Northern Beaches CouncilCommunity profile
census-message-logo

2016 Census data has been released and we are busy processing it to update this website. View our latest releases here.

Skip to content

Frenchs Forest Ward

Ancestry

census-message-logo

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

The three largest ancestries in Frenchs Forest 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 Frenchs Forest 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 Frenchs Forest 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
Frenchs Forest Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%Northern Beaches Council area %Number%Northern Beaches Council area %2011 to 2016
English
19,85539.240.918,61138.339.7+1,244
Australian
16,27432.131.216,50634.033.1-232
map this data in atlas.idIrish6,22212.313.05,19610.711.6+1,026
map this data in atlas.idScottish5,11010.110.54,5179.39.8+593
Chinese
2,9745.93.22,3274.82.7+647
Italian
2,3384.64.92,0244.24.5+314
German
1,8013.63.91,6683.43.7+133
Armenian
1,2922.50.71,2742.60.7+18
Dutch
8261.61.97951.61.9+31
French
7621.51.35871.21.0+175
New Zealander
6641.31.46491.31.5+15
Greek
6361.31.06441.31.0-8
South African
6101.21.06461.31.0-36
Indian
5651.11.04230.90.8+142
Japanese
5211.00.64971.00.5+24
Welsh
4720.91.04260.90.9+46
Croatian
4180.80.83420.70.8+76
Filipino
3240.60.93190.70.8+5
Iranian
3080.60.31800.40.2+128
Polish
2940.60.82720.60.6+22
American
2830.60.72600.50.7+23
Spanish
2550.50.72530.50.5+2
Korean
2430.50.42060.40.4+37
Canadian
2220.40.42210.50.4+1
Serbian
2060.40.82000.40.8+6
Lebanese
2010.40.31900.40.3+11
Russian
1750.30.51880.40.4-13
Hungarian
1710.30.41660.30.4+5
Danish
1710.30.41800.40.4-9
Maltese
1650.30.41460.30.3+19
Austrian
1610.30.31830.40.3-22
Swedish
1590.30.51480.30.4+11
Swiss
1470.30.31670.30.3-20
Brazilian
1470.30.6580.10.4+89
Maori
1400.30.41530.30.4-13
Tongan
1380.30.2970.20.2+41
Vietnamese
1330.30.3780.20.2+55
Thai
1280.30.3920.20.3+36
Portuguese
1270.30.41180.20.2+9
Inadequately Described
1200.20.4890.20.2+31
Chilean
1140.20.2850.20.2+29
Czech
1090.20.3980.20.3+11
Indonesian
920.20.2870.20.2+5
Sinhalese
750.10.1560.10.1+19
Peruvian
690.10.1700.10.1-1
Belgian
660.10.1750.20.1-9
Slovak
590.10.2460.10.1+13
Norwegian
570.10.2770.20.2-20
Caribbean Islander
550.10.1410.10.1+14
Finnish
550.10.2660.10.1-11
Ukrainian
550.10.2690.10.1-14
Fijian
540.10.1490.10.1+5
Show me more!

Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Frenchs Forest Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Northern Beaches Council area %Number%Northern Beaches Council area %2011 to 2016
Not stated1,8323.65.51,9013.95.4-69

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% Chinese, Northern Beaches Council area: 3.2% Italian, Northern Beaches Council area: 4.9% German, Northern Beaches Council area: 3.9% Armenian, Northern Beaches Council area: 0.7% Dutch, Northern Beaches Council area: 1.9% French, Northern Beaches Council area: 1.3% English, Frenchs Forest Ward: 39.2% Australian, Frenchs Forest Ward: 32.1% Irish, Frenchs Forest Ward: 12.3% Scottish, Frenchs Forest Ward: 10.1% Chinese, Frenchs Forest Ward: 5.9% Italian, Frenchs Forest Ward: 4.6% German, Frenchs Forest Ward: 3.6% Armenian, Frenchs Forest Ward: 2.5% Dutch, Frenchs Forest Ward: 1.6% French, Frenchs Forest 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, Frenchs Forest Ward: +1,244 Australian, Frenchs Forest Ward: -232 Irish, Frenchs Forest Ward: +1,026 Scottish, Frenchs Forest Ward: +593 Chinese, Frenchs Forest Ward: +647 Italian, Frenchs Forest Ward: +314 German, Frenchs Forest Ward: +133 Armenian, Frenchs Forest Ward: +18 Dutch, Frenchs Forest Ward: +31 French, Frenchs Forest Ward: +175
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 Frenchs Forest Ward in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (19,855 people or 39.2%)
  • Australian (16,274 people or 32.1%)
  • Irish (6,222 people or 12.3%)
  • Scottish (5,110 people or 10.1%)
  • Chinese (2,974 people or 5.9%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 50,435 responses in total, or 99.53% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (5.9% compared to 3.2%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Armenian ancestry (2.5% compared to 0.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (39.2% 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 (+1,244 persons)
  • Irish (+1,026 persons)
  • Chinese (+647 persons)
  • Scottish (+593 persons)

To continue building your demographic story go to...

v17.11.15-1.0.1