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Ancestry

The three largest ancestries in Tamworth Regional Council in 2011 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.

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)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%Regional NSW %Number%Regional NSW %2006 to 2011
Australian
27,64349.143.128,65453.447.8-1,011
English
22,79640.540.419,90737.136.5+2,889
map this data in atlas.idIrish6,22511.111.75,58110.410.5+644
map this data in atlas.idScottish5,3739.510.04,3678.18.6+1,006
German
2,3814.24.22,1474.03.9+234
Italian
6021.12.55541.02.4+48
Dutch
4610.81.34370.81.3+24
Chinese
4240.80.83690.70.7+55
Australian Aboriginal
3440.60.63220.60.6+22
New Zealander
2420.40.62250.40.6+17
Welsh
2250.40.71960.40.6+29
Filipino
1980.40.41370.30.3+61
French
1850.30.41750.30.4+10
Maltese
1640.30.41700.30.4-6
Indian
1450.30.4830.20.3+62
American
1400.20.31220.20.2+18
Polish
1260.20.51050.20.5+21
Greek
1250.20.61210.20.6+4
Maori
1200.20.31290.20.3-9
South African
1190.20.2440.10.2+75
Inadequately Described
1100.20.2860.20.2+24
Danish
1000.20.21000.20.20
Spanish
870.20.3500.10.3+37
Lebanese
810.10.2700.10.2+11
Swedish
630.10.2620.10.1+1
Hungarian
580.10.2450.10.2+13
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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)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Regional NSW %Number%Regional NSW %2006 to 2011
Not stated4,1327.36.73,5956.77.2+537

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Ancestry, 2011
Ancestry, 2011 Australian, Regional NSW: 43.1% English, Regional NSW: 40.4% Irish, Regional NSW: 11.7% Scottish, Regional NSW: 10.0% German, Regional NSW: 4.2% Italian, Regional NSW: 2.5% Dutch, Regional NSW: 1.3% Chinese, Regional NSW: 0.8% Australian Aboriginal, Regional NSW: 0.6% New Zealander, Regional NSW: 0.6% Australian, Tamworth Regional Council: 49.1% English, Tamworth Regional Council: 40.5% Irish, Tamworth Regional Council: 11.1% Scottish, Tamworth Regional Council: 9.5% German, Tamworth Regional Council: 4.2% Italian, Tamworth Regional Council: 1.1% Dutch, Tamworth Regional Council: 0.8% Chinese, Tamworth Regional Council: 0.8% Australian Aboriginal, Tamworth Regional Council: 0.6% New Zealander, Tamworth Regional Council: 0.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in ancestry, 2006 to 2011
Change in ancestry, 2006 to 2011 Australian, Tamworth Regional Council: -1,011 English, Tamworth Regional Council: +2,889 Irish, Tamworth Regional Council: +644 Scottish, Tamworth Regional Council: +1,006 German, Tamworth Regional Council: +234 Italian, Tamworth Regional Council: +48 Dutch, Tamworth Regional Council: +24 Chinese, Tamworth Regional Council: +55 Australian Aboriginal, Tamworth Regional Council: +22 New Zealander, Tamworth Regional Council: +17
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (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 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Australian (27,643 people or 49.1%)
  • English (22,796 people or 40.5%)
  • Irish (6,225 people or 11.1%)
  • Scottish (5,373 people or 9.5%)
  • German (2,381 people or 4.2%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 64,418 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 (49.1% compared to 43.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Italian ancestry (1.1% compared to 2.5%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the reported ancestries of the population in this area between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • English (+2,889 persons)
  • Australian (-1,011 persons)
  • Scottish (+1,006 persons)
  • Irish (+644 persons)

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