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The three largest ancestries in Warringah Council area in 2011 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.

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)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
English
53,16637.825.846,66034.924.6+6,506
Australian
46,45333.025.749,30536.829.5-2,852
map this data in atlas.idIrish15,55511.18.313,79210.37.9+1,763
map this data in atlas.idScottish12,9989.26.311,0968.35.9+1,902
Italian
7,3735.24.26,8595.14.2+514
German
4,9053.52.54,1923.12.5+713
Chinese
4,7583.48.24,3773.37.1+381
Dutch
2,6231.91.02,4571.81.0+166
New Zealander
2,0261.40.81,7481.30.8+278
Greek
1,4651.02.61,3931.02.7+72
Armenian
1,4321.00.31,5211.10.3-89
Filipino
1,4181.01.91,1400.91.6+278
South African
1,4101.00.61,0800.80.5+330
Indian
1,4051.02.99070.72.2+498
French
1,3871.00.61,1810.90.6+206
Serbian
1,1790.80.61,1490.90.7+30
Welsh
1,1570.80.51,0070.80.5+150
Croatian
1,0820.80.81,0640.80.8+18
Japanese
9630.70.38070.60.3+156
Polish
9100.60.88060.60.8+104
American
7740.50.37120.50.3+62
Spanish
7450.50.76600.50.7+85
Korean
7440.51.16540.50.9+90
Brazilian
6940.50.12660.20.1+428
Maori
6690.50.57480.60.6-79
Hungarian
5720.40.44880.40.5+84
Canadian
5600.40.24560.30.2+104
Russian
5500.40.55000.40.5+50
Danish
4970.40.24520.30.2+45
Tongan
4920.30.35040.40.2-12
Thai
4870.30.43160.20.2+171
Swedish
4770.30.24400.30.2+37
Lebanese
4570.33.24350.33.1+22
Maltese
4450.31.24050.31.3+40
Austrian
4300.30.24000.30.2+30
Swiss
4090.30.13810.30.1+28
Portuguese
3890.30.42400.20.4+149
Indonesian
3820.30.42880.20.3+94
Iranian
3780.30.33070.20.2+71
Czech
3640.30.22710.20.2+93
Inadequately Described
3560.30.42870.20.3+69
Vietnamese
3020.21.82480.21.6+54
Other Northern Asian
2980.20.01530.10.0+145
Chilean
2270.20.31760.10.3+51
Finnish
2110.10.12080.20.1+3
Peruvian
1970.10.11680.10.1+29
Samoan
1970.10.41790.10.4+18
Egyptian
1930.10.51280.10.4+65
Fijian
1890.10.51880.10.2+1
Nepalese
1880.10.4250.00.1+163
Norwegian
1830.10.11770.10.1+6
Ukrainian
1780.10.21910.10.2-13
Other South American
1730.10.21230.10.2+50
Sinhalese
1660.10.51410.10.5+25
Slovak
1610.10.11280.10.1+33
Caribbean Islander
1520.10.01420.10.0+10
Belgian
1510.10.01110.10.0+40
Macedonian
1420.10.61570.10.5-15
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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)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
Not stated7,1465.17.08,6536.59.1-1,507

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 English, Greater Sydney: 25.8% Australian, Greater Sydney: 25.7% Irish, Greater Sydney: 8.3% Scottish, Greater Sydney: 6.3% Italian, Greater Sydney: 4.2% German, Greater Sydney: 2.5% Chinese, Greater Sydney: 8.2% Dutch, Greater Sydney: 1.0% New Zealander, Greater Sydney: 0.8% Greek, Greater Sydney: 2.6% English, Warringah Council area: 37.8% Australian, Warringah Council area: 33.0% Irish, Warringah Council area: 11.1% Scottish, Warringah Council area: 9.2% Italian, Warringah Council area: 5.2% German, Warringah Council area: 3.5% Chinese, Warringah Council area: 3.4% Dutch, Warringah Council area: 1.9% New Zealander, Warringah Council area: 1.4% Greek, Warringah Council area: 1.0%
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 English, Warringah Council area: +6,506 Australian, Warringah Council area: -2,852 Irish, Warringah Council area: +1,763 Scottish, Warringah Council area: +1,902 Italian, Warringah Council area: +514 German, Warringah Council area: +713 Chinese, Warringah Council area: +381 Dutch, Warringah Council area: +166 New Zealander, Warringah Council area: +278 Greek, Warringah Council area: +72
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 Warringah Council area in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (53,166 people or 37.8%)
  • Australian (46,453 people or 33.0%)
  • Irish (15,555 people or 11.1%)
  • Scottish (12,998 people or 9.2%)
  • Italian (7,373 people or 5.2%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 135,545 responses in total, or 96.31% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in Warringah Council area and Greater Sydney were:

  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (37.8% compared to 25.8%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (33.0% compared to 25.7%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Scottish ancestry (9.2% compared to 6.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (3.4% compared to 8.2%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+6,506 persons)
  • Australian (-2,852 persons)
  • Scottish (+1,902 persons)
  • Irish (+1,763 persons)

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