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Ancestry

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The three largest ancestries in Tamworth Regional Council 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 Tamworth Regional Council 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 Tamworth Regional Council'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
Tamworth Regional Council - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%Regional NSW %Number%Regional NSW %2011 to 2016
Australian
28,75148.242.527,64349.143.1+1,108
English
24,11040.440.822,79640.540.4+1,314
map this data in atlas.idIrish6,89911.612.36,22511.111.7+674
map this data in atlas.idScottish5,9289.910.55,3739.510.0+555
German
2,5854.34.32,3814.24.2+204
Italian
6751.12.66021.12.5+73
Chinese
6161.01.04240.80.8+192
Australian Aboriginal
5260.90.83440.60.6+182
Dutch
5010.81.34610.81.3+40
Filipino
4360.70.61980.40.4+238
Indian
3410.60.71450.30.4+196
New Zealander
2910.50.62420.40.6+49
Welsh
2590.40.72250.40.7+34
French
2510.40.51850.30.4+66
Maori
1790.30.31200.20.3+59
Maltese
1750.30.51640.30.4+11
Korean
1730.30.1480.10.1+125
Inadequately Described
1500.30.31100.20.2+40
South African
1500.30.21190.20.2+31
American
1270.20.21400.20.3-13
Polish
1260.20.61260.20.50
Greek
1180.20.61250.20.6-7
Lebanese
1030.20.2810.10.2+22
Spanish
830.10.3870.20.3-4
Danish
820.10.21000.20.2-18
Vietnamese
700.10.2150.00.1+55
Swedish
660.10.2630.10.2+3
Russian
650.10.2550.10.2+10
Hungarian
600.10.2580.10.2+2
Taiwanese
580.10.030.00.0+55
Thai
560.10.2320.10.1+24
Canadian
530.10.1490.10.1+4
Croatian
510.10.3400.10.3+11
Sinhalese
500.10.1200.00.1+30
Swiss
480.10.1380.10.1+10
Norwegian
470.10.1360.10.1+11
Burmese peoples
470.10.130.00.0+44
Fijian
470.10.1120.00.1+35
Pakistani
460.10.1190.00.0+27
Sudanese
410.10.090.00.0+32
Nepalese
410.10.1160.00.0+25
Bengali
410.10.190.00.0+32
Austrian
410.10.2490.10.2-8
Serbian
390.10.3290.10.3+10
Papua New Guinean
320.10.0150.00.0+17
Portuguese
290.00.2160.00.2+13
Finnish
270.00.1130.00.1+14
Indonesian
270.00.1240.00.1+3
Ukrainian
270.00.1250.00.1+2
Japanese
250.00.1110.00.1+14
Punjabi
250.00.000.00.0+25
Lao
210.00.0260.00.0-5
Other British
200.00.0100.00.0+10
Zimbabwean
180.00.0300.10.0-12
Torres Strait Islander
180.00.0150.00.0+3
Jewish
170.00.090.00.0+8
Estonian
170.00.080.00.0+9
Czech
170.00.1110.00.1+6
Central and West African
170.00.190.00.0+8
Cook Islander
160.00.070.00.0+9
Egyptian
160.00.1100.00.0+6
Iranian
160.00.150.00.0+11
Mauritian
150.00.050.00.0+10
Latvian
150.00.1170.00.1-2
Macedonian
150.00.560.00.5+9
Native American (Indian)
140.00.090.00.0+5
Other North-Western European
140.00.0110.00.0+3
Other Southern and East African
130.00.000.00.0+13
Tongan
130.00.190.00.1+4
Slovene
120.00.170.00.1+5
Lithuanian
120.00.070.00.0+5
Caribbean Islander
120.00.030.00.0+9
Belgian
110.00.070.00.0+4
Iraqi
110.00.040.00.0+7
Other Eastern European
110.00.0100.00.0+1
Singaporean
110.00.0120.00.0-1
Other Oceanian (inc. Melanesia & Micronesia)
110.00.040.00.1+7
Samoan
100.00.1250.00.1-15
Arab not further described
100.00.140.00.0+6
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Tamworth Regional Council - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Regional NSW %Number%Regional NSW %2011 to 2016
Not stated4,7518.07.64,1327.36.7+619

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, Regional NSW: 42.5% English, Regional NSW: 40.8% Irish, Regional NSW: 12.3% Scottish, Regional NSW: 10.5% German, Regional NSW: 4.3% Italian, Regional NSW: 2.6% Chinese, Regional NSW: 1.0% Australian Aboriginal, Regional NSW: 0.8% Dutch, Regional NSW: 1.3% Filipino, Regional NSW: 0.6% Australian, Tamworth Regional Council: 48.2% English, Tamworth Regional Council: 40.4% Irish, Tamworth Regional Council: 11.6% Scottish, Tamworth Regional Council: 9.9% German, Tamworth Regional Council: 4.3% Italian, Tamworth Regional Council: 1.1% Chinese, Tamworth Regional Council: 1.0% Australian Aboriginal, Tamworth Regional Council: 0.9% Dutch, Tamworth Regional Council: 0.8% Filipino, Tamworth Regional Council: 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, Tamworth Regional Council: +1,108 English, Tamworth Regional Council: +1,314 Irish, Tamworth Regional Council: +674 Scottish, Tamworth Regional Council: +555 German, Tamworth Regional Council: +204 Italian, Tamworth Regional Council: +73 Chinese, Tamworth Regional Council: +192 Australian Aboriginal, Tamworth Regional Council: +182 Dutch, Tamworth Regional Council: +40 Filipino, Tamworth Regional Council: +238
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 Tamworth Regional Council in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Australian (28,751 people or 48.2%)
  • English (24,110 people or 40.4%)
  • Irish (6,899 people or 11.6%)
  • Scottish (5,928 people or 9.9%)
  • German (2,585 people or 4.3%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 68,273 responses in total, or 114.43% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in Tamworth Regional Council and Regional NSW were:

  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (48.2% compared to 42.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Italian ancestry (1.1% compared to 2.6%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+1,314 persons)
  • Australian (+1,108 persons)
  • Irish (+674 persons)
  • Scottish (+555 persons)

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