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Warringah Council area

Ancestry

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This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for all areas. What's this?

The three largest ancestries in Warringah Council area 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 Warringah Council area 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 Warringah Council area'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
Warringah Council area - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%Northern Beaches Council area %Number%Northern Beaches Council area %2011 to 2016
English
58,11338.540.953,12037.739.7+4,993
Australian
46,61430.931.246,40132.933.1+213
map this data in atlas.idIrish18,44812.213.015,57111.111.6+2,877
map this data in atlas.idScottish14,8749.910.512,9779.29.8+1,897
Italian
8,3375.54.97,3955.34.5+942
Chinese
6,0154.03.24,7923.42.7+1,223
German
5,5543.73.94,8733.53.7+681
Dutch
2,7031.81.92,6061.91.9+97
New Zealander
2,1101.41.42,0881.51.5+22
French
1,8221.21.31,4071.01.0+415
Indian
1,7901.21.01,3871.00.8+403
Filipino
1,6731.10.91,3901.00.8+283
Armenian
1,5121.00.71,4661.00.7+46
Greek
1,4991.01.01,4561.01.0+43
South African
1,4090.91.01,4551.01.0-46
Welsh
1,3740.91.01,1920.80.9+182
Serbian
1,1770.80.81,1810.80.8-4
Croatian
1,0780.70.81,0610.80.8+17
Japanese
1,0420.70.69470.70.5+95
Brazilian
1,0370.70.66910.50.4+346
Polish
1,0020.70.88810.60.6+121
Spanish
1,0000.70.77660.50.5+234
Korean
7480.50.47530.50.4-5
American
6880.50.77920.60.7-104
Other Northern Asian
6420.40.32950.20.1+347
Russian
6150.40.55370.40.4+78
Portuguese
6080.40.43780.30.2+230
Maori
6080.40.46770.50.4-69
Thai
5660.40.34780.30.3+88
Swedish
5540.40.55030.40.4+51
Canadian
5430.40.45760.40.4-33
Hungarian
5200.30.45220.40.4-2
Nepalese
5090.30.21770.10.1+332
Iranian
5080.30.33680.30.2+140
Danish
4910.30.44920.30.4-1
Maltese
4870.30.44000.30.3+87
Lebanese
4680.30.34680.30.30
Tongan
4440.30.24870.30.2-43
Swiss
4400.30.34370.30.3+3
Inadequately Described
4150.30.43480.20.2+67
Czech
4090.30.33750.30.3+34
Vietnamese
3950.30.32800.20.2+115
Indonesian
3820.30.23850.30.2-3
Austrian
3620.20.34310.30.3-69
Chilean
2160.10.22250.20.2-9
Slovak
2150.10.21560.10.1+59
Samoan
2080.10.12330.20.1-25
Peruvian
2030.10.12090.10.1-6
Fijian
1950.10.11950.10.10
Finnish
1940.10.22000.10.1-6
Other South American
1690.10.11750.10.1-6
Ukrainian
1620.10.22200.20.1-58
Norwegian
1620.10.22000.10.2-38
Sinhalese
1550.10.11520.10.1+3
Turkish
1470.10.11070.10.1+40
Egyptian
1330.10.11890.10.1-56
Macedonian
1310.10.11550.10.1-24
Belgian
1270.10.11750.10.1-48
Malay
1260.10.11240.10.1+2
Colombian
1190.10.11000.10.1+19
Romanian
1150.10.11170.10.1-2
Caribbean Islander
1120.10.11400.10.1-28
Bengali
1110.10.1590.00.0+52
Latvian
1040.10.11060.10.1-2
Other Middle-Eastern peoples
910.10.1860.10.1+5
Punjabi
910.10.1690.00.0+22
Bosnian
890.10.1610.00.0+28
Argentinian
850.10.11080.10.1-23
Afghan
820.10.0740.10.0+8
Other British
790.10.1740.10.1+5
Lithuanian
770.10.1960.10.1-19
Other Indian subcontinent
710.00.0650.00.0+6
Australian Aboriginal
710.00.1530.00.0+18
Estonian
710.00.1990.10.1-28
Cypriot
690.00.11100.10.1-41
Mexican
670.00.1580.00.0+9
Other Arab peoples
660.00.1830.10.0-17
Pakistani
610.00.0540.00.0+7
Slovene
610.00.1740.10.1-13
Zimbabwean
550.00.0430.00.0+12
Mauritian
550.00.1950.10.1-40
Arab not further described
520.00.0590.00.0-7
Other Polynesian
490.00.1990.10.1-50
Cook Islander
470.00.0580.00.0-11
Other North American
460.00.0580.00.0-12
Bulgarian
400.00.0330.00.0+7
Other Eastern European
380.00.1820.10.1-44
Khmer (Cambodian)
360.00.0340.00.0+2
Taiwanese
350.00.0390.00.0-4
Uruguayan
340.00.0480.00.0-14
Syrian
340.00.0350.00.0-1
Other Oceanian (inc. Melanesia & Micronesia)
330.00.0460.00.0-13
Other Southern and East African
330.00.0820.10.1-49
Central and West African
310.00.0470.00.0-16
Kurdish
300.00.0160.00.0+14
Jewish
290.00.1760.10.1-47
Palestinian
260.00.0410.00.0-15
Papua New Guinean
240.00.0270.00.0-3
Singaporean
230.00.0200.00.0+3
Lao
220.00.0160.00.0+6
Australian South Sea Islander
220.00.060.00.0+16
Albanian
210.00.0160.00.0+5
Other North-Western European
210.00.1660.00.1-45
Other South-East Asian
200.00.0170.00.0+3
Assyrian/Chaldean
200.00.090.00.0+11
Other Southern/South East European
160.00.000.00.0+16
Afrikaner
150.00.0480.00.0-33
Timorese
140.00.0110.00.0+3
Burmese peoples
120.00.0280.00.0-16
Ethiopian
100.00.060.00.0+4
Iraqi
100.00.0250.00.0-15
Other Central American
100.00.060.00.0+4
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Warringah Council area - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Northern Beaches Council area %Number%Northern Beaches Council area %2011 to 2016
Not stated8,0955.45.57,1455.15.4+950

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% Italian, Northern Beaches Council area: 4.9% Chinese, Northern Beaches Council area: 3.2% German, Northern Beaches Council area: 3.9% Dutch, Northern Beaches Council area: 1.9% New Zealander, Northern Beaches Council area: 1.4% French, Northern Beaches Council area: 1.3% English, Warringah Council area: 38.5% Australian, Warringah Council area: 30.9% Irish, Warringah Council area: 12.2% Scottish, Warringah Council area: 9.9% Italian, Warringah Council area: 5.5% Chinese, Warringah Council area: 4.0% German, Warringah Council area: 3.7% Dutch, Warringah Council area: 1.8% New Zealander, Warringah Council area: 1.4% French, Warringah Council area: 1.2%
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, Warringah Council area: +4,993 Australian, Warringah Council area: +213 Irish, Warringah Council area: +2,877 Scottish, Warringah Council area: +1,897 Italian, Warringah Council area: +942 Chinese, Warringah Council area: +1,223 German, Warringah Council area: +681 Dutch, Warringah Council area: +97 New Zealander, Warringah Council area: +22 French, Warringah Council area: +415
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 Warringah Council area in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (58,113 people or 38.5%)
  • Australian (46,614 people or 30.9%)
  • Irish (18,448 people or 12.2%)
  • Scottish (14,874 people or 9.9%)
  • Italian (8,337 people or 5.5%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 146,386 responses in total, or 97.04% of all responses.

The major difference between the ancestries of the population in Warringah Council area and Northern Beaches Council area was:

  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (38.5% compared to 40.9%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+4,993 persons)
  • Irish (+2,877 persons)
  • Scottish (+1,897 persons)
  • Chinese (+1,223 persons)

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