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Middle Harbour Ward

Ancestry

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The three largest ancestries in Middle Harbour Ward in 2016 were Chinese, English and Australian.

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 Middle Harbour 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 Middle Harbour 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
Middle Harbour Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%Willoughby City %Number%Willoughby City %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idChinese4,37524.824.13,28219.518.5+1,093
English
4,33524.624.44,46326.626.1-128
Australian
3,81221.620.23,99523.823.4-183
map this data in atlas.idIrish1,7539.99.51,67510.09.4+78
Scottish
1,2086.96.91,1727.07.1+36
Italian
7424.23.27444.43.3-2
Korean
4572.63.63912.33.7+66
Armenian
4142.41.44782.81.6-64
German
4062.32.44222.52.6-16
Indian
3071.73.52231.32.4+85
Japanese
2981.72.63151.92.4-17
Filipino
2691.51.51951.21.1+74
Greek
2331.31.22431.51.3-10
Croatian
2171.20.92261.41.0-10
New Zealander
1781.00.91661.01.2+12
Dutch
1701.00.91921.11.1-22
Lebanese
1560.90.81440.90.8+12
Iranian
1440.80.81200.70.8+25
Taiwanese
1290.70.5800.50.3+49
French
1180.70.81110.70.7+7
Thai
1120.60.7550.30.6+57
South African
1060.60.71120.70.7-6
Polish
1050.60.81040.60.8+1
Indonesian
960.50.5520.30.4+43
Hungarian
890.50.51010.60.6-11
Vietnamese
850.50.6670.40.3+17
Russian
720.40.6780.50.6-7
American
720.40.4900.50.6-18
Welsh
660.40.61040.60.6-38
Spanish
660.40.5800.50.5-14
Austrian
440.30.3590.40.3-15
Inadequately Described
410.20.4600.40.3-20
Danish
400.20.2480.30.3-8
Sinhalese
350.20.3300.20.3+5
Malay
350.20.3330.20.2+2
Portuguese
330.20.2250.20.2+9
Swiss
330.20.2230.10.2+10
Jewish
320.20.2460.30.3-14
Chilean
310.20.1220.10.1+9
Nepalese
310.20.5290.20.4+2
Swedish
300.20.2330.20.2-4
Czech
300.20.2470.30.2-17
Pakistani
290.20.2140.10.1+15
Macedonian
270.20.2260.20.2+2
Other Eastern European
270.20.190.10.1+18
Serbian
260.10.3470.30.3-21
Norwegian
250.10.1230.10.1+2
Canadian
210.10.3540.30.3-33
Other Middle-Eastern peoples
200.10.1170.10.1+2
Lithuanian
170.10.1170.10.10
Other South American
160.10.1270.20.1-12
Ukrainian
150.10.2220.10.2-7
Finnish
150.10.1290.20.1-13
Egyptian
150.10.2190.10.1-4
Cypriot
150.10.1180.10.1-3
Argentinian
140.10.1110.10.0+3
Maltese
130.10.2340.20.2-22
Peruvian
130.10.190.10.1+4
Brazilian
110.10.1200.10.1-8
Belgian
100.10.1130.10.1-3
Colombian
100.10.2130.10.1-2
Other British
100.10.1120.10.1-2
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Middle Harbour Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Willoughby City %Number%Willoughby City %2011 to 2016
Not stated8194.65.19505.75.3-131

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 Chinese, Willoughby City: 24.1% English, Willoughby City: 24.4% Australian, Willoughby City: 20.2% Irish, Willoughby City: 9.5% Scottish, Willoughby City: 6.9% Italian, Willoughby City: 3.2% Korean, Willoughby City: 3.6% Armenian, Willoughby City: 1.4% German, Willoughby City: 2.4% Indian, Willoughby City: 3.5% Chinese, Middle Harbour Ward: 24.8% English, Middle Harbour Ward: 24.6% Australian, Middle Harbour Ward: 21.6% Irish, Middle Harbour Ward: 9.9% Scottish, Middle Harbour Ward: 6.9% Italian, Middle Harbour Ward: 4.2% Korean, Middle Harbour Ward: 2.6% Armenian, Middle Harbour Ward: 2.4% German, Middle Harbour Ward: 2.3% Indian, Middle Harbour Ward: 1.7%
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 Chinese, Middle Harbour Ward: +1,093 English, Middle Harbour Ward: -128 Australian, Middle Harbour Ward: -183 Irish, Middle Harbour Ward: +78 Scottish, Middle Harbour Ward: +36 Italian, Middle Harbour Ward: -2 Korean, Middle Harbour Ward: +66 Armenian, Middle Harbour Ward: -64 German, Middle Harbour Ward: -16 Indian, Middle Harbour Ward: +85
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 Middle Harbour Ward in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Chinese (4,375 people or 24.8%)
  • English (4,335 people or 24.6%)
  • Australian (3,812 people or 21.6%)
  • Irish (1,753 people or 9.9%)
  • Scottish (1,208 people or 6.9%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 15,483 responses in total, or 87.86% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in Middle Harbour Ward and Willoughby City were:

  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (21.6% compared to 20.2%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Italian ancestry (4.2% compared to 3.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Indian ancestry (1.7% compared to 3.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Korean ancestry (2.6% compared to 3.6%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Chinese (+1,093 persons)
  • Australian (-183 persons)
  • English (-128 persons)
  • Indian (+85 persons)

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