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West Nowra - South Nowra and Surrounds

Ancestry

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The three largest ancestries in West Nowra - South Nowra and Surrounds in 2016 were Australian, English 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 West Nowra - South Nowra and Surrounds 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 West Nowra - South Nowra and Surrounds'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
West Nowra - South Nowra and Surrounds - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%Shoalhaven City %Number%Shoalhaven City %2011 to 2016
Australian2,29440.243.11,84243.443.1+452
English2,09136.643.11,52736.042.5+564
Irish5529.711.83428.111.3+210
Scottish4287.510.42896.89.7+138
German2213.93.91663.93.7+54
Dutch911.61.4731.71.5+18
Italian881.62.2511.22.1+37
Australian Aboriginal661.20.8250.60.6+41
Maltese420.70.8350.80.7+7
Filipino410.70.5220.50.4+19
Welsh410.70.8260.60.7+16
Chinese370.70.8140.30.5+23
Indian310.50.430.10.2+28
Greek280.50.7200.50.6+7
New Zealander260.50.6330.80.6-7
Polish210.40.6110.30.5+10
Croatian190.30.4180.40.40
Danish180.30.3100.20.3+8
Sinhalese170.30.100.00.0+17
Hungarian160.30.3220.50.3-6
Maori140.20.370.20.3+7
Inadequately Described120.20.3230.60.2-12
Nepalese110.20.000.00.0+11
French110.20.5130.30.5-2
South African100.20.230.10.2+7
Spanish100.20.3120.30.2-2
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
West Nowra - South Nowra and Surrounds - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Shoalhaven City %Number%Shoalhaven City %2011 to 2016
Not stated1,12919.87.975717.87.4+372

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 Australian, Shoalhaven City: 43.1% English, Shoalhaven City: 43.1% Irish, Shoalhaven City: 11.8% Scottish, Shoalhaven City: 10.4% German, Shoalhaven City: 3.9% Dutch, Shoalhaven City: 1.4% Italian, Shoalhaven City: 2.2% Australian Aboriginal, Shoalhaven City: 0.8% Maltese, Shoalhaven City: 0.8% Filipino, Shoalhaven City: 0.5% Australian, West Nowra - South Nowra and Surrounds: 40.2% English, West Nowra - South Nowra and Surrounds: 36.6% Irish, West Nowra - South Nowra and Surrounds: 9.7% Scottish, West Nowra - South Nowra and Surrounds: 7.5% German, West Nowra - South Nowra and Surrounds: 3.9% Dutch, West Nowra - South Nowra and Surrounds: 1.6% Italian, West Nowra - South Nowra and Surrounds: 1.6% Australian Aboriginal, West Nowra - South Nowra and Surrounds: 1.2% Maltese, West Nowra - South Nowra and Surrounds: 0.7% Filipino, West Nowra - South Nowra and Surrounds: 0.7%
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 Australian, West Nowra - South Nowra and Surrounds: +452 English, West Nowra - South Nowra and Surrounds: +564 Irish, West Nowra - South Nowra and Surrounds: +210 Scottish, West Nowra - South Nowra and Surrounds: +138 German, West Nowra - South Nowra and Surrounds: +54 Dutch, West Nowra - South Nowra and Surrounds: +18 Italian, West Nowra - South Nowra and Surrounds: +37 Australian Aboriginal, West Nowra - South Nowra and Surrounds: +41 Maltese, West Nowra - South Nowra and Surrounds: +7 Filipino, West Nowra - South Nowra and Surrounds: +19
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 West Nowra - South Nowra and Surrounds in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Australian (2,294 people or 40.2%)
  • English (2,091 people or 36.6%)
  • Irish (552 people or 9.7%)
  • Scottish (428 people or 7.5%)
  • German (221 people or 3.9%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 5,586 responses in total, or 97.88% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in West Nowra - South Nowra and Surrounds and Shoalhaven City were:

  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (36.6% compared to 43.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (40.2% compared to 43.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Scottish ancestry (7.5% compared to 10.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Irish ancestry (9.7% compared to 11.8%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+564 persons)
  • Australian (+452 persons)
  • Irish (+210 persons)
  • Scottish (+138 persons)

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