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

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 Naremburn 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 Naremburn 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
Naremburn Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%Willoughby City %Number%Willoughby City %2011 to 2016
English
4,65725.224.44,35626.326.1+301
Australian
3,80920.720.23,86523.323.4-55
map this data in atlas.idChinese3,42118.524.12,67816.218.5+743
map this data in atlas.idIrish1,7869.79.51,4869.09.4+300
Scottish
1,3357.26.91,2087.37.1+127
Indian
9955.43.56974.22.4+298
Japanese
5843.22.64872.92.4+97
Italian
5352.93.24472.73.3+87
German
5092.82.44382.72.6+71
Korean
4632.53.64492.73.7+14
Filipino
3331.81.52341.41.1+99
Nepalese
2701.50.51681.00.4+102
Thai
2351.30.71340.80.6+102
Iranian
2211.20.81530.90.8+68
New Zealander
1911.00.92031.21.2-12
Dutch
1871.00.91871.11.10
Polish
1660.90.81300.80.8+35
Lebanese
1650.90.81801.10.8-15
Russian
1580.90.61390.80.6+19
Greek
1430.81.21550.91.3-12
French
1350.70.81290.80.7+6
Croatian
1220.70.91340.81.0-12
South African
1210.70.71270.80.7-6
Vietnamese
1130.60.6460.30.3+67
Armenian
1000.51.41210.71.6-21
Welsh
970.50.61080.70.6-11
Indonesian
910.50.5700.40.4+21
Spanish
890.50.5750.50.5+14
Sinhalese
820.40.3900.50.3-9
Hungarian
630.30.5530.30.6+9
Malay
610.30.3420.30.2+20
Brazilian
550.30.1440.30.1+11
Inadequately Described
530.30.4640.40.3-11
Macedonian
530.30.2640.40.2-11
American
520.30.41090.70.6-57
Canadian
500.30.3670.40.3-18
Serbian
440.20.3520.30.3-8
Pakistani
430.20.2270.20.1+17
Maltese
430.20.2510.30.2-7
Colombian
360.20.2220.10.1+14
Swedish
350.20.2310.20.2+4
Slovak
320.20.1160.10.1+16
Taiwanese
310.20.5260.20.3+6
Portuguese
300.20.2310.20.2-2
Turkish
290.20.1340.20.1-5
Ukrainian
280.20.2460.30.2-18
Austrian
280.20.3700.40.3-42
Czech
260.10.2290.20.2-3
Other Indian subcontinent
260.10.1450.30.1-18
Danish
250.10.2380.20.3-14
Chilean
250.10.1120.10.1+13
Bengali
230.10.1300.20.1-7
Egyptian
230.10.2290.20.1-5
Swiss
230.10.2300.20.2-7
Mexican
210.10.1190.10.1+2
Other South American
200.10.1290.20.1-9
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Naremburn Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Willoughby City %Number%Willoughby City %2011 to 2016
Not stated1,0785.85.18265.05.3+252

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 English, Willoughby City: 24.4% Australian, Willoughby City: 20.2% Chinese, Willoughby City: 24.1% Irish, Willoughby City: 9.5% Scottish, Willoughby City: 6.9% Indian, Willoughby City: 3.5% Japanese, Willoughby City: 2.6% Italian, Willoughby City: 3.2% German, Willoughby City: 2.4% Korean, Willoughby City: 3.6% English, Naremburn Ward: 25.2% Australian, Naremburn Ward: 20.7% Chinese, Naremburn Ward: 18.5% Irish, Naremburn Ward: 9.7% Scottish, Naremburn Ward: 7.2% Indian, Naremburn Ward: 5.4% Japanese, Naremburn Ward: 3.2% Italian, Naremburn Ward: 2.9% German, Naremburn Ward: 2.8% Korean, Naremburn Ward: 2.5%
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 English, Naremburn Ward: +301 Australian, Naremburn Ward: -55 Chinese, Naremburn Ward: +743 Irish, Naremburn Ward: +300 Scottish, Naremburn Ward: +127 Indian, Naremburn Ward: +298 Japanese, Naremburn Ward: +97 Italian, Naremburn Ward: +87 German, Naremburn Ward: +71 Korean, Naremburn Ward: +14
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 Naremburn Ward in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (4,657 people or 25.2%)
  • Australian (3,809 people or 20.7%)
  • Chinese (3,421 people or 18.5%)
  • Irish (1,786 people or 9.7%)
  • Scottish (1,335 people or 7.2%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 15,008 responses in total, or 81.37% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Indian ancestry (5.4% compared to 3.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (18.5% compared to 24.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Korean ancestry (2.5% 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 (+743 persons)
  • English (+301 persons)
  • Irish (+300 persons)
  • Indian (+298 persons)

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