5-45
American
750.80.7690.80.7+6
Greek
730.81.0650.71.0+8
Polish
630.70.8660.70.6-3
Russian
590.60.5340.40.4+26
Serbian
530.60.8490.60.8+4
Danish
520.60.4470.50.4+5
Swedish
500.50.5530.60.4-3
Maori
490.50.4150.20.4+34
Filipino
480.50.9530.60.8-4
Spanish
460.50.7610.70.5-14
Indian
450.51.0570.60.8-12
Croatian
450.50.8470.50.8-2
Austrian
450.50.3510.60.3-6
Canadian
350.40.4290.30.4+6
Lebanese
280.30.3160.20.3+12
Swiss
250.30.3290.30.3-4
Hungarian
250.30.4290.30.4-3
Japanese
240.30.6230.30.5+1
Brazilian
220.20.6230.30.4-1
Fijian
200.20.150.10.1+15
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Newport - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Northern Beaches Council area %Number%Northern Beaches Council area %2011 to 2016
Not stated3403.75.56196.95.4-279

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% Welsh, Northern Beaches Council area: 1.0% Chinese, Northern Beaches Council area: 3.2% South African, Northern Beaches Council area: 1.0% English, Newport: 46.9% Australian, Newport: 35.5% Irish, Newport: 14.7% Scottish, Newport: 12.5% German, Newport: 4.6% Italian, Newport: 3.2% Dutch, Newport: 1.8% Welsh, Newport: 1.3% Chinese, Newport: 1.3% South African, Newport: 1.1%
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, Newport: +421 Australian, Newport: +100 Irish, Newport: +202 Scottish, Newport: +95 German, Newport: +47 Italian, Newport: +93 Dutch, Newport: +6 Welsh, Newport: +39 Chinese, Newport: +18 South African, Newport: +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 Newport in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (4,377 people or 46.9%)
  • Australian (3,311 people or 35.5%)
  • Irish (1,367 people or 14.7%)
  • Scottish (1,165 people or 12.5%)
  • German (427 people or 4.6%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 10,647 responses in total, or 114.13% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in Newport and Northern Beaches Council area were:

  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (46.9% compared to 40.9%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (35.5% compared to 31.2%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Scottish ancestry (12.5% compared to 10.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (1.3% 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 (+421 persons)
  • Irish (+202 persons)
  • Australian (+100 persons)
  • Scottish (+95 persons)

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